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Gurgaon bureaucrats gasp for breath as air quality dips
ASHOK KUMAR
The Hindu , Friday, November 20, 2015

Around 68 per cent of Gurgaon officials have shortness of breath, out of which 57 per cent have below normal lung capacity while 48 per cent have lung function suggestive of asthma. The worrying pict ...More


Indoor Air Pollution Causing More Deaths than Outdoor: Experts
PTI
The New Indian Express , Thursday, November 19, 2015

NEW DELHI: Indoor air pollution is causing more deaths than outdoor air pollution and needs to be addressed with an integrated approach to increase the access to clean fuel in the country, leading env ...More


'Need better coordination between Centre, states to curb air pollution'
IANS
Business Standard , Thursday, November 19, 2015

Global experts on Wednesday called for better coordination between the central and state governments inIndia to collectively tackle the problem of air pollution. Experts, who have been researching on ...More


Gurgaon pollution takes away bureaucrats’ breath: Survey
Sandali Tiwari
The Indian Express , Thursday, November 19, 2015

As many as 68 per cent Gurgaon administration officials reported shortness of breath to varying degrees, according to a survey by a group of city pulmonologists. The results of the survey were release ...More


Call to overhaul vehicle PUC system
Radheshyam Jadhav
The Times of India , Thursday, November 19, 2015

PUNE: Fixing the manufacturers' responsibility for the emission performance of their products is the most effective way to curb vehicular pollution, not on-road tests. New Delhi's research group Ce ...More


Experts brainstorm over pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, November 19, 2015

NEW DELHI: Public health experts on Wednesday cited numerous scientific studies to show the devastating impacts of air pollution on health and said that Delhi and the rest of India should not delay ac ...More


Pollution research in India has some catching up to do, says US scientist
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Thursday, November 19, 2015

Air pollution health research in India is still focusing on basic science rather than population studies, and it is happening in “bits and pieces”, said Dr Srikanth Nadadur, an environmental scientist ...More


Gurgaon pollution takes away bureaucrats’ breath: Survey
Sandali Tiwari
The Indian Express , Thursday, November 19, 2015

As many as 68 per cent Gurgaon administration officials reported shortness of breath to varying degrees, according to a survey by a group of city pulmonologists. The results of the survey were release ...More


Gurgaon pollution takes a toll on the lungs of senior govt officials
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, November 19, 2015

High levels of air pollution in the National Capital Region have seriously affected the lungs of senior government officials in Gurgaon, says a survey. The results of the lung function tests conducte ...More


NGT asks Okhla plant to use better tech to segregate waste
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, November 19, 2015

The National Green Tribunal today warned the authorities of the Okhla waste-to-energy plant of shutting it down if it did not urgently instal equipment to segregate solid waste and continued to burn t ...More


Vehicles bane of Delhi's air: US scientist
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Thursday, November 19, 2015

NEW DELHI: On July 26, 1943 res idents of Los Angeles woke up wondering whether they had been chemical-bombed. The city was in the grip of its first severe smog. The main culprits were LA's vehicle bo ...More


Pollution research in India has some catching up to do, says US scientist
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Thursday, November 19, 2015

Air pollution health research in India is still focusing on basic science rather than population studies, and it is happening in “bits and pieces”, said Dr Srikanth Nadadur, an environmental scientist ...More


No major blaze, but pollution level high during Diwali
Shrutika Sukhi
The Times of India , Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thane: This year, the city witnessed a mishap-free Diwali as nothing major happened across the city. However, the pollution levels were very high, forcing many residents to wear nose masks to protect ...More


Less polluted Diwali this time in Haryana, PCB says
Manveer Saini
The Times of India , Wednesday, November 18, 2015

CHANDIGARH: As a result of the efforts of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) to make the people aware of the harmful effects of burning firecrackers, lower pollution levels were recorde ...More


Haze worsens, triggers health concerns
JAYANT SRIRAM
The Hindu , Wednesday, November 18, 2015

he Mumbai skyline, forming a backdrop to the ocean, is one of the city’s most iconic sights. But drive down Marine Drive or the Bandra-Worli sea link and you’re likely to see the skyscrapers only thro ...More


A clean-up act with a short sweep
NEHA SINHA
The Hindu , Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Environmental Laws (Amendment) Bill is the first step in quantifying and penalising environmental damage — but it falls short in gauging the scope and ramifications. New Delhi is in the news agai ...More


NGT cracks whip on firecracker factory
Mayuri Phadnis
Pune Mirror , Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Factory located close to forest land releases pollutants, troubling villagers, animals The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued a notice to a fireworks factory in Solapur, which was found to ...More


Less pollution this Diwali in Raipur
Anuja Jaiswal
The Times of India , Wednesday, November 18, 2015

RAIPUR: With sale of crackers down by at least 30 per cent this Diwali, the levels of noise and air pollution in the city were significantly less than the previous years, even though they remained hig ...More


Pollution boosts online sales of air purifiers
Digbijay Mishra
The Times of India , Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BNGALURU: Rising concerns about pollution in major Indian cities have led to a dramatic increase in sales of home air purifiers. New Delhi, which has been called the most polluted city in the world by ...More


Pollution threat to Taj: SC acts on judge’s letter
KRISHNADAS RAJAGOPAL
The Hindu , Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Justice Kurian Joseph has cited the hazard posed by crematorium near the monument of love An urgent personal letter from the Supreme Court judge, Justice Kurian Joseph, to protect the grandeur of t ...More


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