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Disinvest, use money for green assets: Finance commission chief
IANS
Times of India , Saturday, November 21, 2009

NEW DELHI: The government should sell off half its public sector undertakings and use the $200 billion it will thus make to build environmental assets, 13th Finance Commission Chairman Vijay Kelkar ...More


Disinvest, use money for green assets: Finance commission chief
IANS
The Economic Times , Saturday, November 21, 2009

NEW DELHI: The government should sell off half its public sector undertakings and use the $200 billion it will thus make to build environmental assets, 13th Finance Commission Chairman Vijay K ...More


Smaller airports pose bigger pollution threat than suspected
IANS
Times of India , Friday, November 20, 2009

WASHINGTON: Air pollution poses a largely overlooked threat to people living near smaller regional airports, says a new study. The study, one of a handful to examine airborne pollutants near regio ...More


Govt notifies stricter air quality norms
TNN
Times of India , Thursday, November 19, 2009

NEW DELHI: Fifteen years after they were first notified, the environment ministry on Wednesday released new and tougher air quality norms under which residential and industrial areas will have the s ...More


India revises air quality standards after 15 years
IANS
Times of India , Thursday, November 19, 2009

NEW DELHI: With pollution level rising across the country, India on Wednesday revised the national ambient air quality standards after 15 years. "We have notified the ambient air quality standar ...More


Thailand makes environment education compulsory for students
Panaji, (PTI)
The Deccan Herald , Friday, November 06, 2009

Amid worldwide concerns over global warming, Thailand fears environmental degradation due to a surge in industrial units which has prompted the authorities in this South-East Asian nation to introduce ...More


TERI to study impact of‘black carbon’
Tribune News Service
The Tribune , Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Shimla, November 2 With “black carbon” being tipped as one of the reasons for accelerated global melting, The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), Delhi, will undertake studies to see its impact on ...More


Bid to check pollution Show-cause notices to 28 units
Our Correspondent
The Tribune , Wednesday, October 28, 2009

In a bid to check the growing level of noise and air pollution, the district administration here has served show-cause notices on the managements of 28 government and private establishments for causin ...More


Hong Kong air pollution equals record high
AFP
Times of India , Sunday, October 25, 2009

HONG KONG: Hong Kong air pollution has equaled a record high registered in 2000, triggering a warning for people with heart or respiratory illnesses, the Environmental Protection Department said on Sa ...More


US EPA to cut toxic emissions at power plants
REUTERS
The Economic Times , Sunday, October 25, 2009

WASHINGTON: The US Environmental Protection Agency agreed to issue rules by November 2011 to cut toxic air pollution at electric generating plants that burn coal or fuel oil, a federal court ruled. ...More


Hong Kong air pollution equals record high
AFP
The Economic Times , Sunday, October 25, 2009

HONG KONG: Hong Kong air pollution has equaled a record high registered in 2000, triggering a warning for people with heart or respiratory illnesses, the Environmental Protection Department said on Sa ...More


US EPA to cut toxic emissions at power plants
REUTERS
Times of India , Sunday, October 25, 2009

WASHINGTON: The US Environmental Protection Agency agreed to issue rules by November 2011 to cut toxic air pollution at electric generating plants that burn coal or fuel oil, a federal court ruled. ...More


Air pollution in UT down: PCB
PNS | Chandigarh
The Pioneer , Wednesday, October 21, 2009

For those who feared that air pollution levels on Diwali would skyrocket this year, Central Pollution Control Board has allayed such fears saying that the levels of pollution were generally lower than ...More


Deepavali marked by higher decibel level
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Tuesday, October 20, 2009

CHENNAI: This Deepavali was noisier than last year as many residents of the city seem to have opted for bursting high-decibel fire crackers. According to a release from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Con ...More


On Deepavali, pollution levels hit the ceiling
Deepa Kurup
The Hindu , Tuesday, October 20, 2009

BANGALORE: This Deepavali, air pollution levels went over the top with the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board recording the highest RSPM (respirable suspended particulate matter) levels ever: a s ...More


Decrease in air, noise pollution in city this Diwali, says report
Staff Reporter | Bhopal
The Pioneer , Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), after monitoring the sound and noise pollution during Diwali, has found that the generation of suspended particles and harmful gases was low this year as co ...More


To save canines, reduce noise level this Diwali, say experts
Neha Sinha
The Indian Express , Saturday, October 17, 2009

This Diwali, save a prayer for the Capital’s canine breed. Experts have said the booming noise from crackers make dogs go crazy; they drool and snap, and some even die of heart failure. There are ma ...More


‘Crackers add to air pollution’
Kuldeep Chauhan / Tribune News Service
The Pioneer , Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kullu/Mandi, October 16 Diwali — the festival of lights — has turned into a “festival of air-pollution” that not only damage alveoli in the lungs, but send levels of sulphur di-oxide and nitrogen di- ...More


Cut soot, slow climate change: Scientists
IANS
The Economic Times , Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NEW DELHI: Global warming is caused by excess of greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide, but cutting down other pollutants such as soot can help slow climate change in a big way, say the world's lead ...More


Industrialists bend, agree to equip their units with pollution control devices
Raakhi Jagga
The Indian Express , Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Following a tough stand taken by Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), the industrialists have started thinking of installing air pollution control devices so as to get the sealed units re-opened. It ...More


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