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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


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


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


‘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


Beijing accuses US embassy of pollution 'hype': Report
AFP
Times of India , Friday, November 04, 2011

BEIJING: Environmental authorities in Beijing have accused the US embassy of "hype" after its widely-publicised measurements of air quality in the Chinese capital sparked concern, state media said Fri ...More


When Government’s Eco Claims Went Up in Smoke (N)
Umesh Dewan & Gurdeep Singh Mann
The Tribune (Chandigarh) , Thursday, November 03, 2011

Tall claims of the state government’s concern about the environment and earnest efforts to bring down the air pollution level in the state were exposed at the inaugural function of the second edition ...More


Air pollution threatens State Capital
DR NITISH PRIYADARSHI
The Pioneer , Thursday, November 03, 2011

We are already seeing the effects of air pollution in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand. It has also affected the climate. From last several years Ranchi is facing extremes of the climate. In year 2005 ...More


When government’s eco claims went up in smoke
Umesh Dewan & Gurdeep Singh Mann /Tribune News Service
The Tribune , Thursday, November 03, 2011

Patiala/Bathinda, Nov 2 Tall claims of the state government’s concern about the environment and earnest efforts to bring down the air pollution level in the state were exposed at the inaugural functi ...More


‘Air pollution increased four times this year’
PNS | DEHRADUN
The Pioneer , Friday, October 28, 2011

On the day of Diwali, smoke emission, resulting from fire crackers and vehicles adding to air pollution was observed four times the standard in Dehradun. This was disclosed by officials of Uttarakhand ...More


Pollution norms find no place amid Diwali glitz
SHRUTI SAHAY | RANCHI
The Pioneer , Friday, October 28, 2011

The deserted look of the city roads with the garbage of firecrackers waste and packing boxes all around on Thursday morning clearly unveiled the story of people enjoying Diwali night overlooking the J ...More


Air pollution acquires alarming proportions in Ludhiana: PPCB
Umesh Dewan/TNS
The Tribune , Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Patiala, October 17 With a view to checking increasing pollution in Ludhiana, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) undertook a study to find out the air pollution level on account of plying of v ...More


US House votes to delay pollution rules on boilers
Reuters
Times of India , Saturday, October 15, 2011

WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday to delay Environmental Protection Agency limits on pollutants from industrial boilers, its latest move to hinder air rules designe ...More


Pollution control board ropes in students for a green Diwali
Archit Watts / Tribune News Service
The Tribune , Friday, October 14, 2011

Jammu, October 13 With about two weeks left for Diwali, the J&K State Pollution Control Board (JKSPCB) has decided to rope in students and NGOs to make it pollution-free. “All those who will voluntee ...More


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