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Environmental pollution is biggest cause of asthma: Experts (May 3 is World Asthma Day)
IANS
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 04, 2016

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) India has witnessed a huge rise in asthma in the past decade, especially among children, due to a spike in environmental pollution, experts have said. Asthma is a chronic re ...More


Odd-Even Scheme and Pollution in Delhi
Jagran Josh , Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Delhi is the most polluted city in the world according to recent WHO report. Classified as the world’s fifth megacity, it has a population of 25.8 million, which continues to grow. With this growth, a ...More


E-autos to the rescue of pollution-choked Bengaluru
Anjali Acharya &UshtaCawasji
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, May 03, 2016

With a steady rise in the air pollution in Bengaluru due to the overwhelming number of vehicles on the streets, the need for eco-friendly transport has only increased. Public transport (especially ...More


Centre to seek review of SC ban on diesel vehicles in NCR
JyotiMukul
Business Standard , Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Union government will appeal to the Supreme Court to reconsider the ban on diesel vehicles in the national capital region (NCR). The decision was taken after a meeting attended by Road Transport a ...More


Despite ban, diesel autos have a free run in city
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Gurgaon: At a time when the Supreme Court order is forcing non-CNG cabs to go off Delhi and NCR roads, around 15,000 diesel autos continue to operate in Gurgaon. According to the apex court order, all ...More


Another Supreme Court order 18 years ago and Delhi’s first brush with CNG
SakshiDayal
The Indian Express , Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Supreme Court order passed on Saturday banning all non-CNG cabs from the NCR is not Delhi’s first brush with such a mass conversion of diesel and petrol vehicles to the more environment-friendly f ...More


Difficult to rein in, construction dust a major air polluter in Delhi
Mallica Joshi and Mohit Sharma
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, May 03, 2016

A plume of dust rises up from a house under construction as a steady breeze blows. Construction workers at the site and passersby break into a fit of coughs. The latter hurriedly walk away. The scene ...More


Driving Delhi dirty: Why odd-even plan fails to improve city’s air
AjaiPasricha
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, May 03, 2016

‘Licensed’ drivers in Delhi run amok like a pack of scavenging hyenas. They trample on the rights of others, bare their fangs at anyone crossing their path and feel no remorse whatsoever for their act ...More


CPCB to set up ambient air quality monitoring systems
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has proposed to set up ambient air quality monitoring systems in cities with the help of public sector undertakings, the government said today. "CPCB has ...More


Pollution has taken centrestage in debates and conversations: PWD Minister
Satyendar Jain
The Indian Express , Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Health Minister Satyendar Jain Monday said air pollution had taken “centrestage” in the capital over the last year, and has been introduced in public debate and conversation. He added that the debate ...More


Mexico City bans 40 per cent of cars again over air pollution
The Indian Express , Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Mexico City officials issued a new air pollution alert, meaning that 40 per cent of vehicles will be banned today, while industries will be required to cut emissions. Smog in the megacity of more than ...More


Awareness campaign launched against air pollution
IANS
Business Standard , Tuesday, May 03, 2016

With Asthma becoming one of the most common respiratory diseases in the world, a campaign to raise awareness about increasing air pollution was launched here on Monday. During the two-week-long 'Save ...More


‘Air pollution linked to diabetes’
BINDU SHAJAN PERAPPADAN
The Hindu , Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Air pollution has been linked to an increased prevalence of diabetes, say doctors. Dangerously high levels of pollution can also cause cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses. “Thus, it is important ...More


City doctors to wheel out anti-pollution drive today
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, May 02, 2016

Gurgaon: A group of doctors will take to the streets to spread awareness about the harm caused by pollution on Monday. They will also launch a CNG bus "Clean Air Express," on the occasion. The bus ...More


Odd-Even scheme: High compliance but more commuters switched to 2nd car, says MIT study
Apurva
The Indian Express , Monday, May 02, 2016

AS THE curtains come down on round two of the odd-even road space rationing scheme, the Delhi government is in a quandary. While it ponders whether it should implement the scheme through the year or s ...More


Delhi's air pollution rises 23% during second odd-even phase
Business Standard , Monday, May 02, 2016

Air pollution levels in Delhi rose 23 per cent during the second phase of the odd-even registration rule, from April 15 to April 29, over the previous 14 days (April 1 to April 14), based on an analys ...More


Ban of diesel taxis not enough to tackle air pollution in
PTI
India Today , Monday, May 02, 2016

New Delhi, May 1 (PTI) A day after the Odd Even rule came to an end and the ban on diesel-run cabs came into effect in Delhi, environmental activist SunitaNarain said that these measures were not enou ...More


‘Air pollution linked to diabetes’
BINDU SHAJAN PERAPPADAN
The Hindu , Monday, May 02, 2016

Air pollution has been linked to an increased prevalence of diabetes, say doctors. Dangerously high levels of pollution can also cause cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses. “Thus, it is important ...More


Spot monitoring of air pollution to continue for another week
The Indian Express , Monday, May 02, 2016

Monitoring of air pollution on-the-spot, which was started at 74 monitoring stations during the second phase of the odd-even scheme, will continue for another week. Sources said the Delhi Pollution Co ...More


US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution: Study
The Times of India , Sunday, May 01, 2016

WASHINGTON: An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study. The team led by researchers a ...More


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