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A repeat of the 2015 Andhra-Telangana heat wave that killed 2,500 people is 10 times more likely now
Joydeep Gupta
Scroll. In , Monday, March 06, 2017

The heat wave that killed around 2,500 people in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in the last week of May 2015 is directly attributable to climate change. Global warming has increased the likelihood of su ...More


Air pollution high in Mangaluru: study
PTI
India. Com , Monday, March 06, 2017

Mangaluru, Mar 5 (PTI) A detailed study carried out under its ‘Shudda Gaali’ (clean breeze) project in association with St. George s Homeopathy, the city-based Anti-Pollution Drive Foundation has reve ...More


Pollution kills over 1.7 million children a year: WHO
Reuters
The Economic Times , Monday, March 06, 2017

LONDON: A quarter of all global deaths of children under five are due to unhealthy or polluted environments including dirty water and air, second-hand smoke and a lack or adequate hygiene, the World H ...More


Quality of air in mangaluru is on the brink of danger
Deepthi Sanjiv
Bangalore Mirror , Monday, March 06, 2017

An independent air quality investigation conducted in Mangaluru has revealed high lead content in the air and bearing borderline indications of approaching danger on five other parameters. Apart fr ...More


Air pollution levels in Mangaluru higher than standard limits: study
PTI
Deccan Chronicle , Monday, March 06, 2017

Mangaluru: A detailed study carried out under its 'ShuddaGaali' (clean breeze) project in association with St. George's Homeopathy, the city-based Anti-Pollution Drive Foundation has revealed that the ...More


The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO
India Blooms , Monday, March 06, 2017

Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 ...More


1.7 Million Children Die Annually Due To Unhealthy Environments: WHOWHO, Air
Millennium Post , Monday, March 06, 2017

In a shocking revelation, more than 1 in 4 deaths of children below 5 years are happening due to unhealthy environments. According to the latest findings of World Health Organization (WHO), every ye ...More


London to have vehicle emissions fee to combat air pollution
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Sunday, March 05, 2017

London has become the first city in the world to announce an ultra-low emission zone to tackle rising levels of air pollution, under which the drivers of the most polluting cars will have to pay an ex ...More


Pollution reduces antibiotic effectiveness
PTI
The Times of India , Saturday, March 04, 2017

Air pollution may increase the potential of bacteria to cause respiratory infections by reducing the effectiveness of antibiotics, scientists have found. The study by researchers at the University of ...More


Nepal banishes old vehicles from Kathmandu's streets to fight smog
Gopal Sharma
Reuters , Thursday, March 02, 2017

Nepal has forced 2,500 old vehicles off roads in its capital city of Kathmandu, part of a fight against alarming air pollution levels that have hit nine times World Health Organisation (WHO) limits. ...More


Air pollution claims one million lives per year in India: Study
Skymet , Thursday, March 02, 2017

The air quality in India has been deteriorating speedily since 2010, claims the State of Global Air 2017 report that was released by the US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Y ...More


Air pollution: Meerut worse than Delhi; NGT notice to Centre
PTI
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, March 01, 2017

NEW DELHI: A plea claiming that ambient air quality in Meerut was worse than in Delhi and seeking restrictions on the entry of 10-year old diesel vehicles today prompted the NGT to seek responses from ...More


NGT notice to Centre over pollution
The Hindu , Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Taking note of a plea according to which ambient air quality in Meerut is worse than Delhi, a Bench headed by National Green Tribunal (NGT) chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the Mi ...More


Must assess pollution impact: Centre to all ministries
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, March 01, 2017

NEW DELHI: The union environment ministry recently expressed doubts about international reports that link air pollution with mortality and recommended exercising caution in interpreting these studies. ...More


Gurgaon: MCG forms panel to monitor industrial emission
IpsitaPati
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, March 01, 2017

In a bid to improve the ambient air quality, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) formed a committee on Monday to monitor whether city-based industries are following air quality norms under Sec ...More


1 mn Indians die every yr from pollution, air 50% worse than China: Report
Business Standard , Wednesday, March 01, 2017

India’s air quality deteriorated faster than ever over five years to 2015, compared to the period before 2010, according to the State of Global Air 2017 report, recently released by the US-based Insti ...More


Global studies on India’s air quality flawed: CPCB
The Hindu , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bodies such as WHO used ‘arbitrary’ conversion factors to measure pollutants The Central Pollution Control Board — an Environment Ministry organisation that sets guidelines for monitoring and control ...More


Global studies on India’s air quality flawed: CPCB
Jacob Koshy
The Hindu , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bodies such as WHO used ‘arbitrary’ conversion factors to measure pollutants. The Central Pollution Control Board — an Environment Ministry organisation that sets guidelines for monitoring and contro ...More


No pollution paper? You may soon be denied fuel refill
The Times of India , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

KOLKATA: After the 'no helmet-no fuel' policy for two wheelers, the state government is proposing a 'no PUC o fuel' rule. According to the proposal, fuel stations an sell petrol and diesel to only tho ...More


Badarpur plant to resume ops as air quality improves
NIKHIL M GHANEKAR
DNA India , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

As the Capital's air quality shows improvement, thanks to change in the weather conditions, the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has recommended that the operatio ...More


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