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Air pollution causes 95% premature deaths in Mumbai and Delhi: Study
The Hindustan Times , Friday, January 20, 2017

Deaths due to air pollution in Mumbai and Delhi have doubled over the last 25 years, and together with chronic bronchitis, it accounts for 95% of premature deaths in two of India’s biggest cities, fou ...More


Novel solar-powered bicycle to combat air pollution
PTI
The Economic Times , Friday, January 20, 2017

NEW DELHI: In an effort to reduce air pollution due to vehicular emissions in the country, scientists have designed a new solar-assisted bicycle that may prove to be a low-cost, eco-friendly alternati ...More


'Air pollution caused 80k premature deaths in Mumbai, Delhi in 2015'
VinamrataBorwankar
The Times of India , Friday, January 20, 2017

Air pollution contributed to 80,665 premature deaths of adults over 30 in Mumbai and Delhi in 2015, a two-fold jump from 1995, according to a new study at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. ...More


Banning jallikattu is not the answer
Kumar Shakti Shekhar
India Today , Friday, January 20, 2017

Diwali, the festival of lights, was about lighting diyas and other lights. Then the firecrackers came and we suddenly have a lot of noise and air pollution. Did we ban Diwali? No, we began a movement ...More


Novel solar-powered bicycle to combat air pollution
PTI
The Times of India , Friday, January 20, 2017

NEW DELHI: In an effort to reduce air pollution due to vehicular emissions in the country, scientists have designed a new solar-assisted bicycle that may prove to be a low-cost, eco-friendly alternati ...More


Odd-even to be enforced across NCR if Delhi air turns ‘severe’
RitamHalder
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, January 19, 2017

The odd-even formula will be enforced in the entire national capital region, including Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad and towns as far as Alwar, Rohtak and Meerut, when air quality in New Delhi reaches the ...More


Panel to chalk out course of action on tackling air pollution in Delhi-NCR
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Thursday, January 19, 2017

New Delhi: The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) will hold a meeting of various stakeholders in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Friday to chalk out a course of actio ...More


Gurgaon pollution checking centres to be inspected
Ipsitapati
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) on Wednesday formed teams to inspect the Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUC) issuing centres in the city. The move comes after the Central Po ...More


Tackling pollution must be a priority
Deccan Herald , Thursday, January 19, 2017

Breathing in India’s cities seems to have become a dangerous activity. It is almost as deadly as using tobacco. According to a recent report issued by global environment NGO, Greenpeace, air pollution ...More


Centre To Supreme Court: Banning 10-Year-Old Diesel Vehicles Is Baseless
THE HANS INDIA , Thursday, January 19, 2017

According to a TOI report, the central government has approached the country’s honorary Supreme Court contesting the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) ban on diesel vehicles which have been on the road ...More


'Air pollution killed 81,000 in Delhi & Mumbai, cost Rs 70,000 crore in 2015'
VinamrataBorwankar
The Times of India , Thursday, January 19, 2017

MUMBAI: Air pollution contributed to a total of 80,665 premature deaths of adults over 30 years in Mumbai and Delhi in 2015, a two-fold jump from 1995, according to a new study at the Indian Institute ...More


Will SC prod get war on pollution on track?
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, January 19, 2017

GURGAON: The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) and the city's civic agencies on Wednesday said they were gearing up to conduct inspections of construction sites, pollution checking centres ...More


New study to identify source of air pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, January 19, 2017

KOLKATA: A much-awaited study to detect the source of air pollution and quantify the amount of contaminents in Kolkata and Howrah has finally been commissioned by the West Bengal Pollution Control Boa ...More


Air pollution serious problem, need urgent attention:SC
The Indian Awaaz , Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Supreme Court has warned that the problem of air pollution is very serious and solutions need to be found urgently. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and P C Pant said that some of the victims of air ...More


NCR towns in the dark over emergency pollution response plan
IpsitaPati
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, January 19, 2017

Even after the environment ministry issued a notification on Tuesday enforcing a graded response plan to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR, the authorities in cities such as Gurgaon and Faridabad are ...More


Dipping temperature, high humidity levels worsening air pollution in Mumbai
VinamrataBorwankar
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MUMBAI: As minimum temperatures dipped and humidity levels continued to be high, pollution levels in the city breached the 'very poor' quality mark. On Tuesday, the System of Air Quality Weather Fo ...More


Air pollution problem 'very serious', urgent steps needed: Supreme Court
PTI
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 18, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday warned that the problem of air pollution was very serious and solutions need to be found urgently, rather than in years. "This pollution problem is very seri ...More


Gurgaon authorities unprepared for implementing odd-even scheme
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The district administration is still in a fix over implementation of the odd-even road rationing scheme in Gurgaon to reduce pollution in the absence of adequate public transportation in the city. Ev ...More


Now Norway Bans Diesel Vehicles After 'Dangerous Levels of Air Pollution' In Oslo
SHREYA KALRA
India Times , Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Norway rarely makes headlines for the wrong reasons, but seems like even its capital, Oslo, couldn’t keep high pollution levels at bay. Oslo will temporarily ban diesel vehicles because of acute level ...More


China to punish two enterprises for excessive air pollution
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, January 18, 2017

China will punish two business enterprises in Shanxi province for excessive discharge of air pollutants, the country's environment authorities said today. The Ministry of Environmental Protection' ...More


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