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Half the world’s city-dwellers breathe poor quality air
Business Line , Thursday, May 08, 2014

New Delhi, May 7: Half of the world’s urban population is facing a critical problem — staggeringly high air pollution, a recent report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. According to ...More


Delhi most polluted city in the world, says World Health Organisation
PTI
The Financial Express , Thursday, May 08, 2014

Delhi is the most polluted city in the world, according to a World Health Organization study released on Wednesday. The 2014 version of the Ambient Air Pollution (AAP) database contains results of ...More


Only 12 per cent of city-dwellers breathe safe air, says WHO
Aarti Dhar
The Hindu , Thursday, May 08, 2014

Only 12 per cent of the people living in cities for which air quality data is available, are breathing “safe” air, reveals World Health Organization’s Urban Air Quality database. About half urban ...More


Panel banks on guarantee to check pollution
Riyan Ramanath V
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 07, 2014

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has decided to keep bank guarantee from industries to put pressure on them to comply with environmental norms in a time-bound manner. ...More


Report backs greens, finds civic body isn't tree-friendly
Ananya Dutta
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 06, 2014

PUNE: A report from the commissioner, appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Pune, to assess the status of trees along the Ghorpadi-Mundhwa Road is in tandem with tree activists' views about ...More


Indoor pollution: Greatest environmental risk
Susan Brink
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Seven million people die each year because of exposure to air pollution. That’s one in eight deaths across the globe, making air pollution the single greatest environmental health risk on Earth. Th ...More


Panel banks on guarantee to check pollution
Riyan Ramanath V
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 06, 2014

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has decided to keep bank guarantee from industries to put pressure on them to comply with environmental norms in a time-bound manner. I ...More


150 Villagers Besiege Paper Factory Over Air Pollution
The New Indian Express , Monday, May 05, 2014

Irate members of the public besieged the cement factory of Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) here, as raw material from there, carried by the wind, was causing health problems for people ...More


Needed: basic amenities
Tanu Kulkarni
The Hindu , Monday, May 05, 2014

The Rajajinagar Industrial Estate, one of the first industrial layouts of the State, is today a pocket which lacks basic amenities. Established in 1958, the industrial estate houses a large number of ...More


India should turn to renewable sources of energy: RK Pachauri
Anahita Mukherji
The Times of India , Saturday, May 03, 2014

Dr Rajendra K Pachauri, chief guest at the Earth Care Awards, chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and director general of The Energy and Resources Institute, spoke to Anahit ...More


Chinese man seeks divorce as smog drives family apart
Reuters
The Times of India , Friday, May 02, 2014

BEIJING: A Beijing man is seeking to divorce his wife after she took their son to a tropical island province to escape the capital's notorious smog, saying the long-distance relationship had destroyed ...More


Set Up Body on Pollution: HC to Puducherry
Debjani Dutta
The New Indian Express , Thursday, May 01, 2014

The Madras High Court has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) and Puducherry government to constitute an Appellate Authority under Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 198 ...More


US top court upholds cross-state air pollution rule
AFP
Business Standard , Wednesday, April 30, 2014

President Barack Obama's administration has scored a major victory when the US Supreme Court revived regulation limiting harmful emissions that blow across state lines. A coalition of six progre ...More


Don’t make us Guinea pigs
Anumita Roychowdhury
Live Mint , Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The World Cancer Report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) early this year was shocking. Not only the worldwide burden of cancer has increased many times, middle-income and poor countries ...More


TERI launches service to make green literature people-friendly
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, April 28, 2014

PUNE: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has launched a feature service to make environmental literature easier to understand and more accessible to the common man. The service, launched l ...More


Green platform charts out charter for new govt
Subhro Niyogi
The Times of India , Saturday, April 26, 2014

KOLKATA: Sabuj Mancha, a platform of organizations and individuals supporting the cause of environment have come up with a list of deliverable demands from the new government to be sent across to va ...More


Farmers burn crop residue, Greens worried
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, April 26, 2014

BHOPAL: Farmers are disposing of the remains of the crop destroyed in the recent hailstorm by burning. This is adding to air pollution as huge quantities of particulate matter, carbon dioxide, carbo ...More


Pedal for Green
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, April 23, 2014

An awareness campaign to encourage sustainable solutions, the ‘Cycle-O-Thon’ ride was organised by students of Sreenidhi International School on Tuesday on the occasion of Earth Day. One saw students ...More


Rejuvenate Bangalore's Green Charm, Says Expert
Papiya Bhattacharya
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Noting that Bangalore is losing its Garden City tag, Prof J Srinivasan, of the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, said much needs to be done to make the city turn over a green leaf. “It is ...More


No recycling, so landfills are choking
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NEW DELHI: The capital is drowning in its own filth and the crisis is deepening. Look around you everywhere and you will find overflowing dhalaos and garbage piling up by the roadside. People just hol ...More


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