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Govt proposes new rules to check pollution from thermal power plants
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To check pollution from thermal power plants, the environment ministry has proposed stringent emission and water consumption standards. The ministry on 15 May put on its website a draft notificatio ...More


Govt drafts rules for cleaner coal power
Vishwa Mohan
The Economic Times , Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEW DELHI: Moving to tighten norms for emissions of major pollutants by coal-based power plants in the country, the environment ministry has proposed a fresh standard for old and new units seeking the ...More


Time to check air pollution in B'luru
Charan Singh
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bengaluru, an important metropolitan city and Silicon Valley of India, also suffers from bad air quality and as reported, nearly 36 per cent of children suffer from weak lungs. This has implications f ...More


IIT scientists back their study on air pollution after NGT criticism
Baishali Adak
India Today , Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A day after being criticised by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for preparing a report that "lacked data and analysis", IIT-Delhi scientists who authored the study came out in support of it. The 13 ...More


New ethanol emission norms for vehicles
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEW DELHI: Government on Tuesday issued notification on mass emission standards for flex-fuel ethanol E85 and ED95 in vehicles. This move is aimed at pushing production of vehicles that run on clean f ...More


Ban on diesel vehicles: NGT extends stay, pulls up Centre
PTI
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The National Green Tribunal on Monday extended till May 25 the stay on its order banning plying of over 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR. The green panel also pulled up the Centre seeking sta ...More


Global energy subsidies to hit US $5.3 trillion this year: IMF
AFP
DNA India , Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The International Monetary Fund voiced alarm today about energy subsidiesacross the world, saying they were expected to reach US $5.3 trillion in 2015, more than government health spending. "These es ...More


Air pollution can give you a stroke, says study
BINDU SHAJAN PERPPADAN
The Hindu , Tuesday, May 19, 2015

AIIMS begins first ever study to ascertain the threat Pollution is known to give you respiratory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and lung cancer. The horror, however, doesn’t stop at ...More


Air pollution causes 8m deaths/yr
Sushmi Dey
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NEW DELHI: Deaths due to air pollution have increased fourfold across the globe over the past decade, the latest assessment by the World Health Organization shows. The database on which the report is ...More


Air pollution leads to six-fold rise in premature deaths
Amrita Madhukalya
DNA India , Saturday, May 16, 2015

Air pollution in the country has lead to a six-fold jump in premature deaths in the last decade, revealed a standing committee report by the environment ministry. The report, quoting the Global Burden ...More


Can vitamin E protect lungs from air pollution?
IANS
Business Standard , Friday, May 15, 2015

British researchers have found that vitamin E may help offset the negative effects of air pollution on our lungs. Lower amount of vitamin E concentrations in the blood is linked to higher exposure to ...More


NGT orders action against ceramic units running without consent
PTI
The Economic Times , Thursday, May 14, 2015

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to take action against ceramic industries allegedly operating without consent and not adhering to mand ...More


Green road to Paris
Arvind Subramanian
The Indian Express , Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How should India approach the forthcoming, and highly anticipated, climate change negotiations planned for December in Paris (COP-21, as it is called)? The answer is, confidently and constructively, b ...More


India, China need to talk on air pollution: Expert
IANS
Business Standard , Wednesday, May 13, 2015

India and China need to strike up a dialogue on common problems such as air pollution, an expert on China's environmental issues said, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the neighbouring ...More


Vehicles Inflaming City's Pollution Woes
S Gopalakrishnan
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, May 13, 2015

COIMBATORE:The immense increase in their numbers has made motor vehicles the main contributors to air pollution in cities, often much more than industry. Civil society, environmentalists and governmen ...More


Airpocalypse: Beijing's mantra can come in handy for polluted Delhi
Rahul Kanwal
India Today , Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Until last year, Beijing was the pollution capital of the world. That ignominy now falls on Delhi, where pollution levels have started jumping off the charts while the smog around the Chinese capital ...More


Tired of allergies? Blame it on exposure to pollution as child
ANI
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, May 12, 2015

It's now time to take allergies more seriously than you ever have in your life. According to a new study, exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developi ...More


Breathing dust, toxins round the year
Shilpy Arora
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 12, 2015

For the second time in a month, 10-year-old Rohit Pandey, a resident of Vipul Belmonte on Golf Course Road, had a severe asthma attack. His condition stabilized only after he was admitted to a hospita ...More


Delhi pollution: Protective eyewear for Delhi traffic police soon
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Tuesday, May 12, 2015

With alarm bells ringing about Delhi’s air quality, traffic policemen in the city will soon get protective eye glasses that will shade their eyes from road dust. Delhi traffic police has sent a requir ...More


Go for green belt, NGT to 9 polluting units in Mandideep, MP
Rageshri Ganguly
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BHOPAL: National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked nine heavy and medium polluting industries to set up a green belt to mitigate environmental impact due to their operations. On Thursday, applicant S ...More


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