Pollution

  • Beijing artist, tired of his city's choking pollution, puts up glass jar of clean air from south of France for sale 10-04-2014 11:58 AM

    Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. He put it up for auction before a group of about 100 Chinese artists and collectors...
  • Clean Yamuna: Hema's top priority after elections 26-03-2014 06:30 PM

    Hema Malini, BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Mathura, on Wednesday, said that eliminating pollution from Yamuna will be her top priority. "Protection of our cultural heritage in the form of Ganga and Yamuna is vital. I would do my best to ensure clean Yamuna," she said. "Nobody can move in...
  • TN: Engineering students create record for making pollution masks 03-03-2014 05:59 PM

    Coimbatore: Students of a local engineering college on Monday created a world record by making 2,493 handmade pollution masks in 30 minutes. Three hundred students of the Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology entered into the UK-based 'Elite World Records' on achieving the feat, for which they were awarded...
  • Pollution hides Beijing skyline; statues get masks 26-02-2014 07:53 AM

    Beijing: The smog is so bad even the statues wear masks. Or at least they do in pictures of a campus stunt that circulated online on Tuesday as parts of northern China suffered a sixth straight day of severe pollution. After being cooped inside because of the bad air, a...
  • Chinese man becomes first to sue government over smog 25-02-2014 01:39 PM

    A Chinese man in a smoggy northern city has become the first person in the country to sue the government for failing to curb air pollution, a state-run newspaper reported on Tuesday. Li Guixin, a resident of Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei province, has submitted his complaint to a district court,...
  • Water supply in Agra may be suspended, warn civic authorities 20-02-2014 06:19 PM

    Civic authorities in Agra have warned that water supply in the city could be suspended in view of Yamuna river's already high pollution reaching levels much beyond treatment. Both Agra Mayor Indrajeet Arya and MP Ram Shankar Katheria on Thursday threatened to sit on a 'dharna' to highlight the poor...
  • Sugar mill, distillery, dairy plant to be inspected if they discharge effluents into Ganga 13-02-2014 12:14 AM

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and its Uttar Pradesh unit to inspect a sugar mill, a distillery and a dairy plant on whether they were discharging effluents into the Ganga river. The NGT was inquiring into whether the Simbhaoli Sugar Mills...
  • Delhi beats Beijing as the world's most polluted city 10-02-2014 08:47 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi has beaten Beijing to the dubious title of world's most polluted city as the air pollution is literally choking this city. It has been tagged as having the worst air quality in the world, beating Beijing in terms of particulate matter pollution which causes cancer and various...
  • CJ Madhevraj highlights the polluted condition of a lake in Bangalore 02-02-2014 12:43 PM

    CJ Madhevraj reports on the polluted state of a fresh water lake in Bangalore. The condition of Varthur Lake is deteriorating all thanks to the unfiltered sewage that flows into it. ...
  • Delhi: NGT asks DPCC to check if DMRC took steps to reduce pollution 30-01-2014 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to check whether DMRC has rectified the lapses in functioning of its concrete mixing plant in a Janakpuri colony. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the order after residents of the colony submitted...
  • AAP government faces flak over 'Delhi most polluted city' tag 29-01-2014 03:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has come under severe criticism from environmentalists following a report which found Delhi as the world's most polluted city - ahead of Beijing. Environmentalist Sunita Narain has alleged the Delhi government is doing nothing to put pollution checks in place. She...
  • AAP more interested in autorickshaws than environment: Sunita Narain 29-01-2014 12:36 PM

    Environmentalists have criticised the Aam Admi Party (AAP) government in Delhi after a study found that it is the world's most polluted city, ahead even of Beijing. Environmentalist Sunita Narain has alleged that the Delhi government is doing nothing to put pollution checks in place. ...
  • Delhi CM calls meeting with Jal Board officials 15-01-2014 10:35 AM

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a meeting with the officials of Delhi Jal Board on Wednesday. The meeting comes in the backdrop of spike in industrial pollutants in Yamuna river. The increase in pollution has forced the Jal Board to cut production at the Wazirabad and Chandrawal water treatment...
  • China mulls national pollution permit trading system 10-01-2014 01:45 PM

    China will look into establishing a nation-wide trading system for pollution permits as part of efforts to use market mechanisms to help clean up its environment, the country's top environment official said. In remarks published on the website of the Ministry of Environmental Protection on Friday, minister Zhou Shengxian said...
  • Magh Mela: No leather cleaning in tanneries three days before holy dip 08-01-2014 07:27 PM

    Tanneries in Kanpur have been asked by the authorities to stop leather cleaning three days before people take the holy dip in the Ganga during the Magh Mela to keep the river clean for the pilgrims. A meeting was held with the tannery association and tannery owners and it was...
  • Flights delayed as air pollution hits record in Shanghai 06-12-2013 06:22 PM

