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Exposure to air pollution leads to obesity: Study
IANS
The Times of India , Friday, April 01, 2016

NEW DELHI: Exposure to air pollution leads to obesity and makes people prone to other lifestyle diseases such as hypertension and heart disease, a study has revealed. The study published in the Jou ...More


BAD AIR MAY ALSO MAKE YOU OBESE, DIABETIC: EXPERTS
Priyanka Sharma
The Pioneer , Thursday, March 31, 2016

Worsening air quality in Delhi cannot only cause respiratory disorders, but also make you obese and diabetic. City’s top health experts said when particulate matter ( PM-2.52, PM-10) enters the body, ...More


Delhi to have 3 more air quality monitoring stations
PTI
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Delhi, Mar 28 () The city is set to have three more monitoring stations and one mobile van to constantly monitor air quality, the government today announced while enunciating steps to combat spira ...More


PLASTIC BAN NOT A HASTY DECISION: GOVT TO HC
Bangalore Mirror , Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The State government had submitted before the High Court that its decision to ban the manufacture of certain kinds of plastic was not done in a haste. The plastic ban was a step-by-step process that h ...More


Odd-Even remains central to Delhi government plan but no extra funds for Yamuna
TNN
The Economic Times , Tuesday, March 29, 2016

NEW DELHI: The government announced a slew of measures during the budget speech on Monday that promise to lessen pollution in the city. If the announcements made by deputy chief minister Manish ...More


Govt notifies environment norms for new gensets
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, March 23, 2016

NEW DELHI: The Centre has notified stringent environment standards to make cities and towns shift to less polluting and quieter gensets. This the first time such mandated certifications have been noti ...More


Pollution worse than Delhi, avoid exertion outdoors
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mumbai: The air pollution levels in the city remained in the "poor" category for the second day in a row with no immediate relief in view as the fire at the dump, which observers blamed for the worsen ...More


Delhi's next odd-even traffic scheme from April 15
IANS
Business Standard , Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The next phase of the odd-even formula aimed at battling pollution in Delhi will be launched from April 15 to 30, and 400 ex-servicemen will be recruited to help enforce the system, it was announced o ...More


Delhi to check NCR air during next odd-even
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 22, 2016

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government will monitor air quality across NCR in the next odd-even fortnight that starts on April 15. This is being done to compare changes in the pollution level, if any, during ...More


Maharashtra cities record high pollution
The Asian Age , Monday, March 21, 2016

Mumbai, Pune among cities with high air, noise pollution, says survey. Major cities in Maharashtra such as Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur have registered high air pollution levels in 2015, as per th ...More


Monitor 4 major air polluters: MPCB
Sadaf Modak
The Indian Express , Monday, March 21, 2016

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has sought steps to monitor four major air polluters in the city — dumping grounds, Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) plants, industries and vehicles. In January, ...More


No data on sparrows’ numbers
RAHI GAIKWAD
The Hindu , Monday, March 21, 2016

The chirping of the sparrow may have got quieter by the passing day, but there is no reliable data on their figures in the country so far, experts said on World Sparrow Day on Sunday. Owing to lack of ...More


Mexican smog triggers car ban
PTI
Deccan Herald , Friday, March 18, 2016

Mexico City: Authorities in greater Mexico City extended an air pollution alert for a fourth day, as smog levels improved slightly but pollution remained at almost 1 times acceptable limits in some ar ...More


Mexico City extends air pollution alert into a 4th day
The Times of India , Thursday, March 17, 2016

MEXICO CITY: An air pollution alert in greater Mexico City was extended to Thursday, its fourth day, with authorities saying that despite slight improvements smog levels remained at almost acceptable ...More


Polluted Mangala River Threatens Marine Life
The New Indian Express , Thursday, March 17, 2016

PURI: Acute pollution in river Mangala has threatened fish and other freshwater species. A large number of fish are dying almost everyday for the past one week. According to sources, the sewerage tre ...More


Air pollution not just bad for your lungs
Reuters
The Times of India , Thursday, March 17, 2016

Exposure to air pollution for just a month or two may still be enough to increase the risk of developing diabetes, especially for obese people, a recent U.S. study suggests. Researchers studied more ...More


Pollution watch at centre of next odd-even plan
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, March 17, 2016

New Delhi: As the second phase of the odd-even scheme is approaching, the Delhi government is fleshing out a robust air pollution monitoring plan. Delhi Pollution Control Committee recently floated ...More


Single factor cannot reduce pollution: Govt on odd-even scheme
PTI
The Indian Express , Wednesday, March 16, 2016

With the odd-even scheme set to return from April 15, the government on Tuesday played down its impact on air pollution, saying a single factor or action cannot substantially reduce pollution levels i ...More


‘A quarter of all deaths caused by pollution’
TEENA THACKER
The Asian Age , Wednesday, March 16, 2016

About a quarter of all deaths worldwide in 2012 were caused by preventable environmental factors such as climate change, air, water and soil pollution and chemical exposures, the World Health Organis- ...More


One-fourth of all global deaths due to environmental factors: WHO report
Jyotsna Singh
Live Mint , Wednesday, March 16, 2016

New Delhi: Nearly one-fourth of all global deaths occur due to environmental factors, says a study by the World Health Organisation. Non-communicable diseases have emerged as the biggest threat to li ...More


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