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Environmental damage costs India Rs.3.75 trillion: World Bank
Neha Sethi
Live Mint , Thursday, July 18, 2013

New Delhi: The annual cost of environmental degradation in India is about Rs. 3.75 trillion, or 5.7% of India’s 2009 gross domestic product (GDP), according to a report released by the World Bank on W ...More


Environmental degradation costing India 5.7% of its GDP: World Bank
Madhavi Rajadhyaksha,
The Times of India , Thursday, July 18, 2013

MUMBAI: At a time when many of India's infrastructural projects are caught in the throes of an environment versus development conundrum, a new report released by the World Bank estimates that environm ...More


Air pollution costing economy 3.75L crore a year: World Bank
Dipak Kumar Dash,
The Economic Times , Thursday, July 18, 2013

NEW DELHI: Only outdoor air pollution in urban areas claims 1.09 lakh lives of adults, another 7,513 of children below 5 years annually, says a latest report of World Bank. The study released on Wedne ...More


Citizens' group finds fault with PMC's report
Radheshyam Jadhav,
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PUNE: A group of volunteers from diverse professional fields, under the banner of the Deccan Gymkhana Parisar Samiti (DGPS), has punched holes in the civic body's report that claims that the proposed ...More


KSPCB shuts 118 industries in BBMP limits
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Karnataka Pollution Control Board (KSPCB ) has ordered for closure of 118 polluting industries with in the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits in the year 2012-13. In a written reply ...More


India a major culprit in global air pollution problem
Asia Sentinel
Asian Correspondent , Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The air far too many people breathe across the world is depressingly unhealthy in too many places. Overall acute respiratory infections kill some 4.5 million adults and children each year across the g ...More


Will the scrutiny have tangible benefits? Experts, residents divided
Soubhik Mitra
The Hindustan Times , Monday, July 15, 2013

While the purpose of such data monitoring is to set long-term goals such as manufacturing fuel-efficient jets in the future, city environmentalists said it could be handy in making small changes ver ...More


Air pollution kills over 2 million people each year worldwide: Survey
New Track India , Monday, July 15, 2013

A recent survey conducted by US researchers has found out that every year over 2 billion people die worldwide because of air pollution. The study was published in the journal Environmental Research L ...More


Running without green panel nod, industries to face closure
Vinod Kumar
The Hindustan Times , Monday, July 15, 2013

A large number of industrial units in the city face closure as they are operating without the mandatory consent of National Green Tribunal. The Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) recentl ...More


Study reveals Delhi air is full of cancer-causing particles leading to respiratory ailments
Neetu Chandra
India Today , Sunday, July 14, 2013

Air pollution has returned to haunt Delhiites and this time it appears to be more lethal than ever. Residents of the national Capital, who were breathing easy after the introduction of CNG and gr ...More


Study: Air pollution cut northern China lifespans
AP
Asian Correspondent , Sunday, July 14, 2013

BEIJING (AP) — A new study links heavy air pollution from coal burning to shorter lives in northern China. Researchers estimate that the half-billion people alive there in the 1990s will live an ave ...More


Air pollution kills over two million people every year
PTI
Business Standard , Sunday, July 14, 2013

Human-caused outdoor air pollution is directly responsible for over two million deaths globally - many of them in South and East Asia - each year, a new study has claimed. The study estimates that ...More


Air pollution kills over two million people each year
IANS
The Times of India , Sunday, July 14, 2013

WASHINGTON: Human-caused outdoor air pollution may be responsible for over two million deaths worldwide - a large number of them in South Asia and East Asia - each year, US researchers have said. ...More


Has Chanda pollution affected wild animals' behaviour?
Mazhar Ali
The Times of ndia , Friday, July 12, 2013

CHANDRAPUR: Chandrapur stands second among most polluted places in the country. The health survey carried out way back in 2005-06 over the effect of pollution has revealed that nearly 50% Chandrapuria ...More


National Green Tribunal orders phasing out old generators
Ayaskant Das
The Times of India , Friday, July 12, 2013

NOIDA: Taking serious note of noise and air pollution in Noida, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday ordered industries to phase out old diesel-run generators that do not have proper acoustic enclo ...More


Air pollution can harm people with frail hearts
ANI
News Track India , Wednesday, July 10, 2013

London, July 10 (ANI): Air pollution is taking its toll on people with failing hearts by killing millions of people globally each year, a big international study conducted by an Indian-origin author h ...More


Noise and the city - Hong Kong's struggle for quiet
AFP
Deccan Chronicle , Wednesday, July 10, 2013

With its pounding construction sites and constant roar of traffic, Hong Kong is a cacophony of noise with experts and residents calling on authorities to keep a lid on the din for the sake of public h ...More


Pollution leads to drop in life span in Northern China, research finds
Edward Wong
Business Standard , Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Southern Chinese on average have lived at least five years longer than their northern counterparts in recent decades because of the destructive health effects of pollution from the widespread use of c ...More


‘We need policy on right kind of dams’
Sunita Narain
The Asian Age , Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Environmentalist Sunita Narain, director-general of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), is a keen proponent of green and sustainable development across the country. Excerpts from an intervie ...More


Economic reasoning in energy security
N. Balasubramanian
The Hindu , Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Energy security is a much discussed topic and is a vital element of energy policy as well as foreign policy. But it has not been defined precisely. This book starts with a working definition: ‘‘ener ...More


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