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79 sewage treatment plants in the country non-functional: Prakash Javadekar
PTI
The Economic Times , Wednesday, August 12, 2015

NEW DELHI: There are 522 sewage treatment plants (STP) in the country, of which 79 are non-operational, the Government said today. In a written reply to a question on number of operational, non- ...More


Rain washes away pollution, improves air quality in city
Shagun Kapil
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Heavy rain in July and in the past few days in August has brought down air pollution in the capital with the air quality index reported as being at a “good” scale. Due to the showers, Particulate M ...More


New pollution-monitoring norms to be finalized in 2-3 months
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Monday, August 10, 2015

The Union environment ministry has proposed new pollution monitoring standards for industries in at least 22 sectors over the past few months in an attempt to regulate these sectors better. Some of t ...More


Tigers live cheek by jowl with industry in U’khand
Seema Sharma
The Times of India , Monday, August 10, 2015

Dehradun: The Kosi-Gaula-Nandhaur-Sharda region, in the Shivalik-Bhabar tract, comprises the western circle of the terai tiger habitat. The region falls between rivers Kosi and Sharda and connects the ...More


More than 11% of Delhiites are suffering from asthma and rhinits: Government
SushmiDey
The Times of India , Saturday, August 08, 2015

NEW DELHI: More than 11% of Delhiites are suffering from asthma and rhinits, the government said while acknowledging that air pollution is an "aggravating" factor for respiratory and cardiovascular di ...More


Place noise barriers, improve public transport, says ESR
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, August 08, 2015

PUNE: Installation of noise barriers to reduce sound pollution at construction sites and increasing the number of public transport buses to encourage people to stop using their personal vehicles are s ...More


Toxic air choked 35,000 to death in 10 years: Ministry
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Friday, August 07, 2015

NEW DELHI: Union environment ministry, which generally avoids sharing details of air pollution-linked deaths, made an exception on Thursday when it said in Parliament that more than 35,000 people had ...More


'Constn activities added over 20 pc dust to air in six cities'
PTI
Business Standard , Friday, August 07, 2015

Contribution of construction activities to dust particles in ambient air ranges between 22-23 per cent in six Indian cities including Delhi, the government today said while acknowledging that such was ...More


Over 35,000 died due to air pollution between 2006-2015
DNA India , Friday, August 07, 2015

Government on Thursday said that over two crore cases are reported every year across the country due to respiratory ailments generally caused by air pollutionin past nine years. In a written reply in ...More


'Construction activities added over 20% dust to air in six cities'
PTI
The Economic Times , Friday, August 07, 2015

NEW DELHI: Contribution of construction activities to dust particles in ambient air ranges between 22-23 per cent in six Indian cities including Delhi, the government today said while acknowledging th ...More


Sewri's coal mountains smoulder, release toxic sulphur compounds
Anahita Mukherji
The Times of India , Friday, August 07, 2015

MUMBAI: Another toxic aspect of the pollution caused by the mountains of imported coal dumped on port trust land in Sewri is signalled by smoke billowing out of the heaps. "This is a clear case of ...More


Over 35,000 died due to respiratory ailments in last 9 years
PTI
The Economic Times , Friday, August 07, 2015

NEW DELHI: Government today said that over 35,000 people have died across the country due to respiratory ailments generally caused by air pollution in the past nine years. In a written reply in Ra ...More


Satellites and drones to monitor pollution in smoggy China
SutirthoPatranobis
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, August 06, 2015

Satellites, drones and remote sensors will soon be deployed across China to detect pollution levels over land, sea and air, state media reported Wednesday, indicating that the normal methods to identi ...More


'Filled with smog in 70s, LA fought pollution successfully'
PTI
The Economic Times , Wednesday, August 05, 2015

WASHINGTON: Los Angeles has been successful in its fight against air pollution, US President Barack Obama has said, citing the city's smog-filled air in late 70s when he went there as a graduate stude ...More


Now monitor air pollution every time you breathe with Blueair’s new Android app
The Indian Express , Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Blueair’s early warning air pollution app is now available on Android making it available to tens of millions of Indians who use smart phones and other mobile devices powered by Google’s operating sys ...More


'Filled with smog in 70s, LA fought pollution successfully'
PTI
Business Standard , Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Los Angeles has been successful in its fight against air pollution, US President Barack Obama said as he cited the city's smog-filled air pollution when he went there as a graduate student in late 70s ...More


TOI green drive: Plant a tree and clean the air
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, August 04, 2015

NEW DELHI: Delhi's alarmingly poor air quality has been making headlines round the world. Scientific reports and testimonies of people have given enough proof of the respiratory and cardiovascular dis ...More


Air pollution: Don’t blow hot and cold on clearing the air
Padma Wangmo
The Hindustan Times , Friday, July 31, 2015

Air pollution in India has reached dangerous levels. This is outlined by the fact that a vast majority of our population, around 660 million, inhabit areas in which the Indian National Ambient Air Qua ...More


e-waste, an environmental, health hazard
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, July 31, 2015

VISAKHAPATNAM: Walk into any home, office or warehouse and you can be sure to come across electronic junk or old, disused electronic gadgets such as cell phones, electric lamps, tape-recorders, radios ...More


HC to Delhi govt: How much money did you make from felling trees
Aneesha Mathur
The Indian Express , Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pulling up the counsel for the Delhi government for failing to file details on the number of trees felled in the city in the last 10 years and the revenue generated by granting permission for cutting ...More


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