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2017 was among the planet's hottest years on record, government scientists report 18.1.2018 Washington Post
The results make the past four years the hottest period in the government's 138-year archive.
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Norway's $1 trillion fund curbs holdings in biggest CO2 emitters 18.1.2018 General News
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's sovereign wealth fund has trimmed the proportion of its $1 trillion fortune that is invested in companies that emit the most greenhouse gas, a Reuters survey has shown.
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Friday was warmest January day in Delhi in eight years 18.1.2018 Hindustan Times - delhi
“The previous highest in January was in 2010 when the maximum temperature was recorded at 28 degrees Celsius on January 30
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Check the pollution levels and health advisories at major traffic intersections... 18.1.2018 Hindustan Times - delhi
You can now check the city’s air quality and also get health advisories while travelling on Delhi roads.
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Warmest Jan day in Delhi in 8 years 18.1.2018 General News
The national capital today experienced the hottest January day in the last eight years, while the volume of pollutants soared and reached the 'severe' category. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperature was 27.7 degrees Celsius, as many as eight notches above the season's average. The minimum was 7 degrees Celsius, showing no deviation from the season's average. The highest January temperature in the last decade was recorded in 2010 when the mercury had climbed to 28 degrees Celsius. In 2011, the maximum January temperature was 24.6, 25.6 in 2012, 25.2 in 2013, 24 in 2014, 21.6 in 2015 and 27.2 degrees Celsius in 2016, as per IMD records. Private weather forecast agency Skymet said Delhi is currently going through the longest dry spell during the winter season in the last five years as the city has remained absolutely dry during the last 38 days. "One of the key reasons for the absence of winter rains can be attributed to the less ...
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Farmers oppose land acquisition, heavy police force deployed 18.1.2018 General News
Tension ran high in Manbela village on the outskirts of Gorakhpur, the home turf of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, as farmers today protested against alleged forced acquisition of their land. Heavy police force had to be deployed in the area to bring the situation under control as the protesters, including a number of women and children, braving cold weather were out in the open to oppose the action. Superintendent of Police (North) Ganesh Saha, when contacted, said: "We are only enforcing the high court orders for acquiring the land." A majority of farmers have already taken the compensation money at the old rate, but were now demanding it as per the new circle rate, which was higher. Shamim Ahmad, a leader of the farmers, said what they got from the state government as compensation was a meagre sum. "We believed that after Yogi Adityanath becomes the chief minister, we will get higher compensation as per circle rate, but we are crestfallen," Meena Devi, ..
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Fast reduction of air pollution in China in 2017: Govt 18.1.2018 General News
Air pollution levels in 338 Chinese cities, including Beijing, have plummeted last year due to series of measures taken by the government to improve air quality, the government said today. Tackling pollution has been listed as one of "the three tough battles" that China, the largest emitter, aims to win in the coming three years, according to the Central Economic Work Conference, an annual tone-setting economic meeting, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. China has been battling severe air pollution for a long time and has taken several measures to combat it. It has four-tier pollution warning system, red is the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue. The average density of Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 in 338 cities nationwide monitored by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) stood at 43 micrograms per cubic meter last year, falling 6.5 per cent year-on-year. For the period, the level of PM10 in the cities declined to 75 micrograms per cubic meter, .
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Air quality display panels put up in Delhi's traffic signals 18.1.2018 General News
LED panels in major traffic intersections in the national capital now display hourly air quality index and health advisories under a CPCB project which will soon cover the metro stations as well. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) scientist Aditya Sharma, who oversaw its roll-out, said the Prime Ministers's Office (PMO) was behind the project, something which the Delhi government had also envisaged in the past but never executed. "Fifty traffic signals have been selected in the first phase of the initiative. We have covered the major signals such as ITO, the ones in Connaught Place, for now," Sharma said on the sidelines of a CPCB conference on air quality and waste management. The panels display hourly AQI readings and the associated health advisories. An AQI between 0-50 is considered Good, 51 -100 Satisfactory, 101-200 Moderate, 201-300 Poor, 301-400 Very Poor, and 401-500 Severe. Each category comes with its own advisory. In case of moderate, it warns of ...
