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Pollution regulator frames standards for 16 industries using polluting fuels
Malavika Vyawahare
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The apex pollution regulator has framed standards for sulphur and nitrate oxides for 16 industries that use inferior quality fuel that releases these pollutants. The standards are yet to approved by ...More


Eight top docs form council to research impact of air pollution
Jyoti Shelar
The Hindu , Monday, September 18, 2017

Air Pollution Institute of Research will begin with collecting data to link pollution to diseases Alarmed by the growing negative impact of increasing air pollution on public health, eight of the cou ...More


India's top doctors on mission to tackle air pollution
ANI
Deccan Herald , Monday, September 18, 2017

New Delhi: To have a cleaner and safer environment, top medical experts, with different specialities across the country, came together on Saturday, for an inaugural meeting, to form a body known as Ai ...More


Tambaram takes bio-route to clear toxic dump yard
Sahaya Novinston Lobo
The New Indian Express , Monday, September 18, 2017

CHENNAI: After years of struggle by local residents, Tambaram Municipality has finally planned to clear the Kannadapalayam dumpyard using the biomining method. The civic body has switched to the new t ...More


CPCB firms up plan to check use of polluting fuels in
Sourav Roy Barman/PTI
Press Trust of India , Monday, September 18, 2017

New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI) The use of sulphur-heavy fuel, a major source of air pollution, such as furnace oil (FO) and pet coke in industries operating across the country will finally be regulated, star ...More


Unchecked agri waste burning to cause severe air pollution this Diwali
Web India 123 , Monday, September 18, 2017

Three states abutting the national capital had last year promised to stop burning agricultural waste in the wake of public uproar and a severe rap from the green court. That promise appears set to go ...More


50% of Gurugram’s shared auto fleet can’t ply as NGT refuses to change order
Shilpy Arora
The Times of India , Friday, September 15, 2017

GURUGRAM: Over 50% of the city's diesel autos should go off the roads, after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday rejected the Centre's plea seeking modification of its ban on diesel vehicles ...More


NGT refuses to lift ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR
The Hindustan Times , Friday, September 15, 2017

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday dismissed the Union government’s plea asking for modification in its order banning 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR. The green court, which was hearing ...More


Plastic in drinking water: What are the risks to human health?
Business Standard , Friday, September 15, 2017

Plastic microparticles are finding their way into our drinking water. We already knew tiny pieces of plastic find their way into seawater where they can be eaten by marine animals and so end up in hum ...More


WHO air-quality norms may help Indians live longer
India Today , Friday, September 15, 2017

According to a report by the Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI), India can improve the life quality and life expectancy of a majority of its population just by reducing the air pollution complying to the s ...More


NGT refuses to lift ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR
Scroll. In , Friday, September 15, 2017

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday refused to lift its order banning diesel vehicles more than 10 years old in the National Capital Region. A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar turned down a ...More


Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030
IANS
Zee News , Thursday, September 14, 2017

Climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to increase air pollution-related deaths by nearly 60,000 in 2030 and 2,60,000 in 2100 globally, a study has claimed. According to the study, hotter t ...More


20,000 kg plastic carry bags seized
Millennium Post , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NEW DELHI: Acting on the directions of National Green Tribunal (NGT), more than 20,000 kilograms of plastic carry bags (less than 50 microns) have been seized by various agencies across Delhi. The t ...More


SC caps number of fireworks sale licences in Delhi at 500
IANS
Business Standard , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Asserting that school children should be encouraged to refrain from bursting firecrackers, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed police not to grant more than 500 temporary licences for retail sale of ...More


Delhi: More than 20,000 kg of plastic carry bags seized after recently imposed ban
ANI
Business Standard , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

More than 20,000 kilograms of plastic carry bags (less than 50 microns) have been seized by various agencies across Delhi as a part of the ongoing operations to effectively implement the plastic ban i ...More


Air pollution can be dangerous in eco-friendly homes, study suggests
ANI
Business Standard , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Air pollution can create problems even in eco-friendly buildings. According to a recent study, it is seen that these pollutants come from-- chemicals leaching out of building materials and the person ...More


Supreme Court pulls up pollution board, Delhi govt over firecrackers
The Indian Express , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Ahead of Diwali, the Supreme Court Tuesday came out with a series of directions regulating the sale and use of fireworks in Delhi-NCR, saying that the health of the people is “more important”. Disposi ...More


Supreme Court lifts NCR cracker ban, wants graded approach to pollution
Amit Anand Choudhary
The Times of India , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NEW DELHI: Firecrackers would be available in Delhi NCR and people could procure and use it to celebrate Dussehara and Diwali in coming festive seasons as the Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted ban on th ...More


20k Kg of Plastic Bags Seized; Challans Issued
The Pioneer , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

More than 20,000 kilograms of plastic carry bags (less than 50 microns) have been seized by various agencies across Delhi as part of the ongoing operations to effectively implement the plastic ban in ...More


How indoor air pollution is leading to stunted growth in India’s children
Anca Balietti and Prateek Mittal
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Worldwide, as many as 4.3 million people die each year due to indoor air pollution. The conversation on air quality, however, has been focused largely on outdoor air pollution. As researchers at Evide ...More


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