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Air clean in HP hill stations, but pollution high in industrial towns
Gaurav Bisht
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Despite the increasing number of vehicular traffic on the hills, the air is still clean in key hill stations of Himachal Pradesh, however, the rapidly growing industries has increased pollution level ...More


Ensuring climate justice
Varun Gandhi
The Asian Age , Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Indians are likely to be among the worst affected victims of climate change, with average temperatures in north India potentially rising by 2.9 to 5 degree celsius by 2080. With 60 per cent of India’s ...More


Detecting the dirty smell in the city
MOHIT M. RAO
The Hindu , Wednesday, December 02, 2015

This is the challenge before the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), which has started the process of quantifying and monitoring odour. Snaking through residential areas, and even betwee ...More


Beijing chokes under worst smog of the year
Sutirtho Patranobis
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Beijing choked on Tuesday under the thickest blanket of smog for 2015, with the concentration of hazardous particulate matter peaking at around 900 in parts of the city of 21 million people. Similar ...More


National Pollution Control Day: SAFAR scientists flash ‘red code’for Pune, warn dip in air quality
Anuradha Mascarenhas
The Indian Express , Wednesday, December 02, 2015

IN THE last three years, there has been a dip in city’s air quality with scientists at the System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) flashing the ‘red colour code’ on its index. The red c ...More


Air clean in HP hill stations, but pollution high in industrial towns
Gaurav Bisht
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Despite the increasing number of vehicular traffic on the hills, the air is still clean in key hill stations of Himachal Pradesh, however, the rapidly growing industries has increased pollution level ...More


Air pollution puts diabetic women's hearts at risk, reveals study
ANI
DNA India , Wednesday, December 02, 2015

According to a new study, diabetic women, who are exposed to air pollution, may have a much higher risk for heart disease, according to a long-term study. Although studies have shown that people with ...More


Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels
The Times of India , Tuesday, December 01, 2015

BEIJING: Beijing suffered its worst air pollution of the year on Monday, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous levels of pollutants. City authorities issued a rare ...More


Clearing the air: Air purifiers may have benefits, but cutting pollution holds key
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to New Delhi in January, the US embassy, worried over the quality of the capital’s air, purchased 1,800 air purifiers for use on the mission premises. With pers ...More


Beijing air pollution reaches hazardous levels
AP
The Hindu , Tuesday, December 01, 2015

China’s cities are among the world’s dirtiest after three decades of explosive economic growth that led to construction of hundreds of coal-fired power plants. Schools in Beijing were ordered to keep ...More


India will fulfil commitments on climate change, says Modi
PTI
The Hindu , Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Prime Minister points to country’s ambitious target of producing 175 GW of renewable energy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India would fulfil all its responsibilities with regard to cli ...More


Paris Climate talks: trouble for the world and India
Business Standard , Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The world has used up two-thirds of its carbon space for a 2-degrees-Celsius temperature rise, consumed 35% of known fossil-fuel reserves and cut a third of global forests. These are the numbers clim ...More


Asthma patients resort to salt therapy for relief from pollution
Ajay Kumar
India Today , Monday, November 30, 2015

With the national Capital being listed as one of the most pollutant city in the world, neighbouring Gurgaon isn't lagging much behind, thanks to large number of industries and motor vehicles. Also R ...More


‘POLLUTING’ PLANT CRUMBLES UNDER CONCRETE RESOLVE OF MALAD WARRIORS
Gitanjali Das
Mumbai Mirror , Monday, November 30, 2015

A ready-mix concrete (RMC) plant in Malad blamed for respiratory problems among residents has been dismantled and moved, a major victory for the citizens who had been fighting for its closure for over ...More


Participants overcome Delhi pollution to participate in half marathon
AP
The Hindustan Times , Monday, November 30, 2015

The tens of thousands of people who participated in Sunday’s half marathon in India’s capital had more than just running 21 kilometers (13 miles) through New Delhi’s streets on a misty, chilly morning ...More


Environment activists welcome early switch to tougher emissions rules
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Monday, November 30, 2015

New Delhi: Environment activists have welcomed the government’s move to introduce tighter emissions standards in India three years earlier than initially planned. Bharat Stage V (BS-V) and Bharat Sta ...More


Delhiites suffer as smog chokes lungs
Astha Saxena
India Today , Monday, November 30, 2015

Delhi's air is not just unhealthy, but is turning hazardous for the people. One of US Embassy's pollution monitoring stations in New Delhi on Sunday recorded a reading of 665 on its custom developed ...More


Schoolkids march to India Gate, demand action against pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Sunday, November 29, 2015

NEW DELHI: With India Gate barely visible from a distance of even 200m, hundreds of kids braved the chill on Saturday morning and took to Rajpath to sensitise the capital about the increasing air poll ...More


Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
AP
Business Standard , Sunday, November 29, 2015

Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels today as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air. At noon, the US Embassy in Beijing reported the level of the ...More


Delhi govt receives IIT-K study on city's air pollution
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Saturday, November 28, 2015

The long-awaited study on Delhi's air pollution prepared by a team of IIT Kanpur, has identified emissions from vehicles, thermal plants and biomass burning in neighbouring states as the "dominant fac ...More


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