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Ramdaspeth residents' complaint against noise pollution falls on deaf ears
Manka Behl
The Times of India , Monday, October 19, 2015

NAGPUR: Not the chirping of birds but it is the cacophony of hammering, drilling, stonecutting, loading and unloading and grinders to which residents of Ramdaspeth wake up. With a spurt in constructio ...More


Out of breath: How air pollution fuels viral infections, fever
Sanchita Sharma
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, October 18, 2015

Each year, an adult on average catches viral infections two to three times a year. Young children get them more often, falling ill between four and six times a year, with symptoms in both young and ol ...More


Heavy air pollution in 80% of Chinese cities: Greenpeace
AFP
The Times of India , Friday, October 16, 2015

BEIJING: Pollution in nearly 80 per cent of Chinese cities surveyed by Greenpeace "greatly exceeded" national standards over the first nine months of this year, the advocacy group said on Thursday. ...More


Need feasible solutions to combat air pollution in capital: Manish Sisodia
The Indian Express , Thursday, October 15, 2015

A workshop on ‘dust control measures to control air pollution’, held at the Delhi secretariat on Wednesday, pointed out the need of laying down construction project-specific air quality norms and sett ...More


'Each project needs dust control norm'
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Delhi: During an inter-departmental workshop on 'dust control measures to control air pollution' at the secretariat on Wednesday, experts recommended laying down construction project-specific air ...More


Enforcing global climate deal: Speak loudly, carry no stick
Alister Doyle /Reuters
The Asian Age , Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Negotiators have several terms for the way they plan to enforce any deal reached at global climate talks in Paris this December. “Peer pressure” and “cooperation” are a couple. “Race to the top” is th ...More


Children of mothers exposed to indoor pollution have less birth weight
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Children born to mothers who are exposed to high concentration of smoke from cooking may have low body weight and could be more prone to catching pneumonia. These are the preliminary findings of a ye ...More


Sensor-Based Purifier to Combat Rising Toxicity
Amrutha Varshinii
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, October 14, 2015

CHENNAI: With more buildings and heavy traffic gobbling up space in Chennai, the metropolis has slipped into the ‘non-attainment area’, that is, not meeting the national ambient air quality standards ...More


Devices to keep tab on pollution near city's border
Shagun Kapil
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Delhi government will install mobile pollution monitoring devices near city’s borders to monitor the impact of the recent Supreme Court order to levy a pollution tax on non-destined commercial veh ...More


Children of mothers exposed to indoor pollution have less birth weight
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Children born to mothers who are exposed to high concentration of smoke from cooking may have low body weight and could be more prone to catching pneumonia. These are the preliminary findings of a ye ...More


Levy pollution tax from Nov 1, says Supreme Court
Amit Anand Choudhary
The Times of India , Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NEW DELHI: In a move to check high level of air pollution in the capital, the Supreme Court on Monday formally imposed Environment Compensation Charge on vehicles entering Delhi from November 1. Heavy ...More


SC imposes pollution cess of Rs 700 and Rs 1300 on trucks entering Delhi
Harish V Nair
India Today , Tuesday, October 13, 2015

In a significant effort to bring down Delhi's deadly air pollution level, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the authorities concerned to levy an environment compensation charge of Rs 1,300 on heav ...More


Pollution tax on Delhi trucks
The Telegraph , Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Delhi, Oct. 12: Big trucks entering Delhi will have to pay Rs 1,300 and smaller commercial vehicles Rs 700 with the Supreme Court today ordering an experimental pollution compensation charge from ...More


Halt play for pollution? Only if they can't see the ball
AFP
The Times of India , Monday, October 12, 2015

BEIJING: A senior China Open tennis official said Sunday matches would not be stopped for air pollution unless it was so bad that players could not see the ball, following renewed concerns over Beijin ...More


Toxic particles, SO2 peak to dangerous levels on Diwali night in Delhi
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Monday, October 12, 2015

NEW DELHI: Firecracker traders may have complained of a slowdown in cracker sales but air pollution levels on Wednesday didn't reflect their concerns by any measure. Air quality deteriorated drastical ...More


Rising air pollution aggravates symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis: AIIMS study
BINDU SHAJAN PERAPPADAN
The Hindu , Sunday, October 11, 2015

Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have warned that when suspended particulate matter (SPM) 2.5 increases in the atmosphere, symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis aggravate in a ...More


Delhi: Supreme Court’s green light to city pollution tax
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, October 10, 2015

Diesel-guzzling trucks will have to pay an environment surcharge to enter Delhi, the Supreme Court indicated Friday in a move aimed at reducing air pollution that is choking the Capital. Buses, emerg ...More


Mixed reaction to pollution charge for trucks
AKANKSHA JAIN
The Hindu , Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Supreme Court’s decision to levy pollution charge on trucks, though awaiting formal order, has generated mixed response. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Friday welcomed the Suprem ...More


SC okays anti-pollution cess: Rs.700 on LCVs, Rs.1,300 on trucks
Shreeja Sen
Live Mint , Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday pass an order imposing an anti-pollution cess on commercial vehicles entering the national capital, which the World Health Organization (WHO) found last yea ...More


SC agrees to Rs 1,300 tax on polluting trucks
Dhananjay Mahapatra
The Times of India , Friday, October 09, 2015

NEW DELHI: In a bid to reduce the capital's high air pollution levels, the Supreme Court on Friday said it would order levying of a pollution tax of Rs 1,300 on heavy trucks and Rs 700 on light commer ...More


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