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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


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


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


Dr WHO finds Delhi isn't the most polluted
The New Indian Express , Friday, May 13, 2016

NEW DELHI: New Delhi’s air quality has improved but it continues to be among the 15 most polluted cities in the world. The new Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database of the World Health Organiza ...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


80 per cent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: WHO
AFP
Deccan Chronicle , Friday, May 13, 2016

Geneva, Switzerland: Over 80 per cent of the world's city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a new World Health Organization ...More


Delhi no longer most polluted city
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, May 13, 2016

New Delhi, ranked worst in 2014, is no longer the world's most polluted city. However, four other Indian cities were among the seven most polluted cities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said o ...More


Noida authority issues notices to five builders for violating air pollution norms
Vinod Rajput
The Hindustan Times , Friday, May 13, 2016

The Noida authority has decided to issue notices to five realtors who were found violating National Green Tribunal (NGT) orders on air pollution around their construction sites. According to an April ...More


Toxic air: Pollution could cause over 5 lakh premature deaths in India
ANI
The Hindustan Times , Friday, May 13, 2016

If you are not alarmed already, it’s time you woke up to how air pollution could prove to be the biggest killer in coming years. According to a new report, air pollution could lead to up to 570,000 pr ...More


THE POISON YOU BREATHE
Piyush Kumar Tripathi
The Telegraph , Friday, May 13, 2016

First, the good news: Patna now ranks third - a step better than 2014 - among the most-polluted Indian cities in the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) report. The bad news? The Bihar capital now ...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


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


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


'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


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


Farm fires may have hit odd-even 2, says pollution body
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, May 12, 2016

The impact of odd-even on air pollution remained unclear with the Delhi Pollution Control Committee saying farm fires in Punjab and Haryana might have played spoilsport in the second phase of the car ...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


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


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