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Gurgaon beats Delhi to worse air quality of day
IpsitaPati
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, February 16, 2017

The air quality in the city was marked ‘very poor’ on Wednesday, worse than the pollution level in Delhi according to Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) air quality index report. The daily air ...More


Ozone pollution killed 2.54L worldwide in 2015, most deaths in India
Vishwa Mohan
The Economic Times , Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NEW DELHI: India's deepening pollution problem, which hit home with a vengeance after Diwali last year as Delhi and NCR woke up enveloped in smog that refused to lift for days, has a death toll second ...More


India, China make up 52% of early deaths due to air pollution
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, February 15, 2017

India and China account for more than half of the world's premature deaths due to air pollution, a new report on Tuesday said. Noting that India's lives lost to the tiny particulate matter (PM) is ...More


India reported 1.1 million deaths due to air pollution in 2015, says a global study
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NEW DELHI: The government here may be in denial mode on linking premature deaths to air pollution, but a new study on global air pollution by the US-based institutes claims that the India's worsening ...More


China, India account for half world's pollution deaths in 2015: Study
Reuters
The Economic Times , Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SHANGHAI: China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, a study published on Tuesday said. Research by the US-based Healt ...More


Gurugram country’s most polluted city again
Shilpy Arora
The Times of India , Tuesday, February 14, 2017

GURUGRAM: Air quality index in Gurugram touched the 356-mark on Monday, surpassing 28 other cities in terms of pollution again. The other severely polluted cities were Muzaffarpur, Haldia, Lucknow, ...More


Beijing bans higher emission vehicles to control air pollution
PTI
The Indian Express , Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Beijing has banned high-emission vehicles in a bid to control recurring air-pollution enveloping the city with a population of 21.7 million people. Starting from tomorrow, light-duty gasoline-powered ...More


Air quality remained poor in the City, Delhi Traffic Police
ANI
India. Com , Monday, February 13, 2017

New Delhi , Feb.13, (ANI): The air quality remained poor in the city, New Delhi. The prominent pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels remained above normal at most of the locations in Delhi, according to ...More


20 Chinese cities including Beijing to be hit by air pollution
PTI
The Economic Times , Monday, February 13, 2017

BEIJING: A new round of air pollution is expected to hit Beijing and 20 other cities in eastern China due to unfavourable weather conditions, the China National Environmental Monitoring Centre warned ...More


Curbing pollution via ban on old vehicles: Rewards will work if stick works
The Financial Express , Monday, February 13, 2017

The government seems to have taken carrot-and-stick approach to curbing pollution through bans on old vehicles. While, in December 2015, it had announced that all commercial vehicles older than 15 yea ...More


Sultanpur sees 20% rise in migratory bird count
Shilpy Arora
The Times of India , Monday, February 13, 2017

GURUGRAM: The number of migratory birds visiting Sultanpur National Park is up by 20% this year. Pleased with more migratory birds flocking to the park, forest officials attributed the 'favourable ...More


Smoke from burning garbage chokes residents
The New Indian Express , Monday, February 13, 2017

VIJAYAWADA:Residents of Ajith Singh Nagar are up in arms against the manner in which garbage is being disposed of for the last two weeks at the Excel Plant owned by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporatio ...More


Haryana government decides to install Smog-eating towers in NCR to curb smog
Maneesh Pandey
India Today , Monday, February 13, 2017

In its fight against the looming winter smog over the NCR, the Haryana government has decided to follow the Beijing model. The state is in talks with a Holland-based company to set up smogfree towers ...More


China orders cities on "pollution highway" to reduce emissions, Beijing braces for smog
Reuters , Monday, February 13, 2017

Chinese cities that sit on three pollution "highways" have been told to coordinate efforts to reduce emissions, as Beijing and the country's northeast regions brace for another bout of heavy smog this ...More


Ban on sale of firecrackers to continue in Delhi-NCR: SC
Outlook , Saturday, February 11, 2017

New Delhi, Feb 10 The ban on selling and stockpiling of firecrackers will continue in Delhi and NCR as the Supreme Court today refused to modify its earlier order of suspension of licences of traders ...More


The board in its report said that most of the firecrackers
PTI
DNA India , Saturday, February 11, 2017

carry large amount sulphur which is one of the major causes of air pollution. "The lighting effects and noise levels depend on the chemistry of fireworks and the combustive features of the ingredient ...More


Delhi Pollution: Supreme Court refuses to lift ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR
ANI
The Financial Express , Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to lift ban of selling and transportation of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR. The ban to continue till next the date of hearing. A total of 100 firecracker companies ...More


Kaushambi pollution: NGT forms panel to examine situation
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, February 10, 2017

The National Green Tribunal today formed a panel comprising officials of the pollution control boards of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to examine air quality, noise pollution and traffic congestion near the ...More


Raipur sees fall in air-pollution levels over last two years
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, February 10, 2017

Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur has witnessed a decline in air pollution level in the past two years, according to a Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report. "CPCB had submitted a report of an ...More


Scrapping of G.O. 111 opposed to save lakes
The Hindu , Friday, February 10, 2017

Pollution control boards across the country criticised for failing to stop pollution of water bodies Civil society members accused the State Government of non-implementation of G.O. 111 and attemptin ...More


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