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Every year 65 lakh die due to air pollution, says WHO report
IANS
First Post , Wednesday, September 28, 2016

United Nations: New interactive maps from the World Health Organization (WHO) on air pollution have been released, confirming that 92 per cent of the world's population live in places where air pollut ...More


Gwalior is the most polluted Indian city, not Delhi: WHO report
Kanishka Singh
The India Express , Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A recent report of the World Health Organisation has revealed Gwalior is the most polluted city in India in terms of air pollution. The report also suggests that the Indian population living outside K ...More


WHO-POLLUTION 2 LAST
PTI
India Today , Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The model is based on data derived from satellite The model is based on data derived from satellite measurements, air transport models and ground station monitors for more than 3000 locations, both r ...More


Delhi second-most polluted major city in the world, says WHO study
The Indian Express , Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on ambient air pollution levels shows that with very high levels of particulate matter measuring 10 microns or less, Delhi is among the most pollute ...More


WHO: Excessive Air Pollution Affects 92 Percent of People
The New York Times , Tuesday, September 27, 2016

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says more than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer. ...More


Over 90% of world breathing poor quality air, says ‘extremely concerned’ WHO
AFP
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths ...More


Kapil Mishra advises Dept of Environment to ban Chinese crackers in Delhi
News Nation , Saturday, September 24, 2016

With the festival of Diwali just around the croner, Delhi Cabinet minister Kapil Mishra on Friday advised the Secretary of Environment in the Government of NCT of Delhi to ensure a complete ban on Chi ...More


Time to fix pollution control boards
Ritwick Dutta
Deccan Herald , Saturday, September 24, 2016

The pollution control boards in India have been mute spectators to the declining environmental quality. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently passed a landmark judgment (Rajender Singh Bhandari ...More


Kejriwalgovt bans Chinese crackers, cites health hazard
Deccan Herald , Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Delhi government on Friday decided to ban use of Chinese cracker – infamous for being health and safety hazards – in an attempt to keep air pollution levels low during the festival of Diwali next ...More


Amazon forest fire threatens natives, wildlife in Peru
The Hindu , Friday, September 23, 2016

The fire broke out on September 10 in an indigenous community called Pitsiquia, in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, said the National Civil Defense Institute An enormous fire is destroying vast stre ...More


Choked in Delhi: How to survive in a polluted city
AnonnaDutt
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SaritaSurana, 52, skips her morning walks on days when the roads are dusty and the pollution levels are high. She has been living with asthma and bronchitis for 15 years and uses an inhaler daily to d ...More


Bike emission norms to cut air pollution
RadheshyamJadhav
The Times of India , Wednesday, September 21, 2016

PUNE: The Union government's decision to enforce particulate matter emission standards and on-board diagnostic system for bikes and three-wheelers for the first time might improve the air quality in t ...More


India notifies BS VI emission standards, experts welcome move
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Tuesday, September 20, 2016

NEW DELHI: In a move that could bring major relief from severe air pollution in cities and towns after 2020, the union ministry of road transport and highways has notified the implementation of BS VI ...More


Narnaul schools seek NGT nod for diesel buses
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, September 20, 2016

New Delhi: Around 77 schoolsat Narnaul in Mahendergarh district of Haryana have filed an application in National Green Tribunal (NGT) pleading that it allows old diesel buses to ply again till there a ...More


Air pollution claiming a life every 23 seconds in India
ET Auto , Tuesday, September 20, 2016

NEW DELHI: The future of air we breathe is nightmarish. Present stats from WHO report states 1.4 million people in India die pre-maturely deaths due to Air Pollution, which accounts to one life is giv ...More


Yellow taxi theme for this Beliaghata Puja
KrishnenduBandyopadhyay
The Times of India , Monday, September 19, 2016

KOLKATA: Abnormally high PM2.5 (particulate matter measuring less than 2.5 micron in diameter) levels in Kolkata's air nearly all through the year, except monsoon, is a major killer and may assume epi ...More


Citizens meet to promote peace during pujas
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, September 19, 2016

SILCHAR: Civil society members held a meeting in Silchar on Sunday, appealing all sections of the society to maintain peaceand communal harmony during the Durga Puja celebrations. The meeting organ ...More


Air pollution is claiming one life every 23 seconds in India
ANI
Deccan Chronicle , Monday, September 19, 2016

New Delhi : Future of air we breathe is nightmarish. Present stats from WHO report states 1.4 million people in India die pre-maturely deaths due to Air Pollution, which accounts to one life is given ...More


Air pollution is claiming one life every 23 seconds in India
ANI
Deccan Chronicle , Monday, September 19, 2016

New Delhi : Future of air we breathe is nightmarish. Present stats from WHO report states 1.4 million people in India die pre-maturely deaths due to Air Pollution, which accounts to one life is given ...More


American univs’ study estimates 100,000 deaths from Indonesia haze
Stephen Wright
The Hindustan Times , Monday, September 19, 2016

Indonesian forest fires that choked a swathe of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on In ...More


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