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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


‘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


PCB sitting mum on air pollution complaints
Ajay Kanth
The New Indian Express , Monday, January 09, 2017

KOZHIKODE: Kerala has been pitching loud for environment protection. But, strange as it may seem, the Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) believes that the situation is not scary. Not a sing ...More


China: Beijing creates police force to fight rising pollution
Scroll. In , Monday, January 09, 2017

Beijing has put in place a new police force to keep a check on the rising pollution levels in the city. Acting mayor Cai Qi on Saturday announced that the new environmental squad will target open-air ...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


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


Choked by smog, Beijing creates new environmental police to check pollution
AP
The Hindustan Times , Monday, January 09, 2017

Officials in Beijing have announced a new environmental police squad to root out illegal burning, the latest government response to the widespread public anger over China’s persistent problems with sm ...More


China's Environment Minister feels 'guilty' over rising pollution
IANS
Sify News , Monday, January 09, 2017

Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) China's Environment Minister says he feels "guilty" for having failed to curb the deadly air pollution in major cities which claims over a million lives every year. Chen Jini ...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


China plans emission cut, public transport boost as smog lingers
Reuters
The Financial Express , Saturday, January 07, 2017

China plans cuts in major sources of air pollution including sulphur dioxide and will promote more public transport in large cities, the government said late on Thursday, as the country’s north grappl ...More


Car-free CP will reduce pollution, ‘boost’ business
PTI
The Indian Express , Saturday, January 07, 2017

A car-free Connaught Place will not only reduce the immediate exposure of people to air pollution but also spell boon for traders in the area contrary to fears of a slump, experts say. In fact, simila ...More


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