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Smog covers Beijing and Shanghai after Christmas alert
Live Mint , Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dense smog continued to shroud China’s largest cities on Saturday though an approaching cold front began to clear the skies, a day after a Beijing air-pollution alert forced the cancellation of more t ...More


Delhi air quality plunges, IndiaSpend rejigs sensor readings
Business Standard , Sunday, December 27, 2015

A traffic policeman wears a mask to protect himself from dust and air pollution as he signals to drivers in New Delhi, India, December 23 was officially the capital city’s ‘most polluted day of the ye ...More


Traffic curbs in Italy as cities battle record pollution
Gaia Pianigiani
The Times of India , Saturday, December 26, 2015

SIENA, Italy: The air in Milan has gotten so dirty that cars and motorcycles will be banned from city streets for several periods next week to reduce emissions, and Rome is also restricting traffic to ...More


Worst pollution engulf Beijing on Christmas Day
The Hindu , Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Chinese capital Beijing was enveloped by this year’s worst air pollution with the smog level crossing the most hazardous mark, two days after a red alert for foul weather was lifted. Beijing woke ...More


Odd-even rule: ‘Road dust, secondary particles cause most pollution in Delhi’
PragyaKaushika
The Indian Express , Saturday, December 26, 2015

Road dust and secondary particles emitted from various sources are the primary contributors of pollution in the national capital, according to a draft report by IIT Kanpur. While the pollutants are al ...More


15-year-old diesel vehicles banned from Patna roads
IANS
The Times of India , Friday, December 25, 2015

PATNA: The Bihar government has banned 15-year-old diesel vehicles from this capital's road in a bid to control air pollution. The decision follows an advisory issued by the Bihar State Pollution C ...More


Delhi’s odd-even formula to curb air pollution now has a blueprint
Pretika Khanna
Live Mint , Friday, December 25, 2015

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday released a detailed blueprint for its ambitious road-rationing plan to check pollution in the national capital. The plan to curb the number of vehicles ply ...More


Year’s worst pollution engulfs Beijing on Christmas Day
PTI
The Indian Express , Friday, December 25, 2015

The Chinese capital Beijing was on Friday enveloped by this year’s worst air pollution with the smog level crossing the most hazardous mark, two days after a red alert for foul weather was lifted. Be ...More


Kejriwal unveils odd-even scheme, greens unhappy (Roundup)
IANS
Business Standard , Friday, December 25, 2015

The Delhi government on Thursday unveiled its ambitious traffic rationing plan to combat rising pollution, but greens were unhappy over the exemption given to 25 categories of motorists including wome ...More


Ten Chinese cities issue pollution red alert: state media
AFP
Business Standard , Friday, December 25, 2015

More than 100 million people in China have been warned to stay indoors after at least 10 Chinese cities issued red alerts for smog, state media reported today. Pollution covered large parts of the ...More


Nitish seeks ban on 15 year-old diesel vehicles in Bihar
PTI
The Hindu , Friday, December 25, 2015

Expressing concern over the alarming level of air pollution in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has directed concerned officials for banning 15-year-old diesel vehicles in the state capital among ot ...More


In fact: New pollution-health study covers new ground but not enough
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Friday, December 25, 2015

On Tuesday, AIIMS doctors announced that the institution would be part of the first large-scale study in India in nearly 18 years on links between respiratory and cardiovascular conditions and air qua ...More


Air pollution alert: More than money, Chinese employees want cleaner air in office
Reuters
DNA India , Friday, December 25, 2015

It's not only about salaries, promotions and career prospects - many companies in China have found they need to offer cleaner air within their offices to lure and retain staff. Air quality has deteri ...More


Stay indoors: Ten Chinese cities issue pollution red alert
AP
The Hindustan Times , Friday, December 25, 2015

China has issued pollution red alert for smog in at least 10 cities warning over 100 million people to stay indoors, state media reported on Thursday. Pollution covered large parts of the country’s ...More


More Chinese cities issue red alerts for heavy smog
AP
The Hindu , Friday, December 25, 2015

More Chinese cities are issuing their first red alerts for pollution in response to forecasts of heavy smog, after the capital, Beijing, issued two this monthfollowing criticism for not releasing them ...More


CSIR's proposal to combat Delhi's pollution
JACOB KOSHY
The Hindu , Thursday, December 24, 2015

The research lab claims their idea will be more effective that Delhi's proposed odd-even licence-plate policing. A mid-week work-from-home, rather than licence-plate policing, may be the solution to ...More


Auto sector loses speed as pollution debate takes centrestage
PTI
The Times of India , Thursday, December 24, 2015

NEW DELHI: Driving smooth on a slow but steady recovery path, the automotive industry came to a screeching halt as the year 2015 entered its last lap -- thanks to a raging debate on pollution control. ...More


For clean air, use market-based tools
R VENKATESAN
Business Standard , Thursday, December 24, 2015

Administrative fiat is certainly not the best option in the absence of accurate data on vehicular pollution During the late 1990s, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) worked with six coun ...More


Only 36 of 13,000 cabs in Gurgaon use CNG, experts concerned
Snehil Sinha
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, December 24, 2015

In a city where app-based taxis and cab fleets are the lifeline for lakhs of commuters, less than 1% of the vehicles run on CNG. Of the total 13,207 cabs registered in Gurgaon, only 36 use compresse ...More


Delhi air pollution: Govt readies plan, but won’t target powerful transport industry
Reuters
The Financial Express , Thursday, December 24, 2015

Government is devising a plan to combat smog in the capital New Delhi, the world’s most polluted city, two senior officials said, but it is stopping short of targeting the powerful transport industry. ...More


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