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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


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


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


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


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


Cars are not the biggest polluters in Delhi
JACOB KOSHY, DAMINI NATH
The Hindu , Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Delhi is gearing up for the odd-even scheme to check vehicular pollution, but road dust, burning of biomass and municipal solid waste, and industrial stacks contribute a far greater share of the city' ...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


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


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


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


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


Bihar government bans sirens to curb noise pollution
DNA India , Tuesday, December 29, 2015

In an attempt to reduce noise pollution in the state, the Bihar Government has banned the use of all kinds of sirens. The vehicles of Governor and judges besides ambulance and fire brigade have been e ...More


Mumbai records poorer air than Delhi
Rupsa Chakraborty
The Asian Age , Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mumbai has on Monday recorded a poorer quality of air than Delhi. The city recorded ‘poor’ air quality while a few of the city’s pockets recorded ‘very poor’ level. Andheri recorded 326 µg/m3 level o ...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


Ghazipur landfill site in Delhi is a ticking garbage bomb
Shraddha Jandial
India Today , Monday, December 28, 2015

The over-saturated Ghazipur landfill site in east Delhi is one of the biggest contributors to the alarming level of air pollution in the region. While the civic authorities constructed a waste-to-ener ...More


Solution for Union Carbide waste under consideration: Javadekar
IANS
Business Standard , Monday, December 28, 2015

The central government is considering ways to dispose of toxic waste lying at the defunct Union Carbide pesticide factory in Bhopal, union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. "We are working t ...More


Iran: Pollution in Tehran forces cancellation of 2 football matches
AFP
The Hindustan Times , Monday, December 28, 2015

Iran decided to postpone two premier league football matches on Sunday as the air pollution in Tehran was more than twice the acceptable level, according to the state media. The games -- between Tehr ...More


Union Carbide waste disposal plan being worked out: Minister
IANS
The Hindu , Monday, December 28, 2015

Plan to incinerate it did not take off A plan is being worked out for the safe disposal of toxic waste lying at the defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, the gas leakage from where killed more tha ...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


Smog blankets Beijing and Shanghai
Business Standard , 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


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