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Environment behind nearly quarter of global deaths: WHO
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Business Line , Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Most environmentally-linked deaths happened in South-East Asia GENEVA, MARCH 15: One in four deaths worldwide is due to environmental factors such as air, water and soil pollution, as well as unsa ...More


‘Sparrow data a far cry in India’
RAHI GAIKWAD
The Hindu , Wednesday, March 16, 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


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


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


Government downplays Greenpeace India report on air pollution
PTI
DNA India , Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Downplaying Greenpeace India's recent report which said India overtook China's air pollution levels in 2015, the Centre today said the study was based on "extrapolated and constructed" data "without" ...More


Children, elderly worst hit by pollution: WHO
MalathyIyer
The Times of India , Wednesday, March 16, 2016

MUMBAI: Children and the elderly are the worst hit by environment-related diseases, said the World Health Organisation's Preventing Disease through Healthy Environments report released on Tuesday. The ...More


Single factor cannot reduce pollution: Government on odd-even scheme
PTI
The Economic Times , Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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


Blame it on the environment
AFP
The Hindu , Wednesday, March 16, 2016

One in four deaths worldwide are due to environmental factors like air, water and soil pollution, as well as unsafe roads and workplace stress, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Tuesday. An es ...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


Odd-even to return: Is govt ready for Ozone challenge?
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Tuesday, March 15, 2016

As the Delhi government prepares for the next phase of the odd-even scheme in April, analysis by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has shown that with 15 ‘very poor’ days and 13 poor days, ai ...More


Mexico City issues pollution alert, traffic restrictions implimented
Reuters
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 15, 2016

MEXICO CITY: Mexico City's government ordered traffic restrictions on Tuesday and recommended people stay indoors due to serious air pollution, issuing its second-highest alert warning for ozone level ...More


Delhi- UP border pollution under NGT scanner
PTI
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Traffic chaos near the Kaushambi Bus Terminal on the Delhi border has caught the attention of the National Green Tribunal which on Monday called for an inspection of the area and sought a detailed rep ...More


NGT forms panel to study Kaushambi air quality
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ghaziabad: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday formed a committee of experts, comprising representatives from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) a ...More


Mumbai tops, Delhi 6th among cities which deliver better quality of life
Dipak K Dash
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NEW DELHI: Mumbai topped the list among 21 big cities in a survey conducted to assess the capability of city administration to deliver better quality of life over the medium and long term. While the m ...More


Air pollution tied to top two causes of death in India
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, March 12, 2016

NEW DELHI: Air pollution is an important risk factor for top two causes of death in the country-ischemic heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-health minister J P Nadda told Lok Sabh ...More


Need a month to prepare for re-introducing odd-even scheme: Delhi govt FaizanHaidar
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Delhi government will need at least a month to prepare before the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme can be introduced under a Supreme Court directive to curb pollution in the capital, officials sa ...More


Only odd-even can't cut pollution: Centre
TNN
The Economic Times , Saturday, March 12, 2016

NEW DELHI: With the odd-even scheme of Delhi government set to return from April 15, the Centre on Tuesday played down its impact on air pollution, saying a single factor or action cannot substantiall ...More


Delhi HC to govt: Explain how you allow felling of trees
AneeshaMathur
The Indian Express , Friday, March 11, 2016

The Delhi government Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that it was looking into the process of “phasing out” and replacing old “outlived” trees. During the same hearing, it submitted a report fr ...More


HC gives directions to curb chaotic traffic situation in Delhi
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, March 11, 2016

The Delhi High Court today gave directions and suggestions like on the spot challaning and using of helicopters, with regard to managing the "chaotic" traffic condition in the city, alleviate problems ...More


Ghaziabad’s car-free drive trudges along
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, March 11, 2016

Ghaziabad: Just about a dozen car owners decided to leave their vehicles back home during the second car-free day held in Ghaziabad on Thursday. The RWA federation of Ghaziabad, which conducted the ev ...More


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