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China’s choking air pollution getting better, also going west: Greenpeace
Reuters
The Financial Express , Thursday, April 23, 2015

China’s choking air pollution is moving to the country’s west, environmental group Greenpeace said, though air quality may have modestly improved in eastern cities such as Beijing in recent months. P ...More


Transport dept cracks whip on polluting vehicles
Deccan Herald , Thursday, April 23, 2015

After receiving a rap from the High Court over exceeding noise levels in the City, the Transport Department conducted several enforcement drives and checked about 29,000 vehicles across the city in ...More


Transport Department Books 1,517 Vehicles for Noise Pollution
The New Indian Express , Thursday, April 23, 2015

BENGALURU: The Transport Department checked 28,912 vehicles for sound pollution between April 1 and April 22. Out of these, 1,517 vehicles were found to have horns which crossed the noise level limi ...More


7k vehicles challaned for missing pollution certificate in Agra
Arvind Chauhan
The Times of India , Thursday, April 23, 2015

AGRA: Regional transport office (RTO) has levied fines on owners of more than 11,000 vehicles, in their bid to tighten noose on vehicles flouting norms laid down to minimize pollution levels in the ci ...More


List of 10 most polluted cities compiled by WHO
India Today , Thursday, April 23, 2015

Currently, air pollution is one of the biggest crises facing the world. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, in 2010, some 223,000 people around the world died from lung cancer as a ...More


Let’s celebrate Earth Day everyday
Abhimanyu Kulkarni
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, April 23, 2015

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. This day in many ways marks the start of “environmental activism” as we know it today. The idea was drafted by Gaylor Nelson, then US senator ...More


600 trees to be felled for Gzb Metro
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GHAZIABAD: The Ghaziabad Development Authority is preparing to cut 600 trees along the proposed Dilshad Garden-New Bus Stand Metro line. It has received all the clearances from the forest department a ...More


World Bank programme to focus on air quality management in India
India Today , Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A new World Bank administered programme, with an initial total allocation of around $45 million, will focus on air quality management in five major urban areas in India, China, Egypt, Nigeria and Sout ...More


Air pollution may cause stroke: Study
Durgesh Nandan Jha
The Times of India , Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW DELHI: Air pollution which is known to cause poor lung and heart health may also cause a stroke, a new research suggests. The findings of the research, which has been published in British Medi ...More


Death by Breath: And malice towards the non-polluter
Madhu Purnima Kishwar
The Indian Express , Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Even before its knee-jerk crackdown on polluting vehicles, the National Green Tribunal passed a far more absurd sultani farman on February 17, banning street vendors andcycle rickshaws from select are ...More


Why Tughlakabad depot is toxic heart of South Delhi
Aniruddha Ghosal
The Indian Express , Tuesday, April 21, 2015

If the National Green Tribunal’s pollution commissioners want to know where some of the 80,000 diesel-belching trucks that enter Delhi every night go, all they need to do is reach the heart of South ...More


Not just winters, Delhi's air toxic in summer too
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW DELHI: High air pollution levels in Delhi have been generally associated with winters, when atmospheric inversion traps pollutants close to the ground and causes smog. It's time to revise that vie ...More


Supreme Court backs National Green Tribunal on old vehicles' ban
Harish V Nair
India Today , Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) got a short in the arm with the Supreme Court on Monday backing its controversial orders banning petrol vehicles older than 15 years and diesel vehicles older than 10 ...More


How phase-out will clean air
The Telegraph , Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New Delhi, April 20: The National Green Tribunal ruling to ban diesel vehicles over 10 years old in the capital will help clean the city's air even if owners replace old vehicles with new ones, engine ...More


Air Pollution: The silent killer we need to talk about more often
Utkarsha Bhardwaj, Apoorv Tiwari
DNA India , Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The issue of environmental conservation has gained in public importance because of the significant administrative measures (Air Quality Index) and judicial decisions (NGT rulings on diesel cars and co ...More


Dust and vehicular smoke choking Kanpur, says UPPCB
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, April 21, 2015

KANPUR: Muddy roads and vehicular smoke has made the city's air poisonous. Air quality in the city has deteriorated to hazardous level with level of particulate matter increasing to three times of its ...More


'Invisible' pollutants make air more harmful than ever
Neha Shukla
The Times of India , Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LUCKNOW: Technological advancements in the automotive industry and the switchover from two-stroke engines to four-stroke ones may have been touted as vehicles 'going green', but new challenges have no ...More


Air pollution bad for your brain too!
IANS
The Times of India , Monday, April 20, 2015

Long-term exposure to fine particle air pollution may cause subtle structural changes in the brain that increase risks of poor cognitive function and dementia, says a study. Fine particle air poll ...More


Raise diesel cess, cut tax on buses for green Delhi
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, April 20, 2015

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has recently prepared an action plan to counter high air pollution levels, and an implementation strategy for the new government with special emphasis on clean ...More


DPCC wants report on 172 projects
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW DELHI: Delhi government recently cracked the whip on 172 construction projects causing air pollution in and flouting guidelines for construction. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has asked ...More


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