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China's smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger
AFP
The Times of India , Thursday, December 22, 2016

SHIJIAZHUANG: China 'ssmoggiest city closed schools Wednesday as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to chi ...More


Government to roll out 500 CNG buses to check pollution
Joel Joseph
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

GURUGRAM: After being reprimanded by the NGT for failing to take adequate measures to contain the growing air pollution, the state government has finally decided that all the 500 buses, part of the pr ...More


Air pollution: NGT directs setting up of monitoring panels
PTI
The Hindu , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

National Green Tribunal on Thursday passed a slew of directions including setting up of centralised and state level monitoring committees to prepare action plans to combat pollution and asking four no ...More


NCPRB directs Delhi, adjoining states to submit plans to control air pollution
PTI
The Economic Times , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

NEW DELHI: With poor air quality in the national capital becoming a cause of concern, NCRPB, an urban planning body for the NCR, today directed Delhi and adjoining states to submit action plans to con ...More


NCPRB directs Delhi, adjoining states to submit plans to control air pollution
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

With poor air quality in the national capital becoming a cause of concern, NCRPB, an urban planning body for the NCR, today directed Delhi and adjoining states to submit action plans to control air po ...More


Odd-even scheme only after adequate preparations: Delhi govt
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Delhi government today made it clear that the third phase of odd-even scheme will only happen in the city with prior adequate preparations and awareness to the people as Transport Minister Satyend ...More


What are states doing to fight bad air?
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Raising concern over the poor air quality in Delhi and its adjoining area, the NCR Planning Board on Tuesday asked its member states Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan -to submit their action ...More


Northern States told to raise forest cover to 20%
Business Line , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

National Capital Region Planning Board asks 5 States to submit action plan NEW DELHI, DEC 20: The dwindling forest cover in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan has provoked the National Ca ...More


‘No random odd-even’: Pollution top agenda in meet on NCR
The Indian Express , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Growing air pollution level in the city was the top agenda of the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) meeting on Tuesday as it reviewed measures being taken by the four member states and Pu ...More


Industry's top choice of fuel cheap but deadly
TNN
The Economic Times , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

NEW DELHI: The national capital region (NCR) may be one of the most polluted regions in the country but many industries located here are still running on an extremely polluting fuel-furnace oil. A ...More


Weather helps but govt apathy ensures poor air quality
VATSALA SHRANGI
DNA India , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Though the weather is lending a helping hand, the air quality in the Capital has remained in the “very poor” category. The Delhi-NCR has some respite from the dense fog cover till Christmas eve but th ...More


Smog engulfs northern China for fourth consecutive day
Reuters
The Times of India , Tuesday, December 20, 2016

SHANGHAI/BEIJING: Heavy smog engulfed large parts of northern China for a fourth straight day on Tuesday, with the environment ministry warning that some firms in the region were continuing to flout e ...More


Toxic smog chokes China, red alert in 23 cities for air pollution
AFP
India Samvad , Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Beijing, December 19: Hospital visits spiked, roads were closed and flights cancelled Monday as China choked under a vast cloud of toxic smog, with forecasters warning worse was yet to come. At least ...More


'Hordes of people in Beijing fleeing to escape pollution'
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Hordes of residents of China's capital are "fleeing" to south in pursuit of cleaner air after the year's worst smog prompted authorities to issue a national "red alert", according to a media report. ...More


Air pollution in northern Chinese city surpasses WHO guideline by 100 times
Air Pollution, WHO, Health
Reuters , Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Concentrations of airborne pollutants in a major northern Chinese city exceeded a World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline by 100 times on Monday as north China battled with poor air quality for the ...More


Air pollution: Beijing fights, Delhi sleeps under toxic sky
Shubhodeep Chakravarty
The Times of India , Tuesday, December 20, 2016

NEW DELHI: The capital cities of world's two most populous countries have similar skylines. On ground though, the scenes are contrasting as Beijing pulls out all stops in its bid to bring down polluti ...More


Rising pollution: PM’s constituency Varanasi leaves Delhi behind
Millennium Post , Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi is more polluted than his workplace Delhi. According to the data released by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCP) for the week Dece ...More


Red alert in China: Factories shut, cars stopped to tackle pollution
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Chinese cities are limiting the number of cars on roads and have temporarily shut down factories to cut down pollution during a national ‘red alert’ for smog. State media reported on Monday that more ...More


Industry's top choice of fuel cheap but deadly
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Tuesday, December 20, 2016

NEW DELHI: The national capital region (NCR) may be one of the most polluted regions in the country but many industries located here are still running on an extremely polluting fuel-furnace oil. A ...More


Sunny days & low pollution attract winter guests to Sultanpur
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, December 19, 2016

SULTANPUR: The bird sanctuary at Sultanpur is once again abuzz with chirps and flapping, as chill and fresh air have brought winged winter guests back to it this season, much to the delight of bird-wa ...More


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