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No 'good air quality day' in Varanasi in 2015, activists want air pollution to be election agenda in UP
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Monday, December 12, 2016

NEW DELHI: People in Varanasi, Allahabad and Gwalior didn't breathe "good air" even a single day in 2015 among 41 million plus population cities, according to data published by the Central Pollution C ...More


Indiaís air pollution higher than standards prescribed by WHO
PTI
The Indian Express , Monday, December 12, 2016

Noting that Indiaís air pollution is higher than the standards prescribed by WHO, a cardiac specialist on Sunday said high levels of air pollution imparts a risk for heart diseases particularly in urb ...More


Maharashtra: Committee to draft action plan to reduce air pollution
PTI
The Financial Express , Sunday, December 11, 2016

Maharashtra Government has formed a committee for effective implementation of Air Pollution (Prevention And Control) Act, 1981, which is expected to focus on the practise of burning the farm stubble p ...More


AAP govt denies spike in pollution due to fog
The Asian Age , Sunday, December 11, 2016

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Saturday said that foggy conditions have developed a perception of spiked up pollution levels. It claimed that no major variations in air pollution levels have been ...More


Indoor pollution is as damaging as the foul air outside
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, December 11, 2016

Time was when Delhiís winters were to die for. But for the last few years, the city is losing that classic winter-Christmassy makeover, thanks to a spike in air pollution. With all those particulate m ...More


Health cost of air pollution in India assessed at 3 per cent of its GDP
Muhammad ZulqarnainZulfi|
The Times of India , Saturday, December 10, 2016

NEW DELHI: The cost of serious health consequences from Particulate Matter pollution is estimated to be around 3 per cent of India's GDP, according to a Health Ministry statement in Lok Sabha today. ...More


Containing air pollution in the national capital
Millennium Post , Saturday, December 10, 2016

According to WHO Study Report, 2014, Delhi is the most polluted city in the world when it comes to air quality. Needless to say, the air pollution level in Delhi remains very high round the year (much ...More


Noidaís air, and home of birds, under assault
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, December 10, 2016

Noida: A bonfire of dried leaves, twigs and tree branches continues to rage on a stretch leading up to the Okhla Bird Sanctuary (OBS), a few steps away from its entrance at the Noida end, despite a st ...More


Landfill on the banks of Yamuna a bad idea, find another spot: Activists
urge Jung, Kejri
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, December 10, 2016

Activists have written to Delhi lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal against east civic bodyís proposed 150-acre landfill site on Yamuna floodplain. There are severe con ...More


Delhiís smog is Delhiís doing
Business Line , Saturday, December 10, 2016

Itís the traffic thatís mainly responsible, not farmers in Haryana and Punjab burning crop stubble It is no surprise that resource-poor farmers become convenient scapegoats for whatever and whenever ...More


Okhla waste-to-energy plant safe: CPCB tells NGT
The Times of India , Saturday, December 10, 2016

NEW DELHI: Justifying setting up of the waste-to-energy plant in Okhla here, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Friday told the National Green Tribunal that emissions from the incineration ...More


Study of pollution caused due to stone crusher units under process
The Hitavada , Friday, December 09, 2016

Stone crusher units are responsible for enhancing air pollution in the city. Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) had carried out an inspection of the stone crusher units. From the report of ...More


Delhi pollution levels rise, Paris has a few lessons
Mallica Joshi
The Indian Express , Friday, December 09, 2016

THREE DAYS ago, Paris implemented a series of measures, including the odd-even road-rationing scheme, as pollution levels rose, with the concentration of Particulate Matter 10 (PM 10) touching 95 micr ...More


Letís fight pollution: People vs Delhiís toxic air
The Hindustan Times , Friday, December 09, 2016

In the first week of November this year, the capitalís 24-hour average air pollution ó 900micrograms per cubic meter of particulate matter finer than 2.5 micrometers ó was 40 times higher than the Wor ...More


Intel ties up with govt for water, air quality monitoring systems
Business Line , Friday, December 09, 2016

Initiative will consider proposals from academic and research institutions and provide aid to develop technology NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 8: The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and technolog ...More


Paris faces worst pollution in a decade, traffic restrictions introduced
AFP
First Post , Friday, December 09, 2016

Paris: Paris was smothered on Wednesday by its worst winter pollution in a decade, with commuters enjoying free public transport and half of all cars ordered off the road to try to clear the air. The ...More


Patients choke as air pollution hits record high in Capital
ASTHA SAXENA
DNA India , Thursday, December 08, 2016

The onset of winter has been terrible for 30-year-old Ashish Singh. Over the last few days, he has been coughing so badly that blood is coming out from his saliva. Singh claims that he faces this horr ...More


Pollution level crosses 400-mark, 7-fold rise in PM2.5 in two days
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, December 08, 2016

GURGAON: The city's air quality deteriorated alarmingly on Wednesday, with pollution levels crossing the 400 mark. In fact, Gurgaon has been witnessing a seven-fold increase in the concentration of PM ...More


Paris chokes under worst winter air pollution in decade
AFP
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, December 08, 2016

Paris choked on Wednesday under its worst winter pollution in a decade, with commuters enjoying free public transport and half of the cars ordered off the road in an effort clear the air. The surge i ...More


Sustained solutions needed to tackle pollution
The Economic Times , Thursday, December 08, 2016

Delhiís air quality has taken a turn for the worse, yet again. But now, thanks to the Supreme Courtís efforts, the National Capital Region will have an action plan: a series of measures that clearly d ...More


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