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China's new environment minister urges "protracted war" on pollution
Reuters
Reuters , Wednesday, June 28, 2017

China on Tuesday appointed a new environment minister who has promised a "protracted battle" to clean up the nation's notoriously polluted air, water and soil. Xinhua news agency named the minister a ...More


Why even early rain has failed to clean Delhi air
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 28, 2017

NEW DELHI: Pre-monsoon showers have been lashing Delhi for almost a month, but they have little impact on air pollution so far. In fact, until June 27, the capital witnessed a monthly average PM 2.5 ...More


Why even early rain has failed to clean Delhi air
Nyoooz , Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New Delhi: Pre-monsoon showers have been lashing Delhi for almost a month, but they have little impact on air pollution so far. In fact, until June 27, the capital witnessed a monthly average PM 2.5 ...More


As Delhi Prepares to Segregate Its Waste at Source, Lessons From Other Such Efforts
The Wire , Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New Delhi: A waste segregation drive covering the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and East Delhi Municipal Corporations (EDMC) was launched in Delhi on June 5. This pilot project will require ...More


Three things Gurugram must do to unclog its roads and make its air breathable
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Gurugram has the highest per capita car ownership, almost three times that of Delhi that was earlier regarded as the car capital of the country. In addition, Gurugram also registers 50,000 motor vehic ...More


Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk
IANS
Business Standard , Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Individuals with high levels of genetic variation and elevated exposure to a type of air pollution may be at an increased risk of developing autism, a new analysis shows. The findings showed that env ...More


Why no noise about high decibels?
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 27, 2017

NEW DELHI: While the poor air quality in Delhi has pushed authorities to at least announce some action plans, the government seems least concerned about noise pollution, which has severe physiological ...More


How the Use of Tobacco Affects the Environment
PANKAJ CHATURVEDI
The Wire , Friday, June 23, 2017

According to WHO, tobacco kills seven million people each year. Its cultivation, processing, production and disposal also harms the ecology immensely. Tobacco smoke emissions spew thousands of tonnes ...More


Sewage and filth leaves Upper Lake gasping
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BHOPAL: Upper Lakeconsidered to be the lifeline of the state capital is dying a slow death. A large part of the city's sewage, chemical and toxic waste finds its way into the millennia old water body, ...More


Activists ask Vardhan to get pollution norms for thermal power
PTI
India Today , Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New Delhi, Jun 20 (PTI) Activists have urged Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to implement the new emission and water use norms, aimed at reducing air pollution and high water consumption, for coal- ...More


Bhopal needs to monitor and analyse air quality data: Experts
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bhopal: Air pollution could soon become a problem in the state capital if immediate steps are not taken to curb the deterioration of the air quality in the city. Vehicular exhaust, untreated open sewa ...More


Activists ask Vardhan to get pollution norms for thermal power plants implemented
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Activists have urged Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to implement the new emission and water use norms, aimed at reducing air pollution and high water consumption, for coal-fired thermal power plan ...More


Now, flags to warn of pollution
DNA India , Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Monday launched the school flag programme to spread awareness about air quality in city and in specific areas. The launch coincided with the reopening of s ...More


Bio-medical waste management stressed
E – PAO , Monday, June 19, 2017

Imphal, June 17 2017: Regional Directorate Central Pollution Control Board, Shillong and Shija Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment Facility, Langol jointly organized a training programme on "Authoritie ...More


Corpn to set up air quality monitors, launch e-governance apps soon
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, June 19, 2017

Coimbatore: The city corporation will set up 30 air quality monitors, another 30 attached to the smart benches and also release an application to redress grievances online to mark the second anniversa ...More


‘Green’ crematoriums along Ganga to offer ecologically-responsible means of cremation
Shivani Azad
The Times of India , Sunday, June 18, 2017

RISHIKESH: In a first of its kind initiative, ‘green’ crematoriums are planned to be built in villages along the Ganga (which have been branded as Ganga grams under the NamamiGange project). These cre ...More


Environ min urges curbing air pollution by discouraging open burning to maintain air quality
Web India 123 , Thursday, June 15, 2017

Noting that air pollution levels are continuously rising in the city due to multiple sources like open burning and construction activity, Environment minister Imran Hussain today said there is an urge ...More


Ban on burning waste to keep city's air clean
DNA India , Thursday, June 15, 2017

Delhi's Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday ordered a complete ban on burning of any kind of garbage, leaves, waste plastic, rubber in all open places, with a view to checking air pollutio ...More


Polluted environments kill 1.4 million in Europe annually; UN agencies urge stepped-up action
India Blooms , Wednesday, June 14, 2017

“In the era of Sustainable Development, we can prevent the 1.4 million environment related deaths by making health a political choice across all government sectors,” said Dr. ZsuzsannaJakab, World Hea ...More


Delhi to get 20 new pollution monitoring stations by October this year
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Twenty new air quality monitoring stations will start functioning in Delhi by October to “strengthen the fight against air pollution” in the Capital. The decision was taken in a meeting of the enviro ...More


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