Environment

87% won't be burst crackers in Delhi: Survey

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:20

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR to combat the rising levels of air pollution in the city, 87 per cent of the respondents in a survey said they won't burst crackers on Diwali.

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Gensets banned as Delhi cracks down on alarming air pollution

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:06

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) All diesel generators, except those in hospitals and Metro stations, were on Tuesday banned in Delhi, the Badarpur thermal power plant was shut and Delhites were told to put on masks as air quality in the capital crossed the dangerous red level ahead of Diwali and winter.

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Global task force to curb hunting of birds on anvil

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:30

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) An inter-governmental task force to curb illegal killing of birds crossing one of the world's greatest migration paths will be high on the agenda at this year's largest wildlife summit beginning this month, an official said on Tuesday.

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Parking fees may go up in Delhi if air quality worsens

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:58

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi's air quality, which has already entered the red zone, may trigger an increase in parking fees by up to four times across the city in the next few days, officials said on Tuesday.

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EPCA implements 'very poor' and 'severe' categories of GRAP

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:26

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Ahead of Diwali and the winter season, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has implemented the "Very Poor" and "Severe" categories of its Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to control air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.

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Misty Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:58

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital here on Tuesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 18.4 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average.

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Delhi: Repetition of 2016 post-Diwali pollution scenario unlikely

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:18

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The 2016 post-Diwali scenario is unlikely to berepeat this year on Friday after Diwali even in the worse case scenario where firecracker emission in the national capital remains same as in 2016, forecaster SAFAR said on Monday.

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Air quality worsens in Delhi, use of masks advised

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:34

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With increase in stubble burning in neighbouring states and the NCR, Delhi on Monday saw a further rise in pollution levels, with Bhiwadi (NCR) in Rajasthan becoming the first place to record "severe" quality of air under the Air Quality Index (AQI).

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Misty Monday morning in Delhi

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:14

New Delhi Oct 16 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 19 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather office said.

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66 giraffes flown from Africa to China

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 18:00

Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) Sixty-six giraffes arrived in China's Henan Province on Sunday on a chartered flight from Johannesburg, the media reported.

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500 Noida policemen get air purifying masks

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 17:56

Noida, Oct 15 (IANS) To spread awareness on the increase in respiratory problems caused by rising air pollution, Jaypee Hospital on Sunday organised a free health check-up camp for the polic officers of Noida and nearby areas, and distributed N-95 masks to around 500 policemen.

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