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Govt misled court on Delhi's pollution, say green activists
Neha Lalchandani
The Times of India , Friday, January 09, 2015

NEW DELHI: The government's submission before the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the major source of pollution in the capital was dust particles, and not vehicular emissions was dismissed on Thursday ...More


Houses, vehicles pollute as much as factories: Scientists
DNA India , Thursday, January 08, 2015

An IIT-Bombay professor has debunked the myth that industrial effluents are the chief cause of air pollution. Environment science professor Virendra Sethi, in his paper 'Air Quality: Status and Manag ...More


BS-VI FUEL TO PUT A BRAKE ON POLLUTION IN 2020
Abraham Thomas
The Pioneer , Thursday, January 08, 2015

By 2020, the Centre intends to fuel private cars with Bharat Stage (BS) VI fuel, a step it believes to be the only permanent solution to curb the rising levels of vehicular pollution across the countr ...More


Delhi’s polluted air may force Obama to stay indoors
Jayashree Nandi & Indrani Bagchi
The Times of India , Thursday, January 08, 2015

NEW DELHI: Amid reports that the US may curb President Barack Obama's early morning schedule during his visit to Delhi later this month, air pollution monitoring agencies said the levels of 'PM2.5' or ...More


Pollution to be blamed for cold wave in North India
Urmi Goswami
The Economic Times , Thursday, January 08, 2015

NEW DELHI: One big reason for the long spell of extreme cold weather in Delhi and many parts of North India this winter season — affecting road, rail and air traffic almost every day and claiming tens ...More


Cheap oil prices long term bane for environment
N H Ravindranath
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, January 07, 2015

India is the world’s fourth largest consumer of petroleum oil at 222 million tonnes (during 2013-14) and it imports nearly 80-85 per cent of oil it consumes, which accounts for about 35 per cent of ...More


Oil slump heightens pollution challenge from Delhi to Shanghai
Aibing Gu
Live Mint , Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Hong Kong/Mumbai/New Delhi: A brisk walk in India’s capital New Delhi on Christmas Eve was rated ‘hazardous’ to health, while a similar stroll in the Chinese city of Shanghai was ranked ‘unhealthy.’ ...More


Beijing dangerous smog down four percent in 2014: Government
AFP
The Economic Times , Tuesday, January 06, 2015

BEIJING: Air pollution in Beijing dropped slightly last year, municipal authorities said, although levels of the most dangerous small particulate matter remained more than three times the internatio ...More


Beijing sees drop in pollution levels in 2014
Reuters
DNA India , Monday, January 05, 2015

Beijing recorded a slight drop in smog levels in 2014, the municipal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Sunday, though some pollutants remained at 150% above national minimum levels. The city ...More


TNCSC initiates pollution control measures at rice mill in Tiruchi
Effluent treatment plant and scrubber to be installed at a cost of Rs. 72 lakh
The Hindu , Monday, January 05, 2015

The Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation has taken measures to check water pollution and air pollution caused by the modern rice mill at Advathur near Tiruchi. An effluent treatment plant for treati ...More


Pedalling to Navi Mumbai for clean air, wide roads
B B Nayak
The times of India , Monday, January 05, 2015

NAVI MUMBAI: Professional cyclists and pedalling enthusiasts have found a new home—Navi Mumbai. They are heading from the Mumbai metropolitan region to the satellite township, drawn by the clean ai ...More


Govt moots ideas to sync green norms with growth
Vishwa Mohan,
The Times of India , Monday, January 05, 2015

NEW DELHI: A number of steps have been taken in the past six months to speed up green clearances but the government is also examining 55 additional suggestions to achieve its twin goals of economic gr ...More


Monitor the dangers of pollution
Sunita Narain
Business Standard , Monday, January 05, 2015

The easiest way to clear air pollution is to not know how bad it is. This is what India practices - in most parts of the country. There is virtually no equipment to monitor the air we breathe and no s ...More


Fight pollution this season
KanizaGarari
The Asian Age , Sunday, January 04, 2015

Air pollution is a major threat in the cities leading to respiratory disorders, asthma and also allergies in a large number of people. With the winter setting in these disorders see a major rise. Ove ...More


Odd-even day 4: Govt increases arrangements for first full-fledged working day
Pretika Khanna
Live Mint , Sunday, January 04, 2015

New Delhi: To implement the odd-even scheme on the first-full fledged working day on Monday, the Delhi government has increased arrangements to ensure smooth implementation of the plan. The governmen ...More


A history of Delhi’s air pollution: Can road rationing even the odds?
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, January 04, 2015

Delhi’s radical road rationing plan kicks in from the new year as a desperate city struggles to clean up its filthy air. A lungful of air in Delhi is a noxious mix of smoke, dust, fumes and ash with ...More


Rules to check building site pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Sunday, January 04, 2015

GURGAON: Huda on Sunday issued an advisory to check pollution caused by construction sites. The advisory has directed builders and individual contractors to follow all construction norms, such as c ...More


Organic waste plants should be mandatory in eateries: Naidu
PTI
The Times of India , Sunday, January 04, 2015

NEW DELHI: Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday pitched for making it mandatory for eateries and hotels to have organic waste plant and said he will write to Tourism ministry ...More


Sunny days are here again
Anamika Mukherjee
The Hindu , Saturday, January 03, 2015

Despite the cost, a solar energy system is a great energy saver and a boon during power cuts, says Anamika Mukherjee Long before we started to build our house, my husband and I started to talk about ...More


Pollution turning Taj Mahal yellow: Study
Amit Bhattacharya
The Times of India , Friday, January 02, 2015

NEW DELHI: India's white marvel, the Taj Mahal, is slowly turning brownish-yellow because of air pollution, says an Indo-US study which also identifies the pollutants responsible for the effect. ...More


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