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Union environment ministry issues fresh directions to control air pollution
DNA India , Thursday, December 31, 2015

With the Delhi government's odd-even policy set to roll out in two days, the union ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEF&CC) too issued fresh directions to all governments falling ...More


Centre Directs Agencies to Control Air Pollution in Delhi, NCR
ANI
The New Indian Express , Thursday, December 31, 2015

NEW DELHI: The Central Government on Wednesday issued directions to all agencies falling under Delhi airshed area under Section 18 of the Air Act 1981 to control air pollution and improve the ambient ...More


Centre’s 42-point to clear air in a year
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Delhi: Amid reports of alarming level of air pollution in the capital, the Centre on Wednesday issued a 42-point action plan to handle the situation and directed Delhi and three neighbouring state ...More


Take immediate steps to curb pollution: Centre to Delhi, Raj, Haryana, UP
PTI
The Indian Express , Thursday, December 31, 2015

With pollution reaching alarming levels in the national capital, the Centre on Wednesday directed Delhi and three neighbouring states to take immediate steps like action against “visibly polluting veh ...More


CPCB, a look at the science behind the air quality index
AradhnaWal
DNA India , Wednesday, December 30, 2015

At 4 pm on Tuesday, as averages based of real time readings of New Delhi's air were rolled out in the laboratories of the Central Pollution Control Board, the city had a relatively better day. From th ...More


Italy’s odd-even car rule
AFP
The Hindu , Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Cars were partially banished from the streets of Milan and Rome on Monday as Italy battled a build-up of health-threatening pollution caused by freakishly dry and warm winter weather. As a row erupte ...More


Air pollution likely to increase on New Year’s Eve
VinamrataBorwankar
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 30, 2015

MUMBAI: The city may not ring in the New Year on a very good note as the air you breathe in the next few days is expected to be heavily polluted. According to a forecast by the System of Air Quality a ...More


Fight against PousMela pollution
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 30, 2015

KOLKATA: Environment activist Subhas Datta has written to the vice-chancellor of VisvaBharatiUniversity ,Santiniketan, and the West Bengal Pollution Control Board, drawing their attention to the huge ...More


After exemptions, only 6 per cent cars to face odd-even heat
Rakesh Ranjan
India Today , Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Before the Delhi Government can pat itself for their odd-even formula, here is a statistical fact: Only 5.3 lakh cars can be kept off roads on any day. And that's a meagre 6.27 per cent. With the gov ...More


India’s environment report card
IANS
The Hindu , Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Soaring pollution levels, crippling floods, quivering Richter notes to scores of environment laws awaiting implementation — this, in short, was India's environmental standing this year. As alarming a ...More


‘Very high’ levels of toxic chemicals in Delhi air: Study
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 30, 2015

NEW DELHI: The draft IIT-Kanpur report on pollution in Delhi has triggered fresh alarm over the city's winter air quality as it has found "very high" levels of an extremely toxic group of 100 chemical ...More


The Environment: Air Pollution is Slow Murder; Must be Stopped
SunitaNarain
Business Today , Wednesday, December 30, 2015

ABOUT: With Delhi's air pollution reaching alarming proportions and most of the other major metros on the verge of hitting dangerous levels of air pollution, there's need for drastic action in the int ...More


Microsoft, IBM eye big business in forecasting China's smog
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 30, 2015

BEIJING: Two of the world's largest technology firms, IBM and Microsoft, are vying to tap the nascent, fast-growing market for forecasting air quality in the world's top carbon emitters. Bouts of a ...More


2016 likely to bring relief from air pollution for Delhi residents
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The beginning of 2016 is expected to bring relief from air pollution for Delhi residents. The Met office predicted the air quality to be between “moderate to very poor” in the next few days — a small ...More


Delhi: December 30 dry run for odd even rule
DNA India , Tuesday, December 29, 2015

It was followed by Punjabi Bagh with an AQI of 346 with Pm 2.5 and RK Puram having an AQI of 333. The Mandir Marg area had an AQI of 316 with PM2.5. The capital's emergency experiment on the odd even ...More


Three pollution check centres giving fake clearances
Shilpy Arora
The Times of India , Tuesday, December 29, 2015

GURGAON: Officials of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) carried out a surprise inspection of four major authorised pollution check centres in the city on Monday and found three centres ...More


Italy enforces odd-even scheme due to killer pollution
AFP/ PTI
Business Standard , Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Cars were partially banished from the streets of Milan andRome today as Italy battled a buildup of health-threatening pollution caused by freakishly dry and warm winter weather. As a row erupted ov ...More


Winter air dangerously toxic in Mumbai
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindu , Tuesday, December 29, 2015

This year, the winter chill has also brought with it poor air quality. A recent study revealed the concentration of particulate matter 1 (PM1) – pollutant particles less than one microns that can get ...More


Odd-even bluff?
SP Ketkar
The Financial Express , Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The proposal from the AamAadmi Party (AAP) government to try the odd-even scheme for private car usage in Delhi, from January 1-15, has been a topic of intense debate. The scheme has been projected as ...More


Odd-even: Many commuters not ready for car pools, public transport
IANS
Business Standard , Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Car owners still seem reluctant to embrace the odd-even scheme of the Delhi government to contain pollution despite only a few days left for the formula to start. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had s ...More


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