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Delhi: Diesel vehicles may be registered on payment of green cess, says SC

Jun 29, 2016

Delhi: Diesel vehicles may be registered on payment of green cess, says SC

In good news for aspiring owners of diesel-run SUVs and cars with engine capacity of 2000 CC and above, Supreme Court on Wednesday said it was open to lifting the ban on their registration. #India #Environment #Delhi #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Diesel #traffic #Pollution
Long-term exposure to household pollution can up risk of heart attack: Study

Jun 14, 2016

Long-term exposure to household pollution can up risk of heart attack: Study

Researchers measured exposure from indoor pollution generated from burning kerosene, wood, diesel, cow dung and natural gas in an observational study. #NewsTracker #Kerosene #Pollution #heart diseases #Household pollution #Clean fuels
Pollution report by US scientists malicious and incorrect: Javadekar

Jun 07, 2016

Pollution report by US scientists malicious and incorrect: Javadekar

The report on pollution in India has been extrapolated and not based on exact data or ground study, Javadekar said #NewsTracker #Pollution #Prakash Javadekar #IITM #Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Researchers find 39 unreported sources of major pollution - NASA | Reuters

Jun 02, 2016

Researchers find 39 unreported sources of major pollution - NASA | Reuters

Researchers in the United States and Canada have located 39 unreported sources of major pollution using a new satellite-based method, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. The unreported sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions are clusters of coal-burning power plants, smelters and oil and gas operations in the Middle East, Mexico and Russia that were found in an analysis of satellite data from 2005 to 2014, NASA said in a statement on Wednesday. #Environment #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Pollution
Taj Mahal turning yellow? National Green Tribunal asks Centre to explain stand

Jun 01, 2016

Taj Mahal turning yellow? National Green Tribunal asks Centre to explain stand

NGT has asked the Centre to respond to the plea alleging that largescale burning of municipal solid waste in Agra was turning the Taj Mahal yellow. #NewsTracker #Taj Mahal #Pollution #National Green Tribunal #CPCB #NGT #Environmenatl degradation #envronment
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