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41% of country's forest cover has suffered degradation: Kasturirangan
TNN
The Economic Times , Friday, February 10, 2012

PUNE: The 12th five year plan related to biodiversity will focus on reclaiming wetlands, inland lakes and ponds, assess coastal biodiversity resources, use and sustainability, implementing recovery ...More


Pollution board going slow on raids
Umesh Dewan/TNS
The Tribune , Monday, February 06, 2012

Patiala, February 5 Even after one-and-half months, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has not resumed its drive to conduct surprise raids on various industries in the state to check complianc ...More


Pollution board going slow on raids
Umesh Dewan/TNS
The Tribune , Monday, February 06, 2012

Patiala, February 5 Even after one-and-half months, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has not resumed its drive to conduct surprise raids on various industries in the state to check complia ...More


Dust pollution remains alarming in city
Staff reporter
The Assam Tribune , Tuesday, January 31, 2012

GUWAHATI, Jan 30 – The problem of dust pollution continues to aggravate in the city, exposing its citizens to a grave health hazard. It is because together with vehicular emissions, the dust partic ...More


California passes new auto emission rules
AP
The Economic Times , Saturday, January 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO: Seeking to influence other states and Washington, California air regulators passed sweeping auto emission standards Friday that include a mandate to have 1.4 million electric and hy ...More


India breathes the most toxic air, scrapes the bottom among nations: study
Express news service
The Indian Express , Saturday, January 28, 2012

The two fastest-developing economies in the world – India and China – rank poorly in 125th and 116th positions respectively. Both countries suffer from unhealthy air. The study, which is conducted by ...More


California passes new auto emission rules
AP
Times of India , Saturday, January 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO: Seeking to influence other states and Washington, California air regulatorspassed sweeping auto emission standards Friday that include a mandate to have 1.4 million electric and hybri ...More


Choking The Life Force of Our Cities (N)
Shaheena Khan
The Pioneer (Dehradun) , Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Air pollution has reached alarming levels as far as Delhi is concerned. It does not require an environmental expert to say that. Chimneys spewing out black-grey smoke and releasing pungent-stench, in ...More


'India will pay a heavy price': Diesel cars guzzling 40% of segment's fuel, says study
IANS
THE TIMES OF INDIA: , Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NEW DELHI: Trashing industry contention that diesel use by cars is very low, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Wednesday said 40 percent of the total fuel used in the car segment in the c ...More


PPCB finds rainwater in Golden Temple not acidic
TNN
Times of India , Wednesday, January 04, 2012

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government on Tuesday informed Punjab and Haryana high court that it had found four industrial units causing pollution in and around historical Golden Temple in Amritsar. Howeve ...More


Polluted Punjab (k)
The Tribune (Chandigarh) , Saturday, December 31, 2011

It is, indeed, unfortunate that Punjab has been poisoned by the people who live off its land, and whose livelihood depends on industries that are located in the state. The intensively farmed state has ...More


In Land of Rivers, Black Flows The Water (N)
Sarbjit Dhaliwal
The Tribune (Chandigarh) , Friday, December 30, 2011

27 December 2011 The Planning Commission, which is keen to include environmental performance as a parameter in the criteria for the allocation of Central assistance, devised a model last year to buil ...More


Ozone Paradox (N)
Basudeo Prasad
The Tribune (Chandigarh) , Friday, December 23, 2011

IN the air pollution abatement, Ozone does represent an amazing paradox, exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature. An ordinary but awaken person has popular misinformation that ozone is toxic in ...More


Protecting Taj Mahal (k)
Anuradha Dutt
The Pioneer (Dehradun) , Friday, December 23, 2011

Is Haryana’s diversion of much of the Yamuna waters at the Hathnikund barrage to blame for the drying up of the Yamuna downstream during the non-monsoon months? And is this phenomenon endangering the ...More


Pollution board to put up hoardings across Punjab Drive to spread awareness about pollution control norms
Umesh Dewan / Tribune News Service
The Tribune , Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Patiala, November 29 In an effort to involve general public in its tirade against those indulging in violation of water and air pollution norms, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) would soon ...More


EU agency: air pollution costs exceed $134 billion
AP
Times of India , Friday, November 25, 2011

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: The European Environment Agency says air pollution cost Europe more than (euro) 100 billion ($134 billion) in 2009 including by making workers sick and damaging crops. In a re ...More


PPCB begins training of firemen at brick-kilns
Umesh Dewan / Tribune News Service
The Tribune , Thursday, November 24, 2011

Patiala, November 23 The Punjab Pollution Control Board has started giving training to firemen working at various brick-kilns operational in the state. As many as 500 firemen were given training duri ...More


Polluting industrial units raided
Our Correspondent
The Tribune , Thursday, November 24, 2011

Dera Bassi, November 23 A team of the Pollution Control Board today raided several industrial units here. KS Pannu, Chairman, PPCB, said on a tip-off, the team raided an industrial unit, Monarch T ...More


‘Careless’ PCB to blame for pollution in Bermo
SURESH NIKHAR | BERMO
The Pioneer , Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Air pollution caused by the thermal power stations, coal mines and chemical industries in Bermo sub-division has triggered grave concern. Bermo is located as one of the most polluted areas of Jhark ...More


Celebrities pressure China over pollution gauge
AFP
Times of India , Wednesday, November 09, 2011

BEIJING: Several Chinese celebrities have joined an online campaign aimed at pressuring the government into improving the way it measures air pollution, as residents increasingly worry about their hea ...More


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