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80 per cent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: WHO
AFP
Deccan Chronicle , Friday, May 13, 2016

Geneva, Switzerland: Over 80 per cent of the world's city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a new World Health Organization ...More


Delhi no longer most polluted city
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, May 13, 2016

New Delhi, ranked worst in 2014, is no longer the world's most polluted city. However, four other Indian cities were among the seven most polluted cities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said o ...More


Noida authority issues notices to five builders for violating air pollution norms
Vinod Rajput
The Hindustan Times , Friday, May 13, 2016

The Noida authority has decided to issue notices to five realtors who were found violating National Green Tribunal (NGT) orders on air pollution around their construction sites. According to an April ...More


Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna, Raipur among world’s most polluted cities
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Friday, May 13, 2016

THE WORLD Health Organisation’s urban air quality database for 2016 might have shown a decline in PM 2.5 levels in Delhi since 2014, but it is not all good news for other cities in India. According t ...More


Regional plan needed to tackle air pollution, say experts
Mallica Joshi
The Hindustan Times , Friday, May 13, 2016

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) report on air pollution has made one trend very clear – cities that lie north of the Vindhyas need to watch out. Ten of the top 20 polluted cities in the world l ...More


Delhi air not the most polluted anymore, says new WHO report
Business Standard , Friday, May 13, 2016

Delhi is no longer the worst polluted city in the world in terms of air quality, a new World Health Organiastion (WHO) report revealed on Thursday. According to the report, in terms of PM2.5 measurem ...More


Half of world’s 20 most polluted cities in India, Delhi in 11th position
Mallica Joshi
The Hindustan Times , Friday, May 13, 2016

Half of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are in India, said a World Health Organization report released on Thursday, indicating industrial and vehicular exhaust were choking large parts of the coun ...More


Capital’s gain on pollution front could be false consolation
DAMINI NATH
The Hindu , Friday, May 13, 2016

As per the World Health Organisation’s latest update to its global urban ambient air pollution database, it looks like air pollution in Delhi is reducing. Expert opinion, however, is divided. Delhi w ...More


Why our northern plains are world's most polluted area
Amit Bhattacharya
The Economic Times , Friday, May 13, 2016

NEW DELHI: The northern Indian plains have again come into focus as one of the globe's most-polluted regions, with nine of the world's 20 most polluted cities in the 2016 WHO urban air pollution datab ...More


Mumbai is the fifth most polluted megacity in the world, says WHO
VinamrataBorwankar
The Times of India , Friday, May 13, 2016

Mumbai: In an indication of the very poor health of the city's air, Mumbai has been declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the fifth most polluted megacity in the world in terms of PM 10 ( ...More


Mumbai 147th most-polluted city in the world: WHO report
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Friday, May 13, 2016

The concentration of respirable pollutants in Mumbai’s air is six times the international safe limits, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report on pollution in 3,000 cities in 103 countri ...More


Tech park, Government get notices for violating pollution norms
The New Indian Express , Friday, May 13, 2016

BENGALURU: Residents of Benniganahalli and Sadananda Nagar have approached the High Court seeking directions to the authorities concerned to stop severe noise and air pollution in their localities. Th ...More


Dr WHO finds Delhi isn't the most polluted
The New Indian Express , Friday, May 13, 2016

NEW DELHI: New Delhi’s air quality has improved but it continues to be among the 15 most polluted cities in the world. The new Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database of the World Health Organiza ...More


Delhi is no longer the world’s most polluted city, says WHO
Jyotsna Singh
Live Mint , Friday, May 13, 2016

New Delhi: Delhi is no longer the most polluted city in the world, shows data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday. From the No. 1 position in 2014, the national capital now ra ...More


AAP rushes to claim credit over pollution ranking
The Hindustan Times , Friday, May 13, 2016

No sooner the World Health Organisation (WHO) released its report dislodging Delhi from the dubious title of being the most polluted city in the world, there was a rush to claim credit. AamAadmi Part ...More


Five from Raj feature in list of world's most polluted cities
Saurabh Sharma
The Times of India , Friday, May 13, 2016

Jaipur: Among the most polluted cities in the world, Rajasthan has five in the list hinting at the deteriorating air quality in the state. According to World Health Organization's (WHO) urban air qual ...More


'Unfit' vehicles adding to pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, May 13, 2016

Lucknow: The urban air quality database released by World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday placed Lucknow at the 18th position among 20-most polluted cities in the world. The concentration of PM2 ...More


Toxic air: Pollution could cause over 5 lakh premature deaths in India
ANI
The Hindustan Times , Friday, May 13, 2016

If you are not alarmed already, it’s time you woke up to how air pollution could prove to be the biggest killer in coming years. According to a new report, air pollution could lead to up to 570,000 pr ...More


Air Pollution could cause over 5 lakh premature deaths in India
ANI
Business Standard , Friday, May 13, 2016

Air pollution could lead to 570,000 premature deaths in India, according to a new report. For the new study, researchers at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and the US National Center for ...More


Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna and Raipur among cities with most polluted air
REUTERS
The Economic Times , Friday, May 13, 2016

GENEVA: India is home to four of the five cities in the world with the worst air pollution, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. But while WHO experts acknowledge India faces a "huge ch ...More


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