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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


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


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


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


Monday breaks haze spell but pollution remains high
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, December 27, 2016

GURGAON: Compared to the grey Christmas, Monday was bright and sunny, but pollutioncontinued to hover at levels dangerously higher than the national safe standard. According to Central Pollution Co ...More


The pollution problem in Varanasi, Lucknow, and Allahabad could be worse than even
Scroll. In , Tuesday, December 27, 2016

While India’s capital city, Delhi, features prominently in global headlines for its heavily polluted air, especially in the month of November following the festival of Diwali and then throughout winte ...More


Framework for tackling air pollution to be unveiled in Jan
PTI
Live Mint , Monday, December 26, 2016

New Delhi: The centre’s graded response system to tackle air pollution, which proposes emergency measures such as odd-even car rationing scheme and closing schools based on the intensity of the situat ...More


China smog war moves to courts with range of crimes to widen
Reuters
The Hindustan Times , Monday, December 26, 2016

China’s courts will widen the range of offences that constitute “environmental crimes” to make it easier to take legal action against polluters, a senior judiciary official told a news briefing on Mon ...More


Bengaluru's stifling problem: 'Air has become more toxic'
MihikaBasu
The Economic Times , Monday, December 26, 2016

Bengaluru's air has become significantly more toxic, according to a recent study. Air quality measured in the city over an eight-year period in six locations revealed that while sulphur dioxide levels ...More


Delhi air quality severe on Christmas, might improve today RitamHalder
The Hindustan Times , Monday, December 26, 2016

This Christmas, the air people inhaled in Delhi was in the “severe” category of air pollution. However, things are likely to get better from Monday. The 24-hour rolling average of PM10 and PM2.5 were ...More


China to levy new taxes in bid to strengthen pollution fight
Reuters
The Times of India , Monday, December 26, 2016

China's largely rubber-stamp parliament passed a law on Sunday that will levy specific environmental protection taxes on industry for the first time from 2018, as part of a renewed focus on fighting t ...More


Delhi pollution level high despite strong wind
The Indian Express , Monday, December 26, 2016

As temperatures dipped on Sunday, air pollution levels refused to reduce even as wind speed remained high throughout Monday. High wind speed aids the dispersion of pollutants but low temperatures incr ...More


Pollution: Centre’s graded response system not before next winter
PTI
Business Line , Monday, December 26, 2016

The Centre’s graded response system to tackle air pollution, which proposes emergency measures such as odd-even car rationing scheme and closing schools based on the intensity of the situation, will n ...More


DELHI’S AIR POLLUTION INCREASES FOUR-FOLD
Sapna Singh
The Pioneer , Monday, December 26, 2016

While the thick blanket of fog engulfed Delhi on Sunday, air quality remained “severe” with four-fold increase of pollutant values. The National Air Quality Index (NAQI) has forecast poor air quality ...More


No tax on CO2 emissions in China's new environment law
AFP
The Times of India , Monday, December 26, 2016

BEIJING: China has passed a law that levies taxes on pollution, but ignores carbon dioxide, one of the major contributors to global warming, according to the web site of the country's highest legislat ...More


Delhi set to miss date with odd-even; here’s why
The Financial Express , Monday, December 26, 2016

It’s that time of the year when vehicles’s number plates grab eyeballs in Delhi. Yes, we are talking about odd-even scheme in the national capital. The car rationing scheme, which was implemented in J ...More


Bad air chokes Gurgaon as mercury dips
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, December 26, 2016

GURGAON: As fog enveloped Gurgaon and the average minimum temperature plunged to 8 degrees Celsius, the level of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 shot up again, choking the city on the Christmas day. Th ...More


Indoor, not outdoor, pollution is the silent killer stalking you
Mike Pandey
The New Indian Express , Sunday, December 25, 2016

Air pollution has become a major health hazard, killing more than 6.5 million people across the world every year. According to WHO, over 1.5 million people in India lose their lives to air pollution. ...More


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