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India tops in premature births: Study
The Telegraph , Friday, February 17, 2017

New Delhi, Feb. 16: A study released today has estimated India had over a million preterm births in 2010, twice China's count and the highest in the world, because expectant mothers were exposed to po ...More


National Green Tribunal seeks Rohini polluting units report
THE ASIAN AGE , Friday, February 17, 2017

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed inspection of industries in north-west Delhi after a plea alleged that many units have been running without permission and causing air pollution. A ...More


Air pollution linked to 2.7 million premature births a year, say scientists
The Hindustan Times , Friday, February 17, 2017

Curbing outdoor air pollution might help prevent 2.7 million premature births a year, a condition that threatens children’s lives and increases their risk of long-term physical and neurological proble ...More


Pollution caused over one million premature births in India: Study
The Times of India , Friday, February 17, 2017

NEW DELHI: Expectant mothers breathing polluted air resulted in premature birth of over one million babies in India in 2010, highest in the world and twice the numbers for China, a study claimed on T ...More


Ministries to study air pollution deaths
The Hindu , Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Union Health and Environment Ministries are likely to collaborate on a series of studies to determine the long-term impact of air pollution on health in India. This comes on the heels of a report ...More


Smoke and mirrors - Beijing battles to control smog message
Reuters
DNA India , Thursday, February 16, 2017

In its 'war' on hazardous air pollution, China's government has a dilemma: it needs to be open about air quality data to hold polluters to account, but worries that too much bad news from alternative, ...More


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


Working with Environment Ministry to address air pollution
PTI
DNA India , Thursday, February 16, 2017

A day after a study claimed that 1.1 million people died due to air pollution in India in 2015, the Union Health Minister today said his ministry was working in coordination with the Environment Minis ...More


Anil Dave can no longer pretend that pollution doesn’t kill
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, February 16, 2017

The bad news on the pollution front continues: India’s air now rivals China’s as the world’s deadliest, according to a new study published on Tuesday amid warnings that efforts to curb pollution from ...More


Air pollution alarm: EU issues 'final warnings' to five countries
ANI
Business Standard , Thursday, February 16, 2017

Following failure in addressing recurring breaches of air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide, the European Union has issued "final warnings" to Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Britain in the matt ...More


India tops list of countries in ozone pollution deaths
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Thursday, February 16, 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


In coal, old vehicles, firecrackers, story of China victory over India
Jay Mazoomdaar
The Indian Express , Thursday, February 16, 2017

Two of the world’s fastest growing economies, China and India, are also rivals for the world’s highest air pollution health burden. In 2015, India recorded a higher casualty rate due to outdoor air po ...More


SAFAR to monitor air quality in Ahmedabad
AnuradhaMascarenhas
The Indian Express , Thursday, February 16, 2017

After Delhi, Mumbai and Pune, scientists at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology will set up the System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) in Ahmedabad in March. Health alerts will al ...More


NGT orders inspection of illegal industries in Northwest Delhi
DNA India , Thursday, February 16, 2017

The National Green Tribunal has directed inspection of industries in Northwest Delhi after a plea alleged that many units were running without requisite permission and causing air pollution. A bench ...More


Infra norms flouted, greens to move NGT
Shilpy Arora
The Times of India , Thursday, February 16, 2017

GURUGRAM: Environmental activists on Wednesday threatened to move the National Green Tribunal (NGT), claiming authorities had failed to follow construction normsfor infrastructure projectsunder way on ...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


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


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


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


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