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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


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


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


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


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


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


‘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


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


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


Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
The Hindu , Saturday, November 28, 2015

Air pollution in Beijing has reached hazardous levels as smog engulfed large parts of the country despite efforts to clean up the foul air. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing reported the level of the poiso ...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


Air pollution puts diabetics at high heart disease risk
IANS
The Times of India , Friday, November 27, 2015

Women with diabetes who are exposed to air pollution for long period may have a much higher risk for heart disease, says a new study. "Our study is one of the first to demonstrate high risks of ca ...More


IIT study likely to offer new insights into air pollution
The Hindu , Friday, November 27, 2015

The Capital’s plan to combat poor air quality may see a redesign soon with a new study giving authorities insights into what really causes pollution, something there has been little information about ...More


High humidity worsening air pollution, say experts
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, November 27, 2015

MUMBAI: On Thursday morning, humidity levels in the city peaked, hitting 98% in south Mumbai and 80% in the suburbs. Peaked moisture levels have high potential to hold pollutants, say experts. Accord ...More


Stepping Up The Fight Against Climate Change
Kalvakuntla Kavitha
The New Indian Express , Friday, November 27, 2015

From 1950 through 2012, there have been more than 1,159 Multilateral Environmental Agreements. Over time, environmental issues have been grouped into three categories, namely — green (deforestation, r ...More


Civic body identifies 16 dumping sites for construction waste
Sandali Tiwari
The Indian Express , Thursday, November 26, 2015

In an attempt to check the rising pollution levels in the city, the municipal corporation of Gurgaon ( MCG) has identified 16 sites to dump construction and demolition waste. The dumping areas have be ...More


Mumbai has high levels of pollutants smaller than one micron: study
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, November 26, 2015

A first-of-its-kind study on airborne particulate matter smaller than one micrometre (PM1) has revealed that the concentration of the pollutant, which affects respiratory health, is increasing in the ...More


Air Pollution Puts Diabetic Women at High Heart Disease Risk
IANS
The New Indian Express , Thursday, November 26, 2015

NEW YORK: Women with diabetes who are exposed to air pollution for long period may have a much higher risk for heart disease, says a new study. "Our study is one of the first to demonstrate high risk ...More


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