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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mumbai sizzles, sweats as pollution rises after four months of clean air
Hindustan Times

The city woke up in a haze on Monday morning because of a spike in pollution levels. Muggy conditions made it uncomfortable for citizens as moisture levels were high with 92% humidity recorded in south Mumbai and 85% in the suburbs. The pollutant- more....

WHO air-quality norms can help Indians live 4 yrs, Delhiites 9 yrs, more
Business Standard

If India reduced its air pollution to comply with the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) air quality standards, its people could live about four years longer on average, the Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI) released today by the Energy Policy Institu more....

Indians could live four years longer if air meets WHO norms
The Indian Express

Indians could live four years longer on average, if India is able to reduce air pollution to comply with the World Health Organisation’s standards, according to the Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI) tool developed by the Energy Policy Institute at The Un more....

Air pollution: Here is how life of people in India can be extended by 4 years
The Financial Express

The average life of an Indian could be extended by four years or even more if India is able to reduce air pollution to comply with the World Health Organisation’s standards. The average life expectancy in India is 67.3 for males and 69.6 for female more....

Raising a stink: The waste bomb is ticking for India
The Hindustan Times

Though a surreal spectacle, the garbage avalanche that killed two people in the capital on September 1 did not surprise many. The tragedy was long in the works. Collecting a mountain of household trash, animal waste, plastic and construction rubble more....

Raising a stink: The waste bomb is ticking for India
The Hindustan Times

Though a surreal spectacle, the garbage avalanche that killed two people in the capital on September 1 did not surprise many. The tragedy was long in the works. Collecting a mountain of household trash, animal waste, plastic and construction rubble more....

Air pollution in Delhi: Breathing capital’s deadly air is robbing you of 6 years of life
The Hindustan Times

It is well documented that poor air quality impacts health, for the first time the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute (EPI) has developed an Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI) to measure by how much. If India met its own air quality standard more....

The air you breathe is poor, but better than last year: Data
The Times of India

MUMBAI: Air quality in Mumbai has shown steady deterioration over the years but the latest findings indicate a mixed picture-extent of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is down and so is percentage of nitrogen dioxide in ambient airin residential areas more....

Malad, Andheri, BKC and Mazgaon have max pollutants in air: Study
The Times of India

Tracking Mumbai's pollution levels can be tricky given the fact that it's a windswept coastal city where the air is regularly cleared out by a seaborne breeze. According to data from the BMC's Environment Status Report (ESR) 2016-17, extent of sus more....

Cleaner air will extend life by 4 yrs
DNA India

Indians could live about four years longer on an average or more than 4.7 billion life years combined if it complies with the World Health Organization's (WHO) air quality standards, a new study on impact of air pollution on life expectancy has revea more....

Five held for dumping 300 tonnes of dead pigs in China
The New Indian Express

BEIJING: At least five persons were today detained in China for allegedly dumping 300 tonnes of diseased dead pigs between 2013 and 2014 in a mountainous area in eastern Zhejiang province, officials said. The city government issued a circular accusi more....

Yesterdays News (Monday, September 11, 2017 )
GHMC to study inflows into Peacock Lake
GHMC to probe Peacock Lake pollution level
New sensors to measure pollution real-time
NTCA opposes plan to subsume under bigger wildlife body
MoEF to phase out more polluting chemicals
‘Biomedical waste being dumped carelessly in Doon’

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