Weekly Highlights – 27/6/2022

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  1. A heatwave in Kansas leaves 2000 cattle dead – The heat wave that shattered records across the South and the Central United States this week wreaked havoc on livestock in Kansas. The combination of extreme heat, high humidity, and little breeze was too much for thousands of animals to manage. 
  1. Mysore is set to get a new bicycle track of 8.5 km – Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has relaunched the bicycle project, this time with a clear plan to construct a dedicated synthetic bike track. The 8.5-kilometer synthetic cycle track will be installed in various locations across the city to encourage the usage of bicycles
  1. Beijing’s invasive policy will risk destroying Tibet’s environment – Tibet’s environment faces degradation due to Beijing’s Pro-China activities. Beijing is failing to regard the inhabitants of Tibet and its ecosystem. According to Tibet Press, the recent White Paper of Tibet titled ‘Tibet since 1951: Liberation, Development, and Prosperity from Beijing’ highlighted very clearly how there was no concern about the level of destruction to Tibet’s environment. 
  1. The United States has urged Vietnam to free environmental campaigner Nguy Thi Khanh – According to reports, Khanh, Vietnam’s first recipient of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, was imprisoned in February on suspicion of tax fraud. Khanh, who received the Goldman Prize in 2018, has fought for more ecologically friendly energy policy in Vietnam, which puts her at conflict with the country’s intentions to boost coal output. 
  1. The First Wildlife Overpass Of India – The Mumbai/Nagpur Expressway, also known as Samruddhi Mahamarg, a project of MSRDC, has incorporated many animal safety infrastructures, ushering in a new chapter in India’s wildlife conservation efforts. 
  1. Single use plastics to be banned in India from the 1st of July – The restriction applies to the production, importation, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of single-use plastic goods. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued a list of recommended measures to implement the restrictions.  

Jonathan Santosh

Jonathan Santosh is a student of Journalism at Christ, Bangalore. He enjoys traveling and trekking to new and exciting places.

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