The Graded Response Action Plan, that prescribes ways to combat pollution, came into force in the Delhi-NCR region on October 15
Many areas in the Delhi-National Capital Region recorded air quality in the "very poor" category on October 16 morning, with particulate matter less than 10 micrometers in diameter being the primary pollutant.
Seventeen of the 37 air quality monitoring stations in the national capital recorded the overall AQI in the "very poor" category, according to data of the Central Pollution Control Board.
Transport department has suggested to allow two-wheelers during odd-even scheme to be in force from November 4-15
The effect of biomass burning ranged between 0 to 9 percent between October 10 and 13, according to a SAFAR data.
Once in effect, the law will be applicable to every flat in a building, effectively ensuring that all households become conscientious about water wastage
While Haryana has reported a slight decrease in the number of stubble burning incidents, Punjab has reported a massive increase of 45 percent in such cases till October 11
A non-profit organisation called the ‘Environmentalist Foundation of India’ joined hands with the Kancheepuram district administration and began efforts to revive the water body
On Dusshera, i.e., October 8, the AQI worsened from 112 (moderate) to 173 (moderate).
According to the government, the chief minister has accepted the request of the summit organisers to deliver his address through video conference in the session titled 'breathe deeply, city solutions for clean air'.
The ministry termed the report as "ill founded", factually incorrect and lacking credibility, and pointed out that CRISIL even did not consult it for its views on the target.
The idea behind the proposed green belt which would span Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi, is to tackle the burning issue of climate change and desertification.
The identified cities and towns have particle levels (PM10) exceeding the annual average (60 microgram per cubic meter) ambient air quality standards.
The city clocked in 19 days of ‘satisfactory’ AQI and 11 days of ‘moderate’ air quality.
Climate change is one of the challenges that Gandhiji would have liked us to focus on, Jaishankar said.
The US has been pushing for a broader role by India in the Indo-Pacific region in the backdrop of China's rising military maneuvering in the region.
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Environmental activist Zoru Bathena has challenged the decision of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's Tree Authority to allow the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) to cut 2,646 trees.
A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Ravindra Bhat asked the apex pollution monitoring body to submit a report containing suggestions within six weeks.
This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's UNGA address on September 27, wherein he told the world that India was geared towards becoming a plastic-free nation, with a massive ongoing campaign in the country in this direction.
India is among the world’s worst-affected countries due to climate-induced natural disasters, and yet none of our cities or urban bodies have factored measures to fight this.
Union Environment Secretary C K Mishra said coal based plants will continue using coal but a long term plan was in place to reduce its consumption.
Many retailers have started charging money for plastic bags if not ban them outright and this has had a positive impact, but it is not enough when we look at the larger picture. A mere shift from plastic to paper won’t help the environment.
To cut down on exertion, Singh and his wife started carrying ‘Kokcheng’ (traditional, local bamboo baskets) to the market, which helped them fight plastic pollution too.
Several studies indicate that coal is losing its charm in India. The global trends indicate that global capital is fleeing coal. In such a scenario, is it a smart move for India to open commercial coal mining to 100 per cent FDI?