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Drive to uproot invasive plant species (February Week #3 (2018))
Drive to uproot invasive plant species [http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/drive-to-uproot-invasive-plant-species/article22822046.ece ]In an effort to revive forest patches with natives plant species, Forest Department is currently carrying out removal of invasive plant species in Sirumugai range in Coimbatore.

The champions of clean air (February Week #3 (2018))
The champions of clean air  [http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/the-champions-of-clean-air/article22838900.ece]Clean air is turning into a rare commodity as India’s towns and cities become the dumping ground for a variety of pollutants. In this seemingly bleak scenario, the author profiles five Indians whose courageous battle for cleaner air offers a ray of hope to fellow citizens. In November 2017, when pollution was at its peak in New Delhi, 38-year-old Brikesh Singh, a runner, decided to run the Delhi Half Marathon 10 days before the event. He had a purpose: to record with a device the pollution level on the route to be taken by the runners. 

Giant London glasshouse to reopen with world's rarest plants (February Week #3 (2018))
Giant London glasshouse to reopen with world's rarest plants [https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/giant-london-glasshouse-to-reopen-with-worlds-rarest-plants/articleshow/62910798.cms ] LONDON: A gleaming monument to the ambition and creativity of its age, the world's largest Victorian glasshouse will once again welcome visitors to see some of the world's rarest plants following a lengthy facelift."Temperate House" in London's Kew Gardens is large enough to house three jumbo jets, and was home to around 1,000 species of plants from around the world before it was shut in 2013 after falling into a state of disrepair. 

How to get cleaner air? Germany considers free mass transit (February Week #3 (2018))
 How to get cleaner air? Germany considers free mass transit [https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/pollution/how-to-get-cleaner-air-germany-considers-free-mass-transit/articleshow/62920695.cms]BERLIN: How best to get cleaner air? Some officials in Germany want residents to leave their polluting cars at home.German ministers have discussed considering offering free public transportation to get more people to use environmentally friendly mass transit, but their idea has run into opposition by some German cities and towns, who think the plan is too expensive. 

New shark species discovered in Atlantic Ocean (February Week #3 (2018))
New shark species discovered in Atlantic Ocean [https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/new-shark-species-discovered-in-atlantic-ocean/articleshow/63016843.cms]NEW YORK: A team of scientists has identified a new shark species residing in the Atlantic Ocean. Using genetic testing, the study confirmed that the new species, named the "Atlantic sixgill shark", is different than its counterparts in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. 

Drive against plastic pollution to gain momentum from India - the global host of World Environment Day (February Week #3 (2018))
 Drive against plastic pollution to gain momentum from India - the global host of World Environment Day 2018 [https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/pollution/drive-against-plastic-pollution-to-gain-momentum-from-india-the-global-host-of-world-environment-day-2018/articleshow/62994154.cms ]NEW DELHI: India will be the global host of of this year’s World Environment Day on June 5. ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ will be the theme of this year’s event which would drive world-wide efforts to discourage use of hazardous plastic.The World Environment Day (WED) 2018 will be celebrated across the country, involving all states and Union Territories. A week-long environmental awareness campaign and pollution mitigation activities are being planned in Delhi and other parts of the country from June 1-5. 

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