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1784 wild animals have died in rains and floods: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar (August Week #1 (2015)) NEW DELHI: 1784 wild animals: ten Asiatic Lion, 87 Spotted Dear, 1670 Blue Bull, nine Black Buck, six wild Boar, one Porcupine and one Jackal,  have died recently due to excessive rains and floods in the country, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar
informed Lok Sabha in a written reply.

3,501 tonnes plastic waste generated daily in 60 major cities (August Week #1 (2015))
Over 3,500 tonnes of plastic waste is generated every day in 60 major cities in the country, Lok Sabha was informed today. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said as per available information, consumption of plastic in the country was 11 million tons
in 2013-14.

Rare bat species with only 200 in world thrives in Meghalaya (August Week #1 (2015))
Wrougton's free tailed bats, one of the world's rarest bat species with just around 200 recorded individuals present, are "thriving" in caves deep inside the jungles of Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, where researchers have found many newborns.

"These bats usually breed and give birth in the monsoon taking advantage of food availability and warm, humid weather condition in their territory. Recently we found out that these rare bats are multiplying and a good number
of newborns were sighted," biologist and researcher Khlur Mukhim told PTI.

Aircel takes ‘Save Our Tigers’ campaign to Bengaluru (August Week #1 (2015))
Aircel’s ‘Save Our Tigers’ has received massive support from Bengaluru school students.

The mobile service provider, as part of its ‘Kids For Tigers’ programme, organised a fest for kids at Lalbagh’s Dr M H Marigowda Hall, in continuation of its celebration of World Tiger Day.

Citing India, Obama unveils clean power plan (August Week #1 (2015)) President Barack Obama unveiled a plan to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants citing how global climate changes were affecting the world with more storms, droughts and floods and decimating crops from India to Africa.
Bees naturally vaccinate their babies: Study (August Week #1 (2015))
When it comes to vaccinating their babies, bees don’t have a choice – they naturally immunise their offspring against specific diseases found in their environments, scientists say.

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