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Diwali pollution levels reverse in two areas
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The Times of India , Sunday, October 26, 2014

NEW DELHI : This Diwali, scientists noticed a trend reversal in the air pollution levels at two monitoring stations in Delhi. Lodhi Road, which usually records the lowest air pollution levels during D ...More


Lesser noise, air pollution in Chennai this time during Diwali: Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board
Deccan Chronicle , Friday, October 24, 2014

Chennai: Deepavali this year seems to have caused considerably less air and noise pollution compared to the previous year. Data provided by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board reveals that Triplic ...More


Air, noise pollution up in Chennai due to fireworks
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The Times of India , Friday, October 24, 2014

CHENNAI : Experts sounded alarm bells a day after Diwali as celebrations left the city with a huge amount of firecracker waste, toxins from which the rain on Wednesday night may have already washed in ...More


Poison in air: Delhi to be more polluted than Beijing this Diwali
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, October 23, 2014

This Diwali too you are not going to breathe easy, if predictions about Air Quality Index (AQI) are anything to go by. Delhi’s air is going to be highly polluted after Thursday as revellers continue ...More


Air pollution likely to increase 40-50%
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The Times of India , Thursday, October 23, 2014

PUNE: If you live in Hadapsar, Shivajinagar or Alandi and suffer from asthma or some other respiratory disease, you may consider going out of town as these areas are likely to witness the highest rise ...More


CSE welcomes launch of the national air quality index by the Union Environment Minister
Priyanka Singh
The Times of India , Thursday, October 23, 2014

LUCKNOW: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has welcomed the release of the national air quality index and health advisory by Prakash Javadekar, Union minister for environment and forests. An ai ...More


Firecrackers' noise takes toll on birds, animals
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The Times of India , Thursday, October 23, 2014

SURAT: Noise and air pollution caused by firecrackers during Diwalicause temporary deafness among many animals and disorientation in the birds during the night hours. "The noise makes the birds fly ...More


Pollution in pregnancy linked to lung damage in child
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The Economic Times , Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PARIS: Women exposed to high levels of traffic pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy are at higher risk of giving birth to a child with weak lungs, researchers said Monday. In a lon ...More


Activist, citizens take online oath to shun noisy crackers
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The Times of India , Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Navi Mumbai: "I, Vijayraghvan Rengachari, do take an oath not to buy or burst crackers this Diwali and also in future. We can live without crackers but surely we can't live without fresh air...with so ...More


Have a blast, minus noise
A.S.R.P. MUKESH
The Telegraph , Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Decibel-daring Ranchi, time to desist from a noisy Diwali. The Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) will be all ears on Thursday, October 23, with portable readers at seven points of antic ...More


Indore: Take precautions, don't let Diwali turn into a calamity
Nida Khan
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It is that time of the year again when bursting firecrackers is a ritual enjoyed by most as much as munching on sweets and enjoying the light of candles and lamps. But these crackers can sometimes tur ...More


Air to be worst a day after Diwali
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The Times of India , Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NEW DELHI: Delhiites are likely to breathe in severely polluted air the day after Diwali. At present, the capital's air quality is hovering in the category range of 'moderate' and 'very poor' accordin ...More


Traffic pollution damages lungs of unborn babies
PTI
Pune Mirror , Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pregnant women who live in polluted areas risk damage to their children's lungs, a new study has warned. Researchers said exposure to pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy in particular ...More


Going green with Diwali
Chaya Unnikrishnan
DNA India , Wednesday, October 22, 2014

With everybody out to celebrate Diwali we ask TV actors how they are planning to celebrate the festival of lights in an eco-friendly way... Sneha Wagh Diyas will be a part of my home decor. I avoid ...More


Diwali brings air pollution scare in Indore
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Indore, which is known for high air pollution, is likely to witness further high on Diwali day because of pollutants emitting from lighting of crackers. Official data of Madhya Pradesh Pollution Contr ...More


PPCB gears up to monitor pollution on Diwali night
Jatinder Kohli
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

With the festival of lights just two days away and sounds of fireworks having already begun in the city, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) is gearing up to monitor the air and noise pollution ...More


Ban on bursting crackers in public places this Diwali
Somendra Sharma, Mustafa Plumber
DNA India , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Mumbai police have prohibited citizens from bursting fire crackers in public places including the streets this Diwali, as it exposes residents and commuters to noise, air pollution and the risk of ...More


Thane adds a ‘green’ glow to light up Diwali celebrations
Freny Fernandes
The Times of India , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

THANE: The go-green mantra has caught up with city residents and shopkeepers alike this Diwali. Even though Chinese lamps are lighter on the pocket, shops selling Diwali items are stacked up with r ...More


It's time to work out Clean Air Action Plan
Ajai Sreevatsan
The Hindu , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chennai’s noise profile on a normal day is comparable to Deepavali day levels in the other major towns of the State. With increasing urbanisation, they’re fast catching up. Every year, in the run-up ...More


Polluting Chinese crackers flood Kolkata
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The Times of India , Monday, October 20, 2014

KOLKATA: City police have prepared a list of 93 fireworks that failed to keep their noise level within 90-decibel limits in random tests conducted by it. The police have claimed to have already carrie ...More


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