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Stubble burning: 3,000 farm fires and counting...

Higher than last year; pollution control board says contributing 7% to Delhi’s PM levels but figure will reach 17% today.

Kejriwal addresses Denmark meet via video link, shares Delhi's story of pollution battle

"In the coming days, we are going to make a special task force which will be chaired by me. The STF will monitor the implementation of the C40 declaration," Kejriwal said.

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New computer model can predict India's pollution levels months earlier

The new model could allow the government to forecast aerosol pollution conditions in winter and accordingly improve plans for pollution control, researchers said.

NGT seeks report on plea alleging air pollution by schools in Meerut

NGT directed the committee to submit the report within a month by email after site inspection and said that the nodal agency for compliance and coordination will be Meerut District Magistrate.

NGT asks Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh about steps to tackle crop burning this year

"The concerned states may also file their respective progress reports which may include the strategies and action plan proposed to be employed to tackle the problem in the current year," the NGT said in its order.

China's war on pollution could boost solar power, says study

China has been working to curb choking levels of pollution by cutting coal use, improving fuel standards and encouraging cleaner forms of industry and energy.

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Ahmedabad: Asked to shut, plastic makers seek more time

Addressing the plastic manufacturers, a Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) official said that in the past three years, the state government had been trying hard to get the plastic industry to comply with environmental norms but things have been moving at a slow pace.

Even short trips to polluted cities can make you sick, reveals study

The finding, published in the Journal of Travel Medicine, is timely given that the number of tourists travelling internationally is expected to grow to 1.8 billion by 2030, according to the World Tourism Organization.

DPCC begins survey at Mayapuri to identify polluting, illegal units

The sealing drive at Mayapuri Industrial Area’s Phase II had taken a violent turn in April this year, as traders clashed with security forces. At least 14 officials, along with traders and scrap dealers, were injured. Mayapuri is a hub of scrap dealers, especially those dealing with vehicles.

Traffic pollution caused asthma in 350,000 Indian kids in 2015: Lancet study

Globally, the estimates suggest that there are 170 new cases of traffic pollution-related asthma per 100,000 children every year, and 13 per cent of childhood asthma cases diagnosed each year are linked to traffic pollution.

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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.

Air pollution is reducing life expectancy by a year: News in Numbers

Average human life is about one year shorter because of PM2.5 ambient air pollution, with lives shortened by 1.5-2 years in the most polluted Asian and African countries, a new study that uses data from the Global Burden of Disease Project has found. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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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.

Air pollution is reducing life expectancy by a year: News in Numbers

Average human life is about one year shorter because of PM2.5 ambient air pollution, with lives shortened by 1.5-2 years in the most polluted Asian and African countries, a new study that uses data from the Global Burden of Disease Project has found. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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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.

Pollution In Kabul potentially kills thousands every year

Millions of people in Kabul live with pollution and toxic particles in the air. Local environmental groups say the situation in the Afghan capital is potentially killing thousands of people every year.

‘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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