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Last updated: Nov 19 2017 09:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Cause driven by emotions 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
I am looking at a change.org plea asking me to oppose cutting of trees coming in the way of a national highway. As the plea is forwarded by a very erudite professor, I decided to study it, only to discover an interesting misconception that really needs our attention. This plea and many more similar ones have one central theme. They all presume a link between air quality index (AQI) and trees, so the uncouth me is forced to look at the science behind the hazardous AQI numbers that they are riding to support their cause. AQI is a composite index based on levels of five major air pollutants, i.e. ground-level ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. And the bitter truth (for saviours of trees and planet) is that these pollutants and trees have no positive correlation linking them. In most cases (other than dust storms, volcanic eruptions or forest fires), it is the normal human activities that produce these pollutants. So they are present across the globe wherever ...
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Only God can save us, say officials as BJP, AAP, Cong spar over Delhi smog 17.11.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
An estimated $600 mn is needed to provide farmers with alternatives, but the BJP of PM Narendra Modi and Opposition parties in power in New Delhi and nearby Punjab are squabbling over who will pay
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Committee scraps tender, calls new bids for Meghalaya assembly construction 16.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
An eight-member committee headed by Meghalaya assembly Speaker Abu Taher Mondal on Thursday scrapped a tender for the construction of a new assembly building to replace the 125-year-old building which was reduced to ashes 16 years ago.
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State authorities sprinkle water in Lucknow to tackle rising air pollution 16.11.2017 News
Adityanath had said that cloud seeding techniques should be explored in collaboration with the IIT Kanpur
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Hang on, life beckons 16.11.2017 Hindu: Arts
Grief makes way for relief and what is lost returns
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Clean UP: Adityanath directs measures to be taken to curb pollution 16.11.2017 New Kerala: India News
Clean UP: Adityanath directs measures to be taken to curb pollution
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Smog pollution hits Dibrugarh 16.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Smog pollution hits Dibrugarh
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Hyderabad: Fire breaks out in plastic scrap godown 15.11.2017 New Kerala: India News
Hyderabad: Fire breaks out in plastic scrap godown
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Meerut farmers don't burn crop stubble: they make manure out of it 13.11.2017 Hindu: Home
With stubble burning being held responsible for raising pollution to dangerous levels in the National Capital Region, over 50 villages in Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh have started an environment-...
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High-level panel discusses Kolkata airport's safety, security 13.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The security scenario and safety of aircraft operations at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport were reviewed at a high-level meeting here on Monday.
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Garbage on Mount Fuji increases with rising footfall 13.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The amount of garbage collected on Mount Fuji increased 40 per cent in 2017 compared to the previous year, an increase which coincided with the rising footfall on one of Japan's most famous tourist sights, official data revealed on Monday.
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Sorry, there are no quick fixes for Delhi's toxic smog 13.11.2017 Rediff: Columns
The air pollution problem in the national capital won't go away till we take action -- such as ban the use of dirty fuels, ramp up public transport and oversee crop burning, says Sunita Narain.
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Bhalswa landfill fires, smog have residents in chokehold 13.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Most people living in a colony in the area suffer from respiratory ailments
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As NGT plans measures, Bhalswa landfill burns 11.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Blaze doused after 6-hour operation; Tribunal warned of action against officials in case of landfill fires
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Bangladesh Chief Justice resigns amid criticism over constitutional amendment verdict 11.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Bangladesh's Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has resigned, six weeks after he went on long leave amid criticism by the ruling party over his decision to scrap Parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges.
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Odd-even 2017: List of exemptions 11.11.2017 Zee News : States
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Saturday gave its nod for the implementation of the Delhi government's odd-even car rationing scheme for five days from November 13 to tackle high pollution level, with certain riders.
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Temple tank teeming with fish again 11.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Timely intervention by volunteers of “Namma Ooru! Namma Kulam!” makes a difference
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Fire at Delhi's biggest landfill heightens concerns of pollution in choked city 11.11.2017 Zee News : States
The 40 acre-wide trash mountain, which receives about 2,700 tonnes of garbage per day, is the largest landfill of the national capital.
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Mini dumps dot the landscape 11.11.2017 Hindu: News
As visits by conservancy staff are irregualr, residents of Chitlapakkam end up disposing of garbage in an irresponsible manner
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Delhi pollution: More breathing difficulties for capital as Bhalswa landfill catches fire 11.11.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
A fire broke out at the Bhalswa landfill site in New Delhi early Saturday.  New of the fire breaking out does not look good for Delhiites, who are already suffering due to a massive smog attack that began on Wednesday. The 40 acre-wide trash mountain, which receives about 2,700 tonnes of garbage per day, is the largest landfill of the national capital. It caters to approximately 50% population of Delhi, including Jahangirpuri, Civil Lines, Kirti Nagar, Model Town and even old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk. #Visuals of fire at Bhalswa landfill site in #Delhi , seen in the early morning hours. pic.twitter.com/LZJwZ15c7n — ANI (@ANI) November 11, 2017 The smog in the city has been caused by several conditions. These include the pollutants that come from Punjab that is the result of stubble burning, and the others from eastern Uttar Pradesh that come through moisture in the air. The pollutants collide at higher altitudes and this, minus ground wind level, has resulted in the smog-like situation in the national ...
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