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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


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


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

If the National Green Tribunalís 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


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


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


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


'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


Notices to 172 construction projects for flouting norms
BINDU SHAJAN PERAPPADAN
The Hindu , Monday, April 20, 2015

Continuing its crackdown on major sources of air pollution in the Capital, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued notices to 172 ongoing construction projects in the city. The pollut ...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


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


Vehicular air pollution: NGT widens ambit, issues notice to states, UTs
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Saturday, April 18, 2015

NEW DELHI: While hearing a petition against high air pollution levels in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal bench on Friday said it will widen the scope on the case to include all other states affecte ...More


Crackdown on those burning waste
The Hindu , Saturday, April 18, 2015

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Friday said it would crackdown on those burning waste, including leaves, to curb air pollution. SDMC Commissioner Puneet Kumar Goel on Friday issued a ...More


Air Pollution takes early toll on kids
Air Pollution
Deccan Herald , Saturday, April 18, 2015

Air pollution can be bad for children - starting even before birth, a new study suggests. Researchers studied exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, a form of pollution caused by burni ...More


Power projects in capital under NGT scanner over pollution
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Saturday, April 18, 2015

Power and thermal projects in the capital today came under the scanner of the National Green Tribunal which directed pollution monitoring bodies to take ambient air quality samples near them. A be ...More


NGT notice to states, UTs over dirty air after WHO's report on Delhi's pollution
India Today , Saturday, April 18, 2015

The National Green Tribunal on Friday widened the ambit of the ongoing case on 'air pollution in Delhi' to include all states and Union Territories in the country. On a petition brought in by a doctor ...More


Good news: Pollution on decline in Chandrapur
Mazhar Ali
The Times of India , Saturday, April 18, 2015

Chandrapur: Hazardous pollution that has earned dubious distinction for Chandrapur is on decline. Chandrapur, which is under industrial moratorium for last five years thanks to heavy pollution, has sl ...More


In New Delhi, do as Beijing does
Michael P Walsh
The Indian Express , Friday, April 17, 2015

Adopt more stringent fuel quality and emission standards ó and push for the national automobile pollution and fuel authority Approximately 20 years ago, in 1995, a process was started that held great ...More


Burning garbage in public places chokes Mysureans
Lawrence Milton
The Times of India , Friday, April 17, 2015

MYSURU: Karnataka State Pollution Control Board officials in Mysuru recently wrote letters to the deputy commissioner and authorities of civic body appealing to them not to allow burning ofgarbage in ...More


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