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Indian group makes ink from air pollution
DECCAN CHRONICLE , Wednesday, August 17, 2016

We, humans have been dependent on fossil fuels for the longest time possible. Research shows that many premature deaths are directly related to soot, which is a by-product of burning of fossil fuels. ...More


‘Air pollution can affect child’s brain development’
The Indian Express , Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A slew of recent studies reiterate the fact that air pollution not only causes respiratory problems, but can also affect the brain development of children, including those in their mother’s womb. A st ...More


The real battle against air pollution lies beyond the diesel cars frontier
Suveen Sinha
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, August 16, 2016

GRAMMARIST.COM says the phrase, wits’ end, comes from the King James Version of the Holy Bible. “They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.” The verse speaks abo ...More


Air pollution's true costs
The News Times , Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Paris-Air pollution takes years off people’s lives. It causes substantial pain and suffering, among adults and children alike. And it damages food production, at a time when we need to feed more peopl ...More


Air quality index yet to get ministry clearance
The Daily Star , Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Two years past being sent to the environment and forests ministry, a draft national air quality index (AQI), giving real time information about rising and health-endangering pollution levels in major ...More


Your supermarket delivery is increasing the levels of toxic air in London
Metro , Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Supermarket deliveries to London homes are responsible for releasing huge amounts of toxic fumes into the capital, a new report has warned. The report, conducted by YouGov, found that refrigerated tr ...More


How to protect yourself from air pollution
Wanderlust , Tuesday, August 16, 2016

As my overnight flight zeroed in on Yangon, I sat transfixed, watching the rising sun paint the clouds a rich, deep orange. But this wasn’t just a trick of the light; what I saw was a huge slick of ai ...More


Air pollution will kill more than 200 million people in the next 45 years
Market Watch , Tuesday, August 16, 2016

PARIS (Project Syndicate) — Air pollution takes years off people’s lives. It causes substantial pain and suffering, among adults and children alike. And it damages food production, at a time when we n ...More


London's toxic air worsened by pollution from fresh food delivery services
Evening Standard , Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pollution is being made worse by London’s increasing reliance on fresh food bought online and home-delivered by diesel-powered trucks, the boss of a clean tech firm warned today. Toby Peters, founder ...More


CPCB directs 21 states to curb air pollution
IANS
Business Standard , Sunday, August 14, 2016

Asking 21 states to take action against air pollution within the given deadline, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued a total of 31 directions under six different sections. The order ...More


Apex court lifts ban on registration of large diesel cars in Delhi-NCR
KRISHNADAS RAJAGOPAL
Business Line , Saturday, August 13, 2016

Directs payment of 1% green tax; moots the same for smaller diesel cars too NEW DELHI, AUG 12: Beleaguered carmakers in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) breathed easy on Friday after th ...More


‘Task Force set up to make city pollution free’
The Hindu , Friday, August 12, 2016

APPCB holds a high-level review meet to study air quality status AP Pollution Control Board on Thursday discussed the study aspects on air pollution levels in the city and their source apportionment. ...More


Gurgaon will get new air quality monitoring station to keep eye on pollution
IpsitaPati
The Hindustan Times , Friday, August 12, 2016

To keep a watch on the level of air pollution in the region, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) plans to install an additional continuous ambient air quality monitoring stations in the ...More


Haryana Govt to install air quality monitoring stations
The Pioneer , Thursday, August 11, 2016

To keep a check on the rising levels of air pollution in the State, the Haryana Government would install new continuous ambient air quality monitoring stations in nine cities. These monitoring statio ...More


NGT rule may drive 5.5L vehicles off roads
Christin Mathew Philip
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, August 10, 2016

BENGALURU: Of the more than 61 lakh vehicles plying in the city, 5.5 lakh (9 per cent) of vehicles are more than 15 years old, according to records of the transport department. This means these old ve ...More


Bio-waste blot on hospitals
Sandeep Mishra
The Telegraph , Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bhubaneswar, Aug. 9: Two of the most important public health institutions in the city - Capital Hospital and Unit-IV Government Hospital - lack adequate measures for safe disposal of biomedical waste. ...More


Air pollution a bane of residents of Assam Gardens
Rani Devalla
The Hindu , Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Over 20,000 people reside in the 80-year-old locality At 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the roads were almost empty at Assam Gardens except for a few vehicles parked and protective mothers clutching their lit ...More


Air pollution reduces life span of lung cancer patients
ANI
The Times of India , Tuesday, August 09, 2016

A population-based study has suggested air pollution is deadly for the patients with lung cancer, as it shortens their survival span. The finding shows that the trends were most noticeable for ear ...More


Air pollution tied to shorter survival with lung cancer
Reuters , Tuesday, August 09, 2016

(Reuters Health) - Exposure to air pollution has long been associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, and a new study suggests it might also be tied to a faster death from the disease. Resear ...More


Mercedes-Benz asks Supreme Court's to lift ban on diesel cars
Ganesh Kumar Radha Udayakumar
The Times of India , Tuesday, August 09, 2016

NEW DELHI: Automobile giant Mercedes-Benz has moved the Supreme Court asking for the ban on diesel vehicles to be lifted. The German car manufacturing firm said it was ready to pay the environmental c ...More


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