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New research suggests waste concrete may help reduce air pollution
The Hindustan Times , Monday, July 10, 2017

Air pollution is the world’s single biggest environmental health risk. A new study may have just provided a roadmap to tackle the problem. The Stony Brook University researchers revealed that sulfur ...More


Concrete may help curb air pollution
PTI
The Hindu , Monday, July 10, 2017

Such surfaces absorb sulphur dioxide Concrete surfaces can help tackle air pollution as it absorbs sulphur dioxide — a major pollutant, scientists, including one of Indian origin, have found. The st ...More


Concrete may help curb air pollution: study
Press Trust of India
The Hindustan Times , Monday, July 10, 2017

New York: Concrete surfaces can help tackle air pollution as it absorbs sulphur dioxide - a major pollutant, scientists including one of Indian origin have found. The strategy of using pollution caus ...More


Concrete may help curb air pollution, shows new study
PTI
The Indian Express , Monday, July 10, 2017

Concrete surfaces can help tackle air pollution as it absorbs sulphur dioxide – a major pollutant, scientists including one of Indian origin have found. The strategy of using pollution causing materia ...More


Why is our air becoming dangerous?
Jacob Koshy
The Hindu , Sunday, July 09, 2017

What is polluting cities? It is now a part of record that several cities in India are among the most polluted in the world. The villain, in most cases, is aerosols and particulate matter. It is a cat ...More


Now, industries polluting Ganga under live monitoring
Neha Shukla
The Times of India , Thursday, July 06, 2017

LUCKNOW: Over the past two weeks, close to 3,750 SMSes and e-mail alerts have been issued to industries generating more than the permissible limit of pollutants in the Ganga basin. As many as 716 g ...More


Action plan in works for a greener Delhi
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, July 06, 2017

NEW DELHI: Environment minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday held a meeting with the forest department, DMRCand PWD to explore ways to increase green cover on open pavements, central verges and undernea ...More


Lab notes: A 10 microgram rise in air pollution particles can cut a life short by 10 years
Scroll. In , Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Pollution has been taking its toll across India. A recent study predicts that high levels of environmental pollutants and dust in northern India are expected to reduce the region’s capacity to generat ...More


‘Improve green cover to reduce pollution’
The Hindu , Monday, July 03, 2017

Plantation drives, awareness runs organised as part of Vanam-Manam Students and staff of VikramaSimhapuri University (VSU) in Nellore took part in a saplings plantation programme held on the universi ...More


Bad air to blame for irregular rain
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Monday, July 03, 2017

NEW DELHI: It's not just your lungs that the city's bad air is hurting. A study, published in the Atmospheric, Chemistry and Physics journal, has highlighted how air pollution could delay rains in som ...More


Gurugram: RWAs brave rain, go on plantation spree
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, July 03, 2017

GURUGRAM: In keeping with chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar's vision of planting 10 lakh trees in Gurgaon this monsoon, residents from various colonies braved rain on Sunday morning and initiated dri ...More


Swachh Gurugram a far cry with no garbage disposal mechanism in new sectors
Shubhra Pant
The Times of India , Monday, July 03, 2017

GURUGRAM: Even as the Swachhta Abhiyan in the city is underway, new sectors between 58 and 115 are struggling in the absence of a garbage disposal mechanism. The new sectors are currently in no man ...More


Rivers from Pune carry most polluted water: MPCB
Yogesh Joshi
The Hindustan Times , Friday, June 30, 2017

During the past few years, industrial units in the vicinity of Pune have been dumping untreated waste into the river, destroying the quality of water. When a recent survey carried out by the Maharasht ...More


Air quality in Shimla, Manali declines due to tourist influx
Gaurav Bisht
The Hindustan Times , Friday, June 30, 2017

Kashmir’s loss is certainly Himachal’s gain in terms of tourism but at the cost of air quality. The ongoing unrest in the Valley has led to tourist influx in Himachal Pradesh, bringing cheers to the h ...More


Why even early rain has failed to clean Delhi air
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 28, 2017

NEW DELHI: Pre-monsoon showers have been lashing Delhi for almost a month, but they have little impact on air pollution so far. In fact, until June 27, the capital witnessed a monthly average PM 2.5 ...More


Why even early rain has failed to clean Delhi air
Nyoooz , Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New Delhi: Pre-monsoon showers have been lashing Delhi for almost a month, but they have little impact on air pollution so far. In fact, until June 27, the capital witnessed a monthly average PM 2.5 ...More


Three things Gurugram must do to unclog its roads and make its air breathable
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Gurugram has the highest per capita car ownership, almost three times that of Delhi that was earlier regarded as the car capital of the country. In addition, Gurugram also registers 50,000 motor vehic ...More


As Delhi Prepares to Segregate Its Waste at Source, Lessons From Other Such Efforts
The Wire , Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New Delhi: A waste segregation drive covering the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and East Delhi Municipal Corporations (EDMC) was launched in Delhi on June 5. This pilot project will require ...More


China's new environment minister urges "protracted war" on pollution
Reuters
Reuters , Wednesday, June 28, 2017

China on Tuesday appointed a new environment minister who has promised a "protracted battle" to clean up the nation's notoriously polluted air, water and soil. Xinhua news agency named the minister a ...More


Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk
IANS
Business Standard , Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Individuals with high levels of genetic variation and elevated exposure to a type of air pollution may be at an increased risk of developing autism, a new analysis shows. The findings showed that env ...More


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