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Kolkata: New year starts with ‘severe’ air pollution

After taking over as Kolkata Mayor, Firhad Hakim had announced tax rebates for citizens of Kolkata if they plant trees on their properties. He had also vowed to make the city “pollution-free”.

Total of 79 Chinese cities trigger air pollution alerts

As of November 30, five cities had issued red pollution warnings, the most severe in China's pollution warning system, 73 had issued orange warnings, the second-most severe, and one city had issued a yellow warning.

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Delhi govt fined Rs 50 crore for inaction against polluting industries

NGT also directed the government to shut these units with immediate effect as they fall under the prohibited list of industrial activity.

Environment related challenges getting deeper: Rajnath Singh

He said humans are creating a danger for their own life. Pollution is increasing and fertility of soil is decreasing. This is getting deeper constantly and this is a matter of concern for all, he said.

India speeds up environmental approvals in industry, alarms activists: report

Environmental group Greenpeace says India's construction sector and coal-fired power plants are major contributors to rising levels of particulate matter in the air. The World Health Organisation says India is home to the world's 14 most polluted cities.

Coca Cola, Infosys, others pledge to beat plastic pollution in India

In an effort to engage public in managing plastic waste, The Beer Cafe will offer discounts to customers who bring their empty pet plastic bottles of 500 ml or more to any outlet to be recycled between June 5 and 12

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Ludhiana: Biodegradable carry bags made from starch granules launched

Currently, no company in Punjab is manufacturing these biodegradable bags which turn into compost after six months if exposed to water or sun or disposed away in garbage.

14 of India's cities are among the top 20 most polluted ones globally — Here's the list

A new pollution report by the World Health Organisation has ranked 14 of India's cities in the top 20 most polluted cities across the world. Here's the list.

IITs find out: Lung cancer risk high for people near Delhi roads

Living close to main roads in New Delhi may increase chances of “lung cancer mortality” due to the inhalation of particulate matter that contains trace elements such as chromium and nickel, a new study published in March has found.

Novel protein 'mat' can soak up chemical pollution: Study

In a bid to control chemical pollution, scientists have developed a protein-based mat that can soak up toxins.

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Diwali 2017: Firecracker ban goes up in smoke, Delhi wakes up to blanket of smog

A day after Diwali, Delhiites experienced a comparatively better air quality than what it was last year. However, the level of pollution recorded in several parts of the capital exceeded 15 times the acceptable limits on Friday.

Disney princesses struggle with sexual abuse and drug overdose in this thought-provoking photo series

Photographer Shannon Dermody re​imagine​d​ what the princesses would go through if they were living in today's times.

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UNBOXING: What pollution from vehicles is doing to our city and our body

his month, we sit down with Anumita Roychowdhury, the Executive Director of Centre for Science and environment to understand the impact of pollution from vehicles on the street.

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PM Modi inaugurates Kundli-Manesar expressway, Congress calls in unsafe

At the inauguration of the Kundli-Manesar expressway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacks Congress. The grand old party responds by calling it a publicity stunt in election season.

The impact of stubble burning on Delhi’s air pollution: News in Numbers

Stubble burning is the deliberate setting fire of the straw stubble that remains after wheat is harvested. The smoke from this practice is often blamed as a major factor in Delhi’s air pollution. This is what the data says.

Supreme Court puts a partial ban on firecrackers just before Diwali

The Supreme Court has put a partial ban on firecrackers and asked central and state pollution boards to monitor air quality a week before and after Diwali. Here’s what the court said.

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Airports Authority of India organizes Cycle Expedition for Green and Clean India

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Air pollution and green house gas emissions are posing severe challenges to our health. Sensitizing people on issues relating to pollution, Airports Authority of India organized the All India Relay Cycle Expedition 2015-16 with green India and clean India messages. The aim of the cycle relay was to spread awareness on pollution control and promote cycling as a healthy practice. The expedition was flagged off by senior officials of Airports Authority of India from Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in New Delhi. Seventy-five cyclists will cover more than 1,600 kilometers, touching over 20 cities spread over 5 states in a span of 23 days. The 5-leg expedition will cover Gwalior, Kota, Udaipur, Jaipur and will return to New Delhi on 9th March. Cycling is one of the most sustainable and environment-friendly transportation modes and the Airports Authority of India is initiating a green campaign in this direction for its own staff. Apart from promoting healthy and environment friendly habits, Airports Authority of India also undertakes several sports related initiatives and organizes sports activities throughout the country. As part of the green initiative, Airports Authority of India has also installed solar lighting in new terminals, water harvesting and the sewage water is being used for horticulture.

‘Odd-Even’ scheme could not control pollution: Vadra

Greater Noida (UP), Feb 08 (ANI): Reacting on the APP Government’s ‘Odd-Even’ formula, Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Monday said people had to face inconvenience because of the scheme. He added though there was less traffic on the road, but the level of pollution saw no difference. He further said that the hybrid and CNG vehicles should be used by people but the prices of these vehicles should be customer-friendly.

Judges and Govt. officials ride bicycles to curb pollution

Chhindwara, Jan 11 (ANI): The District Judge, Additional District Judge (ADJ), Collector and SDM in Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, on Monday rode bicycles to their offices as an attempt to curb pollution. District and Sessions Judge AJ Khan said that all the judges have decided to cycle to the court once a week. He added that the Bar Association is also included in this initiative. Khan urged the people, especially students, to use bicycles instead of other motor vehicles. Additional District Judge (ADJ) Deepesh Tiwari stated that all the judges and employees have taken a resolution to ride bicycles to respective offices every Saturday. Tiwari further said that this initiative would send a good message to the public.

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