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Concern over reports of air pollution
RAGHAVA M.
The Hindu , Friday, February 06, 2015

Assistant Commissioner D.R. Ashok has urged the district administration to take serious note of a report highlighting adverse health impact on people, particularly children, due to the fly ash from th ...More


Clean air must be a birth right for all: Environment minister Prakash Javadekar
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Friday, February 06, 2015

NEW DELHI: A day after Delhi High Court expressed its anguish over Delhi's dirty air, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday admitted that the government needs to work for making air ...More


Air pollution on HC priority list
The Indian Express , Thursday, February 05, 2015

Noting that it was “unacceptable” that majority of children in Delhi were suffering from respiratory problems owing to poor ambient air quality, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it intends to ta ...More


On offer: Cost-effective measures to rid India of air pollution
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, February 05, 2015

Delhi has the dubious distinction of being the world’s most polluted city. In fact, the entire country, including the rural areas, is heavily polluted as anyone who has taken a flight in India knows. ...More


Industries near Taj flout SC ban, expand
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 04, 2015

NEW DELHI: Several glass bottle manufacturing industries operating near the Taj Mahal have allegedly expanded their capacity despite a freeze on such activity around the world heritage site since 1996 ...More


Clean up capital's air
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 04, 2015

With air pollution dominating public discourse this winter, TOI approached the major political parties contesting Delhi assembly elections to ask them about their action plan for cleaning up Delhi's a ...More


Autos with 2-stroke engines to blame for air pollution
K R Balasubramanyam
The Economic Times , Tuesday, February 03, 2015

BENGALURU: While transport vehicles across the world are powered by the less-polluting and efficient four-stroke engines, about 39,000 autorickshaws out of the 1.37 lakh in Bengaluru still run on outd ...More


Delhi pollution fears drive Barrack Obama team to deploy 1,800 top-of-the-class air purifiers
Air Pollution
The Financial Express , Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Prior to the recent visit of US President Barrack Obama, the American embassy in Delhi purchased over 1,800 high-performance portable Blueair indoor air purifiers to protect employees at the embassy a ...More


Delhi's polluted air takes a toll: How bad the situation is for asthmatic patients
KP Narayana Kumar
The Economic Times , Sunday, February 01, 2015

Delhi is now considered the most polluted city on earth. The lack of clean air has made the Capital more prone to illnesses and according to reports even forced officials who planned US president Ba ...More


Toxic flows the water
Rasheed Kappan
Deccan Herald , Sunday, February 01, 2015

Unchecked and unregulated, hundreds of electroplating and e-waste recycling units in the City’s industrial pockets discharge highly polluting chemicals into the water streams and lakes. From a dist ...More


Lessons from PBC: How household green plants can help clean Delhi's air, known to be world's dirtiest
Preeti Verma Lal
The Economic Times , Sunday, February 01, 2015

Hold on to your breath. Don't inhale. Stub that cig off. On way to Nehru Place, New Delhi's cluttered hi-tech hub, my lungs were emitting distress signals. Cigarette? But I did not have one between my ...More


Cellphones fueling air pollution, global warming
Snehal Rebello
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, February 01, 2015

You may not know it, but every time you use your cellphone, you are contributing to global warming. India’s telecom network — the second-largest in the world, after the United States — is largely mad ...More


Asthma: The Pollution Contagion
The New Indian Express , Sunday, February 01, 2015

Asthma is a complex and chronic inflammatory disease of the lower airways with patients experiencing recurrent wheezing, breathlessness, tightness in the chest at night or early in the morning. It aff ...More


‘Green tax’ on vehicles older than 15 yrs
Kritika Agrawal
The Times of India , Saturday, January 31, 2015

KANPUR: Regional Transport Office (RTO) in the city has started collection of 'green tax' from the vehicles that are 15-year-old. A total one-time tax of 10% of the tax that was paid at the time of fi ...More


Obama visit PR stunt by pvt firm over pollution backfires
Pollution
The Asian Age , Saturday, January 31, 2015

A private firm on Friday created a flutter, by apparently claiming that the US embassy in India had acquired 1,800 air purifiers prior to the recent visit of President Barack Obama on account of the u ...More


COPD cases on rise due to pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, January 30, 2015

VISAKHAPATNAM: Instances of chronic respiratory illnesses such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder) are on the rise in key AP cities, exacerbated mainly by air pollution and aided by cold ...More


No more din in this tiger’s lair
DIVYA GANDHI
The Hindu , Thursday, January 29, 2015

NGT cracks the whip on quarries near STR Over three dozen illegal quarries on the fringes of the Sathyamagalam Tiger Reserve (STR), which for years have been the source of polluting stone dust and co ...More


NGT cracks the whip on quarries near Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
DIVYA GANDHI
The Hindu , Thursday, January 29, 2015

Over three dozen illegal quarries on the fringes of the Sathyamagalam Tiger Reserve (STR), which for years have been the source of polluting stone dust and constant din, will have to now close down op ...More


Pitch to jointly take on climate change
The Telegraph , Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Delhi, Jan. 27: America is doing its part to lead global efforts to curb its greenhouse gas emissions, but India will also need to pursue clean energy to avert the worst effects of global warming, ...More


Experts bank on US air quality alert Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NEW DELHI: US and India haven't spelt out how their partnership on addressing air pollution will roll out, but scientists and advocacy groups are already excited about the possibilities. They say the ...More


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