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Over 18 lakh trees to be felled, part of tiger reserve diverted to link Ken, Betwa rivers (Issue of the week, May Week #4 (2017))
Over 18 lakh trees to be felled, part of tiger reserve diverted to link Ken, Betwa rivers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90932]Over 18 lakh trees are to be felled and 6,017 hectares (ha) of forest land—majority of it from Panna tiger reserve—diverted for the Ken-Betwa river link project that would irrigate 6.35 lakh hectares of drought-prone Bundelkhand and provide drinking water to over 13 lakh people in the under-developed region.

The final approval for the project is expected from the ministry of environment and forests’ apex clearance body, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC), which will meet in New Delhi on May 16.

Uttarakhand seeks fresh permit to hunt wild boars as farmers cry crop damage (May Week #4 (2017))
Uttarakhand seeks fresh permit to hunt wild boars as farmers cry crop damage [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90937]The Uttarakhand forest department has asked the central government to allow hunting of wild boars in the state till 2020, so crops in agricultural lands adjoining forested areas can be safeguarded.

Scientist found 38 million pieces of trash on Henderson Island, no sign of people (May Week #4 (2017))
Scientist found 38 million pieces of trash on Henderson Island, no sign of people [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91066]Henderson Island is one of those few islands where no human population found. However, you can find millions of garbage pieces resting on its beach. As per the reports, around 38 million garbage pieces are estimated to find in this remote Island.

Environment friendly toilet made of plastic bottles (May Week #4 (2017))
Environment friendly toilet made of plastic bottles [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91002]A school in Jamshedpur is all set to have an environment-friendly toilet made of plastic bottles and other materials. The proposed toilet would be set up on an experimental basis. Later such toilets would be set up at other places depending on the success of the first toilet, Deputy Collector in the chief minister's camp office, Sanjay Kumar Pandey said. The pilot project would be implemented at Manav Vikas School managed by retired employees at Garudbasa in Telco. 

Delhi Govt authorises 37 e-waste collection centres (May Week #4 (2017))
Delhi Govt authorises 37 e-waste collection centres [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90998]The Delhi Government has authorised 37 e-waste collection centres for disposal of unusable old mobile phones, computers, laptops, television sets and other electronic material, in order to reduce air pollution in the city. This was announced today by Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain, who addressed a workshop here on 'e-Waste Management for bulk consumers,' organised by the Environment Department.

NGT bans open defecation on Yamuna floodplains (May Week #4 (2017))
NGT bans open defecation on Yamuna floodplains [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91082]In an attempt to clean the Yamuna river, the National Green Tribunal on Friday banned open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains. The court said it would slap a fine of Rs 5,000 on those who violate the order.

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