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Was air better or worse in 2015: Central, state bodies differ on pollution levels
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, May 16, 2016

NEW DELHI: Data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Saturday showed air pollution levels in 2015 were higher than the two previous years at most its monitoring stations. On the c ...More


Open-data camp on pollution this weekend
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bengaluru: Everybody is on a pollution watch now, whether it is checking air particulate matter using filters or measuring temperature with sensors. This concern will find a voice at Datameet's fifth ...More


NGO moves to save trees facing axe
Proshun Chakraborty
The Times of India , Saturday, May 14, 2016

Nagpur: Taking note of news '3,988 trees felled in five years, most in 2015-16' published in TOI , a delegation of Green Vigil Foundation on Friday objected to the civic body's move to chop off 108 tr ...More


Govt to continue efforts to tackle air pollution: Javadekar
PTI
India Today , Saturday, May 14, 2016

New Delhi, May 13 (PTI) With the World Health Organisation (WHO) accepting that air pollution has reduced in Delhi, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said his government will continue to ma ...More


Chhattisgarh capital Raipur 7th most polluted in world: WHO
Rashmi Drolia
The Times of India , Saturday, May 14, 2016

Raipur: Chhattisgarh capital Raipur has earned the dubious distinction of being among seventh top polluted cities in the world—relegating Delhi to the eleventh spot—but the only solace is that the sit ...More


Bad roads take Davangere to WHO’s high pollution list
PRADEEPKUMAR KADKOL
The Hindu , Saturday, May 14, 2016

Increasing air pollution will have a severe impact on health of people: report Davangere was once the hub of industries in Karnataka, but its bad roads have now brought it the ignominy of being a hig ...More


It is not just air, even noise pollution is high in Bengaluru
K.C. DEEPIKA
The Hindu , Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bengaluru, which figured on the list of 150 most polluted cities in the world in the recently released urban air pollution database of the World Health Organisation (WHO), has more to worry about than ...More


Air pollution could cause over 5.5 lakh premature deaths in India: Report
ANI
DNA India , Saturday, May 14, 2016

Air pollution could lead to 570,000 premature deaths in India, according to a new report. For the new study, researchers at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and the US National Center for ...More


WHO pollution report does not give right picture: environmentalists
PTI
Deccan Chronicle , Saturday, May 14, 2016

New Delhi: Environmentalists today sounded caution over the latest WHO report, which showed that Delhi was not the most polluted city as per 2013-14 data, saying it does not give the right picture. G ...More


Vehicles, industries turn Dhanbad air poisonous
SanjoyDey
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, May 14, 2016

Already struggling with the tag of India’s dirtiest city, now Dhanbad’s air is not safe to breathe, revealed a World Health Organization (WHO) that has ranked the city 38th in the list of 100 most pol ...More


'Unfit' vehicles adding to pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, May 13, 2016

Lucknow: The urban air quality database released by World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday placed Lucknow at the 18th position among 20-most polluted cities in the world. The concentration of PM2 ...More


Five from Raj feature in list of world's most polluted cities
Saurabh Sharma
The Times of India , Friday, May 13, 2016

Jaipur: Among the most polluted cities in the world, Rajasthan has five in the list hinting at the deteriorating air quality in the state. According to World Health Organization's (WHO) urban air qual ...More


AAP rushes to claim credit over pollution ranking
The Hindustan Times , Friday, May 13, 2016

No sooner the World Health Organisation (WHO) released its report dislodging Delhi from the dubious title of being the most polluted city in the world, there was a rush to claim credit. AamAadmi Part ...More


Delhi is no longer the world’s most polluted city, says WHO
Jyotsna Singh
Live Mint , Friday, May 13, 2016

New Delhi: Delhi is no longer the most polluted city in the world, shows data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday. From the No. 1 position in 2014, the national capital now ra ...More


Tech park, Government get notices for violating pollution norms
The New Indian Express , Friday, May 13, 2016

BENGALURU: Residents of Benniganahalli and Sadananda Nagar have approached the High Court seeking directions to the authorities concerned to stop severe noise and air pollution in their localities. Th ...More


Mumbai 147th most-polluted city in the world: WHO report
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Friday, May 13, 2016

The concentration of respirable pollutants in Mumbai’s air is six times the international safe limits, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report on pollution in 3,000 cities in 103 countri ...More


Mumbai is the fifth most polluted megacity in the world, says WHO
VinamrataBorwankar
The Times of India , Friday, May 13, 2016

Mumbai: In an indication of the very poor health of the city's air, Mumbai has been declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the fifth most polluted megacity in the world in terms of PM 10 ( ...More


Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna, Raipur among world’s most polluted cities
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Friday, May 13, 2016

THE WORLD Health Organisation’s urban air quality database for 2016 might have shown a decline in PM 2.5 levels in Delhi since 2014, but it is not all good news for other cities in India. According t ...More


Why our northern plains are world's most polluted area
Amit Bhattacharya
The Economic Times , Friday, May 13, 2016

NEW DELHI: The northern Indian plains have again come into focus as one of the globe's most-polluted regions, with nine of the world's 20 most polluted cities in the 2016 WHO urban air pollution datab ...More


Capital’s gain on pollution front could be false consolation
DAMINI NATH
The Hindu , Friday, May 13, 2016

As per the World Health Organisation’s latest update to its global urban ambient air pollution database, it looks like air pollution in Delhi is reducing. Expert opinion, however, is divided. Delhi w ...More


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