The CSE said Diwali this year is being observed early in the season “which means the warmer and windier conditions will help dilute the pollution that is staple of Diwali celebrations”. A cocktail of emissions from firecrackers and stubble burning in neighbouring states also deplete the air quality
The green think tank's assessment is based on the publicly available granular real time data from the CPCB's official online portal Central Control Room for Air Quality Management
The results are expected to be announced in the fourth week of March, the notice said
The CSE had published a study on Wedesday, saying honey sold by several major brands, including Dabur, Patanjali and Emami has been found adulterated with sugar syrup
"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 Council for the India School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has announced revised dates for the remaining ICSE and ISC exams.
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.
Authorities in Delhi seek to tackle worsening air quality with odd-even scheme, green crackers and free masks, but experts unsure of execution
Declaring a war of sorts, both the Delhi state government and the Centre have come up with plans at various levels to firefight the air pollution menace in the National Capital Region
'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
COP24: Civil society groups term Katowice draft 'weak'; developing nations demand more funds to fight climate change
Civil society organisations from India as well as other countries have dubbed the draft rulebook released at COP24, UN Conference on Climate Change, in Katowice, Poland, as weak and inadequate to fight the challenges that the world faces
While UN Chief will have no direct role in the negotiations, his presence was expected to help nudge the talks towards a positive conclusion
Shimla sees improvement in water availability six months after crisis, but winter may offer reality check
It is high time to look at possible solutions to the problem of the shortage of drinking water in Shimla, especially in the light of global concern about climate change.
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
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.
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.
Delhi government's plan to install carbon cutters gathers dust; project was aimed at curbing air pollution
A pilot project initiated by the Delhi government to control air pollution has failed to make any headway three months after its inception.
DTC buses lost 17 lakh commuters in last four years; environment body says fleet may get defunct by 2025
Warning that DTC may not have any working buses left in 2025 if no new vehicles are added to its fleet, a CSE report said that it has lost about 17 lakh daily passengers
Will Haryana dilute Natural Conservation Zone, forest tags for Aravallis? NCR Planning Board meeting today
The natural conservation zone tag ensures that the Aravallis is earmarked for conservation, rather than real estate. Construction is allowed only for 0.5%. Haryana has been constantly trying to remove this cap.