China to adopt remote monitoring for pollution control

China, the world's top polluter, will build a comprehensive network involving drones, satellites and remote sensors to detect land, sea and air pollution by 2020.

Taj Mahal vulnerable to pollution, no study on other monuments yet: Govt
Taj Mahal vulnerable to pollution, no study on other monuments yet: Govt

The government has not carried out any specific study to identify monuments across the country with regards to their vulnerability to climate change and air pollution, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Steps need to be taken to control particulate matter in air: Delhi HC

Delhi High Court Wednesday expressed serious concern over high levels of particulate matters in the air affecting the health of the people in the national capital and directed the city government to take steps to check unregulated building activities and plant trees.

Steps need to be taken to control particulate matter in air: HC
Steps need to be taken to control particulate matter in air: HC

Delhi High Court Wednesday expressed serious concern over high levels of particulate matters in the air affecting the health of the people in the national capital and directed the city government to take steps to check unregulated building activities and plant trees.

'More air quality monitoring systems will be installed in NCR'
'More air quality monitoring systems will be installed in NCR'

The government Friday said that more air quality monitoring systems will be installed across the National Capital Region to monitor air pollution on eight parameters.

Air pollution: NGT slams Delhi govt over report on vehicles
Air pollution: NGT slams Delhi govt over report on vehicles

The National Green Tribunal today pulled up the Delhi government over its 'incomplete' inspection report on air pollution caused by vehicles entering the capital.

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Smog levels in China drop dramatically: MEP data
Smog levels in China drop dramatically: MEP data

China has progressed in controlling its pollution problem as the average density of PM2.5 particles in its three key economic regions has dropped dramatically in the first half of 2015, officials said.

NGT questions Delhi govt's plan to procure 10,000 new buses
NGT questions Delhi govt's plan to procure 10,000 new buses

The National Green Tribunal Monday questioned the Delhi government's proposal to deploy 10,000 new DTC buses in the wake of alarming proportions of air pollution in the capital and directed it to come out with a proper study to support its contention.

Blueair launches air pollution warning App on Android
Blueair launches air pollution warning App on Android

Indoor air-cleaning company Blueair on Monday said it has launched an Android App which can detect and warn about air pollution.

Air pollution from wildfires may harm the heart

Air pollution from wildfires may increase risk of cardiac arrests, and other sudden acute heart problems, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

Air pollution: NGT seeks info on vehicles owned by society
Air pollution: NGT seeks info on vehicles owned by society

A housing society, which had approached the National Green Tribunal complaining about noise and air pollution due to functioning of unauthorised auto workshops within its vicinity, was today asked to come out with information on the number of vehicles owned by each resident.

Air pollution costs France 100 billion euros per year
Air pollution costs France 100 billion euros per year

The effects of air pollution cost France some 100 billion euros ($110.1 billion) each year, a French Senate committee report estimated Wednesday, citing impact to health as the major expense.

NGT suggests variable office hours to check pollution

The National Green Tribunal today floated the idea of having variable office hours for the government and the private sector in the national capital to reduce vehicular pollution in peak hours and asked the Centre to deliberate with stakeholders on the suggestion.

China puts up ads showing environmental problems in India

China, the world's largest carbon emitter, has put up advertisements at public places depicting the environmental issues in Indian cities like Mumbai to warn its people about the impact of climate change and encourage them to plan future around low carbon development.

China sets CO2 target, garners praise

China, the world`s top CO2 polluter, promised Tuesday to peak emissions within about 15 years, in a move widely hailed as a boost for the global effort to curb planet warming.

87 per cent special air quality funds remain unused as pollution peaks in Delhi-Part 2

A planning department report has said that the Delhi government, in the last seven years, collected Rs 385 crore to fund its war on air pollution, but around 87% of this money has remained unspent.

87 per cent special air quality funds remain unused as pollution peaks in Delhi

A planning department report has said that the Delhi government, in the last seven years, collected Rs 385 crore to fund its war on air pollution, but around 87% of this money has remained unspent.

All India Badtameez: Reality check on air pollution in Delhi

To check air pollution in the national capital, Delhi government has directed its officials to crackdown on open burning of garbage, plastics and leaves.

AIB: Air pollution, do we care?

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has announced a fine of Rs 5,000 on individuals spotted burning garbage, leaves, plastic, rubber etc in open areas in parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).