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Capital pollution: Three first steps
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Supreme Court has given Delhi government three days to come up with a plan to control air pollution in the capital considered the most polluted city in the world. Air quality does not have any qui ...More


Chinese cities hit by heavily polluted smog
PTI
The Economic Times , Tuesday, October 06, 2015

BEIJING: Several Chinese cities, including capital Beijing, are gripped by smog due to heavy burning of straw in north China plains, prompting met officials to issue yellow alert, indicating serious a ...More


Chinese cities hit by heavily polluted smog
PTI
The Times of India , Tuesday, October 06, 2015

burning of straw in north China plains, prompting met officials to issue yellow alert, indicating serious air pollution threat. Readings of the PM 2.5 levels of the US Embassy pollution index shoe ...More


SC, Centre for ‘pollution tax’ on trucks to clear Delhi air
Bhadra Sinha
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Supreme Court has asked for a “quick positive response” from the Centre and Delhi government on the possibility of a pollution tax on commercial vehicles passing through the Capital, which has the ...More


Live in a world full of plastic? Here is why you should be worried
Reuters
DNA India , Sunday, October 04, 2015

Exposure to toxic chemicals in food,water and air is linked to millions of deaths, and costs billions of dollars every year, according to a report published Thursday by an international organisation o ...More


Lawyer takes stand against city's rising pollution level
Shagun Kapil
Deccan Herald , Saturday, October 03, 2015

It was an article in the western media slamming India for its air pollution which made Vardhaman Kaushik move the National Green Tribunal. “According to the article, China had three days of polluti ...More


SC to hear plea on levy of 'pollution compensatory charges'
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, October 02, 2015

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on Monday a fresh plea seeking levy of "pollution compensatory charges", in addition to the toll charge levied by municipalities, from commercial vehicles enteri ...More


Pollution 'tax' plan for trucks
The Telegraph , Friday, October 02, 2015

New Delhi, Oct. 1: The Supreme Court today agreed to examine the question of imposing a compensatory surcharge on trucks driving in and out of Delhi to curb the capital's growing pollution levels. Th ...More


Delhi’s car-free day to cover different stretch each week
PragyaKaushika
The Indian Express , Wednesday, September 30, 2015

With three weeks to go for the first-ever ‘car-free’ day in the capital, the Delhi government plans to extend the drive to a different stretch of road every week. This is one among the many measures t ...More


9-yr mud therapy needed to clean Taj Mahal tan
Aditya Dev
The Times of India , Wednesday, September 30, 2015

AGRA: An RTI query filed by TOI has revealed that it will take nine long years for the Archaeological Survey of India's (ASI) to complete the mudpack therapy on the outer marble surface of the Taj Mah ...More


Avoid exposure to harmful air pollution by opting for less travelled roads: New Study
ANI
DNA India , Wednesday, September 30, 2015

You may want to take quieter routes to work as a new study suggests that doing so can help you avoid peaks in air pollution. Commuting to work by walking on quieter side streets rather than main road ...More


Toddlers want Supreme Court to ensure cracker-free Diwali
Geetanjali Rai
India Today , Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Three toddlers aged between 3 to 14 months have approached the Supreme Court urging it to ban the sale of firecrackers on Dussehra and Diwali stressing that a pollution free environment was their righ ...More


Take the road less traveled to avoid air pollution exposure
ANI
The Financial Express , Monday, September 28, 2015

You may want to take quieter routes to work as a new study suggests that doing so can help you avoid peaks in air pollution. Commuting to work by walking on quieter side streets rather than main road ...More


Waste processing unit at Kannahalli ransacked
Deccan Herald , Monday, September 28, 2015

Even before the waste processing unit at Kannahalli on Magadi Road has become fully functional, miscreants ransacked the plant and set fire to an earthmoving equipment in the early hours of Saturday. ...More


British ministers tried to block cleaning up air quality
IANS
Business Standard , Monday, September 28, 2015

The British government sought to block new European Union legislation that would force member states to carry out surprise checks on the emissions of cars, raising fresh questions over ministers' atti ...More


Delhi's air worst among 381 cities: World Bank
Dipak K Dash
The Times of India , Friday, September 25, 2015

NEW DELHI: The latest World Bank report on leveraging urbanisation in South Asia has identified "air pollution" as a big challenge for major cities in the region, including Delhi.While Delhi is the wo ...More


'Ramadevi suffers pollution-borne diseases'
TNN
The Time of India , Thursday, September 24, 2015

KANPUR: People living in Ramadevi area are more vulnerable to air pollution-borne diseases than people residing in Civil Lines area in the city, claims a new study conducted by a post-graduate student ...More


Small children give big push to Maha tree plantation drive
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, September 23, 2015

government is taking the help of school children in a big way to plant trees across the state and increase its green cover. It is also pushing schools, both government and some private ones, to ...More


Clogged city calls Oct 22 car-free day
Rumu Banerjee & Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NEW DELHI: After Gurgaon, it's the turn of Delhi to go car-free. Transport minister Gopal Rai announced on Tuesday that starting October 22, Delhi will have a car-free day every month. "On the car-fre ...More


Acute respiratory infections rise as air quality deteriorates
Neetu Chandra Sharma
India Today , Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Deteriorating air quality is triggering cases of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) in the country. Bearing testimony to the fact, 'National Health Profile 2015' released by the Union Ministry of Heal ...More


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