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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


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: 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


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


Noida authority gets tough with polluters
Vinod Rajput
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, January 07, 2017

Noida officials on Friday said that they had intensified action against those caught flouting orders issued by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). On November 23, the NGT directed the district magistr ...More


London breaks annual air pollution limits five days into 2017
Live Mint , Saturday, January 07, 2017

London: London broke the annual limit for air pollution just five days into 2017, according to data from the capital’s main monitoring system. A site on Brixton Road in south London surpassed hourly ...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


Transport department set to crack down on polluting vehicles
Ishita Bhatia
The Times of India , Saturday, January 07, 2017

MEERUT: In the wake of increasing pollution in the state, ministry of environment, forest and climate change has instructed transport authorities in Uttar Pradesh to launch extensive awareness drive a ...More


8 people per day on average die in Delhi due to pollution: SC
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Saturday, January 07, 2017

Every day eight people on an average are dying in Delhi due to air pollution-related diseases, the Supreme Court today said even as it directed the Centre to consider banning the use of fuels high in ...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


Pollutants released from Maha stone crushing units 100 times the safe limit
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Friday, January 06, 2017

All the 47 stone crushing units at Haveli taluka of Pune district, responsible for maximum supply of crushed sand and stone dust to Maharashtra and parts of Gujarat are flouting pollution norms, found ...More


Zoo air toxic: No better than at industry zones
SwathyrIyer
The Times of India , Friday, January 06, 2017

HYDERABAD: It isn't just the toxic water seeping in from the adjacent Mir Alam Tank that is posing a threat to the lives of animals inside the Nehru Zoological Park. Also making it difficult for th ...More


Air pollution inside zoo as high as at industrial zones
Swathy R Iyer
The Times of India , Thursday, January 05, 2017

Hyderabad: It isn't just the toxic water seeping in from the adjacent Mir Alam Tank that is posing a threat to the lives of animals inside the Nehru Zoological Park. Also making it difficult for them ...More


Soon, round-the-clock air monitoring in Noida
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, January 03, 2017

NOIDA: The city will finally have its own automated air quality monitoring system soon. All parameters which determine air quality including PM2.5, which is crucial for the determination of levels of ...More


China starts 2017 engulfed by smog, issues pollution alerts
New Delhi Times , Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Beijing and other cities across northern and central China were shrouded in thick smog Monday, prompting authorities to delay dozens of flights and close highways. The Beijing Municipal Environmental ...More


Dust pollution during 9/11 attack cause behind smaller babies
PTI
Deccan Chronicle , Tuesday, January 03, 2017

New York: Dust pollution produced during the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre caused babies in the area to be born prematurely and with low birth weight, a new study has found, which ex ...More


NGT ban on construction: Aarey cement plant gets show-cause notice
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Five days after HT reported that another ready-mix-concrete (RMC) plant had been set up at Aarey Colony in Goregaon, the state pollution board issued a show-cause notice to the plant’s operators. Off ...More


NGT notice to MoEFCC, MoUD for diluting construction norms
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Tuesday, January 03, 2017

NAGPUR: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Principal Bench at Delhi, on Monday issued notice to ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) and ministry of urban development (MoUD) for ...More


China extends orange alert as thick smog chokes Beijing
PTI
The Economic Times , Tuesday, January 03, 2017

BEIJING: Chinese capital today extended the orange alert for heavy air pollution for another three days as toxic smog continued to choke Beijing in the New Year, forcing authorities to cancel hundreds ...More


NGT notice to MoEFCC, MoUD for diluting construction norms
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Tuesday, January 03, 2017

NAGPUR: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Principal Bench at Delhi, on Monday issued notice to ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) and ministry of urban development (MoUD) for ...More


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