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Political opposition to Niddodi project mounts
TNN
The Times of India , Sunday, August 04, 2013

MANGALORE: The Dakshina Kannada district unit of Janata Dal (Secular) has voiced their opposition to the proposed 4,000-MW ultra mega power project at Niddodi, around 35 km from here. Around 90% of t ...More


GPCB slaps closure notice on 39 industrial units in Surat
The Indian Express , Sunday, August 04, 2013

The Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) officials slapped closure notice on over 39 industrial units in Surat for violating air and water pollution norms. Acting on a complaint, GPCB officials co ...More


NGO demonstrates fast road repair using cold bitumen
The Times of India , Sunday, August 04, 2013

The city-based NGO, ‘Better Kochi Response Group’ (BKRG), which has mooted the idea of using cold mix or cold bitumen for filling the potholes in the city, conducted a demonstration in this regar ...More


Pollution blamed for drop of 14% in Beijing tourism
AFP
The Times of India , Saturday, August 03, 2013

BEIJING: The number of tourists visiting China's capital fell by more than 14 per cent in the first half of this year compared to 2012, state media reported Saturday, with air pollution blamed for the ...More


NGIL blames it on former employees
The New Indian Express , Friday, August 02, 2013

Nitta Gelatin India Ltd (NGIL) officials have refuted all the allegations against the company. They said that company is open to a joint study about the alleged pollution caused by it by any independe ...More


PMC's tree plantation drive hits space crunch hurdle
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 31, 2013

PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is finding little space in the city to plant trees. The civic body has stated in its environmental status report that it planted much lesser trees in 2011-12 ...More


Environment status better, but growth remains same
The Indian Express , Wednesday, July 31, 2013

In the environment status report (ESR) for 2012-2013 tabled on Tuesday, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has showed a slight improvement in the city's environment performance index. However, the g ...More


Diesel autos continue
Devika Chhibber
The Times of India , Tuesday, July 30, 2013

CHANDIGARH: Defeating the purpose of introducing LPG autos in Chandigarh, diesel autos from adjoining areas continue to drive into the city. Threatening to launch an agitation against these vehicles, ...More


NGT orders closure of polluting factories in Noida
Kamala Kelkar
The Indian Express , Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The National Green Tribunal on Monday ordered for the third time that industries polluting in violation of state norms in Noida be shut down immediately and the member secretary of the state polluti ...More


Emissions improve, but air can still kill
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, July 27, 2013

Better emissions introduced in 2000 has possibly saved around seven lakh lives in India between 2000 and 2010 but many lives are still at risk because of rising air pollution in Indian cities. The la ...More


Rivers in Pimpri Chinchwad are highly polluted; Pavana is worst
Manish Umbrajkar
The Times of India , Friday, July 26, 2013

PUNE: Hectic industrial activity in Pimpri Chinchwad has pushed up air and noise pollution levels here and industrial waste being flushed into its water bodies has added to their filth, with Pavana ri ...More


Neeri at work to uncover how tourists hurt the Taj Mahal
Snehlata Shrivastav
The Times of India , Thursday, July 25, 2013

NAGPUR: With the aim of protecting the Taj Mahal, a world heritage site, from further environmental pollution caused due to human activities, the city-based National Environmental Engineering Research ...More


Hauz Khas Village eateries lack green clearance
Bindu Shajan Perappadan
The Hindu , Wednesday, July 24, 2013

While a rise in illegal commercial activities in and around Hauz Khas Village has forced residents to seek the National Green Tribunal’s intervention, a Right to Information reply from the Delhi Pol ...More


Dabwali villagers threaten a stir against 'polluting' Punjab oil refinery
Neel Kamal & Bhaskar Mukherjee
The Times of India , Monday, July 22, 2013

BATHINDA/SIRSA: About a dozen villages in Dabwalitehsil of Sirsa district have threatened to launch an agitation against the pollution caused by Guru Gobind Singh Refinery, which is located in neighbo ...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


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 Indias 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


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


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