DNA: Analysis of noise pollution in India

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For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

The disoriented damselfish were six times less likely to dart away from an attack, and more than twice as likely to wind up as some other fish`s meal, the study found.

Implement noise regulation rules & remove illegal pandals: Bombay HC

The court also asked the authorities to take action against noise pollution offenders during festivals.

Act against illegal pandals & noise pollution: HC tells govt

The Bombay High Court today asked civic bodies and government authorities in Maharashtra to take firm action against organisations which flout noise pollution rules and pull up the trusts and others that illegally put up pandals during the festivals.

Centre to reply on plea seeking designated place for crackers

 The National Green Tribunal today sought response from the government on a lawyer's plea seeking designated time and place for use of firecrackers during festivals like Diwali.

Why are your buses so noisy: NGT asks manufacturers

Why are your buses so noisy: NGT asks manufacturers

The National Green Tribunal today asked Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland, which supply buses to Delhi Transport Corporation, why these vehicles caused noise pollution on roads and directed them to submit details, including their designs.

Submit action plan on noise pollution in 2 weeks: NGT

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday directed the Delhi government to submit within two weeks an action plan on reduction of noise pollution caused due to heavy traffic near Panchsheel Park area in South Delhi.

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.

HC ultimatum to Maha CS to file affidavit on noise pollution

Bring down noise pollution levels during festivals, the Bombay High Court sternly told the Maharashtra government on Friday while giving a last chance to the Chief Secretary to file an affidavit identifying officers responsible for not implementing court directives on the issue.

Got a pot belly? Blame it on traffic noise

 Living near an airport, highway or train station could increase your risk of developing a mid-riff bulge, indicates a new research.

GPCB asked to take off blaring multi-sound horns from vehicles

GPCB asked to take off blaring multi-sound horns from vehicles

The Environment Ministry has asked Goa State Pollution Control Board to ensure removal of all multi-toned horns from vehicles in the state within 30 days.

Poor air quality can also lead to stroke

Apart from respiratory problems and cardiovascular diseases, increased air pollution also elevates your risk of suffering a stroke, says a new study.

Increased global shipping has caused pollution on open seas

 Owing to growing international trade, maritime traffic on the world's oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, causing more water, air and noise pollution on the open seas, says a new research.

Non-implementation of order on noise pollution irks SC

The Supreme Court has expressed dissatisfaction over non implementation of its 2005 directions issued to states to curb noise pollution, saying people's fundamental rights should be "respected and preserved".

Go for pollution-free Diwali, families in Kolkata apartments urged

Go for pollution-free Diwali, families in Kolkata apartments urged

With Diwali around the corner, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board has urged inhabitants of residential complexes in Kolkata and suburbs to refrain from bursting illegal firecrackers, an official said Friday.

Horn free: Lagos tries to tackle noise pollution

Nigeria's chaotic megacity Lagos today sought to impose a one-day ban on the use of the car horn, hoping to raise awareness about damaging noise pollution and improve quality of life.

Singaporeans go barking mad over bid to silence dogs

A suggestion by Singapore`s public housing authority that owners of noisy dogs consider "debarking" their pets to avoid inconveniencing neighbours, has raised animal lovers` hackles in the city-state and prompted much ridicule on social media.

Right to freedom from noise pollution is fundamental: HC

The Allahabad High Court has held that the "right to freedom from noise pollution is a fundamental right".

Row over planes revives Belgium`s language war

In a political rumpus some would say could only happen in quirky Belgium, a dispute over new flight paths and noise pollution is reviving the nation`s language war just over two weeks before elections.

Road side noise beyond limit in Panchsheel Park: DPCC to NGT

Delhi Pollution Control Committee Monday informed the National Green Tribunal that roadside noise levels near Panchsheel Park area in South Delhi is beyond permissible limits.