air pollution

Rains boost Agra’s green cover


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 2 (IANS) Heavy showers have come as a big boost to afforestation efforts in the Taj city.The Taj Mahal is now adequately insulated against air pollution by a ... Read more...

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Scientists successfully weigh single molecule


August 27th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) After devoting 12 years to the project, scientists have fabricated the first-ever device to measure molecules one at a time.California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers said ... Read more...

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Court notice to centre on diesel-run vehicles (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the central government and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on a plea seeking steps for putting ... Read more...

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Badal gives go-ahead to Ludhiana Metro project


July 17th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) The Ludhiana Metro project will soon roll out after Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday gave a go-ahead to the Rs.10,300 crore mass transport scheme.According ... Read more...

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Traffic noise may cause heart attack, says study


June 21st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, June 21 (IANS) Exposure to traffic noise could cause heart attacks, says a new study. A previous work had investigated the combined effects of both noise and air pollution ... Read more...

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Development banks pledge $175 bn for sustainable transport


June 21st, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Eight largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) Wednesday announced that they will invest $175 billion to finance more sustainable transportation systems over the coming decade.Rapid ... Read more...

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Living along roadways increases death risk for heart patients


May 8th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Heart attack survivors living within 100 metres of major roadways face increased risk of death from all causes.A survey of 3,547 heart attack survivors (average age ... Read more...

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City dwellers face double risk of heart disease


April 27th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 27 (IANS) People residing in city centres are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery calcification (CAC), which can lead to heart disease, than those who ... Read more...

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Vehicle exhaust kills more people than accidents


April 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Vehicular exhausts and emissions from planes and powerplants kill 13,000 people prematurely in the UK every year, says a study. Researchers analyzed data from 2005, the ... Read more...

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Delhi air quality was worst in March: Study


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Dust in the Delhi skies in March brought the air quality down to the worst levels in the last one year and the increase ... Read more...

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Climate change will also worsen respiratory diseases


March 15th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Global climate change magnifies the effects of pollution and will worsen the incidence of asthma, allergies, infections and cardiovascular diseases worldwide, says a study."Since my research ... Read more...

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Lifestyle factors behind most cancers


February 29th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 29 (IANS) Lifestyle factors, not exposure to chemicals in food and consumer products, are the most significant causes of cancer, according to the latest evidence.Bernard Stewart, professor of ... Read more...

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Electric cars cause more pollution than petrol ones: Study


February 14th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Though electric cars are heralded as an environment friendly solution in major cities, a study says their pollution levels are worse than petrol-powered vehicles.A study on ... Read more...

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Government’s response sought on national traffic management policy


February 6th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) On a plea for formulating a national policy for traffic management and air pollution checks, in keeping with the 2005 WHO guidelines, the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Diesel cars guzzling 40 percent of segment’s fuel: CSE


January 25th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Trashing industry contention that diesel use by cars is very low, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Wednesday said 40 percent of the ... Read more...

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New Year fireworks foul Beijing’s air


January 24th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) China's New Year fireworks not just left thousands of tonnes of scrap in capital Beijing but also pushed the city's air pollution to hazardous level. The ... Read more...

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Raj warns against stalling flyover due to Lata’s objection


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Tuesday locked horns with the state government over the much-delayed flyover in the posh Pedder Road area of south Mumbai ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly tech expo opens in China


November 26th, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) Over 240 domestic and foreign firms are taking part in an international eco-friendly technology expo opened in eastern China Friday.The three-day event in Nanjing, the capital ... Read more...

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Lung cancer mostly diagnosed late (Nov 17 is World Lung Cancer Day)


November 17th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Cases of chronic lung disease and lung cancer are rapidly rising in India, remaining mostly undiagnosed until it is too late, experts say.As Thursday marked ... Read more...

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Vizag civic staff to cycle to work once a week


October 31st, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 31 (IANS) In an attempt to create public awareness against vehicular pollution, municipal employees in Andhra Pradesh's coastal city of Visakhapatnam Monday pedalled their way to the office.Leading ... Read more...

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Bengal to campaign against firecrackers


October 17th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The West Bengal government has decided to hold an awareness rally here against the use of firecrackers during Diwali, a minister said Monday."We have decided to ... Read more...

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Traffic pollution could cause smaller babies


October 7th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 7 (IANS) Traffic emissions may be bad for your lungs and overall health, but now a study says they could be instrumental in the birth of slightly smaller ... Read more...

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High pollution levels ups heart attack chances


September 21st, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Exposure to high pollution levels is not only harmful to overall health, it also increases your chances of a heart attack. But such risk fades after ... Read more...

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Delhi to have world-class climate institute


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The national capital will soon have a world-class training institute to tackle global climate change with experts helping to chalk out strategy to curb the ... Read more...

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Delhi gets 7 lakh saplings in 3 weeks: Dikshit


August 14th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) More than 700,000 saplings have been planted in various parts of the capital in the last three weeks, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said ... Read more...

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Greater Noida builders in red over green violations?


August 7th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Aug 7 (IANS) Even as the face-off between farmers and the Greater Noida authority over land compensation persists, the latter has once again come in the line of ... Read more...

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Afghans in Kabul abhor struggle for water


August 7th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (IANS) Besides the raging war against the Taliban, residents of the Afghan capital loathe one more aspect of their life -- their appalling daily struggle for ... Read more...

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Kids in mouldy homes more at risk of asthma


August 4th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Kids staying in mouldy homes have three times greater odds of developing asthma by the age of seven. "Early life exposure to mould seems to play ... Read more...

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Wildfires likely to drive global warming


July 11th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Fire, one of nature's primary carbon-cycling mechanisms, will be driving atmospheric changes as the world warms. "Fires require fuel to burn and climate strongly affects the type, ... Read more...

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Pollution can cause brain damage, depression


July 5th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Long-term exposure to air pollution could damage the brain and cause depression, besides triggering learning and memory problems. Mice tests showed that, in the long term, ... Read more...

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India’s first green tribunal gets scores of environment cases (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT), a judicial body aimed at expediting environment-related cases and the first in the country, has got scores of cases to ... Read more...

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Agra begins to breathe easy, but clouds linger


June 13th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Agra, June 13 (IANS) The Taj city could finally be on its way to becoming pollution-free.The two- decades-old Supreme Court verdict instructing polluting industries to move out of the Taj ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party attacks Mayawati government


June 8th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 8 (IANS) The opposition Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh has accused the Mayawati government of being a corrupt and despotic political outfit, bent on ruining the ... Read more...

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India should deregulate diesel price: Planning Commission


May 31st, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Planning Commission has recommended that the government deregulate the price of diesel, thus allowing the oil marketing companies to decide the market rates, a ... Read more...

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639 polluting industrial units closed in Haryana


May 26th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Cracking the whip, the Haryana government ordered the closure of 639 industrial units in 2010-11 for violation of water and air pollution norms, a minister said ... Read more...

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