    Shanghai: Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Friday in China's commercial hub of Shanghai as record levels of air pollution shrouded the city in smog, prompting authorities to issue the highest level of health warning. The incident is especially embarrassing at a time when China seeks to build...
  • Non-utilisation of Rs 4 crore for safely disposing carbide waste: Audit 03-12-2013 10:12 AM

    About Rs 4 crore earmarked for safe disposal of toxic waste lying at Union Carbide site in Bhopal was not utilised by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB), an audit report has said. The state government has allocated Rs 2 crore during 2009-10 to the MPPCB for common treatment facility...
  • FTP: Crackers and pollution: Should crackers be banned on Diwali? 05-11-2013 11:03 PM

    The national capital is feeling the after-effects of Diwali as air pollution levels peaked in Delhi on Sunday evening. Reports show harmful Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur Dioxide were all above their permissible levels even on Monday morning. ...
  • Delhi: Pollution levels on the rise this Diwali 04-11-2013 09:09 AM

    New Delhi: After all the festivities is the unhealthy news as the national capital is feeling the after-effects of Diwali. Air pollution levels peaked in Delhi on Sunday evening as reports show harmful Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur Dioxide, all well above their permissible levels even on Monday morning....
  • Bangalore: 6 lakh students to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali 02-11-2013 12:08 PM

    Bangalore: At least six lakh children across Bangalore have said no to crackers this Diwali and the State Pollution Control Board is confident that the initiative is going to make a big difference. High decibel levels, pollution and the possibility of getting injured - these are what school children in...
  • Allahabad HC bans immersion of idols in Ganga, Yamuna 08-10-2013 11:41 AM

    The Allahabad High Court (HC) on Monday put a ban on the immersion of idols of Gods and Goddesses in Ganga and Yamuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh. The court also dismissed the plea of the state government that the idols would be immersed and then fished out. The HC bench...
  • Pollution exceeds permissible limit in most Indian cities 26-09-2013 06:42 PM

    New Delhi: Nearly three-fourths of Indian cities have particulate pollution (PM) levels exceeding permissible standards affecting the health of lakhs of people across the country, according to an analysis released Thursday. The analysis is part of a book Good News Bad News: Clearing the air in Indian cities' by the...
  • Delhi: Green Tribunal directs closure of restaurants at Hauz Khas village 20-09-2013 09:04 PM

    New Delhi: Concerned over "health hazards" posed by eateries in the capital's Hauz Khas village which are allegedly running without proper permission, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Friday, directed closure of all these restaurants till September 24. A bench headed by Justice P Jyothimani said the order would act...
  • Hyderabad promotes eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations to save Hussain Sagar Lake 09-09-2013 10:58 AM

    With the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival beginning Monday, authorities are trying to promote more eco-friendly celebrations, including popularising clay idols and minimising immersion in water bodies, including in the famous Hussain Sagar Lake. Considered one of the city's landmarks, the lake is struggling for revival in the face of...
  • Chinese school shut after students fall sick due to pollution 08-09-2013 02:06 PM

    Beijing: A school in eastern China has been shut down after a number of students started bleeding from nose due to harmful emissions from adjacent factories. About 20 students of the No.9 Primary School in Beibaixiang township in Leqing City of Zhejiang Province started bleeding from nose, while others were...
  • Indian tanker MT Desh Shanti allowed to leave after 26 days in detention 07-09-2013 01:58 PM

    Having been in detention for nearly 26 days at Iran's Bandar Abbas Port, Indian oil tanker MT Desh Shanti has finally been allowed to leave, two days after the central Iranian authorities ordered its release. "MT Desh Shanti was finally released at 2345 hrs (IST) on September 6th and the...
  • Pollution choking Dhanbad as coal companies flout PCB rules 19-08-2013 10:51 AM

    Fourteen-year-old Raju plays marbles with his friends on a roadside at Jharia in this coal mining city while trucks travel past them showering fly ash being carried uncovered, exposing them to pollution. The boy is hardly aware of the health hazard the fly ash poses, but Dhanbad residents are aware...
  • Government comes out with guidelines for 'green' hotels 13-08-2013 12:56 AM

    Top hotels could soon be donating leftover untouched food and partially used toiletries, allowing guests to order half portions and buying toilet tissue and towels made from recycled paper, besides re-using all their waste waste under the government's green agenda. Amid concerns that posh hotels generate a lot of wastage...
  • Civil society group launches campaign to save Gomti river from pollution 12-08-2013 01:38 PM

    A civil society group will organise a campaign in Lucknow to create awareness among the people to save the Gomti river from water pollution. The members under the banner of Lok Adhikar Manch will launch the campaign by forming a human chain on Tuesday, President of the organisation, Anil Singh...
  • Air pollution kills over two million people each year: Study 14-07-2013 11:15 AM

    Washington: Human-caused outdoor air pollution may be responsible for over two million deaths worldwide - a large number of them in South Asia and East Asia - each year, US researchers have said. A study, published in the journal 'Environmental Research Letters', has estimated that around 4,70,000 people die each...