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Air pollution: Only one in 1,000 Indians reside in area not exceeding PM2.5 levels, 'safe' by WHO standards 18.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
In 2015, only one in 1,000 Indians lived in areas where particulate pollution did not exceed the World Health Organisation's (WHO) safe levels for PM 2.5.
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Tata Steel launches two products 18.1.2018 General News
Tata Steel today announced the launch of two products and said that their addition to the company's portfolio will be significant for the steel major. "Tata Steel has launched two new products, Tata Aggreto and Tata Nirman, India's first branded LD slag products for applications in road, fly ash brick and clinker making," the company said in a statement. Speaking at the launch, Tata Steel CEO and MD T V Narendran said the company has always believed in sustainable growth which has been embedded at the very core of its work ethos and following this philosophy, the steel major is on a journey to reduce the carbon footprint. Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tonne per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017.
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Air pollution: NGT issues show cause notice to Rathi Steels 18.1.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has issued notice to the Rathi Steel and Power Ltd's plant at Ghaziabad, asking why environment compensation be not imposed on it for causing air pollution and extracting ground water without permission. Relying on a report placed by central and UP pollution control boards, the green panel asked why appropriate action be not taken against the steel unit for releasing particulate matter 10 which had resulted in degradation of ambient air. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi noted that an inspection team has found that Rathi Steel has been extracting water through three borewells with submersible pumps of 20 HP capacity for industrial and domestic use without permission. "It is further revealed that Rathi Steel has moved an application dated July 11, 2017 for permission to extract ground water from Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) and the same is pending for approval. "We, therefore, issue notice to Rathi Steel why they .
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Managing waste in Bengaluru: Incineration is avoidable 18.1.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru has set out on a journey of managing its waste sustainably. Going for Waste to Energy plants that use incineration may not be a solution for this city. »
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Study reveals only one in 1,000 Indians lives in area with clean air 18.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
In 2015, about 75% of deaths attributable to PM 2.5 exposure were in rural India, the study found
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Newspaper vendors to hold 1-day meet 18.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Newspaper vendors to hold 1-day meet
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Climate scientists say they may be able to rule out the worst-case scenarios — and the best ones 18.1.2018 Washington Post
Climate scientists say they may be able to rule out the worst-case scenarios — and the best ones
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Rain on Tuesday may bring back winter chill, dense fog 17.1.2018 Hindustan Times - delhi
A western disturbance is likely to trigger some rain and a thunderstorm in the national capital on Tuesday according to the scientists at the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC). This will bring back the winter chill that the Delhiites have been missing.
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Air quality deteriorates across Delhi-NCR 17.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
After a brief respite, the air quality of the national capital and regions around it worsened on Wednesday again, with pollution levels slipping back to "severe" or "severe-plus" category in many areas.
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First findings from air monitoring near oil, gas wells in Battlement Mesa show “minimal impact” 17.1.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Data collected since March at Ursa's new oil and gas wells in Battlement Mesa show minimal impact to air quality and human health.
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No clearance to power plants if they don't follow norms: MoEF 17.1.2018 General News
The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) today assured the National Green Tribunal that it would not grant clearance to any new thermal power plant until they comply with the standards set by it, after a plea alleged that many plants were flouting norms and causing pollution. The Environment Ministry in December 2015 had issued a notification revising the standards for coal-based thermal power plants across the country which aimed to reduce emissions like sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, besides water consumption. These power plants were given a deadline of December 2017 to install appropriate mechanism and technologies to cut emissions. The lawyer appearing for the ministry told a bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi that a plea seeking extension of time for implementing the MoEF's notification was pending in the Supreme Court. However, the submission was opposed by the counsel for petitioner Sunil Dahiya, who said the ...
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As Strict Anti-Emission Norms Kick In, Finer Particles Are New Threat 17.1.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Better technology may not end the pollution crisis. Rather, it would allow one to monitor even finer particles which would become new health threats.
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