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Setting up brick kilns in paddy fields hits ecology
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Residents are up in arms against violation of rules KOCHI: Reclamation of paddy fields for setting up brick kilns has affected the ecology of various regions in Ernakulam district. Indiscriminate ...More


Home into low-maintenance eco-friendly options
Somashukla Sinha Walunjkar
Financial Express , Sunday, January 07, 2007

Eco-friendly homes with energy efficient doors and windows, herbal gardens, rainwater harvesting and solar heating are now as fashionable as they are affordable It’s a tag that is increasingly bec ...More


Court admits plea on poor air quality in Bhopal
Staff Correspondent
The Hindu , Saturday, January 06, 2007

`Due to non-implementation of the statutory provisions' BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday admitted a public interest litigation in the form of a writ petition drawing attention towards ...More


For a pollution-free city
Staff Reporter
The Statesman , Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Statesman News Service KOLKATA, Dec. 19: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) officials said steps should be taken immediately to check the rising pollution level in the city. They were speaking ...More


HC seeks report on air pollution
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Monday, December 18, 2006

PATNA: The Patna High Court on Thursday directed the transport commissioner, the DM, the SSP and the traffic SP to appear before it and submit the action taken report regarding the steps initiated to ...More


Air pollution killing Asian cities: ADB
Staff Reporter
The Pioneer , Monday, December 18, 2006

Air pollution is killing more than half a million people in Asian cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Kathmandu, Beijing, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, and Shanghai each year and shows no sign ...More


Air pollution threatening quality of life in Asia: U.N.
A. Srivathsan
The Hindu , Sunday, December 17, 2006

About 6,00,000 Asians die prematurely each year due to air pollution · Rapid urbanisation, motorisation are some of the challenges · Cities like Shanghai, Bangkok, have excellent capacity to ...More


India sets novel agenda for environ goods
Arun S
Financial Express , Wednesday, December 13, 2006

New Delhi, Dec 12: In a move that has changed the course of discussion on environmental goods at the WTO, India has proposed a radically different and novel ‘project approach method’ for tariff reduc ...More


Illegal garages cause sound, air pollution
Staff Reporter
Deccan Chronicle , Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Hyderabad, Dec. 11: Hundreds of illegal car garages have sprung up in residential localities causing much trouble to local people. The incessant repair and service of vehicles in these garages see to ...More


Polluted town breathes easier
Staff Reporter
The Telegraph , Saturday, December 09, 2006

Dec. 8: The dust is finally settling on the row between cement companies and residents over pollution in the industrial township of Umrangsu. After relentless protests from various organisations, th ...More


Ignore pollution, pay rice price
G.S. Mudur
The Telegraph , Thursday, December 07, 2006

New Delhi, Dec. 6: A brown haze of pollution hanging over the Indian subcontinent may eat into the nation’s future rice harvests, a new study that investigated how changes in the atmosphere will affec ...More


Pollution’s why the rice bowl isn’t full
Kalyan Ray
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, December 06, 2006

In what could be seen as an explanation to the decrease in rice productivity in recent years, scientists have shown that air pollution has reduced rice harvest by 20-25 per cent in India in the 1990s. ...More


Make Mangalore a green city
Staff Reporter
Deccan Herald , Monday, December 04, 2006

Mangalore is one of the most happening cities of our country, being the ‘Education Hub’ and ‘Banking Bowl’ of India. Already having big industrial establishments such as MCF, MRPL and Infosys and attr ...More


PCBA training on biomedical waste handling organized
Staff Reporter
Assam Tribune , Thursday, November 30, 2006

GUWAHATI, Nov 29 – In order to curb the spread of fatal diseases like HIV/ AIDS / hepatitis-B and cancer, the Pollution Control Board, Assam (PCBA) organized a training programme on ‘Biomedical waste ...More


ITO & Townhall most polluted areas
Staff Reporter
The Pioneer , Sunday, November 26, 2006

New Delhi Chandni Chowk and ITO intersection have air pollutants higher than standards. Replying to supplimentaries in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Forest and Environment Namo Narain Meena sa ...More


A ride on green wheels
Saswati Mukherjee
The Telegraph , Saturday, November 25, 2006

- School promotes cycling for eco-protection Jamshedpur, Nov. 24: Kerala Public School (KPS), Kadma started a unique trend today when the school principal and DSP (traffic) F.K.N Kujur flagged off ...More


A ride on green wheels - School promotes cycling for eco-protection
Saswati Mukherjee
The Telegraph , Saturday, November 25, 2006

Jamshedpur, Nov. 24: Kerala Public School (KPS), Kadma started a unique trend today when the school principal and DSP (traffic) F.K.N Kujur flagged off a cycle rally comprising students and teachers ...More


Man-animal conflict
Amber Henshaw
Assam Tribune , Friday, November 24, 2006

Five people killed in one night is ironically not a rare occurrence in India, but when lives are lost to animal attack, they do make news. The recent depredation by wild elephants in the State’s Sonit ...More


WHO raises the bar on reduction of air pollution in cities
M. Dinesh Varma
The Hindu , Thursday, November 23, 2006

New Air Quality Guidelines with lower standards for levels of pollutants CHENNAI: With the World Health Organisation raising the bar in setting revised air pollution reduction targets, the new cut-o ...More


Proposals mooted to overcome air pollution
Staff Reporter
Deccan Herald , Thursday, November 16, 2006

How many of us care to switch off the vehicle engines at a traffic signal? If the answer is ‘none’, it is a great cause for worry. An idling vehicle emits more Carbon Monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbon ...More


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