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Tribals demand implementation of Forest Rights Act (November Week #5 (2015))
7. Tribals demand implementation of Forest Rights Act [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75185]

The 141st birth anniversary of Birsa Munda, a 19th century tribal leader from the Chota Nagpur region who fought for tribal rights against the British, was celebrated in Mysuru and Hunsur on Sunday.




Lake becomes a garbage dump (November Week #5 (2015))
Lake becomes a garbage dump [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75380]

Proposal seeking Rs.1.52 crore sent to government for strengthening and repairing sluices: PWD

The Chinna Eri in Thuraiyur has turned out to be a dumping yard for garbage and leftovers by traders particularly hotel owners, resulting in pollution of water and silting up of the area disrupting agricultural operations.




Polluting hot mix plants under scanner (November Week #5 (2015))
Polluting hot mix plants under scanner  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75370]

GHAZIABAD: The distric administration has ordered an inquiry into alleged illegal hot mix plants operating out of residential areas in Raj Nagar Extension. The order follows a petition filed by residents and environment activists.




Asola eco-sensitive zone in Haryana to miss major spots (Issue of the week, November #1 (2015))
Asola eco-sensitive zone in Haryana to miss major spots [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75061]

Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary may get an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) on Haryana land, but this zone will stretch to only one kilometre. This will barely cover 10 per cent of the Aravalli hills, which are under threat from the real estate industry, and will
leave out almost all prominent ecological spots in the state such as Mangar Bani forests, Dhauj Lake, Damdama Lake and Badkhal Lake. Only the Surajkund Lake may be covered under the proposed protected area.




Bhutan to pave 'green' roads with plastic (November #1 (2015))
Bhutan to pave 'green' roads with plastic [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75017]

Bhutan has come up with a new way to pave its roads: waste plastic. As part of efforts to curb the use of fossil fuels and deal with growing amounts of plastic waste, the country plans to mix used plastic bottles and other waste plastic with bitumen to
blacktop its roads. 




Now, elephants get ambulance service in Kerala (November #1 (2015))
Now, elephants get ambulance service in Kerala [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75086]

Elephants in Kerala will soon have the luxury of 'ambulance' service to transport sick and injured jumbos. For the first time, the state Forest Department has launched an animal ambulance, a specially designed vehicle for elephants at the Wayanad Wildlife
Sanctuary (WWS), a paradise of wild jumbos in north Kerala.




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