India's print industry has pledged to adopt green and eco-friendly technology "with strict pollution control measures". A.M.S.G Ashokan, president of the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), said on the concluding day of a four-day printing expo PAMEX13: "Owing to the disposal concerns for… read more →
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Main building of the Golden Temple in Amritsar is adversely affected due to pollution caused by industries, vehicles, generators, 'tandoors' (clay ovens) of restaurants around the shrine and burning of crop stubble by farmers. This was stated by experts from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),… read more →
The Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) is planning to install an automatic air sampler for online monitoring of air pollution in Indore. The device will be installed at the most polluted area of the city and will capture air quality of 100 metre area around it. The board will spend more… read more →
If statistics are anything to go by, Bangalore is breathing somewhat easy this post-Diwali season. Compared to previous Diwali, the city saw a drop of 32% in air pollution levels during the festivities this year, reveals a Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) report. The air quality was monitored… read more →
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialised agency of the World Health Organisation, announced that it had classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans. This is the first time that experts have done so and claimed there is sufficient evidence to prove it. After… read more →
Nearly three-fourths of Indian cities have particulate pollution (PM) levels exceeding permissible standards affecting the health of lakhs of people across the country, according to an analysis released. The analysis is part of a book Good News Bad News: Clearing the air in Indian cities' by the Centre… read more →
In a first of its kind in the country, vehicle users in Karnataka may have to flash a valid emission test certificate at fuel stations to get a refill, or their requests will be turned down. This proposal from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) will be a reality if it gets the approval… read more →
Fifty of the 500 biggest listed companies in the world account for emission of 73% of 3.6 billion metric tonnes of greenhouse gases (GHG), says a report. And, these emitters primarily operate in energy, materials and utilities sectors across the globe. Alarmingly, the companies' emission had risen by… read more →
Imagine a bus that not only gets passengers from point A to point B, but purifies air in the process. That's the concept behind landscape artist Marc Granen's prototype Phyto Kinetic project in Spain, which sees gardens installed on the roofs of buses to improve urban ecosystems by purifying city air.… read more →
A lamp which produces high quality light and doubles up as a device to cook food without causing pollution has been invented by a team of engineers in Maharashtra. Suitable particularly for rural households which lack clean cooking fuel and electricity, the device, aptly named Lanstove (lantern combined… read more →