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Curbs on cars, free public transport: How other cities tackle bad air days
The Indian Express , Monday, November 14, 2016

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday announced emergency measures to tackle pollution which will come into place when air quality touches the ‘severe’ limit. These measures include sprinklin ...More


‘Make love, not CO2’: Emissions level off, still too high to save climate
The Hindustan Times , Monday, November 14, 2016

Carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels have been nearly flat for three years in a row — a “great help” but not enough to stave off dangerous global warming, a report said Monday. Emissions of pla ...More


Delhi: NGT directs traffic police to ensure free flow of traffic
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The Indian Express , Monday, November 14, 2016

Nearly three lakh litres of petrol is burnt by vehicles stuck in traffic snarls or red lights in the national capital every day, the National Green Tribunal has noted. Directing the traffic police and ...More


‘Deregister old diesel vehicles’
The Hindu , Monday, November 14, 2016

In a bid to combat air pollution after directions to this effect from Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung earlier this month, the Delhi government's Transport Department wrote to the Delhi Police asking t ...More


Delhi air pollution a wake-up call for world: UNICEF
Yoshita Singh
Live Mint , Sunday, November 13, 2016

New York: The “record-high” air pollution in New Delhi is a wake-up call for the world that unless decisive actions are taken to reduce air pollution, the smog in India’s capital and its adverse impac ...More


Air pollution: Every breath we take, we’ll be watching the government
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, November 13, 2016

Last week, I was in Uttar Pradesh, trying to gauge the mood of the poll-bound state. As I stood on the banks of the Ghagra that meanders through what was once the regal Awadh, listening to stories abo ...More


That last gasp for clean air
Rasheed Kappan
Deccan Herald , Sunday, November 13, 2016

Delhi’s unprecedented spike in pollution levels has sent a capital warning to Bengaluru. Struggling to cope with emissions from an astounding 64 lakh vehicles, the city is struggling for solutions to ...More


Temperature dips, pollution levels may rise in Mumbai
The Indian Express , Sunday, November 13, 2016

The dip in temperature is likely to increase Mumbai’s air pollution levels further. City’s air quality was categorised as “poor” on Saturday as the air quality index (AQI) increased from 267 on Friday ...More


Crackdown begins in Delhi on diesel vehicles older than 15 years
Sweta Goswami
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, November 13, 2016

Around two lakh polluting diesel vehicles older than 15 years are set to go off the capital’s roads as the Delhi government has started the process to de-register them and asked the traffic police to ...More


Pollution in Delhi Rises to Severe Level Again, Air Quality Turns Poor
IANS
News 18 , Saturday, November 12, 2016

New Delhi: After a day's respite, the air pollution level in the national capital again rose to "severe" category on Friday. Most places in the city recorded soaring levels of PM 2.5 pollutant which ...More


Pollution is capital punishment for Delhiites: HC
AKANKSHA JAIN
The Hindu , Saturday, November 12, 2016

Punjab says crop burning in its areas does not affect air quality in the Capital; court accuses State of being in denial Calling air pollution “capital punishment killing Delhiites for no fault”, the ...More


Air pollution: SC favours suspension of fire cracker licenses
The Times of India , Saturday, November 12, 2016

NEW DELHI: Concerned over the worsening air quality in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court on Friday mulled over the prospect of directing the Centre to suspend and not renew the licence for possessing, stoc ...More


Mumbai’s air quality worse at night, temperature drops
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, November 12, 2016

Over the week, concentration of pollutants has been higher during the day than night, said researchers from the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) which measures air qualit ...More


'Dirty air could be killing 4 kids every hour in Uttar pradesh'
Shailvee Sharda
The Times of India , Saturday, November 12, 2016

LUCKNOW: Four kids could be dying every hour in UP of pneumonia caused by respirable suspended particulate matter (PM) 1, 2.5 and 10, which form a large part of the air we breathe. Alarmingly, the num ...More


Air pollution: Supreme Court favours suspension of fire cracker licenses
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The Indian Express , Saturday, November 12, 2016

Concerned over the worsening air quality in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court on Friday mulled over the prospect of directing the Centre to suspend and not renew the licence for possessing, stocking and se ...More


Delhi a wake-up call for world on air pollution: Unicef
PTI
The Times of India , Saturday, November 12, 2016

UNITED NATIONS: The "record-high" air pollution in New Delhi is a "wake-up call" for the world that unless decisive actions are taken to reduce air pollution, the smog in India's capital and its adver ...More


Fighting pollution: What Delhi needs to do, short and long term
Rajendra Shende
The Economic Times , Saturday, November 12, 2016

Way back in 1972, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had famously and inextricably linked poverty and environmental pollution at the United Nations Conference on Human Environment in Stockholm. Much earlier ...More


Three more stations to monitor winter pollution
The New Indian Express , Friday, November 11, 2016

ROURKELA: With air pollution level set to increase in winter due to drop in temperature and formation of mist amid industrial, mining and constructional activities, three more Ambient Air Quality Moni ...More


Air pollution: NGT declares environmental emergency in Delhi, neighbouring states
Scroll. In , Friday, November 11, 2016

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday declared an environmental emergency in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, while recommending measures to help curb air pollution in these stat ...More


Air pollution: NGT defines emergency norms for Delhi, 4 other states
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Friday, November 11, 2016

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday defined the term “environmental emergency” and listed measures to be taken by Delhi and its neighbouring states whenever the air quality index ...More


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