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Air pollution can damage a child’s brain forever, says Unicef
Durgesh Nandan Jha
The Times of India , Thursday, December 07, 2017

The link between air pollution and respiratory diseases is well-established, but the United Nations Children's Fund, in a report on Tuesday, said there is a growing body of scientific research which s ...More


Air pollution can also impact a child's brain development, says UNICEF
Kumar Kunal
India Today , Thursday, December 07, 2017

India, especially the national capital region, has been grappling with high levels of air pollution for a while now. The air is only deteriorating by the day and is affecting our health adversely. H ...More


Air pollution can affect brain development of over 12 mln
Outlook , Thursday, December 07, 2017

New Delhi, Dec 6 Air pollution can affect brain development of more than 12 million infants in South Asia, including India, a UNICEF report said today. The report comes at a time when Delhi and north ...More


Ghaziabad admin to monitor pollution at 6 more points, IIT to come up with plan to tackle issue Peeyush Khandelwal
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, December 07, 2017

The Ghaziabad district administration has planned to install meters to track air pollution in six different parts of the city. Residents have, for long, been demanding air pollution monitoring centre ...More


India's battle with air pollution: UNICEF report says Indian babies face high risk of brain damage
First Post , Thursday, December 07, 2017

A UNICEF report has once again set alarm bells ringing about high levels of air pollution and its likely impact on brain development among infants. The report, 'Danger in the air: How air pollution c ...More


Exposure to air pollution counters exercise benefits: Study
PTI
Deccan Chronicle , Thursday, December 07, 2017

Exposure to air pollution may counter the beneficial health effects of exercise in older adults, according to a study published in The Lancet journal. The findings show that short-term exposure to tr ...More


193 Nations Pledge to Move Ahead for Pollution-Free Planet
Northeast Today , Thursday, December 07, 2017

Moving towards a pollution-free planet, 193 nations on Wednesday unanimously asked the United Nations Environment to submit a plan linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for execution by i ...More


Air pollution action plan: Redo and resubmit Thursday, NGT tells Delhi government
India Today , Thursday, December 07, 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday slammed the Delhi government and neighbouring states Punjab, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan over their action plan on the ways to deal with severe air polluti ...More


Guwahati painted black
The Sentinel , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

GUWAHATI, Dec 4: Environmentalists paint Guwahati black, and it is not for nothing. By allowing rampant use of diesel-driven vehicles, mostly autorickshaws, the powers that be at Dispur seem to be mak ...More


Global political leadership needs to get tough: UN Environment
IANS
Business Standard , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The global political leadership and partnerships at all levels need to act in unison. Lifestyle changes, low-carbon tech investments and advocacy are also a step towards making the planet pollution-fr ...More


Global warming to claim 33% of ice volume in Hindu Kush Himalayan region: Expert
IANS
The Times of India , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

KATHMANDU: Global warming is not only posing a serious threat to glaciers, it will also result in a loss of 33 per cent of total ice volume in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region by the end of the c ...More


Less pollution will help in reducing global warming: UN
The Economic Times , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

NEW DELHI: The message from the United Nations is clear: Reducing pollution will help with the efforts to slowing down the pace of global warming. Two of the United Nations’ key environment outfits ha ...More


Delhi pollution: Congress issues white paper, Tharoor says Centre not doing enough
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday accused the Delhi and Central governments of not doing enough to prevent rising levels of air pollution in the national Capital. “We live here (in De ...More


There’s no crop burning presently, so why is Delhi’s air so polluted?
The Print , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Traditional sources of pollution combined with weather factors have resulted in Delhi’s air quality worsening again. The Sri Lankan cricket team held up the second day of the India-Sri Lanka Test ma ...More


Smog engulfs Delhi again, Punjab refuses to take blame
The Times of India , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

PATIALA: With the Delhi government again pointing fingers at its neighbouring states for the smog that has returned to engulf the Capital, Punjab refused to take the blame on Monday citing zero stub ...More


This satellite tracks air pollution around the world
Business Line , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

LONDON, DECEMBER 4: A European satellite tracking the levels of air pollutants around the world has beamed back new views of the Earth’s atmosphere, including images of pollution drifting away from p ...More


UN Acknowledges India's Effort In Fighting Pollution
NDTV , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

NAIROBI, KENYA: As the United Nations Environment Assembly gets together for a political declaration with world leaders to "#BeatPollution" in Nairobi, India is one of the focus countries. India and ...More


Delhi air pollution: Visibility drops to 700 metres as 'hazardous' smog continues to torment national capital
First Post , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

New Delhi: A poor visibility was recorded in several parts of the national capital on Monday as smog continued to engulf the city, even as the mercury settled at 8.3 degrees Celsius. "At 8:30 am, the ...More


Farmers Near Delhi Quit Stubble Burning as Hazardous Smog Continues To Torment National Capital
India Times , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The national capital has recorded poor visibility in several parts on Monday as smog continues to engulf and choke Delhi, even as the mercury settled at 8.3 degrees Celsius. According to a MeT Depart ...More


Black carbon levels in Guwahati alarming
Rituraj Borthakur
The Assam Tribune , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

GUWAHATI, Dec 4 - Is Guwahati going the Delhi way? As the national capital struggles to cope with severe levels of toxic air pollution, there is some alarming news for Guwahatians as well.Black carbon ...More


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