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.

Diwali effect: Noise pollution high, air pollution down in Delhi

Noise pollution in Delhi witnessed an upward trend this Diwali, as compared to six other metros like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Beware of your breath this Diwali!

With Diwali round the corner, air pollution levels are bound to rise in the country.

Too much exposure to noise can pose serious public health threat

A research team examined the latest research on noise`s impact on an array of health indicators- hearing loss, cardiovascular disease, cognitive performance and mental health, and sleep disturbance, reporting that noise exposure is a serious public health threat.

Birds sense speed limit when fleeing cars

Birds flee from the path of an incoming car on the basis of the posted speed limit, rather than the actual speed of the vehicle, a new study has found.

Air, noise pollution raise cardiovascular risk

Both air and noise pollution may increase an individual`s risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study in which both factors were considered simultaneously.

Pune devotees find answer to noise pollution curbs

Some Ganeshotsav organisers in Pune follow a bizarre practice during immersions to by-pass noise pollution norms - abandoning the idols on the roadside after the noise ban becomes effective at midnight.

J&K Assembly asks govt to check noise pollution

The committee on environment of J&K Legislative Assembly has asked the state govt to take measures to check noise pollution in and around hospitals.

`Urban noise killing baby sparrows`

Noise in urban areas may be the key culprit behind the increasing mortality rate among young house sparrows, a study has suggested.

Noise pollution upsets Moss

Model Kate Moss is distressed due to the noise created by construction workers near her mansion.

MP Govt flouted noise pollution norms: Ajay Singh

MP Congress demanded that cases be filed against the chief minister and
top officials for violating noise pollution norms.