Pollution

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  • AAP govt takes stock of Delhi's pollution post-Diwali

    AAP govt takes stock of Delhi's pollution post-Diwali

    The Arvind Kejriwal-led  AAP government on Friday, while reviewing Delhi's air quality  post-Diwali celebrations, said that even though the situation was better than last year's Diwali, but the level of pollution showed an increase through Diwali evening Thursday that aggravated after 8 p.m. when the......

    October 20, 2017
  • 29 arrested for selling firecrackers in Delhi

    29 arrested for selling firecrackers in Delhi

    Delhi Police on Tuesday seized over 1,200 kg firecrackers and arrested 29 people for selling firecrackers illegally in the national capital. The move came in line with the Supreme Court order, banning the sale and purchase of firecrackers in Delhi......

    October 18, 2017
  • Stubble Burning: In a big relief, Punjab records 44 %  drop

    Stubble Burning: In a big relief, Punjab records 44 % drop

    Even as over 1100 incidents of stubble burning have been reported in Punjab this paddy harvesting season, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has recorded a drop of over 44 per cent in such incidents as compared to 2016. As......

    October 13, 2017
  • Fadnavis asks people to celebrate pollution-free Diwali

    Fadnavis asks people to celebrate pollution-free Diwali

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has exhorted people to ensure no damage is caused to the environment while celebrating Diwali and the festivities do not lead to air and noise pollution. The Supreme Court had on Monday banned the sale......

    October 11, 2017
  • Greener homes with help from Europe

    Greener homes with help from Europe

    The housing construction industry is a major contributor to environmental pollution, with high levels of energy consumption and carbon emissions. Throughout their life cycles, from construction to operation and then demolition, buildings consume resources in the form of energy, water......

    October 9, 2017
  • SC approves sale of 500 licences in Delhi, to review order after Diwali

    SC approves sale of 500 licences in Delhi, to review order after Diwali

    In a bid to stem the rising air and noise pollution during Diwali festival, the Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted the temporary ban on sale of firecrackers and instructed Delhi Police to issue only 500 licenses across Delhi and National......

    September 12, 2017
  • Indians can live four extra years if air-quality improves

    Indians can live four extra years if air-quality improves

    India being one of the most polluted countries globally, just meeting the international air-quality standards can add "four years" to the average life of people here, while meeting the national standards can add one year, says a study. The study......

    September 12, 2017
  • Area which collapsed was just 1% of Ghazipur landfill dump

    Area which collapsed was just 1% of Ghazipur landfill dump

    The tonnes of garbage at the 'over-saturated' Ghazipur dump-yard which collapsed on Friday claiming two lives is estimated to be just one percent of the entire landfill, a senior municipal engineer said. While the officials yet don't see it as......

    September 4, 2017
  • 'Software upgrade for diesel cars not enough to curb pollution'

    'Software upgrade for diesel cars not enough to curb pollution'

    Software upgrade for more than five million diesel cars in Germany is not enough for better air quality, German Environment Ministry and German Environment Agency said on Wednesday. Representatives from the German Transport Ministry, German Environment Ministry, automobile industry association......

    August 24, 2017
  • Yamuna pollution:HC summons Mathura DM on Aug 28

    Yamuna pollution:HC summons Mathura DM on Aug 28

    Taking a grim view on the pollution in river Yamuna, the Allahabad High Court has summoned the District Magistrate of Mathura to appear before it on August 28. The court in Uttar Pradesh while hearing a PIL on the pollution......

    August 9, 2017
  • Your car may contain harmful pollutants

    Your car may contain harmful pollutants

    If you thought driving a car on a heavily polluted road may be safe, think twice. According to a new study, car cabins contain extremly high levels of some harmful particulate matter, twice the amount previously thought. The findings showed......

    July 22, 2017
  • 'India's smart cities' plan can adversely impact environment'

    'India's smart cities' plan can adversely impact environment'

    The Indian government's vision to create 100 new smart cities to support the rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment, a study has warned. Researchers led by Hugh Byrd, professor and a specialist in......

    July 22, 2017
  • Rush hour pollution more dangerous than thought

    Rush hour pollution more dangerous than thought

    The levels of harmful pollutants inside car cabins during rush hour commutes may be twice as high as previously believed, a study has warned. Researchers, including those from Duke University in the US, found that the pollution contained twice the......

    July 22, 2017