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100 ducks on the prowl for ‘blind mosquitoes’ on Koratturlake (September Week #3(2016))
100 ducks on the prowl for ‘blind mosquitoes’ on Koratturlake [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84649]

With residents of Ambattur complaining about the nuisance created by Chironomus insects, 100 ducks were released into the Korattur lake in an attempt to control the breeding of these aquatic midges, which are also known as ‘blind mosquitoes’

Indian researchers develop method to recycle fish-bio waste into green energy (September Week #3(2016))
Indian researchers develop method to recycle fish-bio waste into green energy [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84847]

Researchers have found out that eating fish has its benefits, and it can help reduce the risk of diseases ranging from childhood asthma to prostate cancer. Recent research by a team of researchers at Jadavpur University have found out that the scales of
fish are no longer a waste. It has the potential of becoming an instant source of green energy in future. Scientists have developed a biodegradable energy harvester from raw fish scales that could replace a pacemaker device from the heart in future.

Bihar intended to cull nilgai and wild boar as vermin for five years: RTI (September Week #3(2016))
Bihar intended to cull nilgai and wild boar as vermin for five years: RTI [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84638]

Over a month ago, Maneka Gandhi had expressed anger for the Environment Ministry’s move of declaring some wild animals as a vermin in a few states for a period of one year. While in Bihar, two wild animals – blue bull (nilgai) and wild boar – have been
declared as vermin for one year till December 2016, a copy of the Bihar’s proposal to the Ministry accessed under Right To Information (RTI) Act, shows that the state intended to continue culling nilgai and wild boar for a period of five years in 31 districts.




BADARPUR PLANT'S EFFECT ON AIR POLLUTION AND WHY IT NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN (September Week #3(2016))
BADARPUR PLANT'S EFFECT ON AIR POLLUTION AND WHY IT NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84667]

A two-year old study released in 2015 by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), (a well-respected non-profit public interest research and advocacy organization in New Delhi) concluded that NTPC, India's largest power producing Coal Company was way
below the prevailing standards across various parameters. The study, which analyzed 47 plants over 16 states, established the Badarpur plant as the country's most polluting power plant.




NDMC sets up 5 e-waste collection centres (September Week #2 (2016))
NDMC sets up 5 e-waste collection centres [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84396]

NEW DELHI: In a bid to prevent health risks resulting from exposure to electronic junk, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has set up five e-wastecollection centres in its areas. It has also initiated a door-to-door pickup service, which is being offered
free of cost.

The collection centres have come up at Kautilya Marg, Palika Niwas, Amrita Shergill Marg, Rajendra Prasad Road and Ashoka Road.




This time, 70 p.c. of Ganesh idols immersed were made of clay (September Week #2 (2016))
This time, 70 p.c. of Ganesh idols immersed were made of clay [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84401]

In a development that could bring cheer to environmentalists who dread the impact of large scale immersion of idols on the environment during Ganesh Chaturthi, it was found that a majority of idols immersed this year were made of clay. By Tuesday evening,
over 1.64 lakh idols had been immersed in the eight zones of the Bruhat Bengaluru MahanagaraPalike (BBMP).




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