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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


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


Paper war on pollution
Mayura Janwalkar
The Indian Express , Tuesday, November 25, 2014

London has its congestion charge and emission-linked road tax, Singapore has electronic road pricing and Paris its unique even-and-odd registration plates to keep city air fit to breathe. What does ga ...More


CSE welcomes launch of the national air quality index by the Union Environment Minister
Priyanka Singh
The Economic Times , Sunday, November 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


India needs to improve energy efficiency by 2030: UN report
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nearly 100,000 premature deaths take place annually due to air pollution in India and some other countries which can be avoided by 2030 by improving energy efficiency measures in transport and industr ...More


Pune travel special: Spot beautiful flamingos near Bhigwan
Avina Balchandani
Mid-day , Friday, November 21, 2014

Budding ornithologists should head to the Bhigwan–Bhuleshwar Flamingo watch, to spot the fascinating feathered creatures as they announce their arrival around the city. Recently, a small town around ...More


Obesity costing world economy $2 trillion a year
Kounteya Sinha
The Times of India , Thursday, November 20, 2014

LONDON: Obesity is costing the world more than almost as much as smoking or terrorism and war. The epidemic — one-third of the world's population is overweight or obese in 2013, is costing Britain ...More


China seeks to cap coal use at 4.2 billion tonnes by 2020
The Economic Times , Thursday, November 20, 2014

BEIJING: China aims to cap its annual coal use at 4.2 billion tonnes by 2020, it said Wednesday, a one-sixth increase on current consumption, already by far the world's largest. The announcement b ...More


‘Find viable means to cut down vehicular pollution’
Akanksha Jain
The Hindu , Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NGT tells government that more needs to be done to safeguard environment With air pollution choking Delhi, making it one of the most polluted cities in the world, the National Green Tribunal on Monda ...More


‘Find viable means to cut down vehicular pollution’
Akanksha Jain
The Hindu , Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NGT tells government that more needs to be done to safeguard environment With air pollution choking Delhi, making it one of the most polluted cities in the world, the National Green Tribunal on Monda ...More


Air pollution may up chronic kidney disease risk
IANS
Business Standard , Monday, November 17, 2014

Air pollution may raise the risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), a new study indicates. After taking into account patient risk factors including age, diabetes and hypertension, the invest ...More


City's indoor air highly polluted too: Survey
Deccan Herald , Monday, November 17, 2014

A recent survey by two private firms has shown that indoor air pollution too is a matter of concern in the City, along with outdoor pollution and its hazards. However, the Karnataka State Pollutio ...More


Pollution up in Hyderabad post Pollution Control Board split
Deccan Chronicle , Monday, November 17, 2014

Hyderabad: After the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, and the formation of the separate Pollution Control Board, Hyderabad and its surrounding areas have become more prone to the pollution. This is ...More


Hospitals flout pollution norms in Bhubaneswar
Riyan Ramanath V
The Times of India , Saturday, November 15, 2014

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) on Friday revealed that 18 hundred-bed hospitals in the city had not set up mandatory effluent treatment plants (ETP) or sewerage treatmen ...More


World Health Organization sets guidelines to reduce indoor pollution deaths
AFP
The Economic Times , Thursday, November 13, 2014

GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Wednesday announced its first-ever guidelines for indoor air pollution related to cooking, heating and lighting, a problem estimated to kill more than four m ...More


Report warns of spiralling air pollution; outlines roadmap to curb emissions
TNN
Visitros , Thursday, November 13, 2014

KOLKATA : If current trends of vehicle population, fuel and emission standards persist, PM 2.5 emissions will increase by a factor of three, and those of NOx will increase by a factor of five, warns ...More


U.S. pollution data on Beijing blocked on mobile app
AP
The Hindu , Wednesday, November 12, 2014

All the sky-clearing measures and cooperation from the weather kept Beijing relatively air pollution-free for most of a seven-day Asia-Pacific conference. Then, toward the end as top leaders met, the ...More


Indoor air pollution can trigger asthma and allergies
Deccan Chronicle , Wednesday, November 12, 2014

According to World Health Organisation, India is ranked among the world’s worst for its air pollution, with 13 out of 20 most polluted cities of the world in India alone. And due to the increasing lev ...More


‘Many perceive outdoor air pollution as more harmful’
Richa Pinto
The Times of India , Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mumbai: A majority of Mumbaikars surveyed as part of a study on the quality of air in the city were of the belief that outdoor air pollution is more detrimental to health than indoor. The study showed ...More


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