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Last updated: Dec 14 2018 21:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Factbos: German cities ban older diesel cars 14.12.2018 Reuters: World News
German cities are starting to introduce bans on older diesel vehicles that emit higher amounts of pollutants than later models after the country's highest administrative court in February confirmed such bans are permissible.
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Story of Bengaluru’s traffic: Bus numbers remain same while private vehicles boom 13.12.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Years of negligence towards public transport has finally resulted in today’s congested and polluted Bengaluru. All the catastrophe is well-documented in data, yet it hasn’t got enough attention from the government.
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A very cold winter for the poor: The unintended consequences of China’s war on pollution 9.12.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
The switch from coal to gas led to shortages and inadequate heating for many households last winter. Gas prices have also gone up.
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Environmental damage and land acquisition: Anger grows in Sri Lanka against Belt and Road Initiative 8.12.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
‘When will we know if our lands will be safe from a takeover?’
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Shift To Natural Gas: Green Panel To Meet Delhi Industries 8.12.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) will call a meeting specifically for industries in Delhi to discuss the progress from shifting from coal to...
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Delhi Expected To Get "Chilly" By December 12 8.12.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Expected chilly winters to set in within a span of three days.
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Around 12.4 lakh deaths in India in 2017 attributable to air pollution: Study 6.12.2018 Zee News : India National
One in eight deaths in India last year was attributable to air pollution.
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Air pollution leads to more diseases than tobacco use in India, causes one in eight deaths: Report 6.12.2018 Scroll.in
India’s share of premature deaths and disease burden due to air pollution far exceeds its share in world population, the study said.
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"Tackling Climate Change Can Help India, China With Health Benefits": WHO 5.12.2018 NDTV News - Latest
India and China could gain massive health benefits by tackling climate change, the WHO said on Wednesday. For India, the gains could be $3.28-8.4 trillion.
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Yulu bikes: Pedal your way to beat the traffic 5.12.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Yulu founder Amit Gupta believes bicycle sharing is the next big thing.
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Public anger as air pollution in Western Balkan cities worsens 4.12.2018 Reuters: World News
When winter arrives in the Western Balkans, it is not unusual for dense smog to envelop its cities, making it hard to breathe and impairing visibility. But this year, pollution levels are among the highest in the world and public anger is on the rise.
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Can mechanised sweepers help Bengaluru deal with dust? 4.12.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
While BBMP plans to introduce more than 30 mechanised sweepers in the near future to address dust pollution in the city, experts and researchers advocate a holistic approach towards eliminating dust.
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Tackling The World's Worst Smog In India, One Scooter At A Time 4.12.2018 NDTV News - Latest
As black smoke pours out of an ancient scooter that's been pulled over, a khaki-clad New Delhi transport official issues a fine to its rider: 100 rupees, about $1.42. It's hardly Hollywood stuff, but...
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7 Construction Firms Fined For Violation Of Delhi Pollution Control Norms 4.12.2018 NDTV News - Cities
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) slapped seven construction companies with a penalty of Rs 50,000 for "violating" air pollution control norms, the capital's civic body said.
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LIVE! Delhi govt fined Rs 25 crore for pollution; to be deducted from officials' pay 3.12.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Delhi’s air quality varies due to local pollutants 3.12.2018 Financial Chronicle
New Delhi Delhi's air quality oscillated between 'poor' and 'very poor' categories on December 2 due to local pollutants as authorities predicted a further rise in the air pollution level.While according to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was 322, which fell in the 'very poor' category, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded an overall AQI of 297 which is in the 'poor' category. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 and 400 "very poor" and 401 and 500 is considered to be "severe". The SAFAR had last week forecast that the air quality of the national capital is expected to "significantly deteriorate" Sunday due to a decline in temperature which might lead to entrapment of pollutants. However, even after "significant deterioration", the air quality is likely to stay in the 'very poor' level, it had said. SAFAR said the air quality ...
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India's Rich-Poor Divide Laid Bare By A Worsening Pollution Crisis 2.12.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Air purifiers for the affluent, masks for the not so rich and inhaling polluted air all day -- without literally a breather -- for those who can't afford a roof over their heads. It's maximum exposure...
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President Kovind Says Indian Farmer "Remarkably Adaptable" To Innovation 2.12.2018 NDTV News - Latest
President Ram Nath Kovind praised farmers on Saturday, saying they have proven to be "remarkably adaptable" to innovation and bold in taking risk, which has helped India become an exporter of key...
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Madrid restricts traffic in city centre to clean up air pollution 30.11.2018 Reuters: World News
Madrid banned most petrol and diesel cars from the heart of the city on Friday as it tries to improve the air quality in one of Europe's most polluted capitals.
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Dust, dust everywhere: The ignored pollutant in Chennai’s air 30.11.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Unchecked industrial pollution and unplanned construction are creating hazardous levels of dust pollution in the city, but authorities are yet to formulate guidelines for compliance with central rules on construction and demolition waste management.
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