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Air pollution is world’s top environmental health risk, WHO says
Sushmi Dey
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 02, 2015

NEW DELHI: Air pollution is the world's biggest environmental health risk, causing at least one in eight deaths around the globe, the World Health Organization has said. The assessment was reached ...More


Climate change boosts rain in Africa's Sahel region: Study
Reuters
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 02, 2015

BONN, Germany: Rising greenhouse gases have boosted rainfall in the Sahel region of Africa, easing droughts that killed 100,000 people in the 1970s and 1980s, in a rare positive effect of climate chan ...More


Toxic air: China fixed Beijing air with iron hand
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 02, 2015

NEW DELHI: The air Beijing was inhaling a couple of years ago was as toxic as Delhi's, but the Chinese capital had managed the crisis quickly and effectively. Experts say China's strategies were strin ...More


Expats fume as Delhi air chokes; several families want to leave, most concerned over kids
DNA India , Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Delhi's appalling air pollution problem might not have prompted the government to take stringent action, but it surely has set the alarm bells ringing amongst its expat community. Penning a piece on t ...More


Air pollution is world’s top environmental health risk, WHO says
Sushmi Dey
The Economic Times , Tuesday, June 02, 2015

NEW DELHI: Air pollution is the world's biggest environmental health risk, causing at least one in eight deaths around the globe, the World Health Organization has said. The assessment was reached ...More


'Delhi is unlivable': NYT reporter has every reason to abandon city
Rituparna Kakoty
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Some call it “capital punishment” that kills slowly; others simply put it as air pollution — a lethal cocktail of toxic gases spewing from vehicle exhausts and factories mixed with dust and microscopi ...More


Pollution has become a foreign policy tool, India has to rise to the challenge
Kumkum Dasgupta
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The New York Times’ South Asia correspondent Gardiner Harris’ piece on moving back to the US because of Delhi’s killer air pollution was one of the most widely read pieces on the web over the weekend, ...More


City night air heavy with pollutants
Rohith BR
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 02, 2015

BENGALURU: If you are taking a joyride or getting a cab home after work at midnight, think twice before sliding down the car window and breathing in deeply. That cool, pleasant breeze is probably brin ...More


Vehicular pollution reason behind rise of ozone gas in Delhi
India Today , Monday, June 01, 2015

The sudden boom in diesel cars and trucks in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) has escalated the level of ozone gas in the air. Ozone, which forms an ultraviolet (UV) protection layer in upp ...More


What IIT scientists are not telling govt about air pollution
AnumitaRoychowdhury
The Times of India , Saturday, May 30, 2015

NEW DELHI: There is something cyclical about the air pollution debate in Delhi - almost like the seasonal cycle of air pollution itself. When air pollution control slows down and the courts step in to ...More


Centre, states for fitness-based phasing out of vehicles
Jayashree Nandi
The Economic Times , Saturday, May 30, 2015

NEW DELHI: A number of ministries as well as Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh governments have unanimously agreed that age should not be the criterion for phasing out of vehicles in NCR. Instead, they ...More


Delhi High Court alarmed over poor air in its premises
PTI
The Asian Age , Friday, May 29, 2015

Alarmed over a report about poor ambient air quality inside its premises, Delhi high court on Thursday castigated its own concerned panel for not doing anything on the issue, saying it was “unacceptab ...More


High Court alarmed over poor air quality inside its premises
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, May 29, 2015

Alarmed over a report about poor ambient air quality inside its premises, Delhi High Court today castigated its own concerned panel for not doing anything on the issue, saying it was "unacceptable" th ...More


What's behind Delhi's air pollution?
Nitin Sethi & Subhayan Chakraborty
Business Standard , Friday, May 29, 2015

What is poisoning Delhi's air and making India's capital the most polluted city in the world? The government has taken on the National Green Tribunal, contesting that old private vehicles plying in ...More


MSU to organize seminar to celebrate World Environment Day
Prashant Rupera
The Times of India , Thursday, May 28, 2015

VADODARA: M S University's Faculty of Science in association with city-based Socleen, Indian Association for Air Pollution Control, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Baroda chapter of the ...More


WHO singles out air pollution as major health hazard
Amitabh Sinha
The Indian Express , Thursday, May 28, 2015

Putting air pollution on global priority, the World Health Organisation has adopted a resolution on health impacts of air pollution, and urged its member countries to implement its guidelines on air q ...More


Need to clear the air
Rohith B R
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bengaluru: Ten-year-old Tanisha K, a resident of Vijayanagar in West Bengaluru, ends up in hospital every few weeks with breathing difficulties. She developed the problem a couple of years ago after s ...More


CSE flags green concerns on Modi govt anniversary; Pitches for concrete plan to reduce air
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NEW DELHI: The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a Delhi-based think-tank on green issues, on Tuesday said the NDA government's record was not as bad as feared but there had been no major refo ...More


Capital continues to chokes as ban debate goes on
Baishali Adak
India Today , Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Capital continues to choke even six months after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered a ban on all petrol and diesel vehicles over 15 years of age in Delhi-NCR. The ban was eventually stayed ...More


Centre resorts to selective use of IIT studies on vehicular emission: CSE
TNN
The Economic Times , Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NEW DELHI: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Monday alleged that the Centre resorted to " selective use" of studies by IIT-Delhi to argue that vehicles were minor contributors to PM 2.5 (f ...More


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