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Japan's Panasonic to give China expats 'pollution pay'
AFP/PTI
Business Standard , Friday, March 14, 2014

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic said today it would give employees sent to China a wage premium to compensate for the country's hazardous air pollution, in a possible first for an international ...More


Paris makes public transport free to tackle severe pollution
AFP
The Times of India , Friday, March 14, 2014

PARIS: Paris authorities said today they would make public transport free for three days to encourage drivers to leave their vehicles behind due to severe pollution caused by unusually warm weather ...More


Africa to spew half of world's particle pollution by 2030: Study
AFP
The Times of India , Thursday, March 13, 2014

PARIS: With its exploding urban population burning ever more coal and wood, Africa could contribute as much as 55 percent of the world's particle pollutants by 2030, a study said on Tuesday. In 20 ...More


Africa to spew half of world's particle pollution by 2030: Study
AFP
The Economic Times , Thursday, March 13, 2014

PARIS: With its exploding urban population burning ever more coal and wood, Africa could contribute as much as 55 percent of the world's particle pollutants by 2030, a study said on Tuesday. In 20 ...More


China to tighten rules against pollution
AP
The Times of India , Monday, March 10, 2014

BEIJING: China will tighten environmental legislation and force polluters to pay compensation following renewed blasts of toxic air, the country's top legislator said on Sunday. Zhang Dejiang said ...More


Horns, Celebrations, Traffic Main Reasons in Hyd
Rahul V Pisharody
The New Indian Express , Monday, March 10, 2014

The capital city has been booming with ear-splitting and hell raising levels of noise pollution for the past many years. Though the recorded noise levels from various parts of the city have been way a ...More


On mission to protect green cover
Ritwika Mitra
Deccan Herald , Monday, March 10, 2014

He is the man responsible for guarding the capital’s lungs. But he knows that he has a Herculean task on his hands. Meet Sanjiv Kumar, secretary environment and forests, Delhi government, who is ona ...More


Only three out of 74 Chinese cities have clean air, minister admits
Saibal Dasgupta
The Times of India , Monday, March 10, 2014

BEIJING: Only three of China's 74 major cities meet its national air quality standards, said deputy minister for environmental protection Wu Xiaoqing. The three clean cities are distant and low-indust ...More


‘Emission inventory’ is 1st step to predicting city’s air pollution
Jyoti Shelar
Mumbai Mirror , Monday, March 10, 2014

Next week, Mumbai will finally get an emission inventory - a database that will help predict the extent of air pollution for up to 72 hours in advance and also help detect its source. The inventory ...More


More private cars switching to CNG
Sarang Dastane
The times of India , Monday, March 10, 2014

PUNE: In a negligible but encouraging sign, more vehicles in the city are running on compressed natural gas (CNG) now than they were in 2011. Till January 31, 2014, as many as 45,000 vehicles in ...More


China tests drone aircraft designed to disperse smog
Sutirtho Patranobis
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, March 09, 2014

China is deploying drones in its fight against pollution and smog that frequently engulfs large swathes of the country including Beijing, a senior official said on Saturday at a discussion during ...More


The science of clean energy
NAHLA NAINAR
The Hindu , Sunday, March 09, 2014

On International Women’s Day, Dr. M. Premalatha, associate professor at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Science and Technology, NIT-T explains why more female science students should opt f ...More


China to test new smog-busting drone
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Saturday, March 08, 2014

As China grapples to contain recurring smog, its scientists claimed to have developed a drone which will help to clear the polluted skies. Chinese aviation designers prepared for the test flight ...More


Air pollution posing health hazard at Bhagat Singh Colony
Rani Devalla
The Hindu , Friday, March 07, 2014

Constant exposure to polluted air has led to skin allergies and other health issues among residents The slum area, known as Bhagat Singh Colony, adjacent to the sixth lane of Dwarakanagar, is consid ...More


Clearing the air
The Indian Express , Thursday, March 06, 2014

China has declared war on air pollution. India needs to resume a long-derailed discussion on air quality. A growing public obsession with air pollution, which experts have likened to a nuclear winter ...More


Amidst heat, smoke and dust
Rohini Kejriwal
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, March 05, 2014

While it’s easy for people to point fingers at them, the everyday realities that our traffic constables and police officials undergo are harsher than what most people have to face — the constant ...More


3 units in Tirupur asked to close for causing pollution
The Hindu , Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board on Monday ordered closure of two oil extraction units, and one blue metal stone crushing unit in the district for causing air pollution. The board had directed ...More


Vehicle emission norms thrown to the winds
The Hindu , Tuesday, March 04, 2014

With growing no. of vehicles, Chennai earns dubious distinction of highest levels of exhaust pollution in a study Chennai is a city where vehicular population has grown by leaps and bounds and alongs ...More


Standardize fuel to improve Delhi air: Experts
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 04, 2014

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has kept mum on dealing with severe air pollution in the city, likely to be as bad as Beijing's. Environmentalists are now hoping that the national auto fuel policy, wh ...More


Migratory birds bring delight, but drop in numbers worrying
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, March 03, 2014

AURANGABAD: Bird lovers in Marathwada are having a good time spotting several feathered friends at the water bodies in Marathwada, though there has been a drop in the Greater Flamingo numbers this yea ...More


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