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Deepavali: noise-levels remain unchanged
SHANKAR BENNUR
The Hindu , Saturday, November 14, 2015

If the noise levels monitored during Deepavali by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Mysuru are to be believed, they were almost similar to the ones observed during last year’s festi ...More


Noise level less during Deepavali
Deccan Herald , Saturday, November 14, 2015

This Deepavali was less noisier compared to the previous one, according an analysis of noise pollution conducted by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on the festival days. KSPCB ...More


Kids’ no-cracker pledge brings about a green change
Yusra Husain
The Times of India , Saturday, November 14, 2015

LUCKNOW: Excited to be in the market before Diwali to buy all decorations, sweets and crackers, class III student Ashu Trivedi was suddenly taken over by a different sentiment. Disregarding his father ...More


Noisy affair: Sound levels double during Diwali
Shrutika Sukhi
The Times of India , Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thane: Deafening firecrackers, smoke in the air and cracker litter was a common sight across the city on Wednesday and Thursday. Even though activists and the media had stressed on curbing the extensi ...More


Beware, the air you breathe this Diwali
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Friday, November 13, 2015

The air you breathe will be heavily polluted this Diwali, a first-time air quality forecast for the city during the festive season revealed. Four areas — Chembur, Bhandup, Mazgaon and Nerul —have bee ...More


Students say no to crackers
The Hindu , Friday, November 13, 2015

Students of Alphores Educational Institutions took out a massive rally on Monday educating people to “say no to crackers and yes to earthen lamps” for Diwali. Students carrying placards and banners a ...More


Air pollution surged on Diwali but Delhi govt says slight improvement
Ritam Halder
The Hindustan Times , Friday, November 13, 2015

The national Capital’s notoriously poisonous air worsened on Diwali night with tonnes of fireworks going up in smoke, though the Delhi government claimed that the situation had improved marginally fro ...More


Shun crackers this Diwali, plant a tree instead: BMC
Hemanta Pradhan
The Times of India , Friday, November 13, 2015

BHUBANESWAR: The BMC is celebrating the festival of lights in a unique manner this year. With the aim of keeping the festivities pollution-free and sensitizing denizens of the city towards environment ...More


Delhi’s toxic Diwali: City set to celebrate, choke itself
Shivani Singh
The Hindustan Times , Friday, November 13, 2015

It is that week of the year. Public advisories have been issued. The city government has asked the legislators to persuade their electorate to not burst crackers. The message is loud and clear: Don’t ...More


Clearing The Air
Sanjoy Hazarika
The Indian Express , Friday, November 13, 2015

As a lethal combination of pollutants — from traffic emissions to particulates from the burning fields in Punjab and Haryana, as well as industrial effluents (and anything else I may have left out) — ...More


Delhi: Don’t step out this Diwali
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Friday, November 13, 2015

With air quality in Delhi hovering between severe and very poor levels in the past 10 days, and particulates consistently emerging as the prominent pollutants, the System of Air Quality and Weather Fo ...More


Smartphones to help fight air pollution
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, November 13, 2015

Your smartphones could soon help you combat a deadly form of air pollution, thanks to a new low-cost and reliable method of detecting nitrogen dioxide - a significant air pollutant, scientists say. ...More


Sniff out air pollution with your smart phone
PTI
DNA India , Friday, November 13, 2015

Your smart phones could soon help you combat a deadly form of air pollution, thanks to a new low-cost and reliable method of detecting nitrogen dioxide - a significant air pollutant, scientists say. ...More


On Diwali night, India gasped for breath
RUKMINI S
The Hindu , Friday, November 13, 2015

Twenty of 26 air quality monitoring stations across the country recorded “severe” air quality at midnight on Wednesday night, a level of pollution that India officially rates as its worst possible, an ...More


Noise, air pollution high on Deepavali
The Hindu , Friday, November 13, 2015

The most dangerous component of pollution – Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM) – shot up to 412 g/m3 on Wednesday at Kukatpally, which was twice the average of around 220 g/m3 on normal da ...More


Diwali noise pollution in Lucknow comes down by nearly 21%
Arunav Sinha
The Times of India , Friday, November 13, 2015

LUCKNOW: Unlike last year, where level of noise pollution in Lucknow during Diwali had touched almost 100 decibels, this year, the average noise pollution level in the city (during the corresponding p ...More


Anti-cracker drives fail, Delhi chokes on Diwali air again
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, November 13, 2015

NEW DELHI: Anti-cracker campaigns by the central and Delhi governments appeared to have made no significant impact as the capital celebrated another dirty Diwali, with fireworks well into the night, l ...More


Bhopal’s Arera Colony sees highest pollution surge on Diwali night
Shruti Tomar
The Hindustan Times , Friday, November 13, 2015

Diwali celebration in the Arera Colony - one of the poshest settlements in Bhopal - appear to have gone a little out of hand with pollution levels in the locality found to be more than six times highe ...More


Delhi air quality seen worse this year after Diwali
Nikita Mehta
Live Mint , Friday, November 13, 2015

Air pollution in Delhi, which is already at levels harmful for health, is likely to worsen after Diwali. PM 2.5, minuscule particles that make the air hazy and can have an adverse effect on health, w ...More


Air pollution worsens in Delhi after Diwali
Live Mint , Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Delhi: A day after Diwali, the air pollution across Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Thursday morning was “severe” with nearly six times the average levels of deadly PM 2.5 (particul ...More


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