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New monitoring standards join quest to keep pollution at bay
By Wang Xiaodong ( China Daily)
China Daily , Wednesday, January 02, 2013

China on Tuesday started to issue daily reports on air quality in 74 major Chinese cities by adopting more extensive monitoring standards, including the level of PM 2.5 - the smallest and most dangero ...More


New machines to monitor Noida's air pollution levels
TNN
Times of India , Monday, December 31, 2012

NOIDA: For proper monitoring of air pollution levels by analysing samples collected from different locations, the regional office of Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has brought in two po ...More


Oil Giants Heading to Trial in Water Pollution Lawsuit
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
New York Times , Saturday, December 29, 2012

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Nearly a decade after it was first brought, a lawsuit accusing two oil giants of widespread groundwater contamination in New Hampshire is expected to present jurors with the most ...More


Officials move to address air pollution
By Drazen Remikovic for Southeast European Times in Zagreb
Southeast European Times , Thursday, December 27, 2012

About 10,000 people protested factory in Zenica on December 22nd against air pollution they say is caused by the Accelor Mittal steel factory. [Drazen Remikovic/SETimes] The official website of Sla ...More


Now, sensors to let you detect air pollution on your cellphone
Press Trust of India
Indian Express , Thursday, December 20, 2012

Scientists including two Indian-origin researchers have developed a fleet of portable pollution sensors that allow users to monitor air quality on their smartphones. The sensors could be particularl ...More


Taking a close look at cruise ship pollution
By Susan Salisbury
The Seattle Times , Thursday, December 20, 2012

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- More than 230 cruise ships operate worldwide, often in pristine coastal waters. Many cruise lines offer excursions to private islands where snorkeling to admire the coral reef ...More


Air‚ sound pollution checks still not in place
HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
The Himalayan Times , Thursday, December 20, 2012

KATHMANDU: Implementation of air and sound quality standard for vehicles, diesel generators, cement factories and crusher industries set by the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology two mont ...More


Official: Air pollution program needs more money
By Yin Yeping
Global Times , Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau and two state-owned companies held a press conference Wednesday, warning that the pilot program to reduce industrial air pollution in Beijing is e ...More


Sun shines on Urumqi anti-pollution projects
By Shao Wei in Urumqi (China Daily)
China Daily , Wednesday, December 19, 2012

One of China's most polluted cities in winter, Urumqi, has seen a massive improvement in its air quality, residents and experts said. By Dec 10, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region h ...More


Awareness drive to check pollution levels in twin cities
By Arunkumar Huralimath, TNN
Times of India , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

HUBLI: The Karnataka Pollution Control Board, Dharwad, has finally woken up to the growing menace of sound and air pollution in Dharwad district. It has launched a special awareness drive to check pol ...More


Pollution from car emissions killing millions in China and India
John Vidal
The Guardian , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

An explosion of car use has made fast-growing Asian cities the epicentre of global air pollution and become, along with obesity, the world's fastest growing cause of death according to a major study o ...More


Obama tightens air pollution limits
• Suzanne Goldenberg US environment correspondent
The Guardian , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Obama administration has set new limits on a deadly form of air pollution – and risked a backlash from industry early in a second term – by tightening restrictions on soot from smoke stacks and di ...More


Pollution level rising, govt turns a blind eye
Hindustan Times , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has expressed "deep shock" at the findings of the new Global Burden of Disease (GBD) count. The findings say air pollution has become one of the top 10 kil ...More


Pollution level rising, govt turns a blind eye
Darpan Singh
The Hindustan times , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has expressed "deep shock" at the findings of the new Global Burden of Disease (GBD) count. The findings say air pollution has become one of the top 10 kil ...More


Diesel vehicles increasing pollution: Minister
IANS
The Sentinel , Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NEW DELHI, Dec 17: The growing number of diesel vehicles is negating all efforts made to reduce air pollution by phasing out diesel buses and converting them to CNG, parliament was informed on Monday. ...More


Chulha smoke choking Indian women, kids
By Kounteya Sinha, TNN
Times of India , Friday, December 14, 2012

Globally, the two most important risk factors were high BP — estimated to be responsible for 9.4 million deaths — and tobacco smoking (accounted for 6.3 million deaths). NEW DELHI: High blood pressur ...More


Taxing diesel-run vehicles won’t help
Archana Mishra
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Even as the Delhi government examines a proposal to levy a fine of Rs 2000 on polluting vehicles in the City, the Supreme Court appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA ...More


Chandrapur faces threat of groundwater pollution
By Mazhar Ali, TNN
Times of India , Monday, December 10, 2012

CHANDRAPUR : Chandrapur, already infamous for air pollution, is now faced with the serious threat of pollution from below the grounds. The latest report of Groundwater Survey and Development Agency (G ...More


Dust pollution: Govt to crack whip on real estate developers
Darpan Singh, Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times , Friday, December 07, 2012

The Delhi government is mulling over proposals to tighten the noose around real estate developers whose projects cause dust pollution. A five-year action plan prepared by the government and the Centre ...More


Tehran residents urged to escape 'dangerous' pollution
AFP
Times of India , Thursday, December 06, 2012

Iranian women wear masks to help guard against dangerous levels of air pollution as they walks in the center of the smog-filled capital, Tehran, Iran, on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. (AP photo) TEHRAN: ...More


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