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Ban on paddy straw burning goes up in smoke
Ravinder Vasudeva
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Despite a ban on burning of paddy straw, the practice continues unabated in Ludhiana district. Yet, not a single farmer has been booked for causing air pollution. As per a notification by the Punja ...More


Slightly less air pollution this Diwali
IANS
Business Standard , Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Delhi reported slightly less air pollution this Diwali as compared to last year, but much above the permissible limits. The assessment of air quality was carried out by the Delhi Pollution Control Co ...More


Pollution board to monitor air, noise pollution
Vithika Salomi
The Times of India , Sunday, November 03, 2013

PATNA: The Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) will monitor the noise and ambient air pollution level on Boring Road crossing this Diwali. Air pollution would be monitored from 6am on November ...More


Activists rejoice as cracker pollution comes down
Mrigank Tiwari
The Times of India , Sunday, November 03, 2013

ALLAHABAD: Buoyed by the denizens' support towards the recent campaign against high-decibel firecrackers, anti-pollution activists in the city now plan to extend the campaign and persuade the public ...More


NGO initiates eco-friendly festival
Ranjana Diggikar
The Times of India , Sunday, November 03, 2013

AURANGABAD: City-based NGO, Prayas Youth Foundation, has decided to celebrate environment-friendly Diwali by planting saplings on the Goga baba Tekdi and shun firecrackers. Recently, the group adopt ...More


Mumbai at 'extreme risk' from climate change, says study
India Today , Friday, November 01, 2013

India is among the 'extreme risk' countries where economic impacts of climate change will be most felt by 2025, according to a report. In its sixth annual Climate Change Vulnerability Index, risk ...More


Sky lanterns pollute and may cause fire: Environmentalists
The Times of India , Thursday, October 31, 2013

KOLKATA: Although sky lanterns are being claimed by marketers as an "eco-friendly" alternative to crackers and fireworks this Diwali, experts say it not only poses grave risk to the environment but ca ...More


Smoke and fire to mark Diwali?
The Times of India , Thursday, October 31, 2013

CHENNAI: The festival of lights might turn out be a celebration of smoke and noise this year too, as the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), police and corporation are yet to come up with conc ...More


Mumbai faces biggest threats from climate change of all cities in world
DNA , Thursday, October 31, 2013

India is among the ‘extreme risk’ countries where economic impacts of climate change will be most felt by 2025, according to a report. In its sixth annual Climate Change Vulnerability Index, risk ...More


TNPCB eye on Sowcarpet for high-decibel crackers
Pramila Krishnan
Deccan Chronicle , Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Chennai: Sowcarpet, more than other neighbourhoods in the city, continues to score alarming levels of air and noise pollution during Deepavali season. Based on the air and noise pollution levels r ...More


High air pollution in Goa's mining talukas: ISM study
Murari Shetye
The Times of India , Tuesday, October 29, 2013

PANAJI: Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, assigned to conduct an environment impact study (EIS) on Goa's mining, has found high air pollution in the state's five mining talukas. It also found tha ...More


Safe e-crackers set to make a lot of noise this Diwali
Somita Pal
DNA India , Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Demand grows despite high price of Rs2k as they don't add to air pollution said: We have sold more than 30 pieces of these electronic firecrackers in the last five days. Children are liking it as it ...More


This Diwali, weather to ease pollution burden
Neha Lalchandani
The Times of India , Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NEW DELHI: There is a slight breather from the usually terrible air pollution scenario in Delhi. Even though we might be emitting as many or more pollutants this year, pollution levels in the next f ...More


A tranquil Himalayan address
Sarita Brara
The Hindu , Sunday, October 27, 2013

To retain the pristine ambience of the Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, fuel-run cars transporting visitors are being replaced by battery-driven vehicles Till as recent as a week back, fue ...More


Climate change: Businesses must innovate for sustainability of our planet
RK Pachauri
The Economic Times , Saturday, October 26, 2013

Today, our costing and pricing systems ignore the negative externalities that actions by human society impose on the environment and the state of our natural resources. We do not find the right market ...More


Raise voice to breathe easy
A.S.R.P. MUKESH
Calcutta Telegraph , Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Its sprawling forest cover notwithstanding, Jharkhand has always breathed uneasy. Three years ago, an analysis of ambient air done by the Central Pollution Control Board had found the country’s maxi ...More


WWF India brings cheaper renewable energy products to Bangalore
Aparajita Ray
The Times of India , Tuesday, October 22, 2013

BANGALORE: If you want to be a green energy user, you can choose products that fit your requirements at a fair that hosts economically viable renewable energy generation products. WWF India has organi ...More


Poison to fill the air this Diwali
Prithvijit Mitra & Suman Chakraborti,
The Times of India , Monday, October 21, 2013

KOLKATA: Diwali is likely to push up toxicity in Kolkata's air to an unprecedented high early next month. According to projections by the state pollution control board (PCB) and green NGOs, the city c ...More


Red tape on Delhi waterfalls
Jayashree Nandi,
The Times of India , Sunday, October 20, 2013

NEW DELHI: It's hard to imagine a Delhi with waterfalls. But scientists say there were once several water bodies and springs in the depressions and slopes of Tilpath Valley. Wedged between Sainik Far ...More


A better world is here
Bjørn Lomborg
The Times of India , Friday, October 18, 2013

For centuries, optimists and pessimists have argued over the state of the world. Pessimists see a world where more people means less food, where rising demand for resources means depletion and war and ...More


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