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POWERCRACY: Haryana wages war on plastics and paddy fires
Ajay Kumar
Mail Today , Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Under fire from both the Supreme Court's monitoring committee on environment and from green activists for the continuing loss of forest cover and increasing air pollution levels, Haryana's environment ...More


Tracing the silver lining to global warming
GUY GUGLIOTTA
The Indian express , Sunday, December 02, 2012

Heat, carbon dioxide and air pollution are already having significant effects on trees, plants and crops, and for most plant scientists, the debate over climate change ended long before the arrival of ...More


India tops China in air pollution level increase
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Friday, November 30, 2012

There's just one area in which India has outrun China - air pollution. The rise in air pollution levels in Indian megacities between 2002 and 2010 has been much more than Chinese urban centres. It wa ...More


China should release data on polluted soil
South China Morning Post , Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hu Shuli says it should release the findings of the long-awaited study on soil contamination, if it is to honour its pledge of action at the party congress Hu Shuli Hu Shuli is editor-in-chief of Ca ...More


Air pollution may be factor in autism, researchers report
San Jose Mercury News , Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Researchers have found that exposure to traffic-related air pollution during pregnancy is associated with autism, according to a new study released on Monday. The study, published online in the Arch ...More


SC notice to Centre on levying environment charge on vehicles
Indian Express , Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Supreme Court today sought the Centre's reply to a plea for levying "environment compensation charge" on all existing private vehicles and new diesel cars to control pollution in the National Capi ...More


NCR towns to implement provisions of Delhi’s 5-year plan to fight pollution
Darpan Singh
The Hindustan Times , Monday, November 26, 2012

About two weeks after the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) slammed authorities in Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad for “very weak and inadequate monitoring ...More


Fighting Delhi's smog
Sunita Narain
Business Standard , Monday, November 26, 2012

Losing after winning is the worst feeling possible. This is how I feel looking out of my window at a thick pall of black smog engulfing my city. It was this time of the year, exactly 15 years ago, whe ...More


Siegel: Fracking harms environment, planet's climate
Ventury Company Star , Saturday, November 24, 2012

A tidal wave is about to sweep over our state. Oil companies are snapping up thousands of acres across central and Southern California. Armed with dangerous new techniques, the petroleum industry aims ...More


Smartphones, labs to reveal health effects of environmental pollutants
Staff Reporter
R&D News , Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New technologies for sensing chemicals that people are exposed to and their effects in the body will help scientists work towards a complete picture of how environmental pollutants influence health in ...More


65 % of the air pollution deaths occur in Asia and close to quarter of this in India
By Bagish K Jha, TNN
Times of India , Sunday, November 18, 2012

INDORE: According to Global Burden of Disease (GBD) count, a global initiative involving the World Health Organisation, in South Asia, air pollution is ranked as the sixth most dangerous killer. Aroun ...More


Pusa, Noida most polluted post-Diwali
IANS
Deccan Herald , Friday, November 16, 2012

The air pollution at Pusa in central Delhi and Noida in the national capital region (NCR) was highest in the region post-Diwali, scientists said on Thursday. It was exorbitantly high on hourly sca ...More


Air pollution levels shoot up after Diwali
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Thursday, November 15, 2012

This Diwali night saw a rise in air pollution levels in some pockets of the Capital while noise levels declined compared with last year, according to an air-noise pollution assessment report released ...More


Slew of measures mooted to curb air pollution in Delhi
The Hindu , Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A slew of short and long-term measures including ban on entry of commercial vehicles not bound for Delhi, restriction on use of diesel generator sets during social functions, imposition of Rs.2,000 fi ...More


Govt to act against air pollution soon
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, November 10, 2012

NEW DELHI: Delhi's action plan to curb air pollution is ready and will be presented to the cabinet in the coming week. The environment department has prepared a list of actions that will be taken imme ...More


Environment Secy asked to explain smog causes
Tribune News Service
The Tribune , Friday, November 09, 2012

New Delhi Expressing concern over the unprecedented smog over Delhi, the cabinet today instructed the Environment Secretary to explain its causes in the Capital. While briefing the media after the ...More


Small cities hit by smog, govt hazy
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Friday, November 09, 2012

This winter, Delhi and other metropolitan cities are not the only places with smog worries. Data with the Central Pollution Control Board show a sudden rise in particulate matter - a primary cause for ...More


Pollution makes Delhi smog worse every year: CSE
Darpan Singh
The Hindustan times , Thursday, November 08, 2012

Don’t dismiss the continuing smog as a mere weather phenomenon, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) warned in its latest report released on Tuesday. The CSE made light of the Delhi governmen ...More


Haze due to farm fires in Haryana, U.P. and Punjab, says Sheila Dikshit
Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar
The Hindu , Thursday, November 08, 2012

Delhi Cabinet takes help of NASA images to discover cause of the smog With the Capital facing constant haze and smog over the past many days, the Delhi Cabinet on Wednesday took help of pictures take ...More


Growth’s toxic air
Hindustan Times , Sunday, November 04, 2012

The flipside of high economic growth is its impact on environment, rarely recognized in our country. As we pursue high growth at any cost, pollution levels in and around Indian cities is rising at an ...More


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