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China suggests cap on coal use, import curbs in draft air pollution law
Reuters
The Times of India , Thursday, September 11, 2014

BEIJING: China is looking to impose a national cap on coal consumption and a ban on the import of low-quality coal with a new air pollution law, the draft version of which has been released, aimed at ...More


KSPCB orders greening of city
Divya Gandhi / Chitra V. Ramani
The Hindu , Thursday, September 11, 2014

Prompted by what it describes as a “phenomenal decline in green cover” in the city, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has directed the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to ...More


Ozone layer that started depleting in 1980s healing
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Thursday, September 11, 2014

NEW DELHI: The protective ozone layer that started depleting heavily in the 1980's is on a recovery mode according to a new assessment by 300 scientists across the world released on Thursday. "Assessm ...More


Delhi's fetish for cars worsens air pollution menace
Neetu Chandra Sharma
India Today , Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A sharp increase in the number of motorcycles and cars in Delhi, mainly because of the purchasing capacity of the youth, has contributed to an increase in air pollution in the national capital, accord ...More


Charcoal units pollute
Deccan Chronicle , Monday, September 08, 2014

Erode: Dyeing units are known sources of pollution. Now, those producing charcoal in Tirupur district seem to have affected the lives of hundreds of farmers in the western belt of Tamil Nadu. Aggrieve ...More


Low air pollution on Telangana survey day
TNN
The Times of India , Sunday, September 07, 2014

August 19, when the Telangana government conducted the intensive household survey, was among the days when the city's air was least polluted, data from the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board shows ...More


Mumbai ranks 12 in air pollution: WHO
The Asian Age , Sunday, September 07, 2014

Almost half of city’s population is at a risk of suffering from serious, long-term health problems The pollution level in the air in the city has risen to 136 micro grams, which is a dangerous indi ...More


Charcoal units pollute
Deccan Chronicle , Sunday, September 07, 2014

Erode: Dyeing units are known sources of pollution. Now, those producing charcoal in Tirupur district seem to have affected the lives of hundreds of farmers in the western belt of Tamil Nadu. Aggrieve ...More


Watch your waste
Nissim Mannathukkaren
The Hindu , Sunday, September 07, 2014

The Prime Minister wants us to “manufacture goods with zero effect” on the environment. Is this is possible? “Sanitation was unheard of. Water was unpurified, and raw sewage ran down city streets in ...More


Transport dept vows to silence noisy vehicles
Suchith Kidiyoor
Bangalore Mirror , Friday, September 05, 2014

After HC cracks whip, department wants fines for vehicles violating air and noise pollution norms doubled and plans to crack down on two-stroke and vehicles over 15 years old Goaded by the Karna ...More


Smoky fires raise risk of respiratory diseases, early death
N. Gopal Raj
The Hindu , Thursday, September 04, 2014

Some three billion people — a third of the world's population — are exposed to “toxic amounts” of pollution produced when households burn plant material, animal dung and coal for cooking, lighting and ...More


MP pollution board ‘unaware’ about state of MNCs in state
Ankur Sirothia
The Times of India , Thursday, September 04, 2014

BHOPAL: When it comes to multinational companies (MNCs), Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) appears to be totally ignorant about action taken against under green laws or the number of MNCs ...More


Climate change threatens food production
Charlotte Seager
The Hindu , Thursday, September 04, 2014

We’ve all heard about the dangers of climate change on world food security, but by 2050 our ability to produce food may be lowered by up to 10 per cent due to rising air pollution, according to new re ...More


2.8 billion people risk ill health from home air pollution: Research
AFP
The Economic Times , Wednesday, September 03, 2014

PARIS: Nearly three billion people risk ill health and early death merely from breathing the air in their homes that is polluted by fires made for cooking and heating, researchers said Wednesday. S ...More


Household air pollution puts 3 billion at risk
The Asian Age , Wednesday, September 03, 2014

According to the study, in some parts of India pollution levels are more than three times higher than a typical London street A new study published in the Lancet revealing that household air pollutio ...More


Clean Yamuna, pollution control top priority
The Asian Age , Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The first thing the city govt did after Mr Modi took over was that it sent officials to Gujarat to study the Sabarmati river A series of projects, close to the heart of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ...More


Find a polluting BMTC bus, file a complaint to win cash
Dhwani Desai
The Times of India , Wednesday, September 03, 2014

BANGALORE: Did you know that the BMTC launched an initiative nearly five years ago to help curb the pollution emitted by its fleet of buses? With the Karnataka high court coming down heavily on the Ka ...More


Delhi's air pollution levels remain a problem
Darpan Singh
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Delhi's air pollution levels remain a serious health risk despite government efforts and an emergency response is needed to meet desirable air quality standards in a time-bound manner, say experts bas ...More


India ninth most polluted nation
Aparajita Ray
The Times of India , Tuesday, September 02, 2014

BANGALORE: India's heat and dust image persists: the country was ranked the ninth most polluted country in the world by the Global Health Report 2014 on air pollution levels, by the World Health Organ ...More


Don't allow polluting buses to ply, High Court tells Transport department
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The High Court on Saturday directed the Transport department to file an affidavit on steps taken to prevent pollution by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses. During the hearin ...More


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