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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.




Wildlife board gives green signal Kalammawadi project (November #1 (2015))
Wildlife board gives green signal Kalammawadi project [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75069]

KOLHAPUR: In a major boost to the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC), the National Wildlife Board on Wednesday approved construction work inside the Radhanagari wildlife sanctuary for the Kalammawadi direct pipeline project.




NGT directs Delhi, 4 adjacent states to ban crop (November #1 (2015))
NGT directs Delhi, 4 adjacent states to ban crop [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75067]

The National Green Tribunal Wednesday issued directions to ban the practice of crop burning in Delhi and four neighbouring states. While observing that the practice was having an adverse impact on air quality in the national capital, the bench also issued
directions to incentivise farmers to ensure the crop residue is not burnt and educate them about the harmful effects of pollution.




Can Japan become a ‘hydrogen society’? (November #1 (2015))
Can Japan become a ‘hydrogen society’? [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75056]

Japan has lofty ambitions to become a “hydrogen society” where homes and fuel-cell cars are powered by the emissions-free energy source, but observers say price and convenience are keeping the plan from taking off.




FE Column: GM technology needs policy overhaul (November #1 (2015))
FE Column: GM technology needs policy overhaul [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75081]

The NDA government has completed 15 months in office, which while have been fruitful for various sectors, but one that appears to have been neglected is agriculture. Now is the time to address some long-pending reforms in this sector. Although the government’s
development agenda has included a major push on the Land Acquisition Bill, other key agriculture-focused reforms, including seed and pesticide Bills, have been ignored.




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