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Why is there no reaction to WHO's take on Delhi’s air pollution?
Harsh Vardhan
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, May 15, 2014

Why is there no reaction to the World Health Organization’s May first-week announcement about Delhi’s skies being the most polluted in the world? This collective indifference of a great mass of peop ...More


Indian refiners face $13 billion clean fuels bill
Nidhi Verma
Live Mint , Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Delhi: Indian oil refiners will need to invest Rs80,000 crore ($13.4 billion) in upgrades to produce cleaner fuels, a government official said, as the world’s fourth biggest oil consumer seeks to ...More


‘Rajagopuram’ faces pollution threat
G. Nagaraja
The Hindu , Thursday, May 15, 2014

Rapid urbanisation characterised by a vehicular boom coupled with high levels of noise and air pollution pose a serious threat to the 400-year old Rajagopuram of Sri Chennakesava Swamy temple at Saniv ...More


Writing is on the wall for air pollution thanks to Simon Armitage's air-cleansing poem
ANI
Business Standard , Thursday, May 15, 2014

The writing is on the wall for smog as the University of Sheffield unveils the world's first air-cleansing poem, a new work by award-winning writer Simon Armitage. Simon, a Professor of poetry at the ...More


BAD AIR CONTEST
The Telegraph , Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Whether or not Delhi is the world’s most polluted city, it is an incontrovertible fact that, together with several other Indian cities, Delhi’s air pollution level far exceeds the limits for risk to h ...More


Air quality at 'closed' bus stands on pollution radar
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has undertaken a study to assess the air quality at bus stands in and around Bangalore. The Board is conducting the study to assess the levels of ...More


Agra doctor moves green tribunal over air pollution
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NEW DELHI: Raising alarm bells over the adverse effect of air pollution on fetuses and newborns, a paediatric surgeon has moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking directions to the authoritie ...More


After WHO rap, L-G forms panel to look into city’s air pollution
The Financial Express , Wednesday, May 14, 2014

After the 2014 version of the Ambient Air Pollution (AAP) Database released by WHO declared Delhi to have the worst air quality in any city of the world, Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung constituted a high pow ...More


Agra doctor moves green tribunal over air pollution
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NEW DELHI: Raising alarm bells over the adverse effect of air pollution on fetuses and newborns, a paediatric surgeon has moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking directions to the authorities ...More


WHO report prompts air pollution panel
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NEW DELHI: After a WHO urban air quality database released last week sounded alarm bells on the city's extremely high air pollution levels, lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung has set up a high-powered co ...More


Two-stroke scooters are 'super-polluters', says study
PTI
Indian Today , Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Scientists on Wednesday pointed the finger at two-stroke scooters, a ubiquitous sight in developing countries, for massively contributing to local air pollution, in a study published in the journal Na ...More


Sudden showers bring down air pollution in Pune
Anvi Mehta
DNA India , Monday, May 12, 2014

Pune: Sudden rains and thundershowers are proving to be good news for citizens. Since the showers, there has been a gradual reduction in the air-pollution level, especially in the suspended particulat ...More


Delhi pollution deaths up by shocking 100 percent since 1991
Neetu Chandra Sharma
India Today , Monday, May 12, 2014

The health of Delhiites has been hit hard by air pollution, with the number of deaths and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases linked to the menace shooting up in recent years. A World Health Orga ...More


Tough measures needed to conserve Delhi's environment
Indian Today , Monday, May 12, 2014

Delhi needs to urgently improve the fuel quality of vehicles and upgrade their emission technology if it wants to make the ambient air breathable, experts said. Sumit Sharma, a fellow with The Energy ...More


Hassan among three Indian cities with minimum air pollution: WHO
Sathish G. T.
The Hindu , Monday, May 12, 2014

Other two cities are Kollam and Pathanamthitta in Kerala Hassan city is among three Indian cities with minimum air pollution, according to the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) study on ambient ...More


Karnataka State Pollution Control Board fails to give sound solutions
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, May 12, 2014

BANGALORE: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) was tasked with the job of finding solutions to the city's soaring decibel levels. In response to a high court directive, the board ask ...More


Ahmedabad air: India's 5th most polluted
Smitha R
DNA India , Sunday, May 11, 2014

Against the accepted level of 40 micrograms of particulate matter (2.5 microns), the city has 100. Delhi on top with 153, followed by Patna and Gwalior Megacity Ahmedabad that has won awards and reco ...More


‘Mumbai highly polluted’
The Asian Age , Sunday, May 11, 2014

According to WHO, nearly half of city faces higher risk of air pollution It may be the city of dreams for a large majority of people but Mumbai also features among the cities with high pollution lev ...More


‘Dirtiest’ tag off Delhi but worries remain
The Telegraph , Saturday, May 10, 2014

New Delhi, May 9: The World Health Organisation today distanced itself from suggestions that it had earlier this week portrayed Delhi as having the worst air quality among 1,600 cities worldwide, afte ...More


India ranks among the world's worst for its polluted air: WHO
Priyanka Singh
The Times of India , Saturday, May 10, 2014

LUCKNOW: The latest urban air quality database released by the World Health Organization (WHO) says that India ranks among the world's worst for its polluted air. Out of the 20 most polluted cities in ...More


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