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Panama turtle eggs could 'fry' from rising temperatures (Issue of the week, Novemberweek#3 (2015))
Panama turtle eggs could 'fry' from rising temperatures []

Sea turtle eggs laid in the sand of beaches in Panama risk getting fried before hatching because of rising temperatures, an environmental protection group in the Central American country is warning. 

Doctors, NGOs join hands to fight tobacco litter (Novemberweek#3 (2015))
 Doctors, NGOs join hands to fight tobacco litter []

Doctors and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have come together to build pressure on the Central government, so that it declares cigarette and bidi butts as toxic waste. NGO Doctors for You has filed a petition regarding the same with the National
Green Tribunal (NGT), saying a filter of a single cigarette contains over 4,000 harmful chemicals. It stated that over 100 billion cigarette butts are discarded in India every year, which contain harmful, cancer-causing chemicals.

A paradise for winter visitors (Novemberweek#3 (2015))
A paradise for winter visitors []

Winter is almost upon us, a time when one of nature’s most fascinating aspects is at play — migration. While many animals migrate in search of food and better climate, birds are the most popular winter migrators. For them, it is a matter of life and death.
As winter approaches, food resources decrease by a great margin, leaving birds no other options but to go in search of greener pastures. 

Animal adoption draws more support (Novemberweek#3 (2015))
Animal adoption draws more support []

LUDHIANA: Ludhianvis have started showing their compassion towards animals as more and more people are coming forward to adopt zoo creatures.

A day after a businessman from Model Town Amit Thamman approached the zoo authorities to adopt a deer, another businessman from Madhopuri, Vinay Malhotra, has expressed his wish to adopt one black buck and one barking deer.

Not enough food, nests, crows vanish from Bengaluru (Novemberweek#3 (2015))
Not enough food, nests, crows vanish from Bengaluru []

The population of crows in the City has come down by almost 60 per cent over the years, according to ornithologists and birdwatchers.

After the decline in sparrow population, this comes as a shock for Bengalureans and ornithologists, says Manjunath Prabhakar, a birdwatcher. “The huge tree near Gayathri Vihar on Palace Road used to be abuzz with cawing crows. At any given point in time,
one could easily spot at least 80 nests. But now, especially in the past two years, I have not seen many nests. Instead, many dead crows are sighted on the City roads,” he said.

Solar power: make hay while the sun shines (Novemberweek#3 (2015))
Solar power: make hay while the sun shines []

Of late, we have seen some intriguing discussions on the rationale and viability of the proposed five-fold increase in targeted installed solar power capacity from 20 GW to 100 GW by 2022. To achieve the targeted capacity, it is imperative that an environment
is cultivated which induces confidence in investors to invest in this sunrise sector. This necessitates development of a prudent policy framework, which is ably supported by regulatory commitments with respect to honouring all the contractual agreements.

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