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NGT summons government department heads over cleaning of the Yamuna

May 26, 2016

NGT summons government department heads over cleaning of the Yamuna

The National Green Tribunal has summoned all heads of departments concerned with civic amenities and cleanliness, including the divisional commissioner, to appear before it on May 31 to explain why the Yamuna river cannot be cleaned. #NewsTracker #Taj Mahal #Yamuna #Pollution #National Green Tribunal #NGT
Beijing to adopt the world's strictest vehicle emissions standard from December 2017

May 25, 2016

Beijing to adopt the world's strictest vehicle emissions standard from December 2017

China's capital Beijing is slated to implement new vehicle emissions standard from December 2017. #World #China #Environment #NewsTracker #Asia #Beijing #Pollution #vehicle emissions standard
Odd-even scheme not permanent, will be reassessed after 15 Jan: Kejriwal

May 20, 2016

Odd-even scheme not permanent, will be reassessed after 15 Jan: Kejriwal

Odd-even scheme will not be permanently implemented, Arvind Kejriwal said, making it clear that it may be enforced periodically when pollution level rise. #Delhi #NewsTracker #Arvind Kejriwal #Pollution #Motor Vehicles Act #road rationing #odd-even scheme
Delhi, Allahabad and Raipur among most polluted cities in the world, says WHO report

May 12, 2016

Delhi, Allahabad and Raipur among most polluted cities in the world, says WHO report

Around 98 percent of cities in low- and middle-income countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants have air pollution levels that exceed WHO guidelines, with the South East Asia region registering an increase of over five percent increase in dirty air over the five years, a new UN study revealed #United Nations #NewsTracker #World Health Organisation #Pollution #Pollutants #Air quality #respiratory disorders
Parliamentary panel criticises Environment Ministry for 'poor performance' in controlling pollution

May 10, 2016

Parliamentary panel criticises Environment Ministry for 'poor performance' in controlling pollution

A Parliementary panel has pulled up the Environment Ministry for its "poor performance" in controlling pollution. #India #NewsTracker #Environment Ministry #Pollution #parliamentary panel #CPCB
May consider reconsidering order on diesel vehicles in Delhi, says Supreme Court

May 09, 2016

May consider reconsidering order on diesel vehicles in Delhi, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday hinted that it may consider relaxing its order banning registration of new diesel luxury cars and SUVs with an engine capacity of over 2000 cc in Delhi and National Capital Region. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #NCR #Pollution #diesel vehicles #Pollution in Delhi
Canada fire rages for seventh day, evacuees set for long wait | Reuters

May 08, 2016

Canada fire rages for seventh day, evacuees set for long wait | Reuters

GREGOIRE LAKE, Alberta A wildfire ripping through Canada's oil sands region was set to grow rapidly on Sunday but move further away from heavily populated areas, a fire official said. The fire, which started at 6 p.m. eastern time (2200 GMT) last Sunday near the town of Fort McMurray in northeast Alberta, spread so quickly that the town's 88,000 inhabitants barely had time to leave #United States #India #North Korea #Argentina #Pollution #article
Canada fire rages for seventh day, evacuees set for long wait | Reuters

May 08, 2016

Canada fire rages for seventh day, evacuees set for long wait | Reuters

GREGOIRE LAKE, Alberta A wildfire ripping through Canada's oil sands region was set to grow rapidly on Sunday but move further away from heavily populated areas, a fire official said. The fire, which started at 6 p.m. eastern time (2200 GMT) last Sunday near the town of Fort McMurray in northeast Alberta, spread so quickly that the town's 88,000 inhabitants barely had time to leave #United States #India #North Korea #Argentina #Pollution #article
Canada wildfire growing as weather heats up, escape convoy underway | Reuters

May 07, 2016

Canada wildfire growing as weather heats up, escape convoy underway | Reuters

LAC LA BICHE, Alberta A raging Canadian wildfire that forced the evacuation of the Alberta oil town of Fort McMurray intensified on Saturday, helped by hot, dry weather, with police escorting a fresh convoy of evacuees out of the region. The blaze, the largest of some 40 wildfires burning across the province of Alberta, has forced some 88,000 residents, the entire population of Fort McMurray, to flee for safety #Business #Europe #markets #United Kingdom #Pollution #article