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India overtook China in number of deaths due to pollution: Report
DAMINI NATH
The Hindu , Thursday, November 17, 2016

In 2010, China had on average 1,595 deaths due to air pollution every day, as opposed to India’s 1,432 deaths per day. India had more people dying every day as a result of outdoor air pollution in 20 ...More


UP govt takes strong steps to curb air pollution
Web India 123 , Thursday, November 17, 2016

To curb the air pollution in the state, Uttar Pradesh government today issued a new directive, which says that the vehicle plying from different state or district, have to take a 'No Objection Certifi ...More


Ban on construction, demolition lifted after pollution level drops in Delhi
IANS
Business Standard , Wednesday, November 16, 2016

In view of loss of income to daily wage labourers, Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday lifted the ban on construction activities in Delhi, imposed earlier this month to tackle severe air pollutio ...More


Pollution in Delhi: Transport dept has no idea what to do with impounded diesel vehicles
MOHIT SHARMA
DNA India , Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Air pollution from vehicles, it seems, will continue to haunt the national Capital for some time. Days after the Delhi transport department issued orders to the Delhi Traffic Police to impound and tak ...More


ACTION PLAN NEEDED TO CONTROL POLLUTION
The Pioneer , Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Government should not offer complex reasons to justify the rising levels of toxic air in Delhi. It is time now to save a generation of children from this menace Unmindful of the heavy smog that h ...More


Sikhs fight bad air, no crackers on Gurupurab
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, November 15, 2016

GURGAON: After Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) sent out a strong message on their crusade against air pollution, the Sikh community in the city celebrated a cracker-free Gurupurab on ...More


Dangers of Delhi’s air pollution will linger, long after the smog has gone
Sohini Sen
Live Mint , Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Aman Yadav has been training for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) for more than six months, hoping to achieve a personal best time in the 21km event on 20 November. But now he isn’t even sure if ...More


Delhi pollution: 30% rise in ocular, respiratory complaints
IANS
The Economic Times , Tuesday, November 15, 2016

NEW DELHI: With arrival of winter and increase in smog, Delhi hospitals have witnessed a 30 per cent rise in respiratory and ocular complaints in the last two¬three weeks. According to the hospitals, ...More


China says air pollution worsens in October
Reuters , Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Air quality in China's smog-hit northern regions, which include the capital Beijing, worsened in October despite overall improvements over the course of the year, the environment ministry said in a no ...More


Introduce vacuum cleaning machines to clean roads: NGT
PTI
Live Mint , Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Delhi: Manual cleaning of road dust must be stopped immediately, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Delhi government, asking it to introduce mechanical cleaning in the national capital ...More


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


The air we breathe: If not now, then when?
Yugank Goyal
Live Mint , Monday, November 14, 2016

In the summer of 1816, George Gordon Byron, while escaping a scandal in London, and Mary Shelly, while eloping with Mary Godwin, met in Geneva by chance. They were staying in the same hotel. The summe ...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


‘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


Rich countries told to shut coal plants by 2030 to save climate: report
Live Mint , Monday, November 14, 2016

London: Rich countries must close all their coal-fired power plants by 2030 to have a chance of holding global warming to tolerable levels, a report from an environmental research group said. China w ...More


JOINING HANDS TO CONTROL POLLUTION
Vishnu s keshri
The Pioneer , Monday, November 14, 2016

Pollution levels in the capital city hit the highest mark in the aftermath of festive season. The Delhi Government and citizens must work together for a clean atmosphere There has been a great deal o ...More


Pollution down, but air quality still ‘poor’ in Noida
Abhishek Anand
The Hindustan Times , Monday, November 14, 2016

Pollution level dropped on Sunday but air quality remained in the ‘very poor’ category. The level of particulate matter (PM) 10 was recorded at 252 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3) as against the pe ...More


Delhi: NGT directs traffic police to ensure free flow of traffic
PTI
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


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


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


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