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Pollution: Wide gap between New Delhi, Beijing smog policies
AP
The Economic Times , Thursday, February 06, 2014

NEW DELHI: Think twice before taking a deep breath in New Delhi, where worsening air pollution has drawn comparisons with Beijing, the world's pollution poster child. On bad days in India's conges ...More


Diesel cars have negated CNG gains, say experts
Madhur Tankha
The Hindu , Thursday, February 06, 2014

The introduction of Compressed Natural Gas in Delhi in the 1990s was applauded by environmentalists. But, all the good work seems to have been frittered away as the Centre for Science and Environment’ ...More


Delhi: Centre’s pollution monitoring method flawed, claims CSE
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Wednesday claimed that the ministry of earth sciences had failed to take into account composite air pollution data for Delhi, while claiming that pollut ...More


Pollution Leads to Heart Attacks, Warn Docs
Mohammed Yacoob & Papiya Bhattacharya
The New Indian Express , Thursday, February 06, 2014

Air pollution is causing heart disease, and those living in Bangalore are particularly vulnerable. It is already well known that Bangaloreans are prone to respiratory ailments such as asthma. Adding ...More


Life in the world's most polluted city
Alarming situation
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, February 05, 2014

One can quit smoking, give up alcohol, exercise daily and even eat right to stay fit. But, what if one has to give up breathing? Sounds scary? At least the current scenario is such that breathing ...More


Data used for Yale study wasn't authentic: Centre
Jayashree Nandi
The times of India , Wednesday, February 05, 2014

NEW DELHI: While Yale University researchers have claimed they couldn't find "reliable and accurate" air quality data from India, the Centre has expressed doubts over the veracity of satellite data Ya ...More


Your house is a major source of pollution
Rhythma Kaul
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Contrary to public perception, air pollution is not just limited to outdoors. It remains even when you step inside. People living in poorly-ventilated homes face the added risk from indoor air polluta ...More


Every breath we take
The Indian Express , Friday, January 31, 2014

Delhi’s air pollution is only getting worse. This could be AAP’s big chance to make a difference. Earlier this month, an environmental performance index released by scientists at Yale and Columbia un ...More


Air quality data for India hard to come by: Yale univ
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Friday, January 31, 2014

NEW DELHI: Yale University issued a statement on Thursday clarifying that they don't compare air quality in major cities as part of the annual Environment Performance Index (EPI). The index ranks coun ...More


Toxic truths
GEETA PADMANABHAN
The Hindu , Thursday, January 30, 2014

Did you know that more than 70,000 chemicals are used across the globe, some naturally occurring and some manufactured? Geeta Padmanabhan finds out from experts how these impact our lives Five minute ...More


India’s air quality among five worst
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, January 30, 2014

NEW DELHI: India's air quality ranks among the lowest five countries in the world, according to a Yale University study that assessed 178 nations. The only countries ranked below India on this score ...More


Delhi Pollution Control Committee counters high pollution claim
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Thursday, January 30, 2014

NEW DELHI: Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has countered claims that PM 2.5 (fine, respirable particles) pollution in Delhi is higher than in Beijing. Data shared by DPCC for January 2012, 20 ...More


Residents prod minister to shut Okhla waste plant
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NEW DELHI: Residents of Sukhdev Vihar and other parts of Okhla met the environment minister Saurabh Bhardwaj, requesting him to shut down the controversial Okhla waste to energy plant that has alleged ...More


Implementing uniform BS IV emission standards can help limit air pollution in cities: Study
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Thursday, January 16, 2014

NEW DELHI: An immediate, uniform implementation of Bharat Stage (BS) IV norms and of BS V norms by 2020 across the country can improve air quality and health of city dwellers, a recent The Energy an ...More


Pollution: NGT orders joint inspection at steel plant
PTI
The Economic Times , Thursday, January 16, 2014

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed the central and Uttar Pradesh pollution control boards to jointly inspect Rathi Steel and Power Ltd's plant at Ghaziabad for alleged failure to take ...More


Delhi's Okhla plant gets notice for air pollution in area
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Monday, January 13, 2014

NEW DELHI: Delhi Pollution Control Committee has issued a show-cause notice to the Okhla waste-to-energy plant for violating the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act. It has given plant ope ...More


Delhi's Okhla plant gets notice for air pollution in area
Jayashree Nandi,
The Times of India , Monday, January 13, 2014

NEW DELHI: Delhi Pollution Control Committee has issued a show-cause notice to the Okhla waste-to-energy plant for violating the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act. It has given plant opera ...More


Promote cycle transport, Sunita Narain says
The Times of India , Saturday, January 11, 2014

PUNE: Director of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Sunita Narain emphasized the need for promoting bicycle as a means of transport in cities in a big way to tackle the problem of air pollution ...More


Let ISRO go full throttle
Dinesh C. Sharma
India Today , Thursday, January 09, 2014

India has reached a milestone in rocketry with the successful launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle ( GSLV) last Sunday. The Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO) has demonstrated ...More


Can’t breathe in the winter?
Ismat Tahseen,
Times of India , Friday, January 03, 2014

It's due to the air pollution and smog that is reaching critical levels in and around the city. Experts share tips on dealing with it... Feeling short of breath when you haven't even climbed the st ...More


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