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

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

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

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.

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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.

Breathe uneasy: A day in the life of a govt Clear-Air-Campaign team in Delhi

Breathe uneasy: A day in the life of a govt Clear-Air-Campaign team in Delhi

While according to NGT orders, parking in the city should be restricted to designated areas, there are only around 250 surface parking lots in the city and even fewer multi-level lots for the estimated 1,400 vehicles that are added to Delhi’s roads every day.

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China to make more polluted land safe for agriculture by 2020: minister

A 2013 survey showed about 3.33 million hectares (8 million acres) of China’s farmland – an area the size of Belgium – was deemed too polluted to grow crops, with estimated clean-up costs amounting to 1 trillion yuan ($159 billion).

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India fourth worst country in curbing environment pollution

Failure to check air pollution, India ranked 177 out of 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index’s latest rankings released on Tuesday in Davos.

India’s automated ocean pollution system to begin this year

It is estimated that more than 80 per cent of the pollution in the ocean is from lands with marine debris, especially plastics, killing thousands of seabirds, mammals and sea turtles every year.

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New catalyst can clean toxic nitrates from drinking water

Researchers have found a method to remove nitrates from water, by using a catalysts that can convert them to air and water.

Sweeping crackdown on polluting firms, ranking provinces on how green each is

Experts in Beijing say these measures are now being supplemented with strict action against all polluters — big and small, foreign and domestic.

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EDMC distributes 16,000 masks to sanitation workers

“It was found that the sanitation workers were not using masks even though the EDMC had provided them. We informed them that wearing masks is very important,” top EDMC official said.

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China factory output slows as government cracks down on pollution

The government has moved to wind down production at some steel factories and smelters in a drive to clean up the country’s smog-ridden cities

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United Airlines temporarily suspends Newark-Delhi flights over smog concern

According to the travel waiver, the change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new United flights departing on or before November 18, 2017, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.​​

Delhi air pollution: City's 'dust' screen hiding bigger killers

Delhi air pollution LIVE updates: Kejriwal govt wants PM to convene emergency meeting; ‘Odd-Even’ to be implemented from November 13 till 17

Delhi air pollution Live Updates: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said the government is planning to re-launch its odd-even transport scheme.