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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


'Odd-even cuts emission load by less than 1%'
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, May 07, 2016

NEW DELHI: The odd-even strategy is likely to reduce emission load by less than 1%, said the additional director of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Prashant Gargava, on Friday. To arriv ...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


Mumbai breathes cleanest air in 11 months on Friday
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, May 07, 2016

Mumbai’s air was the cleanest since June 2015, when air quality monitoring and forecasting began, on Friday. Weather experts said strong winds and higher temperatures helped the dispersal of airborne ...More


CSE slams auto industry for 'misleading' campaign on pollution
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, May 06, 2016

Terming as "misleading" the campaign claiming that vehicles in Delhi are an insignificant source of pollution, a green body today slammed the auto industry, saying vehicles, including those running on ...More


SC is serious enough on tackling pollution: SunitaNarain
IANS
The Times of India , Friday, May 06, 2016

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) head SunitaNarain is of the view that the Supreme Court was serious enough in tackling Delhi's air pollution and environmental issues. ...More


Delhi’s odd-even scheme prevented increase in pollution: CSE
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Friday, May 06, 2016

New Delhi: The Delhi government’s odd-even road rationing scheme stopped air pollution from getting worse, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said on Thursday, criticizing the auto industry ...More


Even pollution can't make walking, cycling bad for you
ANI
The Times of India , Friday, May 06, 2016

Seems like there is no more excuse left for not working out. A new study has found that the health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the air pollution risk. The study from the Centre for Die ...More


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