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Prioritise pollution control, govt told
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Karnataka High Court judge Justice N K Patil on Tuesday took note of the increasing water and air pollution and said that it should be the priority of the government to ensure clean drinking water and ...More


Air pollution exposure may up risk of preterm birth
PTI
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Exposure to high levels of small particle air pollution is associated with an increased risk of premature birth, a study has found. Researchers at the US Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre ...More


High air pollution exposure increases risk of premature birth
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mothers-to-be, take note! Exposure to high levels of small particle air pollution is associated with an increased risk of premature birth, a new study has found. Researchers at the US Cincinnati C ...More


'Climate Change Is Our Priority In India'
Pragya Singh
Outlook , Monday, January 25, 2016

In January Ravi Chellam, the well-known wildlife conservationist and researcher took charge as Greenpeace India's new executive director. In an interview with Pragya Singh he speaks about the "overarc ...More


Indoor air pollution cause of low birth weight among newborns in India: Doctors
IANS
The Indian Express , Friday, January 22, 2016

One of the major reasons for low weight among newborns in rural India was the continuous exposure of pregnant women to indoor air pollution, according to doctors. Doctors have said indoor air polluti ...More


Despite hostile weather, odd-even cut pollution: CSE
The Times of India , Friday, January 22, 2016

New Delhi: The Delhi government's odd-even scheme has been given a thumbs up by Centre for Science and Environment, a green think tank, which said it helped bring down air pollution levels in the city ...More


Public not ready to dump diesel for CNG: Delhi Government tells SC
KRISHNADAS RAJAGOPAL
The Hindu , Friday, January 22, 2016

The SC had asked the government to increase the availability of CNG. In contrast to the Delhi government's ready acceptance to comply with the Supreme Court's suggestion to phase out its old diesel f ...More


Delhi air quality worsened after end of odd-even scheme, says CSE
PTI
The Hindustan Times , Friday, January 22, 2016

The first three working days after the end of the odd-even scheme saw a rapid worsening of air quality, with levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) registering a jump of more than 57% on the day af ...More


Air quality worsened after end of odd-even scheme: study
PTI
Business Line , Friday, January 22, 2016

January 15, which was the last day of the odd and even scheme was the "cleanest" day of this winter. NEW DELHI, JAN 22: The first three working days after the end of the odd-even scheme saw rapid ...More


Coldest Jan day at 12.6 C sees drop in air pollution
Richa Pinto
The Times of India , Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mumbai: While Mumbaikars woke up to the coldest day yet this January at 12.6 degree Celsius, thanks to a cold wave in parts of Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada, the average pollution level reduced to ...More


‘PM 2.5 can cause cancer, but info on pollutant is sketchy in India’
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mumbai: Two years ago, the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for Research on Cancer, for the first time, classified air pollution as one of the causes for cancer. "PM 2.5 (solid ...More


How to pinpoint Delhi's air-pollution sources
Business Standard , Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Delhi is at a crossroads in its approach to air pollution. Since the capital topped the World Health Organization’slist of most-polluted cities, the public has focused its attention on the issue and t ...More


Odd-even formula not a sustainable solution
PP Sangal
The Financial Express , Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared Delhi as the most polluted city in the world. Undoubtedly, it is so, as the data on various parameters of air quality index (AQI)—particulate matt ...More


Most Chinese cities fail air quality standards in 2015: Greenpeace
AFP
The Economic Times , Wednesday, January 20, 2016

BEIJING: Nearly 300 Chinese cities failed to meet national standards for air quality last year, Greenpeace said Wednesday, despite marginal improvements in some of the worst¬hit areas. China's cities ...More


Why getting a reliable picture of Delhi's air pollution is difficult
Business Standard , Wednesday, January 20, 2016

This winter, Delhi’s government and the judiciary have implemented several policies aimed at cutting Delhi’s air pollution. The just-concluded odd-even scheme in the city required motorists to find al ...More


City’s air quality worsens as temperature dips
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 20, 2016

MUMBAI: Pollution levels in the city slipped back into the 'poor' category as minimum temperatures dipped on Tuesday. The chill returned to the city after a long gap as the minimum temperature dropped ...More


Odd-even over, pollution levels see marginal rise
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, January 18, 2016

Gurgaon: Air pollution increased slightly on Saturday in the city, even though the concentration of smog was less as compared to the past three days. The PM2.5 has been recorded at 115.25 g/m³ (mic ...More


Odd-even a way of life
SunitaNarain
Business Standard , Monday, January 18, 2016

Earlier this month, I was in the Delhi High Court, where a battery of lawyers had filed separate petitions against the odd-even car-rationing scheme of the Delhi government. Their arguments were that ...More


Air pollution became worse during odd-even days, claims online portal
The Hindustan Times , Monday, January 18, 2016

The odd-even plan of the Delhi government may have reduced congestion on the Capital’s roads with the AAP government celebrating the “success” of its odd-even scheme on Sunday but data shows the city’ ...More


Air pollution now a public global health emergency: WHO
PrasunSonwalkar
The Hindustan Times , Monday, January 18, 2016

New data on deadly levels of air pollution in cities across the globe are scheduled to be released soon by the World Health Organisation (WHO), whose top public health expert has already called it a g ...More


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