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Government backs off drilling near national parks
AP
Times of India , Wednesday, November 26, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY: Drilling leases on and near the border of Utah's scenic national parks have been pulled from an auction block. The US Bureau of Land Management announced its decision late Tuesday ...More


Climate change may boost exposure to harmful pollutants
ANI
Times of India , Monday, November 24, 2008

WASHINGTON: A review of studies projecting the impact of climate change on air quality, has indicated that adverse health effects will likely rise with further changes in climate, with the major effec ...More


Environmentalists critical of both Congress and BJP
PTI
Times of India , Saturday, November 22, 2008

NEW DELHI: Environmentalists are critical of both the Congress and BJP for failing to present "green" manifestos to ensure sustainable development of the national capital. "Environmental issues fi ...More


Pollution levels during Deepavali alarm greens
Shankar Bennur
The Hindu , Friday, November 21, 2008

MYSORE: The air and noise pollution levels in Mysore during last month’s Deepavali celebrations has alarmed organisations involved in environmental protection activities here since the ambient air qua ...More


Bangalore Rural district has high level of carbon dioxide emission: study
Shankar Bennur
The Hindu , Wednesday, November 19, 2008

MYSORE: Bangalore Rural district has higher emission levels of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) — about 0.34 million tonnes — followed by Mysore district with 0.27 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. Chamarajanagar ...More


Vehicular emissions cost Arab countries $5bn
IANS
Times of India , Saturday, November 15, 2008

DUBAI: Arab countries spend more than $5 billion annually to fight health problems caused by vehicular emissions, WAM said. "The impact of vehicular emissions has not just been limited to human he ...More


California dirty air costs over $28bn a year
REUTERS
Times of India , Thursday, November 13, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO: California is losing $28bn annually in health-related costs because of air pollution in and around Los Angeles and in its San Joaquin Valley, according to a report released on Wednesday ...More


Dust pollution may spawn tornadoes
ANI
Times of India , Monday, November 10, 2008

WASHINGTON: A new study has suggested that dust pollution in the atmosphere may push supercell thunderstorms into spawning tornadoes. According to a report in Discovery News, the study was don ...More


Air pollution
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Saturday, November 08, 2008

The level of total suspended particulate matter (TSPM) in the ambient air at a traffic intersection in Kilpauk was 297 microgram/cubic metre during the 24-hour period ending Thursday 6 a.m. The permis ...More


Concern over ozone depletion
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Monday, November 03, 2008

Thiruvananthapuram: Ozone depletion could have major implications on the health scenario of the State, Transport Minister Mathew T. Thomas has said. Inaugurating a seminar on the topic ‘Montreal prot ...More


Noiseless crackers not good either
Jayashree Nandi, TNN
Times of India , Friday, October 31, 2008

BANGALORE: Cracker manufacturers had made noiseless crackers for use during Diwali, marketing them as a cure for sound pollution. But the mute,vibrant bombs emitted a lot of smoke and led to a signifi ...More


Despite low cracker sales, pollution hits record high
By Subhash Chandra N S,DH News Service,Bangalore:
The Deccan Herald , Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has now ruled that this year’s festival was the most polluting so far. Reason: the Respiratory Suspended Particulate Material (RSPM) has been record ...More


Warm weather dispersed smoke
Neha Lalchandani, TNN
Times of India , Thursday, October 30, 2008

NEW DELHI: A Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report attributed the lower noise levels this Diwali to ‘‘bursting of less number of crackers’’. Air pollution levels were also generally lower due ...More


New measures to check air pollution in Delhi
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Wednesday, October 29, 2008

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta convened a meeting in the Capital on Monday to draw up an action plan to reduce air pollution during winter. The meeting was attended by Environment Po ...More


Pollution level higher this year
Deepa H Ramakrishnan and K.Lakshmi
The Hindu , Wednesday, October 29, 2008

CHENNAI: It was a relatively quiet Deepavali this year with the residents opting for more sparkle than sound with while bursting firecrackers. With a chilly mist cover trapping the smoke close to the ...More


Quieter, cleaner Diwali today?
TNN
Times of India , Tuesday, October 28, 2008

NEW DELHI: There's something for environmentalists to cheer about this Diwali. The festival of lights is set to be a quieter affair this time. With the police having issued fewer licences to firec ...More


Noise pollution increasing in Doon
Paritosh Kimothi | Dehradun
The Pioneer , Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) has been monitoring the condition of Dehradun’s air quality and air-noise pollution level for more than the past five years. ...More


Arsenic pollutes scenic lake in China
AFP
Times of India , Friday, October 24, 2008

BEIJING: Water supplies for at least 26,000 people were cut off in southwest China after a scenic lake popular with holidaymakers was contaminated with arsenic and other pollutants, state media report ...More


Towards clean air and walls
OUR BUREAU
The Telegraph , Friday, October 24, 2008

Transport minister Subhas Chakraborty announced on Thursday that all autorickshaws plying in and around Calcutta would have to convert to a clean fuel by December 31 this year. “They will have to c ...More


Rich world seen behind global pollution
REUTERS
Times of India , Wednesday, October 22, 2008

NEW YORK: Rich countries are partly responsible for pollution from poor ones, including poisonous mining discharge, because they buy many of the raw materials and goods that produce the waste, environ ...More


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