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Pollution not local but regional issue, says Jain
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, April 27, 2015

NEW DELHI: The issue of pollution in Delhi was raised prominently in the northern zonal council meeting held on Saturday. PWD minister Satyendar Jain said that pollution was discussed not as a local p ...More


Air pollution bad for your brain too!
IANS
The Times of India , Monday, April 27, 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


Hike diesel cess, put the money in public transport
Rumu Banerjee & Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Monday, April 27, 2015

NEW DELHI: Delhi's environment department has collected about Rs 190 crore from the pollution cess of 25 paise per litre of diesel imposed in 2008, officials told TOI. The money was to be used to crea ...More


HC asks for action plan on air pollution
MOHAMMED IQBAL
The Hindu , Monday, April 27, 2015

The Delhi High Court has directed the Union Government to come up with an action plan to deal with air pollution in the Capital, while expressing concern over the “bureaucratic apathy” on the issue an ...More


HC asks for action plan on air pollution
MOHAMMED IQBAL
The Hindu , Monday, April 27, 2015

The Delhi High Court has directed the Union Government to come up with an action plan to deal with air pollution in the Capital, while expressing concern over the “bureaucratic apathy” on the issue an ...More


Pollution not local but regional issue, says Jain
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, April 27, 2015

NEW DELHI: The issue of pollution in Delhi was raised prominently in the northern zonal council meeting held on Saturday. PWD minister Satyendar Jain said that pollution was discussed not as a local p ...More


Hike diesel cess, put the money in public transport
Rumu Banerjee & Jayashree Nandi,
The Times of India , Monday, April 27, 2015

NEW DELHI: Delhi's environment department has collected about Rs 190 crore from the pollution cess of 25 paise per litre of diesel imposed in 2008, officials told TOI. The money was to be used to crea ...More


Air pollution to be in focus at north zonal meet
Dipak K Dash
The Times of India , Saturday, April 25, 2015

NEW DELHI: Increasing air pollution in Delhi is to be the focus of the meeting of Northern Zonal Council (NCZ) on Saturday. The meeting will consider the recommendations of a high level committee that ...More


Exposure to air pollution for long could damage your brain: New Study
ANI
DNA India , Saturday, April 25, 2015

If you are middle aged or older, and are exposed to polluted air over long periods, you may be at risk of damaging your brain. A new study led by scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre ...More


Delhi HC appalled over government's lack of concern about air pollution
PTI
DNA India , Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Delhi High Court on Friday said it was "appalled" over how bureaucrats are unconcerned over air pollution in the national capital and how cutting of trees could lead to worsening of the situation ...More


Pune dist admn told to measure air quality before seeking clearance for stone quarrying
Nisha Nambiar
The Indian Express , Friday, April 24, 2015

The district administration’s request for more stone quarries has led the State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) to direct them to measure the air quality at sites beforeseeking for a green signal. W ...More


Why no CNG in govt vehicles, asks HC
Deccan Herald , Friday, April 24, 2015

The High Court on Thursday asked the State government why it has not introduced CNG (compressed natural gas) in government mass transport vehicles in the City. While hearing a suo motu PIL with reg ...More


Weak monsoon may cause spike in air pollution levels this year
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Friday, April 24, 2015

The weather office’s forecast of a weak monsoon this year could lead to a spike in air pollution in many Indian cities, including Delhi and its suburbs, for a second straight year, says a state weathe ...More


Make CNG compulsory for public transport vehicles, State told
KRISHNAPRASAD
The Hindu , Friday, April 24, 2015

The court cautioned the authorities that it would treat high air pollution in the city as violation of the right to life. The High Court of Karnataka on Thursday made it clear to the State government ...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


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


Beijing govt says air had less pollution in 1st part of year
Business Standard , Thursday, April 23, 2015

A key measure of air pollutants in China's capital showed a 19 per cent drop in the first three months of the year, local authorities said today. Beijing's municipal government said that the densi ...More


Air pollution has reached alarming levels and we are concerned about it: Gadkari
Business Standard , Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lobbying by automobile companies will not stop transport rules from being tightened in two years to combat the alarming air pollution levels in New Delhi, said Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wed ...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


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


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