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NGT rolls out 14-point action plan to address Delhi’s worsening air quality
The Economic Times , Friday, November 28, 2014

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not have had this in mind when he launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or cleanliness drive, but the National Green Tribunal has stepped in to address the Cap ...More


CSE gives a guarded welcome of NGT order on air pollution
Business Standard , Friday, November 28, 2014

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) welcomed the National Green Tribunal's judgement to ban more than 15-year-old vehicles from Delhi roads with some circumspection. In a release, reacting to ...More


Government says taking steps to prevent air pollution-related deaths
PTI
The Times of India , Friday, November 28, 2014

NEW DELHI: Amid concerns over rising air pollution in the national capital, the Government today said it has taken various measures to prevent mortality arising out of such a situation. Noting tha ...More


Vehicles on Rohtang should be fuelled by CNG: Green panel
IANS
Business Standard , Friday, November 28, 2014

The ice mass on high Himalayan mountain pass Rohtang, overlooking this tourist resort in Himachal Pradesh, is reducing rapidly due to air pollution and in the next 20 to 25 years it may vanish altoget ...More


Vehicles older than 15 years banned in Delhi
Deccan Herald , Friday, November 28, 2014

Dismayed at increasing air pollution in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has held that all vehicles which are more than 15 years old would not be permitted to ply on the city ro ...More


Green court bans vehicles older than 15 years in Delhi
Jayashree Nandi
The Economic Times , Friday, November 28, 2014

NEW DELHI: On the day TOI highlighted the worsening state of Delhi's air, the National Green Tribunal cited the report and issued a slew of directions to immediately address the problem. Among the ...More


Pollution checking drive in Bhagalpur, 25 vehicles seized
Kumar Rajesh
The Times of India , Thursday, November 27, 2014

BHAGALPUR: With a view to checking air-pollution vis-a-vis vehicle emission, the district transport office (DTO) has launched a 'Go green campaign' in Bhagalpur district. The transport department's en ...More


US to propose stricter smog standard: Sources
AP
The Economic Times , Thursday, November 27, 2014

WASHINGTON: Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma ...More


Exposing Delhi’s air pollution, from the back of an autorickshaw
AP
The Hindu , Thursday, November 27, 2014

American scientist Joshua Apte travels in an autorickshaw to present alarming findings for anyone who spends time on or near the roads in this city of 25 million. The autorickshaw lurched through Ne ...More


Clean air a fundamental right, says green court
Darpan Singh
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, November 27, 2014

Air pollution has continued to be a serious health risk in Delhi with the levels of tiny particles that carry toxins and go deep inside lungs having remained 3-4 times the standards in the last three ...More


NGT air pollution order: Enforcement needed now for results,say activists
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, November 27, 2014

NEW DELHI: Environmental activists and experts have welcomed National Green Tribunal's directions to deal with air pollution in the city but said the efforts of the government should be more focused o ...More


Green court bans old vehicles, waste burning
Darpan Singh
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, November 27, 2014

Taking decisive action to improve Delhi’s air quality, the National Green Tribunal Wednesday banned all vehicles over 15 years old, and ordered pollution checks for all state-run buses and the install ...More


Foul air chokes Capital, hospitals struggle to keep up
Rhythma Kaul
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, November 27, 2014

Poor air quality coupled with falling temperature had pushed up admissions by almost 30% in the last two weeks, sources said. Emergencies are crowded and ICUs in many hospitals are out of beds. Most ...More


Burning of leaves: Agencies pass buck
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, November 27, 2014

NEW DELHI: Dry leaves, which are a precious resource for making compost, are more often being burnt in the city. Smoke from such biomass burning is adding to Delhi's severe smog crisis and very high p ...More


Delhi’s pollution woes: More than 15-year-old vehicles not permitted to ply
PTI
Deccan Chronicle , Thursday, November 27, 2014

New Delhi: Dismayed at increasing air pollution in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday held that all vehicles that were more than 15 years old would not be permitted to ply ...More


Rain brings down B'luru's air pollution, but not quite enough
Subhash Chandra N S
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Air pollution has dropped in Bengaluru, thanks to some good rainfall recently, officials in the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) say. But the air is still dirty beyond permissible limit ...More


PAC finds serious lapses in pollution control by railways
PTI
The Economic Times , Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW DELHI: A parliamentary panel has found serious lapses in railways' pollution control measures and observed that the national transporter has not issued any comprehensive guidelines for transportin ...More


Air pollution costs EU up to 189 billion euros: EU agency
Reuters
The Economic Times , Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BRUSSELS: Air pollution, chiefly from coal-fired power plants, cost society up to 189 billion euros ($235 billion) in 2012 - equal to the gross domestic product of Finland, the European Environment ...More


Surroundings to bear brunt of Hussainsagar lake clean-up
Deccan Chronicle , Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hyderabad: Emptying Hussainsagar would expose residents to unbearable stench and the consequences would be tragic. M. Veda Kumar, the president of Forum For Better Hyderabad, said, “Dr Kodarkar’s s ...More


Shiny cars, dirty fumes
Aniruddha Ghosal
The Indian Express , Tuesday, November 25, 2014

While the strengthening of the enforcement of existing PUC norms has been much needed for decades in Delhi, experts said it addresses only half the problem. While PUC norms are concerned with pollutio ...More


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