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Environment ministry pulled up for unsatisfactory performance
IANS
Business Standard , Thursday, May 12, 2016

A parliamentary panel has pulled up the environment ministry for unsatisfactory performance and low utilisation of allocated funds, saying that it should prepare long term plans and ensure that target ...More


Study environmental impact of tobacco cultivation: House panel
NIKHIL M GHANEKAR
DNA India , Thursday, May 12, 2016

The parliamentary panel on environment and forests has asked the Centre and environment ministry to study the environmental impacts of tobacco cultivation and curing, which is the process of drying to ...More


Delhi no more the most polluted city in the world, says WHO report
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Thursday, May 12, 2016

NEW DELHI: Delhi is not the most polluted city in the world any more, according to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) urban air quality database released on Thursday. In fact, it now ranks 11th ...More


Butterfly effect of the forest fires
Geetanjali Krishna
Business Standard , Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ten years ago, when Peter Smetacek walked in the forests surrounding Sattal, there were areas so thick with butterflies that they fanned his face. "Repeated fires in this area have wreaked havoc on it ...More


Study environmental impact of tobacco cultivation: House panel
NIKHIL M GHANEKAR
DNA India , Thursday, May 12, 2016

The parliamentary panel on environment and forests has asked the Centre and environment ministry to study the environmental impacts of tobacco cultivation and curing, which is the process of drying to ...More


Why pollution from dust, waste burning being ignored: NGT
The Asian Age , Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The National Green Tribunal on Monday asked the Delhi government as to why it was not emphasising on the issues of pollution from dust and waste burning the way it had stressed on the odd-even scheme. ...More


Wide fluctuation in air quality during first phase of odd-even scheme
PTI
The Economic Times , Wednesday, May 11, 2016

NEW DELHI: Wide fluctuation with no clear trend was observed in the air quality during odd-even scheme of Delhi government from January 1 to 15, according to the assessment ofCentral Pollution Control ...More


Jharkhand govt mulls green tax for vehicles older than 15 years
SanjoyDey
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Vehicles older than 15 years will soon have to pay a “green tax” to ply on Jharkhand’s roads. The Jharkhand transport department is preparing a draft to tax old vehicles, commercial as well as privat ...More


Concerted efforts needed to bring down blanket of pollution in NCR: Expert
PTI
The Economic Times , Tuesday, May 10, 2016

NEW DELHI: With trucks and two-wheelers contributing to 79 per cent of vehicular traffic pollution in Delhi as compared to only 10 per cent by four-wheelers, a leading expert on air quality today said ...More


Air, water and noise pollution in Delhi breached safe limit in 2015: CPCB
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New Delhi: There seems to be no respite from high air, water and noise pollution levels in the national capital. The levels recorded in 2015 across the national capital by the Central Pollution Contro ...More


Steps against brick kilns won't curb pollution: CSE
IANS
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board's initiative to curb air pollution from brick kilns is "half-baked" and not likely to succeed, the CSE said on Monday. The Board ha ...More


Odd-even scheme: Industries, construction work more responsible for pollution, says Centre
Harish V Nair
India Today , Tuesday, May 10, 2016

With debates still raging over the odd-even scheme, ban on old cars, sale of new diesel SUVs and their impacts -- if any -- on the pollution level of Delhi, the Centre has firmly told Supreme Court th ...More


Hyderabad to host conference on India's COP21 commitments
PTI
The Economic Times , Tuesday, May 10, 2016

HYDERABAD: The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) has been selected by the United States Department of State to organise a conference focused on implementing India's COP21 commitments to be h ...More


UP pollution control board directs industries to switch to natural gas in four months
Vinod Rajput
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Uttar Pradesh pollution control board (UPPCB) on Monday directed 20 polluting industrial units to shift from solid fuel to piped natural gas (PNG) in four months, else face action. These units, l ...More


Odd-even programme is no long-term solution to pollution
Jyoti Parikh , Kirit Parikh
The Indian Express , Monday, May 09, 2016

The odd-even experiment in January was the testing of a short-term managerial solution. As any experiment, it gave partial insights into the air pollution puzzle. It was also a test of Delhiites’ reso ...More


India seeks to shut 12% of power capacity in anti-pollution move
Rajesh Kumar Singh
Live Mint , Monday, May 09, 2016

New Delhi: India plans to shut aging coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 37 gigawatts to cut emissions and reduce the use of fuel and water. The plants are more than 25 years old and ...More


Walk and cycle to ward off air pollution
IANS
Business Standard , Monday, May 09, 2016

The benefits of walking and cycling outweigh the negative effects on health in cities like New Delhi with high levels of air pollution, says a study which found that cycling and regular physical activ ...More


Lung diseases rise on toxic air
Ashish Chauhan
The Times of India , Monday, May 09, 2016

Respiratory disease cases in Gujarat have been skyrocketing over the past few years. A recent report from the Union health ministry has shockingly revealed that in Gujarat, between 2013 and 2015, the ...More


Doon has no data on pollution caused by public transport
Nihi Sharma
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, May 07, 2016

The Uttarakhand transport department has issued 22 e-rickshaw permits as an effort to control noise and air pollution in Dehradun, but there is no scientific method to ascertain level of pollution add ...More


Indoor pollution one thousand times worse than pollution outdoors
DECCAN CHRONICLE , Saturday, May 07, 2016

Mumbai: We all remember watching those illustrations in our childhood days, depicting the future of our earth, where children are going to school with air masks. But little did we know that it will so ...More


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