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Toxic smog blankets Delhi-NCR as AQI slips to 'severe' category again amid unfavourable meteorological conditions
At 10 am, Delhi recorded an AQI of 407. An IMD official said shallow fog and low temperatures in the morning trapped pollutants close to the ground and calm winds led to stagnant conditions
Mumbai air polluted largely by coal-powered industry, better tech and infrastructure needed: CSE report
Some 1,400 medium- and small-scale enterprises in four industrial areas alone made up 70 percent of polluting industries in the MMR.
"Honey samples from leading brands such as Dabur, Patanjali, Baidyanath, Zandu, Hitkari and Apis Himalaya, all failed the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) test," the study said.
The Centre for Science and Environment food researchers selected 13 top brands such as Dabur, Patanjali, Baidyanath, Zandu who sell raw honey, to check their purity
The stagnation in the sector is caused by auctions and power purchase agreements (PPAs) to rising costs and payment delays.
122 non-attainment cities have been asked to reduce particulate pollution by 20-30 percent by 2024 from 2017 levels.
The group asked how will these toilets be kept functional and waste generated be disposed of efficiently.
'India is open defecation free': Experts question govt claim, say scheme is ‘archaic’, people might slip back to their old habit
Experts questioned the government's claim of the country becoming open defecation free
Daily feeding of antibiotics to poultry creates high resistance which directly affects human beings health.
Like other greenhouse gases, ozone also affects how heat is reflected or absorbed near the Earth's surface.
While UN Chief will have no direct role in the negotiations, his presence was expected to help nudge the talks towards a positive conclusion
Electric vehicles could arrest pollution in Delhi, but without ecosystem, AAP's plan may end up being another unfulfilled promise
If the AAP government is determined to seriously tackle the growing pollution menace in Delhi, it has to ensure developing an ecosystem without delay, so that the draft electric vehicle policy doesn't appear like another political announcement
Lack of subsidised PNG connection, poor waste management plan led to industrial shutdown in Delhi; long-term solution need of hour
Traders from Delhi’s Narela and Bawana sought subsidised PNG connection in a speedy manner to avert seasonal shutdown, reduce industrial pollution.
Kolkata has least vehicular emissions in 6 Indian mega-cities; Mumbai fares better on per-trip pollution level: CSE study
Kolkata has the least overall emission levels and energy used from urban commute among the six megacities in the country though it generates the third highest number of trips by vehicles due to its large population, according to a CSE report released on Friday.
Forest fires in India grew by 1.5 times in 6 years; dry spells due to increased warming may cause more incidents, say experts
Experts believe that long dry periods, especially during winter and the pre-monsoon period, caused by increased warming, is a significant factor for more forest fires.
Currently, 96 percent of India’s cotton area is under Bt cotton.
Mumbai realises gravity of plastic menace during monsoon, says BMC; for ban to succeed, civic body needs to ensure people accept law
The plastic ban undoubtedly has promise, and effective waste management, disposal and recycling can take us a step closer to bringing down pollution levels.
Cities get awards for cleanliness, but lack systems for processing, disposal and recycling of waste, says Centre for Science and Environment
Cities were awarded under the Swachh Survekshan-2018 for their work on cleaning the city but not on how to process and recycle the waste, says CSE.
India fast-tracks clearance of industrial projects; activists worry speed may compromise quality of evaluation
Environmental group Greenpeace says that construction sector, coal-fired power plant of India are contributors to rising levels of particulate matter in air.
Smaller indian cities better at managing waste than larger ones; East Delhi, South Delhi and Gurugram worst
Some of India’s smallest cities, such as Vengurla and Panchgani in Maharashtra, and mid-level cities, such as Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, are more efficient in managing waste compared to similarly populated or larger cities