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Telangana: 20 extra marks, if kids adopted saplings live (Issue of the week, August Week #3 (2017))
Telangana: 20 extra marks, if kids adopted saplings live [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92269]Hyderabad: The green thumb will get a thumbs up. Telangana state-run schools have introduced 20 additional marks for a plant project in an effort to increase the students’ interest in environment and the need to care for it.Every student has to adopt a sapling and plant it in their respective schools or residences.

Climate change will mitigate crop yields drastically, says study (August Week #3 (2017))
 Climate change will mitigate crop yields drastically, says study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92270]New Delhi: According to a major scientific report, climate change will have a negative effect on the crop yields and reduce them drastically.The report says that this will effect key crops such as rice, wheat and maize.

Are India’s tiger reserves not sacrosanct anymore? (August Week #3 (2017))
 Are India’s tiger reserves not sacrosanct anymore? [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92272f]New Delhi: After approving the diversion of forest land for projects in prime tiger habitats in the Panna tiger reserve and the Palamu tiger reserve, the apex wildlife panel of the Union environment ministry is now looking at the diversion of over 600 hectares falling in a critical tiger corridor area for an agricultural canal.

Cool Karakoram glaciers defy global warming trend (August Week #3 (2017))
Cool Karakoram glaciers defy global warming trend [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92284] The massive crack in a glacier in Greenland, the unearthing of a mummified couple in Switzerland from a receding glacier, a trillion tonne iceberg breaking off Antarctica — all these events have left scientists and environmentalists alarmed across the globe.But the Karakoram mountain range appears to be defying the global trend, with its glaciers remaining stable, if not actively growing.


Climate change means more rain but less water in rural rivers: Study (August Week #3 (2017))
Climate change means more rain but less water in rural rivers: Study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92277]SYDNEY: Soaring temperatures driven by climate change are whipping up ever-more intense storms inundating cities with flash floods but leaving the countryside and crucial agricultural land parched, an Australian study has found. Researchers at Australia's University of New South Wales (UNSW) found that while hotter weather sparked heavier storms leading to floods in built up areas, it also reduces moisture in the soil, which then quickly absorbs any excess and reduces water flow in rural rivers. "So when the big rainfall events... do fall, a bigger proportion of them are stored up in the soil, so you have a lesser proportion coming out as flows," UNSW professor of hydrology Ashish Sharma told AFP Tuesday

Thane louder than city as activists record festive noise levels (August Week #3 (2017))
Thane louder than city as activists record festive noise levels [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92285]Janmashtami celebrations saw a major dip in the usage of loudspeakers this year. Sumaira Abdulali, Convenor of Awaaz Foundation who was out measuring decibel levels across Mumbai and Thane along with Dr Mahesh Bedekar a Thane resident and a petitioner in High Court against noise pollution during festivals reported that Thane was much louder than Mumbai.

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