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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


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


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


Environment ministry to install five pollution sucking devices across Mumbai
Sudhir Suryawanshi
DNA India , Monday, August 08, 2016

The Maharashtra environment ministry has decided to install pollution-sucking devices at traffic junctions across Mumbai. The city will become the first to get such devices. According to the ministry, ...More


Air pollution speeds up death of lung cancer patients
Subodh Varma
The Times of India , Saturday, August 06, 2016

NEW DELHI: A big, population based study of lung cancer patients in California has shown that their survival is linked to the amount of air pollutants they are exposed to. Those living in areas with h ...More


Pollution can take years off lung cancer patients' lives
ANI
Business Standard , Friday, August 05, 2016

Those battling lung cancer, you should consider moving to the countryside as a recent population-based study has found that air pollution can shorten your survival. The trends were most noticeable fo ...More


Swargadwar chimney defunct, pollution rises
RiyanRamanath V
The Times of India , Thursday, August 04, 2016

Bhubaneswar: The electric chimney installed at Swargadwar in Puri has become defunct, increasing pollution at the sought-after crematorium. The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB), which h ...More


Seoul to limit old diesel vehicles to fight air pollution
Reuters , Thursday, August 04, 2016

South Korea's capital of Seoul will limit the number of old diesel vehicles on the roads starting next year, as the country tackles rising air pollution. Asia's fourth-biggest economy in June announc ...More


Brick kilns causing air pollution: Minister
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Brick kilns, which emit particulate matters and cause serious pollution, must meet notified emission norms and the conditions imposed by state pollution control boards, Environment Minister Anil Madha ...More


Centre to argue against diesel vehicle ban at green tribunal today
RitamHalder
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The Centre is on Tuesday expected to oppose in the NGT the green courtís order to phase out more than 15 years old diesel vehicles in Delhi. The Union government had on July 29 challenged the natio ...More


PCBA monitoring only 3 of 12 air pollutants: CAG
The Sentinel , Monday, August 01, 2016

GUWAHATI, July 31: The Pollution Control Board, Assam (PCBA) was monitoring only three of the twelve air pollutants notified by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for monitoring, thereby ris ...More


Air pollution can affect child's brain development: Experts
IANS
Business Standard , Thursday, July 28, 2016

Air pollution can affect a child's brain development, create abnormalities, and lower the IQ, health experts have claimed. The health experts, whose claim is based on several studies, said that the d ...More


Air pollution can affect child's brain development: Experts
IANS
The Times of India , Thursday, July 28, 2016

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Air pollution can affect a child's brain development, create abnormalities, and lower the IQ, health experts have claimed. The health experts, whose claim is based on seve ...More


NIT earmarks 500 acres rich farm land for garbage dump yard
AnjayaAnparthi
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Nagpur: Sixty-year-old farmer widow Kamlabai Kale from village Borgaon (Khurd) inKalmeshwar tehsil of Nagpur district owns 15 acres fertile agriculture land that is sole source of income for her and h ...More


Motley group to study air pollution impact on traffic cops in Bengaluru
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Four professionals from different fields have come together to study the impact of air pollution on the health of traffic police personnel in Bengaluru. The Anti- Pollution Drive Foundation (APDF) wil ...More


Pollution watchdog initiates steps for clean air in 17 cities
SamratPhadnis
The Times of India , Monday, July 25, 2016

KOLHAPUR: The Maharashtra pollution control board (MPCB) has swung into action to take immediate and time-bound steps to curb air pollution in 17 major cities in the state, including Kolhapur, Mumbai, ...More


'1.6 million deaths caused due to pollution-related health issues'
PTI
The Economic Times , Saturday, July 23, 2016

NEW DELHI: Health issues caused by air pollution led to approximately 16 lakh prematuredeaths in the country, the Lok Sabha was today informed. "As per Global Burden of Diseases Study in 2010, app ...More


Despite NGT relief, selling old vehicles might not be that easy
Mallica Joshi
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, July 23, 2016

Selling your old diesel vehicle to a suitable buyer outside Delhi might not be easy. The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday had provided some relief to owners of old diesel cars by allowing them to ...More


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