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Beijing yet to meet Chinese air quality standards
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WASHINGTON: A new study has determined that in spite of the 2008 Olympic Games in sight, Beijing has not yet met the expected national air quality standards. Professor Wang Wen-Xing and his team from ...More


Study sees threat from big-particle pollutants
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Wednesday, May 14, 2008

CHICAGO: On days when there is a lot of dust and other large-particle pollutants in the air, slightly more elderly people go to hospital emergency rooms with heart problems, U.S. researchers said on T ...More


Blame air pollution for clots as well
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WASHINGTON: It's not just your lungs that are at risk from air pollution - a new study has linked this modern menace to the formation of blood clots as well. The study, by Harvard researchers, found t ...More


Car ads don't tell whole truth about emissions
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Wednesday, May 07, 2008

SYDNEY: Ads prompting you to buy a swanky new car might not be telling the whole truth; at least not about the bit on greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, despite global concerns. These finding ...More


'Miscarriages & pollution may be linked'
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Saturday, May 03, 2008

The findings of TOI-CMRI lung function test have not shocked the city medical fraternity. For the last few years, the number of people with chronic lung-related problems has been on the up. And, it's ...More


Pittsburgh, Los Angeles have worst US air pollution
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Thursday, May 01, 2008

WASHINGTON: Pittsburgh, a former steel-making center once known for its sooty skies, is the worst U.S. city for short-term particle pollution, the American Lung Association announced on Thursday. It w ...More


Government to examine air pollution by aircrafts
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Thursday, May 01, 2008

NEW DELHI: Concerned over the rise in carbon emissions by aircraft and the boom in the aviation industry compounding the problem, the government will soon undertake a study to ascertain air pollution ...More


'Take steps for energy efficiency'
Staff Reporter
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, April 29, 2008

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked Asia-Pacific countries to take steps to ensure efficient use of energy in the backdrop of surging oil prices and the health problems caused by traditional fu ...More


Digital Environmental atlas of India launched
Vasundhara Sanger
Times of India , Wednesday, April 23, 2008

NEW DELHI: Environment Ministry has launched first digital environmental atlas of India to mark the Earth Day which is being celebrated today across the world. An interactive website of state of envir ...More


Let's turn saviours this Earth Day
Jitendra Verma
Times of India , Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It has been 38 years since we as a global population have been observing the Earth Day on April 22 to explore and reinforce ways to save the planet from emissions and global warming. Sounds like a lof ...More


Air pollution wiping out the fragrance of flowers
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Tuesday, April 15, 2008

LONDON: Researchers at the University of Virginia have shown that air pollution from power plants and automobiles is wiping out the fragrance of flowers and thus hampering the ability of pollinating i ...More


Hydel potential can earn huge carbon credits
Rakesh Lohumi
The Tribune , Monday, April 14, 2008

Shimla, April 13 After introducing the carbon credit facility (CCF) to encourage people to raise forests on private and community land under the World Bank-funded mid-Himalayan watershed development ...More


Flowers don't smell as sweet in polluted air
Staff Correspondent
The Hindu , Friday, April 11, 2008

WASHINGTON: A rose smells as sweet by any other name but not in any other air, especially polluted air. A new study has found flowers are fast losing their fragrance, and the culprit is air pollution. ...More


'Sea salt worsens coastal air pollution'
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Thursday, April 10, 2008

WASHINGTON: When salty air and sunshine around busy ports mingle with industrial and shipping pollution, they aggravate the problem manifold, according to a study. Emissions from marine vessels may be ...More


Greens can now approach appellate authority
Satyasundar Barik
The Hindu , Thursday, April 10, 2008

Landmark ruling by chairman of the authority Complainant free to file appeal under Air Act Sankar Oram, former legislator, had filed appeal BHUBANESWAR: Eco activists have reason to cheer as ...More


NASA begins airborne probe into pollution impact on arctic
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Thursday, April 03, 2008

WASHINGTON: NASA is starting a field campaign to investigate the chemistry of the Arctic's lower atmosphere this week to discern how air pollution contributes to climate changes in the Arctic. The NAS ...More


Chinese pollution quietly takes toll in Japan
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Thursday, April 03, 2008

YAMAGATA, Japan: With a smile on her tanned face, skiier Kazumi Furukawa can vividly recall the time three years ago she stood here on Mount Zao and looked down at fir trees turned into glittering cry ...More


UN body meets to act on ship gases, cleaner seas
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Tuesday, April 01, 2008

LONDON: Curbing greenhouse gas emissions from ships, slashing other air pollutants they generate and cleaning up the world's oceans, top the agenda at a meeting of the world's chief maritime body in L ...More


Air pollution destroying flowers' natural fragrance
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Saturday, March 29, 2008

LONDON: Trying to woo a woman with a sweet-smelling bouquet of blooms flowers may not work any more, for flowers are fast losing their scent due to air pollution. The finding is based on new research ...More


Pollution norms go up in smoke
Neha Lalchandani
Times of India , Tuesday, March 04, 2008

NEW DELHI: With nearly all residential societies, malls, offices and homes surviving on generator sets in Gurgaon, serious air pollution is but only inevitable. According to Central Pollution Control ...More


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