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Diwali pollution levels reverse in two areas
TNN
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


Pollution levels shoot up after Diwali
The Hindu , Sunday, October 26, 2014

Particulate matter remains in the air for few days after bursting crackers Air pollution levels in Kolkata shot up during Diwali on Thursday as the quantity of pollutants in Kolkata reached dangerous ...More


City turns a deaf ear to anti-cracker pleas
Ankit Yadav
The Times of India , Sunday, October 26, 2014

BAREILLY: Even as people spoke at length about having an eco-friendly Diwali, statistics have shown that the festival of lights this year was far from being environment-friendly. Data collected by ...More


Increase in Vehicle Population Pushing up Air Pollution Level in Vijayawada
Sai Durga Gona
The New Indian Express , Sunday, October 26, 2014

VIJAYAWADA: Air pollution in the city is growing at an alarming rate due to increase in the number of vehicles. As per official records, the number of vehicles has increased by 15 per cent in the last ...More


Traffic pollution can harm lungs of babies in womb
ANI
Deccan Chronicle , Sunday, October 26, 2014

Washington: A new study has found that exposure to pollution, especially during the second trimester of pregnancy, could harm a child's lungs. Existing research has often highlighted the adverse effe ...More


Diwali 2014: Prabhadevi, Worli noisier than in past 2 years, air quality at Bandra worse
Richa Pinto
The Times of India , Sunday, October 26, 2014

In a clear pointer to the fact that this Diwali was noisier than the past two years, more than 30 among 45 locations recorded higher decibel levels on October 23, and 15 locations on October 24. The p ...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


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


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


Air pollution likely to increase 40-50%
TNN
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


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


Firecrackers' noise takes toll on birds, animals
TNN
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


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


Pollution in pregnancy linked to lung damage in child
AFP
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


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


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


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


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


Air to be worst a day after Diwali
TNN
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


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


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