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Air pollution may up dementia risk in elderly women
IANS
The Economic Times , Thursday, February 02, 2017

NEW YORK: Elderly women exposed to tiny air pollution particles may face an increased risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, a study has found. The findings showed the fine particulate m ...More


Low pollution led to warmer January in Delhi?
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 01, 2017

NEW DELHI: For the second consecutive year, Delhi missed its characteristic January chill. While the month had more cold days than December, temperatures stayed above normal on a majority of days — on ...More


Delhi’s air quality still poor, Badarpur plant to remain shut for now
Sweta Goswami
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The Badarpur Thermal Power Station (BTPS) is going to remain shut until summers. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Tuesday evening extended the ban on the 705 MW plant by directing the ...More


Keep Badarpur power plant shut: EPCA to Delhi govt
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, February 01, 2017

As Delhi continues to battle 'very poor' air quality, the Supreme Court-empowered EPCA today asked the Delhi government to ensure that the Badarpur thermal power plant, a major source of air pollution ...More


Black carbon level in city about5 times higher than WHO limits
ShyamaRajagopal
The Hindu , Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The ambient black carbon (BC) concentration in the city has been found to be about five times higher than the limits set by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It was found that the city had BC meas ...More


‘Centre didn’t specify steps to bring down air pollution’
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Centre's recent notification on enforcement of the graded response plan to tackle air pollution in Delhi and the rest of NCR has "smartly" avoided mentioning the interventions, allege o ...More


Monday rush, fog push pollution up
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, January 31, 2017

GURUGRAM: Thick fogengulfed the city on Monday morning, with PM2.5 level rising by nearly 60% and air quality index (AQI) by 11% compared to Sunday, as the new week opened to a gloomy forecast. The ...More


After two-day respite, Delhi's air pollution increases
IANS
Business Standard , Tuesday, January 31, 2017

After only a two-day respite, Delhi's air pollution worsened due to a surge in harmful pollutants on Monday, especially particulate matters (PM). The national capital along with adjoining Noida and G ...More


STUDY FINDS AIR POLLUTION AFFECTS BLOOD VESSELS IN LUNGS
Ahemdabad Mirror , Monday, January 30, 2017

Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, a study in more than 16,000 patients has found. “This is the first human study to report an influence of air pollution on pulmonary va ...More


Delhi: 55 more stations to monitor pollution
Mallica Joshi
The Indian Express , Monday, January 30, 2017

Monitoring of air quality, which forms the basis of the graded response action plan to curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR, has been patchy for long. In the 46,208 square kilometre area that forms the Del ...More


Garbage polluting Manair river
K.M. Dayashankar
The Hindu , Monday, January 30, 2017

Even as the State Government has decided to develop the Manair front on the lines of Sabarmati river front, its shores are being polluted by the Municipal Corporation of Karimnagar (MCK), which is dum ...More


Rain relief gone, Gurugram second worst-polluted city
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, January 30, 2017

GURUGRAM: If rain gods had infused a fresh lease of life into the atmosphere by rinsing off pollutants on Thursday, by Sunday, diesel-run smoke-belching 'demons' had robbed the city of the clean air, ...More


Air pollution can up heart attack, stroke risk
Outlook , Saturday, January 28, 2017

London, Apr 28 Tiny particles in polluted air can travel from the lungs into our bloodstream and increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, a new study warns. Nanoparticles in air pollution have ...More


'Toxic air' triggers pollution alert in London
Phonemantra , Friday, January 27, 2017

The current air pollution episode, worsened by cold and settled weather, has seen levels of unsafe PM10 particulate pollution rise in parts of London to 101 micrograms per cubic meter, Khan's office s ...More


No infrastructure to check pollution levels of vehicles
Roushan Ali
The Times of India , Thursday, January 26, 2017

HYDERABAD: There's tall talk about reducing alarming pollution levels in the city, but traffic police and officials of Road Transport Authority (RTA) don't have equipment to measure actual pollution l ...More


India needs 400-500 hybrid, electric buses in one year: Tata Motors
Ketan Thakkar
The Economic Times , Thursday, January 26, 2017

PUNE: Tata Motors estimates the market electric and hybrid buses in India to reach 400-500 units in the next one year. To tap into the opportunity, which the company expects to grow in the coming year ...More


More than half Chinese cities plagued by air pollution
PTI
The Economic Times , Thursday, January 26, 2017

BEIJING: More than 330 Chinese cities monitored by the government, especially capital Beijing and in northern China, reported air pollution despite claims by officials to cut down use of coal and regu ...More


Novel solar-powered bicycle to combat air pollution
PTI
The Hindu , Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Scientists have designed a new solar-assisted bicycle that may prove to be a low-cost, eco-friendly alternative to two wheeler motor vehicles, and may hit the market by next year. The bicycles, which ...More


Is air pollution damaging your mental health?
New Statesman , Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Between 1 and 8 January 2017, London breached its annual air pollution limits. In just a week, the city broke EU regulations that limit nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions – which are produced by diesel ...More


How to bring back Chennai’s green cover
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CHENNAI: The damage that cyclone Vardah caused to the green cover of Chennai can be taken as a lesson to rectify past defects and improve on future tree plantation measures. Before the authorities t ...More


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