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New leaders invested with responsibilities; schools go green
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The Hindu , Friday, June 19, 2015

At New Horizon Public School, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, each of the captains marched up to the stage to receive their sashes and badges, while their proud parents looked on. School principal Sandhya Ram ...More


German embassy cuts staff tenure in Delhi on pollution concerns
Ritika Chopra
The Economic Times , Thursday, June 18, 2015

NEW DELHI: The German Embassy in New Delhi has quietly curtailed the posting of its administrative staff from four to three years making Germany the first country to act on concerns over the poor air ...More


WILL CITY CROSS DELHI AS MOST POLLUTED?
Rupsa.Chakraborty
Ahmedabad Mirror , Thursday, June 18, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the commencement of India's first Air Quality Index (AQI) on April 6, this year. The index was launched to provide real time information on pollution levels in ...More


Cleaner air could save 1.4 million lives in India, China
PTI
The Hindu , Thursday, June 18, 2015

At the present rate, deaths per capita from air pollution would increase 20 to 30 per cent during the next 15 years in the two countries. Improving air quality could prevent up to 1.4 million prematu ...More


That early bird
ZIYA US SALAM
The Hindu , Thursday, June 18, 2015

Unsung, unnoticed the house sparrow flew away, leaving us with a nest-full of memories. One of the abiding memories of childhood is all about seeing a house sparrow prance around the balcony looking ...More


Air pollution may damage brain
IANS
Business Standard , Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Long-term exposure to air pollution may lead to loss of white matter in the brain, a research has found. White matter in the brain is made of axon cells, which enable the nerves to communicate. In a ...More


BEWARE! Air pollution may damage your brain
ANI
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In a new study, scientist have claimed that air pollution could cut down the white matter in our brains. For the study, a research team took brain MRIs of 1403 women who were 71 to 89 years old a ...More


India, China need cleaner air just to keep death rate steady
Katy Daigle
Live Mint , Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Delhi: Never mind lowering the rate of death from air pollution in India and China. Just keeping those rates steady will demand urgent action to clear the skies, according to a new report publishe ...More


Experts unite to curb rising pollution in Delhi
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, June 17, 2015

At a time Delhi is grappling with deteriorating air quality, experts from across the country are coming together to prepare an action plan to improve the scenario. Around 100 experts from the scien ...More


What makes Delhi residents wheeze, choke and die of dirty air?
ANI
DNA India , Wednesday, June 17, 2015

It is good that deadly air pollution inDelhi has become national headline. But it is bad that we are failing to deal with it and find answers that are commensurate with the scale of the problem. It ...More


Foul air killing up to 80 Delhiites a day, claims study
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Air pollution from respirable particulate matter (PM2.5) could be responsible for 10,000 to 30,000 premature deaths in Delhi — up to 80 deaths each day — authors of an international study released o ...More


India, China need cleaner air just to keep death rate steady
AP
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NEW DELHI: Never mind lowering the rate of death from air pollution in India and China. Just keeping those rates steady will demand urgent action to clear the skies, according to a report published on ...More


Chinese cities see cleaner air in May after drastic measures
PTI
The Economic Times , Tuesday, June 16, 2015

BEIJING: China today said Beijing and its neighbouring cities enjoyed better air quality in May after years of dreadful pollution, as the main pollutants, ozone and PM2.5 decreased year on year. T ...More


Greenery makes kids brighter
The Telegraph , Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Delhi, June 15: A study from Spain that has for the first time linked green spaces in a city with cognitive abilities of primary school children may provide fresh scientific rationale for the Indi ...More


‘Polluted air’ can reduce white matter in our brains
Air Pollution
TheFinancial Express , Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In a new study, scientist have claimed that air pollution could cut down the white matter in our brains. For the study, a research team took brain MRIs of 1403 women who were 71 to 89 years old and us ...More


City govt plans to restrict diesel vehicles
Rahul Chhabra
Deccan Herald , Monday, June 15, 2015

Proposes quota of one diesel car per household to tackle air pollution The Delhi government is preparing for tough decisions like restricting the number of diesel cars per household to one to clean t ...More


Dust storm, rain cool city, pollution rises on smog cover
The Indian Express , Sunday, June 14, 2015

A powerful dust storm followed by rain brought temperatures down in the city on Saturday afternoon, bringing relief to residents reeling under the sweltering heat. But while the downpour brought respi ...More


Delhi 'Metro Model' to Inspire New Solid Waste Management Rules, Says Javadekar
Outlook , Saturday, June 13, 2015

Aiming to reduce pollution at construction sites, the government has adopted the "Metro model" in drafting its new solid waste management rules, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today ...More


Your workplace may have toxic air
SnehalRebello
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, June 13, 2015

The workplace is causing you harm that is more than just stress-related. A new study found an excessive amount of chemical emissions called toxic total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) in air-condit ...More


Haryana State Pollution Control Board flouts NGT norms, notices issued
IpsitaPati and SohilSehran
The Hindustan Times , Friday, June 12, 2015

The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has failed to follow the National Green Tribunal (NGT) norms in the city as construction materials are still being dumped along major roads in posh lo ...More


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