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Premature deaths will rise minus air quality norms: IEA
SAMARTH BANSAL
The Hindu , Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Less than one per cent of India’s population lives in areas that meet World Health Organisation air quality guidelines. But if stringent air pollution regulations are in place, this could increase to ...More


Mexico to Plant 18 Million Trees Against Pollution
PTI
The Arunachal Times , Wednesday, July 13, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Jul 12 (PTI): Authorities will plant 18 million trees in Mexico City and its surrounding suburbs as part of efforts to combat air pollution, the government said. Environment Minister Raf ...More


KSPCB on overdrive check air pollution in Bengaluru
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Bo¬a¬rd (KSPCB) is pulling up its socks to do all it can to control air pollution in the city. “We have got the report of air pollution levels of Delhi before ...More


Kerala to shift to CNG-powered vehicles; to introduce 1,000 buses
PTI
The Indian Express , Wednesday, July 13, 2016

In a bid to reduce the environmental and air pollution, Kerala government has drawn up a programme to convert the state-run buses to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) operated ones in a phased manner. The ...More


Mexico to plant 18 mn trees to tackle pollution
AFP
Bureaucracy Today , Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mexico Authorities will plant 18 million trees in the city and its surrounding suburbs as part of efforts to combat air pollution, the government said. Environment Minister Rafael Pacchiano dubbed it ...More


Climate change will cause 2.50 lakh deaths by 2030: WHO
PTI
Live Mint , Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New Delhi: Climate change will cause an additional 2,50,000 deaths from malaria, diarrhoeal disease, heat stress and under nutrition by 2030, a finding by World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated. ...More


Green tribunal asks Delhi govt to clear stand on banning old vehicles
PTI
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday sought the Delhi government’s stand on deregistration of diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years plying in the national ...More


NGT asks Delhi govt to clear stand on banning old vehicles
PTI
The Times of India , Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New Delhi, Jul 11 () The National Green Tribunal today indicated that it may direct deregistration of 10-year-old diesel run vehicles and 15-year-old petrol run vehicles plying in the national capital ...More


Mexico to plant 18 million trees against pollution
AFP/PTI
Business Standard , Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Authorities will plant 18 million trees in Mexico City and its surrounding suburbs as part of efforts to combat air pollution, the government said. Environment Minister Rafael Pacchiano dubbed it a ...More


Climate change will cause 2,50,000 deaths by 2030: WHO
PTI
DNA India , Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Climate change will cause an additional 2,50,000 deaths from malaria, diarrhoeal disease, heat stress and under nutrition by 2030, a finding by World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated. The conclus ...More


Mexico to plant 18 million trees to tackle pollution
AFP
The Indian Express , Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Authorities will plant 18 million trees in Mexico City and its surrounding suburbs as part of efforts to combat air pollution, the government said. Environment Minister Rafael Pacchiano dubbed it a “ ...More


Climate change will cause 250,000 deaths by 2030: WHO
The Times of India , Tuesday, July 12, 2016

NEW DELHI: Climate change will cause an additional 250,000 deaths from malaria, diarrhoeal disease, heat stress and under nutrition by 2030, a finding by World Health Organization (WHO) has stated. ...More


Faulty CNG kits linked to rising NOx pollution: Environment authority pulls up Delhi govt over poor monitoring
Sarah Hafeez
The Indian Express , Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has noted faulty CNG kits and poor enforcement on the part of the Delhi government, overlooking the fitting of such kits in h ...More


High-ranking working group set up to address air pollution in Iran
Tehran Times , Monday, July 11, 2016

TEHRAN — A high-ranking working group headed by First Vice President Es’haqJahangiri has been formed to deal with air pollution in metropolises of the country, ILNA news agency reported on Saturday. ...More


Pollution board to assess natural gas infra in industrial areas
PeeyushKhandelwal
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, July 10, 2016

The officials of the state pollution control board will conduct a survey of the infrastructure and availability of natural fuel in industrial areas of Ghaziabad. The move comes after the UP pollution ...More


Air Pollution Affecting Bees’ Foraging for Food: Study
MF Monitor , Friday, July 08, 2016

A team of researchers led by Penn State said the pollution-modified plant odors can confuse bees and, as a result, bees’ foraging time increases and pollination efficiency decreases. This happens beca ...More


Air pollution hampers bees' ability to forage
IANS
The Times of India , Friday, July 08, 2016

NEW YORK: Air pollutants interact with and break down plant-emitted scent molecules, which insect pollinators such asbees use to locate needed food, says a new study. The pollution-modified plant o ...More


PARTY NEAR SANCTUARY, VULTURES AT RISK
Chetan R
Bangalore Mirror , Thursday, July 07, 2016

Leftover meat, liquor bottles found lying around Ramadevarabetta vulture sanctuary All the hype over Ramadevarabetta being the country's first vulture sanctuary may be over nothing. For a second ti ...More


New air action plan signals winds of welcome change
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, July 07, 2016

Ahmedabad: The city's air is gradually turning noxious, and in the near future we may lose whatever breathable quality it has, if checks are not immediately put into place to curb the ever rising leve ...More


China needs 'extraordinary' measures to fight pollution: Government
PTI
The Economic Times , Wednesday, July 06, 2016

BEIJING: China needs to take "extraordinary" measures to meet pollution control targets set in 2013 despite improved air quality in various cities including highly-polluted capital Beijing, authoritie ...More


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