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Startups are helping North India’s farmers to dispose of crop residue cleanly (and reduce pollution) 20.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The farmers usually burn the residue, leading to severe air pollution in winters.
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Air quality falls to `very poor` in Delhi, leaves Delhiites gasping for breath 20.1.2019 Zee News : India National
The latest data released by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research showed that levels of prominent pollutants PM (particulate matter) 10 in Delhi's air was at 369.
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Boulder hits greenhouse gas reduction goal three years early 20.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder achieved a 16 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in 2017 compared to 2005 levels, three years earlier than the city's stated goal as part of a commitment to cut to three metric tons of emissions per person by 2050. Boulder had hoped to achieve a 16 percent reduction by 2020.
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Despite government’s emergency pollution plan, Delhi once again breathed deadly air through winter 19.1.2019 Scroll.in
A report shows that the city’s air quality was unhealthy throughout the 68-day period of the study barring a small exception.
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If you want to save mankind (or at least ease traffic) you've got to pay a toll 19.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s a widely held, even cherished, belief in California that freeways should be free. Free to drive on and free from traffic congestion.

Obviously, that belief doesn’t match the reality in Los Angeles. Take a look at any major highway during rush hour and you’ll see car after car inching along...

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City Buzz: Delhi civic bodies fined | Mumbai fire brigade upgrades | Pune tax hikes..and more 19.1.2019 Citizen Matters
Why the CPCB has come down on Delhi civic bodies, how Mumbai plans to address fire emergencies, how the Pune civic body proposes to bridge its revenue deficit -- catch all this and more news from our cities this week in this edition of Buzz.
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In 10 most polluted areas of Delhi, 93 per cent residents don't know what AQI means 19.1.2019 Zee News : States
Eighty-eight per cent of the respondents said that they had not seen any LED screens showing the different levels of air quality.
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Rail and air services hit due to fog, 10 trains running late 19.1.2019 Zee News : States
Rail and air services were once again affected due to low visibility after fog engulfed the national capital on Saturday morning. 
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93 Percent People In Delhi Are Not Aware About Air Quality Index: Survey 19.1.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
About 93 per cent of Delhiites do not understand the Air Quality Index and its six categories, a survey of 10 most polluted areas of Delhi revealed on Friday.
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The Move to a Sustainable Future through Electric Two-wheelers 19.1.2019 Financial Chronicle
Mukesh Malhotra The 2018 Environmental Performance Index ranked India 177th out of 180 countries making India one of the world’s most polluted countries. Particulate matter (PM) and NOx were the main pollutants with PM levels in nearly all cities above the acceptable limit and causing health hazards on a massive scale. Additionally, India’s dependence on the fuel import has been costing the exchequer $70 billion every year and given the global geo political scenario and its impact on oil prices, is likely to further increase. It is this context that has triggered a serious dialogue on the transition of vehicles dependent on fossil fuels to those using renewable sources, especially electric vehicles. India as a country has a mixed record of being able to drive dramatic changes effectively. This note attempts to lay down the choice of action areas for accelerating this transition to cleaner cities and lesser dependence on fuel import without impeding transportation needs and assuming no material change in ...
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Review ground-level action to curb pollution: CPCB to municipal commissioners, district magistrates 18.1.2019 Zee News : India National
The task force also sought a daily action-taken report to CPCB and Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority.
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‘Delhi is a gas chamber’: Supreme Court judge says it is better not to live in the national capital 18.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The court said many vehicles which pollute the city’s air enter it late at night.
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Abolishing private utilities isn’t the solution to California’s wildfire threat 18.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: A state takeover of California’s investor-owned utilities would fail to solve what Gov. Gavin Newsom calls California’s most serious problem: climate change-driven wildfires.

Nothing about government ownership would improve wildfire safety. Nor is there history to suggest that a...

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Why Supreme Court Judge Says He Won't Stay In Delhi After Retirement 18.1.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Delhi's deadly pollution has been "held in contempt" by a Supreme Court judge who says he will not stay in the capital after retiring as it has become a gas chamber.
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Thick fog engulfs Delhi, flight departures put on hold, trains delayed 18.1.2019 Zee News : States
ANI reported that the foggy situation forced the airport authorities to put on hold all departures from Delhi Airport from 5:30 am to 7 am. 
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From disease to habitat loss, researchers lay out Minnesota's bleak climate realities 18.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota lawmakers considering new legislation for reducing greenhouse gas emissions got their second crash course Thursday. This time, it was on all the ways climate change is already harming the state.
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Alarming Level Of Heavy Metals In Delhi, Gurgaon Air: Report 18.1.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Air quality tests done in Delhi and Gurgaon in the last two months showed presence of alarming levels of toxic heavy metals, according to a new report released Thursday.
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Delhi Civic Bodies Fined Rs 1 Crore Each For Violating Pollution Norms 18.1.2019 NDTV News - Cities
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) slapped Rs 1 crore fine each on three civic bodies of the city over open burning, dumping of waste, illegal running of plastic industries in non-conforming...
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How Germany got to 40 percent renewable electricity 18.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Emissions are on pace to fall 62 percent from 1990 levels by 2050. That's an unthinkable greenhouse gas reduction pace here in the U.S. But in Germany, many say that's not fast enough.
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Climate change is making us sicker and shortening our lives, doctors say 17.1.2019 LA Times: Science

In the welter of daily demands upon physicians, it might be easy to imagine that weaning the world off its reliance on fossil fuels is asking a bit too much.

But preventing sickness and averting premature death are squarely in a physician’s wheelhouse. And dramatic increases in both are projected...

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