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2,000 VRV volunteers to take part in ocean clean-up (July Week #4 (2016))
2,000 VRV volunteers to take part in ocean clean-up [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83142]

This weekend, nearly 2,000 volunteers will participate in a mega ocean clean-up drive at Versova even as Erik Solheim, chief of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Lewis Pugh, UN patron of the oceans, take their efforts to a global audience.




Ban on 10-year old diesel vehicles (July Week #4 (2016))
Ban on 10-year old diesel vehicles: Fearing protests, UP govt reaches out to Delhi, EPCA [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83160]

Worried that the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT’s) order on deregistering old vehicles may lead to a law and order problem in western Uttar Pradesh, the state government has decided to consult the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority
(EPCA), the Delhi government and other agencies about the issue.




NTCA red-flags tiger safari project in Corbett reserve (Issue of the week, July Week #1 (2016))
NTCA red-flags tiger safari project in Corbett reserve [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82644]

New Delhi, Jun 30 (PTI) The NTCA has red flagged a proposed tiger safari project in Uttarakhand's Corbett National Park and asked the state government to first comply with wildlife norms.

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and Central Zoo Authority (CZA), under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, feel that the proposed safari project may expose tigers to poaching.




Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing (July Week #1 (2016))
Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82645]

A year ago, an American killed a lion in Zimbabwe in what authorities said was an illegal hunt, infuriating people worldwide and invigorating an international campaign against trophy hunting in Africa. 

Some conservationists, however, warn there are greater threats to Africa's beleaguered lion populations, including human encroachment on their habitats and the poaching of antelopes and other animals for food, a custom that deprives lions of prey.




Zoological Survey to release book on 100 years of research (July Week #1 (2016))
Zoological Survey to release book on 100 years of research [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82617]

On the occasion of completing a century of research and publication, the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has compiled images and information about the nearly 1 lakh species of fauna in India which it has recorded in this time span, of which 4,668 are
new to science, into a book called ‘100 years of ZSI,’ that union environment minister Prakash Javadekar is slated to release on July 1.




Jal board's clean Yamuna project stuck again following NGTs order (July Week #1 (2016))
al board's clean Yamuna project stuck again following NGTs order [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82620]

The Delhi Jal Board's contentious ‘interceptor sewage project’, delayed several times, is stuck again – this time when 82 per cent of the work is already complete.

The project, a big step towards cleaning Yamuna, was expected to be completed before the 2010 Commonwealth Games, but was finally inaugurated in 2011.




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