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World Trade Organization talks begin on almost $1 trillion green goods
AP
The Economic Times , Wednesday, July 09, 2014

GENEVA: The United States, China, the European Union and 11 other members of the World Trade Organization have begun negotiations toward a new agreement on almost $1 trillion of environmental goods. ...More


‘Youth can play crucial role in controlling pollution’
The Hindu , Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Youth can play an important role in controlling pollution, said Deputy Director of Groundwater Department A. Varaprasada Rao. He was addressing a seminar on the role of youth in curbing the menace o ...More


Delhi's satellite towns bearing the brunt of increase in air pollution?
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Tuesday, July 08, 2014

NEW DELHI: Delhi's air pollution measures like introducing compressed natural gas, building the Metro and moving polluting industries outside city limits have been praised universally. But evidence ha ...More


Delhi's satellite towns bearing the brunt of increase in air pollution?
Jayashree Nandi
The Economic Times , Monday, July 07, 2014

NEW DELHI: Delhi's air pollution measures like introducing compressed natural gas, building the Metro and moving polluting industries outside city limits have been praised universally. But evidence ...More


Vehicles may soon need fitness tests every year
Manish Umbrajkar
The Times of India , Monday, July 07, 2014

PUNE: The central government is mulling a proposal where all vehicles in the country will have to undergo a stringent scrutiny for their roadworthiness every year. Expressing concern over the incre ...More


11 coal depots asked shut shop due to pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, July 05, 2014

SURAT: The Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Surat has issued immediate closure notices to 11 coal storage depots located in and around the city for violating air pollution guidelines. "These ...More


Foul air, everywhere
ARVIND JAYARAM
Business Line , Friday, July 04, 2014

Vehicular traffic, garbage burning and construction dust are all the usual suspects contributing to air pollution in Indian cities. But did you know that in Chennai, around 5.4 per cent of the particu ...More


Lead pollution high in Bengal, says Jairam
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, July 04, 2014

KOLKATA: Bengal has more than 27 highly polluted areas, including one in the heart of the city. An area in Picnic Garden, where used batteries are dumped, has been listed among the worst-affected plac ...More


Lead pollution high in Bengal, says Jairam
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, July 04, 2014

KOLKATA: Bengal has more than 27 highly polluted areas, including one in the heart of the city. An area in Picnic Garden, where used batteries are dumped, has been listed among the worst-affected plac ...More


St Teresa's Anti-plastic Campaign
The New Indian Express , Thursday, July 03, 2014

KOCHI: As part of St Teresa’s college’s Navathy celebrations, the Bhoomitra Sena students of the college are organising a tree plantation drive on Thursday. The students would plant 90 trees at Marine ...More


'Climate change biggest health threat'
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 02, 2014

ALLAHABAD: Former director prof and head of medicine, MLN Medical College, Dr DK Nigam has recently returned after participating in the international RACP Congress 2014 on 'Future Directions in Heal ...More


Govt. may take a new look at age-based scrapping of vehicles
N. Ravi Kumar
The Hindu , Tuesday, July 01, 2014

An age-based norm for scrapping motor vehicles, something the automobile industry favours but to which truckers are opposed, is likely to get a new look from the government. The expert committee on Au ...More


Do Vehicular Fumes Confuse Pollinating Insects?
Papiya Bhattacharya
The New Indian Express , Sunday, June 29, 2014

BANGALORE: It is not just humans who face the ill-effects of vehicular pollution. A recent study has revealed that insects, especially bees and moths, get confused while looking for flowers because of ...More


Plastic waste causes USD 13 bln damage to marine ecosystem: UN
Press Trust of India
The Indian Express , Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Plastic waste causes an annual damage of USD 13 billion to the marine ecosystem, two UN reports have said and underlined the need of recycling and redesigning plastic products to bring multiple green ...More


Flood of ‘environment’ complaints leave BMC in a bind
Anjali Lukose
The Indian Express , Wednesday, June 25, 2014

At Vile Parle, a neighbour’s dog got the adjective “ferocious” and his hens “wild”, as they found themselves subject of a complaint to the office of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) environm ...More


'Better fuel, stricter norms needed to curb air pollution'
IANS
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NEW DELHI: There is an urgent need to improve fuel quality and implement stricter norms to check vehicular emissions and poor air quality in Indian cities, renowned environmentalist R.K. Pachauri said ...More


Trees burnt in green belt near GNDU, amid protests by NGOs
Shaheen P Parshad
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, June 21, 2014

Trees planted in the green belt on the Ram Tirath road behind the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) suffered damage in a fire on Friday, much to the distress of the protesting environment lovers. Th ...More


FinancialAir pollution linked to cognitive decline in later years
Reuters
The Financial Express , Friday, June 20, 2014

The tiny particles in vehicle exhaust and other sources of air pollution may hasten cognitive decline in older adults, according to a new US study. “We decided to examine the link between air pollut ...More


Charminar most polluted area in Hyderabad
Syed Mohammed
The Times of India , Thursday, June 19, 2014

HYDERABAD: The reinvention of Charminar as a constituent of the new logo of Telangana may have given the monument a boost in terms of cultural brand value, but it has done little to clean up the fou ...More


Every poisonous breath you take
Arkadipta Ghosh
Business Line , Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It’s time policy mandarins take steps to clean up urban India’s air, learning from successes elsewhere In response to a recent question in the Rajya Sabha shortly before his government demitted offi ...More


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