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Indian Ocean may be key to global warming 'hiatus (Issue of the week, June Week #1 (2015))
The Indian Ocean may be the dark horse in the quest to explain the puzzling pause in global warming, researchers report in Nature Geoscience. The study finds that the Indian Ocean may hold more than 70 per cent of all heat absorbed by the upper ocean in
the past decade. Scientists have long suspected that oceans have played a crucial role in the so-called warming hiatus by storing heat trapped in the atmosphere by rising levels of greenhouse gases. But pinpointing exactly which ocean acts as a global air
conditioner has proved challenging.

NMC plans year-long drive for plastic-free city (June Week #1 (2015))
Nagpur: After two successful campaigns - Nag river cleaning and ban on immersion of PoP idols in water bodies - the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to take up another major issue related to environment conservation. The civic body has planned
a year-long plastic free city campaign, beginning from the World Environment Day, which will be observed on Friday.

Green cover drive: Govt to launch ‘urban forests’ scheme to mark World Environment Day (June Week #1 (2015))
The government will launch a scheme to create ‘urban forests’ by planting trees in forest land lying vacant or degraded around cities this week to mark the World Environment Day on June 5.

The scheme is aimed at increasing the country’s green cover and reducing rising air pollution in cities.

Pedal power to the fore on Environment Day (June Week #1 (2015))
600 professionals to cycle to work in Mumbai with a message

Nearly 600 professionals here will cycle to office on June 5, World Environment Day. The “Cycle2Work” (C2W) project is in an attempt to spread awareness of the environment and the need for a better public transport system.

Green nod to NH widening cutting through Karnala bird haven (June Week #1 (2015)) Despite two rejections and staunch opposition of environmentalists, the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), on Tuesday, cleared widening of the section of Mumbai-Goa-Kochi NH-17 passing through Karnala bird sanctuary near Panvel. The NBWL is headed by
Prakash Javadekar, minister of environment, forests and climate change (MOEF&CC) and unlike in the past, has only a few non-governmental members.
NGT prohibits waste dumping in Pune villages (June Week #1 (2015))
In a major relief to the long-suffering residents of the twin villages of UruliDevachi and Phursungi, the National Green Tribunal has prohibited the Pune Municipal Corporation from any dumping of the city’s urban waste there till December this year.

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