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Air pollution: Piecemeal solutions won’t end a problem that’s hurting India’s economy
The Hindustan Times , Friday, January 13, 2017

When a toxic haze descended on Delhi even before the sparkle of Diwali’s fireworks faded last November, it sparked off a flurry of long-delayed government activity. Daily meetings were convened, power ...More


Gurgaon air quality slips to ‘very poor’
IpsitaPati
The Hindustan Times , Friday, January 13, 2017

The air quality in Gurgaon slipped from moderate to very poor on Thursday. Experts said a dip in temperature and low wind speed caused the sudden rise in pollutants in the atmosphere. The particulate ...More


Bengaluru ranks poorly in air quality, finds study
The Hindu , Friday, January 13, 2017

How toxic is Bengaluru’s air? It was ranked 63rd among 168 cities for PM 2.5 levels in 2015-16 by a report — titled ‘Airpocalypse’ — on air quality. Tumakuru was ranked 67th. New Delhi, which has been ...More


Continuous ambient air quality monitoring station to come up in Mangaluru
Sreekantswamy B
Deccan Herald , Friday, January 13, 2017

With air pollution adding to the civic woes due to inhalation of hazardous contents in general, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has decided to set up continuous ambient air quality mon ...More


Air pollution causes 1.2 million deaths in India annually; Delhi most polluted: Greenpeace report
PTI
The Times of India , Thursday, January 12, 2017

NEW DELHI: As many as 1.2 million deaths take place every year due to air pollution in India, a Greenpeace Indiareport published today says. Greenpeace's report, titled 'Airpocalypse,' says Delhi i ...More


Delhi has worst air quality in the country
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, January 12, 2017

NEW DELHI: Delhi leads the list of most polluted cities in the country followed by several in UP, Jharkhand, Haryana and Bihar, a report by Greenpeace India has revealed. The list of 20 most pollut ...More


Bengaluru ranks poorly in air quality, finds study
The Hindu , Thursday, January 12, 2017

How toxic is Bengaluru’s air? It was ranked 63rd among 168 cities for PM 2.5 levels in 2015-16 by a report — titled ‘Airpocalypse’ — on air quality. Tumakuru was ranked 67th. New Delhi, which has been ...More


Mumbai fares better than Thane, Panvel and Navi Mumbai in air pollution survey Snehal Fernandes
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, January 12, 2017

Suspended particulate matter in air in most parts of the state were almost two times the safe limits in 2015, revealed an assessment of air pollution in Indian cities by not-for-profit Greenpeace Indi ...More


Bengaluru, Tumakuru most polluted cities in Karnataka, finds study
Deccan Herald , Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bengaluru and Tumakuru are the two most polluted cities in Karnataka, closely followed by Davangere, a new study has revealed. Among 20 Karnakata cities whose air pollution data were compared, Beng ...More


Pollution killing 1.2 million people annually in India
The New Indian Express , Thursday, January 12, 2017

NEW DELHI: Air pollution is no more restricted to Delhi-NCR or even to India’s metros but all major cities have high pollution levels with 1.2 million people dying of causes related to pollution every ...More


Beijing files over 13,000 pollution cases in 2016
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, January 12, 2017

Beijing, which has been experiencing bouts of heavy pollution, has filed 13,127 environmental protection violation cases in 2016 and the local government collected fines worth a total of USD 21.8 mill ...More


Karnataka failed to comply with WHO standards on air quality: Greenpeace
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, January 12, 2017

BENGALURU: None of the Indian cities complies with standards prescribed by the World Health Organization(WHO) on air quality, stated a report of Greenpeace, global NGO working on environmental issue ...More


Air pollution a national problem
Damini Nath
The Hindu , Thursday, January 12, 2017

Delhi’s toxic air may be making news every few months. But pollution levels across the country are alarming too. A new report released here on Wednesday shows that over 90 per cent of the cities studi ...More


Bengaluru: ‘Airpocalypse’! Don’t breathe, air polluted
Air Pollution
DECCAN CHRONICLE , Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bengaluru: The quality of air is not good enough to breathe in Bengaluru and, quite worryingly, all the other cities in the country. None of the cities comply with the air quality standards prescribed ...More


1,300 firms punished in China for violating pollution norms
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Over 1,300 companies have been punished in China's Shanxi Province, which suffered the worst smog this winter, for violating anti-pollution regulations with a fine of USD 3.1 million collected from th ...More


‘Intensify air pollution control measures’
Millennium Post , Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Reviewing the steps taken by various land owning agencies for the prohibition of burning of garbage, dry leaves, waste, plastic, rubber etc in the open and dust control measures at construction sites, ...More


Beijing launches environmental police force to tackle air pollution
Reuters
The Indian Express , Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The smog-hit Chinese capital of Beijing will establish a police force to deal specifically with environmental offences as part of its efforts to clean up its air and crack down on persistent polluters ...More


Now, Beijing to have environmental police to battle pollution
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Monday, January 09, 2017

Chinese authorities have announced a new environmental police squad to combat pollution in Beijing that will crackdown on activities like open-air barbecues, garbage incineration and biomass burning, ...More


Showers, wind bring relief from pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, January 09, 2017

GURUGRAM: Early morning showers on Saturday may have led to a significant dip in pollution level, leading to better visibility. Concentration of PM2.5 saw a fall of about 33% on Sunday, compared to ...More


This 600-Acre Indian Zoo Has Air Pollution Levels As Bad As Industrial Zones
SWATHY R IYER
India Times , Monday, January 09, 2017

Air pollution levels inside the Zoo Park are dangerously high, according to data available with the Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB). Classified as a 'sensitive' zone with a permissibl ...More


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