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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


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


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


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


India Sees 'Clean Cooking' as Climate Action That Saves Lives
The New Indian Express , Thursday, November 12, 2015

GANORA SHEIKH VILLAGE, India: Kamlesh feeds the flames of a crude clay cookstove with kindling, kerosene and sunbaked discs of cow dung. She breathes in the billowing smoke, as she does for hours ever ...More


Sale of noisy crackers dips as aware citizens pitch for eco-friendly Diwali
Indira Rodericks, Radhika Narayanan & Shrutika Sukhi
The Times of India , Thursday, November 12, 2015

MUMBAI: The city seems to have woken up to the noise and air pollution caused by crackers, as activists saw Mumbaikars observing a Diwali which could be one of the quietest in a decade. Environmentali ...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


Rains Keep Pollution Level Down This Year
The New Indian Express , Thursday, November 12, 2015

CHENNAI: The rain gods might have played spoilsport with cracker-bursting fun during this Diwali, but the consequence is one that should make every environment-conscious denizen of the city happy. Amb ...More


India sees clean cooking as climate action that saves lives
AP
The Financial Express , Thursday, November 12, 2015

Kamlesh feeds the flames of a crude clay cookstove with kindling, kerosene and sunbaked discs of cow dung. She breathes in the billowing smoke, as she does for hours every day. Her eyes water and stin ...More


President urges people to celebrate 'pollution free' Diwali
PTI
DNA India , Wednesday, November 11, 2015

It was a Diwali message with difference this time from President Pranab Mukherjee, who greeted people on the eve of the festival and urged them to celebrate "in a pollution free manner". In his messa ...More


Diwali 2015: Ensuring a safe environment for pets
Virat A Singh
DNA India , Wednesday, November 11, 2015

With the onset of Diwali celebration, animal lovers in the city are bracing themselves for tough days ahead owing to the loud noises of firecrackers that leave the animals (pets as well as strays) sca ...More


Say no to firecrackers, reads education department notification
Kranti Vibhute
DNA India , Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Though the intention was good, but it seems that the higher and technicaleducation department have been little late in issuing a notification for colleges that have already closed for a Diwalivacation ...More


China smog reaches 50 times WHO recommendations
Sutirtho Patranobis
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Alarming levels of smog has covered northeastern China since the weekend with state media reports saying that at least one capital city possibly experienced the highest level of pollution level. In m ...More


Patiala needs to hold pole position for least pollution: PPCB
Vivek Gupta
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The slump in economy and increased awareness on harmful effects of crackers has made at least one institution happy, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB). The PPCB, which conducts a survey of fi ...More


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