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Pollution kills 7 million people every year: WHO
Reuters
The Indian Express , Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization pub ...More


Air pollution killed seven million people in 2012: WHO
PTI
Business Standard , Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Geneva, March 25: Air pollution by sources ranging from cooking fires to auto fumes contributed to an estimated seven million deaths worldwide in 2012, the UN health agency said today. “Air pol ...More


Don’t cover storm water drain: National Green Tribunal
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 25, 2014

NEW DELHI: It's a mammoth task for corporations and the public works department to undo the damage done over the decades to storm water drains. National Green Tribunal last week asked them not just ...More


Air pollution killed seven million people in 2012: WHO
AFP
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GENEVA: Air pollution by sources ranging from cooking fires to auto fumes contributed to an estimated seven million deaths worldwide in 2012, the UN health agency said on Tuesday. "Air pollution, a ...More


WHO: Air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012
DPA
The Hindu , Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Air pollution killed an estimated 7 million people around the world in 2012, making it the biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. “The risks from ai ...More


'Smog insurance' offers to help Chinese breathe easier
AFP
Deccan Herald , Sunday, March 23, 2014

Beijing: Chinese companies have offered up a fresh idea to help pollution-weary travellers while cashing in on public concerns over dirty air at the same time -- smog insurance. The country's top onl ...More


Beware! The pollution ‘time bomb’ is ticking in Pune
Rajesh Rao
DNA India , Friday, March 21, 2014

The Indian Institute of Topical Meteorology (IITM) has revealed that Pune’s pollution level is over twice that of the prescribed national air quality standards. dna talks to experts on what is the ...More


Seven stone crushers issued show-cause notices
TNN
The Time of India , Friday, March 21, 2014

PANAJI: Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) on Thursday issued show notices to seven stone crushers as to why they should not be closed down. The board also issued directions to 24 stone crusher ...More


Clean air is life itself
Luce Irigaray / Michael Marder
The Hindu , Friday, March 21, 2014

As smog envelops Paris and other big cities we should view pollution as a crime against humanity Air pollution is deteriorating in many places around the world. In Shanghai, such is the oppressive ...More


Hadapsar is twice as polluted as India
Anurag Bende
DNA India , Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pune: Living in Hadapsar? Read this news carefully. According to a latest survey by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), a premier weather research institute in Pune, Hadapsar counts a ...More


Climate change set to displace hundreds of millions of people by end of century
ANI
The Times of India , Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WASHINGTON: A new UN report suggests that climate change will displace hundreds of millions of people by the end of this century, increasing the risk of violent conflict and wiping trillions of doll ...More


Air pollution: Aamir launches campaign on Satyamev Jayate for south Delhi residents
Darpan Singh
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Residents of Okhla in south Delhi, who have been complaining that toxic fumes from a garbage-burning plant in their neighbourhood impair their health, have got a crusader in Bollywood superstar Aamir ...More


'Pollution check can save 2 billion life years'
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 18, 2014

NEW DELHI: India can save up to 2 billion life years if the places that exceed the national air quality standards (very polluted) were brought within standards, US based economist, Michael Greenstone ...More


A missing agenda
Shyam Singh
The Indian Express , Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, political parties are busy making promises and spelling out their visions, plans and blueprints for the development and governance of the country. Issues like ...More


Weather call service gets only 3% pollution queries
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Monday, March 17, 2014

NEW DELHI: Only 3% of enquires on a toll-free weather and air quality call service are on pollution levels. This facility, not known to most people, is being run by the ministry of earth sciences sinc ...More


Court to KSPCB: Have dedicated staff to check pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Sunday, March 16, 2014

BANGALORE: The high court on Friday asked the government and the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to deploy dedicated staff to prevent and immediately respond to any violation relating ...More


Polluted Paris chokes in the springtime sun
Reuters
The Times of India , Sunday, March 16, 2014

PARIS: Air pollution in Paris has hit health-threatening levels over 80 per cent higher than in London and Berlin as a sunny spell reaches western Europe, prompting the city to curb road speeds and of ...More


Biodiversity conservation will become civil society movement: Dilip Singh
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Sunday, March 16, 2014

NAGPUR: APCCF Dr Dilip Singh, an IFS officer of 1984 batch, is popularly known as the 'Chulha Man' in forest circles for pioneering improvement in chulha as it exists and making it eco-friendly in v ...More


France offers free weekend transport to ease air pollution
IANS
The Hindu , Saturday, March 15, 2014

France has proposed free transport over the weekend after poor air quality and pollution hit a record level in the country’s northern region, particularly in Paris and its suburbs. The increase in ...More


Study points to rising air pollution in Tirupati
The Hindu , Friday, March 14, 2014

The temple city of Tirupati, a cultural centre and a major pilgrimage destination in southern India, might be succumbing to a phenomenon common to urban areas. There has been steady rise in population ...More


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