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Centre for Science and Environment

Air pollution behind 30% premature deaths in India: CSE Report

The report establishes that unless environmental risk factors are acknowledged and dealt with, India will not be able to curb non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Nov 28, 2017, 08:22 AM IST

Delhi traffic – The reason for economic and climate burden, says study!

The study urges pushing for better public transport strategies, walking infrastructure along with appropriate pricing of car usage to curb motorisation.

Jul 10, 2017, 22:23 PM IST

India saw warmest winter this year, says study

The analysis, based on temperature trends from 1901 till recent years, finds that India has been getting warmer continuously, consistently and rapidly.

Jun 05, 2017, 22:32 PM IST

India's green lobby slams Trump for exiting Paris deal

The Agreement was adopted on December 12, 2015 by 195 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), replacing its predecessor Kyoto Protocol. It was finally ratified on November 4, 2016.

Jun 02, 2017, 20:40 PM IST

Car-free Connaught Place will reduce pollution, 'boost' business

A car-free Connaught Place will not only reduce the immediate exposure of people to air pollution but also spell boon for traders in the area contrary to fears of a slump, experts say.

Jan 06, 2017, 16:44 PM IST

CSE asks Delhi govt to issue health alerts as city faces worst smog in 17 years

According to the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the national capital is facing the worst smog in 17 years.

Nov 04, 2016, 09:14 AM IST

'Clean cities' Alappuzha, Panaji, Mysuru show the way in urban solid waste management

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday conferred the Clean City awards on Alappuzha, Panaji and Mysuru at a function here.

Jul 12, 2016, 12:38 PM IST

Tests show no harmful chemicals in bread: Bengal bakeries

The West Bengal Bakery Co-ordinators Committee and West Bengal Baker's Association said tests showed the absence of certain harmful chemicals which were reported in bread samples by a recent Centre For Science and Environment (CSE) study.

Jun 14, 2016, 16:27 PM IST

After cancer scare, bread makers not to use potassium bromate, iodate; CSE welcomes decision

 Leading bread makers on Thursday said that they will give up the use of potassium bromate and potassium iodate in wake of a Centre for Science and Environment study flagging their harmful effects on health, including causing cancer. The CSE welcomed the decision.

May 26, 2016, 23:20 PM IST

Kolkata civic body orders testing of bread samples

The CSE on Monday released a report which said that Indian bread manufacturers use potassium bromate and potassium iodate for treating flour while making bread.

May 25, 2016, 14:45 PM IST

FSSAI probing 'cancer-causing bread' issue, may ban harmful food additives

The regulator has also recommended removal of potassium bromate from the list of permissible food additives to the Health Ministry following the CSE report.

May 25, 2016, 10:58 AM IST

Cancer-causing chemicals found in bread samples, says CSE; Health Ministry orders probe

Bread samples of virtually all top brands in Delhi contained cancer-causing chemicals, a study released on Monday said.

May 23, 2016, 23:10 PM IST

Potassium bromate, potassium iodate in bread: This is how they can affect your health!

Evidence about the health effects of potassium bromate and potassium iodate are mounting.

May 23, 2016, 13:46 PM IST

Beware! Your bread may cause cancer - Chemicals found in pizzas, burgers of seven Delhi fast food outlets

84 per cent of bread and bakery samples collected from Delhi contain residues of cancer causing chemicals.

May 23, 2016, 13:16 PM IST

Diesel emissions cause huge damage to human physiology, say experts

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), diesel emission is considered as a Class One carcinogenic and diesel emission coated with dust creates huge damage to human physiology.

Apr 29, 2016, 16:28 PM IST

Auto Expo hard-sell diesel cars, disregard health risk: CSE

Environmental advocacy group CSE Wednesday said the just-concluded Auto Expo showed that the car industry is "hard-selling diesel car models to add to the scary trend in toxic pollution exposure and lung cancer risk".

Feb 10, 2016, 22:39 PM IST

Kolkata air toxic, warns study

CSE has analysed the data from the official ambient monitoring reported by the Central Pollution Control Board and West Bengal State Pollution Control Board.

Jan 30, 2016, 22:42 PM IST

Air quality worsened after end of odd-even scheme: Study

CSE said that the odd-even scheme has shown that congestion and pollution can be reduced if the city has adequate public transport systems.

Jan 22, 2016, 17:06 PM IST

Delhi's air quality improves after 9 days of odd-even formula, pollution levels drop sharply

The hourly graph of System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) swiftly fell indicating that the quality got better through the day.

Jan 10, 2016, 12:31 PM IST