User: esg Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: Aug 31 2019 13:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bengaluru Buzz: Air purifiers to be installed at traffic junctions | No funds for Indira canteens | BU campus to be geo-tagged…and more 31.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Around 500 air purifiers will be installed at traffic-heavy junctions in Bengaluru, in an attempt to reduce vehicular pollution. In other news, BBMP engineers may be held accountable for potholes, and the funding for Indira canteens may dry up. Read more in our weekly news roundup
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Clean Air Summit discusses health impacts of air pollution 24.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Air pollution can contribute to premature death from cardiovascular and other diseases. But how these health impacts can be communicated effectively to the public, and how pollution can be studied better, were among the topics discussed at the Clean Air Summit
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Clean Air Summit to discuss solutions to air pollution 22.8.2019 Citizen Matters
At ICAS 2019, scientists and policymakers from across the country will deliberate on strategies to reduce air pollution. You can attend panel discussions and trainings at the event
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As India grows older and more polluted, a little-known disease is killing a million people a year 13.7.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Often confused with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease claims more lives than diabetes, malaria, tuberculosis and breast cancer combined.
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Emissions, tree loss, heat island effect: What the govt did not address before clearing the Elevated Corridors project 10.7.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
This is a project 15 times bigger than the Steel Flyover, yet got cleared. What did the Karnataka government not address in the Environmental Impact Assessment of the elevated corridors project?
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Why Bengaluru must phase out diesel vehicles on war footing 25.6.2019 Citizen Matters
One diesel SUV accounts for the emissions of about 25-65 petrol cars! And yet cities, where vehicle emissions are the biggest cause of particulate matter pollution, have not been able to shun them. Can we take the steps needed to mitigate the diesel threat or will citizens and environment continue to pay a heavy price?
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Indian builders woo buyers with cleaner, greener, "smart" homes 24.6.2019 Reuters: Money News
When Arkesh Mishra, 33, and his wife Anasuya scouted for a new home in India's tech hub of Bengaluru this year it was not the old real estate adage of "location, location, location" that was their main consideration - it was "peace of ...
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Massive Philadelphia refinery fire threatens facility's future 22.6.2019 Reuters: Money News
A massive fire at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc's oil refinery on Friday damaged the largest U.S. East Coast plant to the point that it could remain shut for an extended period, according to Philadelphia city officials and company ...
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Philadelphia refinery fire threatens facility's future 21.6.2019 Reuters: Money News
Firefighters on Friday were working to bring under control a massive fire at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc's refinery that has resulted in damage that could keep much of the complex shut for an extended period, according to Philadelphia city officials and company ...
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How to pick the anti-pollution mask that’s right for you 12.6.2019 Citizen Matters
As Bengaluru's air quality is worsening, anti-pollution masks can reduce your exposure and the resultant health impacts. Here is a guide on the type of masks available in market, and pointers to pick one that's right for you
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How Bengaluru’s action plan proposes to beat air pollution 8.6.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Recently, a 44-point mega action plan was drafted to tackle air pollution in Bengaluru. The plan assigns tasks to multiple government agencies, to be completed in a time frame. Read more for details of the plan
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To beat air pollution, redesign Bengaluru’s action plan 5.6.2019 Citizen Matters
A 44-point action plan was proposed recently to improve Bengaluru's air quality. But the actions proposed are ineffective and undemocratic, opines the author
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Bengaluru Buzz: NGT action to save lakes | Draft policy to ease commute | Action plan for air quality 13.5.2019 Citizen Matters
Action to be taken against encroachers of Kaikondarahalli lake buffer zone, sewage and rainwater to be diverted away from Bellandur lake, draft commute policy and new air quality action plan for Bengaluru - read more on what happened in the city over the past week
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Despite more rain over the last decade, Rajasthan’s lakes are running dry. Here’s why 6.5.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Erratic rainfall patterns, a consequence of climate change, has hurt the state’s agrarian economy.
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How can governments make Bengaluru more liveable? By putting pedestrians first 22.4.2019 Scroll.in
Pollution, traffic and a host of other concerns can be resolved.
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Why addressing pedestrian concerns is key to making Bengaluru liveable 22.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Not so long ago, residents and visitors alike gushed over the pleasure of walking along the fragrant tree-lined avenues of Bangalore. Today walking in the city is a nightmare. What changed, and what can be done to encourage and protect pedestrians, which is important for more reasons than one?
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Coalition of health experts and environmentalists to fight air pollution in Bengaluru 5.4.2019 Citizen Matters
The Healthy Air Coalition was launched in the city today, to combat air pollution and its health impacts. As part of the initiative, forty new air quality monitoring stations will be installed in the city to gather high-quality data on air pollution
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Why Bengaluru’s proposed mega elevated road corridor has sparked protests 16.3.2019 Scroll.in
Activists say the project won’t ease the city’s chronic traffic congestion or ensure inclusive mobility. It will only damage the environment.
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Why the air inside your home could be as toxic as that outside 13.3.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
India's dubious distinction in terms of air quality is widely discussed, but the focus of discussion has typically been outdoor pollution. Yet, right here in Bengaluru, indoor pollution poses serious risks for several communities, cutting across class. What are the sources of indoor pollution and how can it be addressed?
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Two-stroke autos: banned but not out; going electric could be a solution to pollution 23.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Retrofitting old two-stroke autos with an electric engine could be a noiseless, non-polluting solution to air pollution. However, government subsidies are not yet being offered to those looking to go electric.
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