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Smog in northern China shuts highways, causes cancelled flights
Reuters
The Hindustan Times , Monday, January 02, 2017

Heavy smog in northern China on Sunday caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled and highways to shut, disrupting the first day of the new year holiday. Large parts of the north were hit by hazardou ...More


Beijing enjoys brief respite, but choking smog to return on Tuesday
Reuters
The Financial Express , Monday, January 02, 2017

Heavy smog that blanketed northern China at the weekend cleared somewhat on Monday, with flights in Beijing back to normal, but it was likely only to be a brief respite with more choking smog expected ...More


Delhi: As vehicle registrations soar, pollution keeps pace, rises in tandem
The Financial Express , Saturday, December 31, 2016

The number of registered motor vehicles seems to be indirectly proportional to the increasing air pollution in the city. About nine per cent jump has been recorded in the number of registered motor ve ...More


Living in a gas chamber
The Asian Age , Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Delhi: Conversations about air pollution peaked in the national capital in the year 2016 with the air quality index dipping to “dangerous” levels post Diwali celebrations. Additional factors such ...More


28 stone crushers fined Rs. 56 lakh for violating pollution norms
The Times of India , Saturday, December 31, 2016

GURGAON: Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), in the last one year, has collected a fine of Rs. 56 lakh from stone crusherssituated in city's fringe areas in the last one year. The penalt ...More


Choked: Cleaning up the Air in Indian Cities
Pritesh Samuel
India Briefing , Saturday, December 31, 2016

As India continues to expand its economy through rapid industrialization, the government faces an uphill task of cleaning its air, particularly in the main cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. While D ...More


At 10mn, Delhi hits record number of vehicles; air pollution up too
The Hindustan Times , Friday, December 30, 2016

There is no stopping the national capital from driving its air pollution to a new high. The city of about 20 million, which ranks among the world’s top cities with foul air on a WHO list, has almost ...More


Beijing issues orange alert for smog International/Environment
IANS
Business Standard , Friday, December 30, 2016

Beijing issued an orange alert for air pollution on Thursday when fresh smog will hit the Chinese capital, said the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau. The smog is forecast to cover pa ...More


Delhi: Taking on bad air, one month at a time
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Thursday, December 29, 2016

NEW DELHI: The Centre is drawing up a 'month to month' plan to deal with air pollution in Delhi and the national capital region rather than concentrating just on emergency measures as data show that t ...More


PUNJAB FINALISES IMPLEMENTATION PLAN TO CURB AIR POLLUTION
The Pioneer , Thursday, December 29, 2016

Punjab on Wednesday finalised a detailed implementation plan for next year to curb air pollution in the State with focus on pollution reduction due to the burning of crop residue. The plan components ...More


India’s air pollution discourse needs to move beyond Delhi
RaginiBhuyan
Live Mint , Thursday, December 29, 2016

From the debate over Arvind Kejriwal’s odd-even policy to outrage over poisonous post-Diwali smog, India’s public discourse on air pollution was centred in and around Delhi in 2016. This needs to chan ...More


From smart pigeons to air cleaning towers: 2016's solutions for toxic air
Business Standard , Thursday, December 29, 2016

Beijing, London, Mexico City, New Delhi and Paris are among the cities that have drawn attention for their dangerously high air pollution levels in 2016 – but they’re not alone. The World Health Organ ...More


Cooking emissions an overlooked contributor to air pollution
Avik Roy
The Times of India , Thursday, December 29, 2016

KOLKATA: The skyline on this part of the country turns grey by afternoon. By dusk, a thick layer of smog envelops the horizon. With winter setting in, millions living in rural and suburban India has m ...More


How China woke up, smelled the pollution and decided to do something about it
Scroll. In , Wednesday, December 28, 2016

In the spring of 2015, the conversation on pollution in China kicked into an even higher gear with an online documentary film, Under the Dome, by a former TV journalist, Chai Jing. The documentary did ...More


ASI still lacks its own lab to test pollution impact on monuments
Aditya Dev
The Times of India , Tuesday, December 27, 2016

AGRA: At a time when there is increasing focus on bringing down pollution around the Taj Mahal and other monuments under ASI protection here, the body still does not have its own laboratory to researc ...More


Despite frigid weather, Mongolians protest worsening smog
AP
The Times of India , Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ULAANBAATOR: Hundreds of Mongolians have braved frigid weather to stage a protest in the country's capital demanding that the government do more to address worsening air pollutionthey fear is sickenin ...More


Environment Ministry not taking enough measures to fight pollution
Web India 123 , Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment has found the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change lacking in taking enough measures to check pollution. The committee said, "Air pol ...More


Air pollution, AOL & Ganga hogged limelight in NGT in 2016
PTI
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Delhi: The "Environmental Emergency" caused by one of the worst stretches of air pollution in Delhi and the northern region led National Green Tribunal to take the Centre and some states to task f ...More


Christmas brings better air for Delhi, border areas remain in critical zone
Ashutosh Mishra
India Today , Tuesday, December 27, 2016

As the winter season in northern India is heading to its peak, air pollution level have entered severe zone in Delhi, especially in bordering areas like Anand Vihar and Punjabi Bagh. Delhi Environment ...More


Delhi: Pollution crosses emergency limit, govt sits on action plan
VATSALA SHRANGI
DNA India , Tuesday, December 27, 2016

While the air pollution level crossed the emergency mark — 300 mg per cubic meter of PM 2.5 — over the weekend, the Centre’s ambitious Graded Response Action plan was nowhere in sight. The plan is exp ...More


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