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Ageing commercial vehicles to be junked across country
Reuters
The Hindustan Times , Friday, December 04, 2015

India will force all commercial trucks more than 15 years old off the road from April and is reviewing how it checks vehicle emissions, a senior transport official said, as the government tries to cur ...More


DELHI AIR POLLUTION INCREASES BY 600% SINCE OCT
The Pioneer , Friday, December 04, 2015

Delhi witnessed a “seven-fold increase” in air pollution level since October 1, a Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) expert said on Thursday even as real-time exposure readings of nearly all mon ...More


Pollution up seven-fold in city since October 1: CSE
Soibam Rocky Singh
The Hindustan Times , Friday, December 04, 2015

Living in the Capital is like being “in a gas chamber” said the Delhi high court on Thursday as it gave a slew of directions including a check on construction sites creating dust pollution, implementa ...More


Indoor air pollution also a concern
Ruchira Talapatra
Deccan Herald , Friday, December 04, 2015

With National Pollution Day (December 2) and World Health Organization (WHO) declaring air quality of Indian metropolitan cities worst in the world, healthcare professionals are registering a sharp ri ...More


Bad air: Delhi races ahead of Beijing
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Friday, December 04, 2015

NEW DELHI: After a neck-and-neck race with Beijing over the past few winters, Delhi may soon find itself without a rival for the 'most-polluted-city' crown. The Chinese city is doing its best to fall ...More


Living in Delhi like living in a gas chamber: High Court
PTI
DNA India , Friday, December 04, 2015

Observing that the current air pollutionlevels in the national capital have reached "alarming" proportions and it was akin to "living in a gas chamber", the Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the C ...More


Unchecked, pollution on the rise in Gurgaon
Ajay Kumar
India Today , Thursday, December 03, 2015

While prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed concern over rising pollution and climate change at the Paris summit recently, his own governments in states are not serious about dealing with pollution. ...More


Govt to ban old trucks as cities choke on dirty air
Aditya Kalra
Live Mint , Thursday, December 03, 2015

New Delhi: India will force all commercial trucks more than 15 years old off the road from April and is reviewing how it checks vehicle emissions, a senior transport official said, as the government t ...More


India must work towards meaningful climate deal at Paris: EcoSikh
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, December 03, 2015

A pro-environment Sikh American group today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should commit to reducing carbon emissions and to work towards a meaningful agreement at the UN climate summit in Par ...More


Green panel directs Delhi govt to identify city’s pollution hotspots
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, December 03, 2015

With Delhi’s foul air getting more toxic by the day, the city’s pollution control body is planning daily warnings informing people about ‘pollution hotspots’ and advice that includes going car-free. ...More


Delhi rapped for not acting seriously to curb pollution
AKANKSHA JAIN
The Hindu , Thursday, December 03, 2015

With pollution increasing in Delhi, the State government on Wednesday came under severe criticism of the National Green Tribunal for not acting “seriously” to improve the deteriorating air quality in ...More


China vows massive clean-up of power plants
AFP
Business Standard , Thursday, December 03, 2015

China will upgrade its coal-fired power plants to reduce the discharge of pollutants by 60 percent before 2020, top officials said today. The move will save around 100 million tonnes of raw coal a ...More


India must work towards meaningful climate deal at Paris: EcoSikh
PTI
The Economic Times , Thursday, December 03, 2015

WASHINGTON: A pro-environment Sikh-American group today said that India should commit itself to reducing carbon emissions and work towards a meaningful agreement at the UN climate summit in Paris. "W ...More


NGT criticises Delhi government over pollution mess
The Asian Age , Thursday, December 03, 2015

The green watchdog on Wednesday severely criticised Delhi government for not acting “seriously” to improve deteriorating air quality in the city and directed it to convene an urgent meeting on the iss ...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


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


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


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


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


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