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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


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


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


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


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


Pay for causing pollution, SC to trucks entering Delhi
KRISHNADAS RAJAGOPAL
The Hindu , Friday, October 09, 2015

Formal judicial orders on October 12 Declaring that controlling Delhi's pollution has become the "requirement of the day", the Supreme Court agreed to formalise in a judicial order a series of direct ...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


Pollution compensatory charge: SC to decide after reviewing NGT order
Shreeja Sen
Live Mint , Friday, October 09, 2015

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked for a copy of the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order that imposes a pollution compensatory charge on trucks entering Delhi. Lawyer Harish Salve, who ...More


Estimates of trucks entering Delhi off by 70%
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Wednesday, October 07, 2015

New Delhi: The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Monday released a study which said that the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) underestimates the total number of trucks entering the natio ...More


Green bench orders pollution fee for trucks entering Delhi
Business Standard , Wednesday, October 07, 2015

All commercial vehicles entering Delhi must pay an environmental compensation charge in addition to toll tax, the National Green Tribunal ruled on Wednesday. The tribunal ordered the compensation b ...More


CJI wants tax on toxic trucks as rising pollution level leaves Delhiites gasping for breath
Harish V Nair
India Today , Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Delhi's air pollution level has reached such alarming proportions that even Chief Justice of India (CJI) H L Dattu's grandson has to wear a mask while stepping out. The CJI's grandson stays with him i ...More


Car-Free Day pulls down pollution by 16%
Shilpy Arora
The Times of India , Tuesday, October 06, 2015

GURGAON: A report by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board has revealed that air pollution in the city was down by 16% last Tuesday, on the second Car-Free Day. Bhupinder Singh, regional office ...More


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