POLLUTION

  • Delhi resident shares ideas to improve air quality in homes, offices Yesterday

    With rising air pollution levels in Delhi a big concern for residents, a citizen journalist Kamal Meattle shares his ideas on how to improve air quality in homes and offices. ...
  • Cases of respiratory problems increasing in Chennai due to rising pollution levels 3 days ago

    Chennai's air pollution levels appear to be moderate compared to cities like New Delhi and Bengaluru but health experts say that the number of people with respiratory problems has increased over the years. The Air Quality Index launched by Prime Minister shows that the sulphur dioxide levels in some parts...
  • NTPC Badarpur power plant a major contributor to Delhi's pollution 4 days ago

    Sitting on the edge of the national capital - National Thermal Power Corporation's (NTPC) Badarpur power plant is one of the most polluting units in Delhi. While it generates electricity for the city, the plant has also been pumping a cocktail of toxic gases in the air threatening lives in...
  • Is the governmnent doing enough to combat air pollution? 4 days ago

    The government is only concerned about making policies in relation to the pollution, only for the metropolitan cities which is a lacunae for the small cities, however NGT is playing the major role in the reformation. ...
  • National Green Tribunal halts ongoing construction in Noida April 7, 2015

    In a significant step to improve ambient air quality, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday halted ongoing construction in some areas of Noida in Uttar Pradesh. The Tribunal also directed crackdown on old diesel vehicles over 10 years old. ...
  • Status check: The impact of the toxic air pollution in Delhi March 2, 2015

    An experiment conducted by Centre for Science and Environment reveals the levels of pollution one is exposed to in the national capital on a daily basis. The findings of the pollution levels are at an all time high in open modes like the autos and cycle rickshaws. ...
  • Pollution in Delhi rakes up demand for air purifiers March 2, 2015

    Thanks to worsening air quality in India and specifically Delhi, sales of air purifiers have shot up. After American President Barack Obama's visit to Delhi, the city is being labelled as the world's pollution capital by researchers. Air purifiers are in demand ever since his visit, with now even many...
  • Ashamed that John Kerry had to point out about pollution in Delhi: CSE Director February 27, 2015

    Pollution in Delhi is thriving at an unacceptable level. A recent study claimed that each person loses an average of 3.2 years in life expectancy because of the toxins we breathe. "The government needs to monitor the air we breathe," said Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). ...
  • Delhi demands: Why is the city so polluted? January 15, 2015

    In the run-up to the Delhi Assembly elections, a CNN-IBN initiative, 'Delhi Demand' focuses on the national capital and the promises by the political parties to the residents of Delhi. ...
  • Women's safety remains key issue for Delhiites in Assembly elections January 5, 2015

    After almost a year of President's rule, Delhi is gearing up for another round of elections. Unsafe roads, pollution, powerless homes, rising prices are some of the issues Delhiites want to be addressed by their leaders. But women's safety tops every list. Delhi Police statistics say that rape happens...
  • Delhi bans 15 year old vehicles: Can this be implemented? December 3, 2014

    Dismayed at increasing air pollution in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal held that all vehicles which were more than 15 years old would not be permitted to ply on the city roads. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus advises not to burst crackers on Diwali October 24, 2014

    To curb the air pollution on Diwali, Cyrus Broacha urges his viewers to not burst crackers. ...
  • Our effort to reduce use of crackers has not been successful, CSE admits October 24, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Programme manager of Centre for Science and Environment Vivek Chatopaday said that their efforts to reduce use of crackers had not been successful. "We saw pollution levels reaching upto 10 times higher than normal," said Chatopaday. ...
  • CJ Madhevraj highlights the polluted condition of a lake in Bangalore February 2, 2014

    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. ...
  • AAP more interested in autorickshaws than environment: Sunita Narain January 29, 2014

    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. ...
  • FTP: Crackers and pollution: Should crackers be banned on Diwali? November 5, 2013

    The national capital is feeling the aftereffects 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. ...
  • CJ Show: Switch on the sun June 9, 2013

    Greenpeace activist, Brikesh Singh appeals for renewable energy in Delhi. He calls for utilization of solar energy in homes for a safer environment. Brikesh turns CJ to spread his green message. ...
  • CJ Show: Say no to plastic June 9, 2013

    CJ's Ayan and Ananya talk about their initiative for clean and green environment. As part of their school project, these students are on a mission to eliminate the use of plastic for a green tomorrow. Watch their inspiring story! ...
  • CJ Show: Bahar Dutt takes viewers questions June 9, 2013

    Our environment editor, Bahar Dutt answers viewers' questions about coverage on environmental issues and more. ...
  • CJ Vimlendu draws attention to pollution in Yamuna June 9, 2013

    Environmentalist, Vimlendu Jha turns CJ to explain the pollution levels in Yamuna. He takes a walk along the river bank to get a reality check and tells us how the waters are polluted in Delhi. ...
  • CJ Abid fights air pollution in kashmir town June 9, 2013

    In Khrew Kashmir, cement factories have turned a nightmare for the environment. These factories puff out toxic gases into air, thus threatening the ecology of the area. CJ Abid reports on how cement factories are polluting Kashmir. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show: Environment Special June 9, 2013

    In this weeks show, CJ's report on issues threatening the environment of our country. From polluted waters of Yamuna to toxic air in Kashmir,our environment special highlights the dangers to the nature. ...
  • Chinese businessman sells canned fresh air February 4, 2013

    Recent concerns over China's increasing Air pollution has led to one Chinese businessman cashing in on it and how! Chen Guangbiao and his colleagues took to the streets selling cans of fresh air supposedly collected from the pollutionfree regions of the country. ...
  • Is a crackerless Diwali possible? November 14, 2012

    Diwali was less noisy but more polluted with nearly 50 per cent jump in toxic gases. ...
  • News 360: 2G spectrum auction ends November 14, 2012

    The reauction of 2G mobile spectrum has been a massive disappointment, ending at less than Rs 10,000 crore way below the government target of Rs 40,000 crore. Idea is the provisional winner in seven circles while Videocon is also the provisional winner in seven circles. Others like Airtel and...
  • FTN: Should festivals be exempt from noise pollution rules? October 23, 2012

    There are in fact strict rules on noise pollution in India and there are legally prescribed decibel levels for residential areas. But these rules are usually ignored at festival time. ...
  • Is it too late to save the Ganga? June 5, 2012

    On World Environment Day, CNN IBN's month long campaign culminates, focusing on how dams and pollution threaten the Ganga's future. ...
  • Kanpur's leather industry a bane for the Ganga June 5, 2012

    What is worse is that Rs 900 crore of the Ganga Action Plan have simply gone down the drain. It's also the place where the Ganga is at it's dirtiest. ...
  • World Environment Day: Sewage, climate change affecting Ganga June 5, 2012

    Experts point out climate change and flowing of sewage into the Ganga is affecting the river adversely. ...
  • World Environment Day: What is harming the Ganga? June 5, 2012

    Activists and experts talk about what is harming the Ganga, India's sacred river. ...