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The CSE said an 87% drop was recorded in visits to transit stations for different purposes during hard lockdown as compared to the baseline levels or the pre-lockdown phase.(AP)

Speeds on Delhi roads drop after lockdown as congestion returns: Report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:04 PM IST
The CSE’s travel speed data analysis shows that the mean travel speed on the selected stretches increased from 24 kmph pre-lockdown to 46 kmph during lockdown -- a 90% increase -- when fewer vehicles came on the roads as only essential travels were allowed.
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Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

CSE hands over honey adulterant fructose syrup sample to FSSAI

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 06:49 PM IST
CSE also provided correspondence with two Chinese companies from which it procured adulterant samples along with details of the consignment of adulterant
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An EDMC vehicle sprinkles water over a road at Ghazipur to contain pollution, in New Delhi, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.(PTI photo)
An EDMC vehicle sprinkles water over a road at Ghazipur to contain pollution, in New Delhi, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.(PTI photo)

From cleanest to worst, study shows how pollution in Delhi rose in a few months

By Vatsala Shrangi and Soumya Pillai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:04 AM IST
The PM 2.5 levels this winter spiked by about 8-11 times from August (the cleanest month on record) to November across Delhi and its neighbouring towns, as per a fresh analysis of winter pollution levels by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released on Thursday.
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Representational image.(Unsplash)
Representational image.(Unsplash)

UPSC civil services prelims 2020: Last minute tips to improve your chances to qualify

By Rohit Manglik
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2020 05:08 PM IST
The following article contains some last-minute tips and tricks that the aspirants should follow to improve their score.
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Two-thirds of the world’s most polluted cities are in India, and Delhi has the worst air among all capitals, the 2019 World Air Quality Report by IQAir AirVisual, which takes readings from 98 countries(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Two-thirds of the world’s most polluted cities are in India, and Delhi has the worst air among all capitals, the 2019 World Air Quality Report by IQAir AirVisual, which takes readings from 98 countries(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

NCAP can’t drive change unless data, reporting issues are fixed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Manual monitors require at least 104 days of monitoring. But an assessment by a New Delhi-based thinktank of the latest available manual data for all cities shows that as much as 73% of monitoring stations do not meet this requirement
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The state government’s response to the pollution emergency has been half-hearted.(HT Photo)
The state government’s response to the pollution emergency has been half-hearted.(HT Photo)

Mumbai needs to walk an extra mile to curb air pollution

By Manoj R Nair | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2019 01:06 AM IST
Mumbai has had a lackadaisical attitude towards air pollution, believing that sea breezes will sweep away the murk, but the CSE study has shown that the city needs more than the sea to clean up its air.
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In his career spanning close to 25 years, Chandra Bhushan has established himself as a researcher, writer and campaigner for environmentally sound and socially inclusive development(Photo:chandrabhushan.net)
In his career spanning close to 25 years, Chandra Bhushan has established himself as a researcher, writer and campaigner for environmentally sound and socially inclusive development(Photo:chandrabhushan.net)

Chandra Bhushan quits as deputy head of CSE

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 01:32 PM IST
Bhushan had been with the CSE for 22 years and has spent about 25 years in the area of environment research. He joined CSE in 1997 to head its Green Rating Project (GRP) and was appointed deputy director general in 2010.
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The odd-even car rationing scheme was implemented in Delhi first between January 1 and 15, 2016 and then from April 15-30.(HT PHOTO.)
The odd-even car rationing scheme was implemented in Delhi first between January 1 and 15, 2016 and then from April 15-30.(HT PHOTO.)

Success of odd-even rule will depend on availability of public transport: Experts | Opinion

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 06:47 PM IST
The odd-even vehicle restriction scheme introduced in Delhi for the first time in January 2016 could reduce pollution levels by just around 2 – 3%, a study done by a team of scientists from IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IITM-Pune, CSIR and the TERI, had concluded. Only three pockets in the city – Najafgarh, Shalimar Bagh and Greater Kailash – registered around 8 – 10% in pollution levels.
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While most cities witnessed mixed trends, particulate pollution rise was highest in Mumbai as compared to any other coastal city.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
While most cities witnessed mixed trends, particulate pollution rise was highest in Mumbai as compared to any other coastal city.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s PM10 levels highest among 3 major coastal cities in India: Study

By Badri Chatterjee | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:42 AM IST
80% increase recorded over 12 years; dust, industrial, vehicle emissions contribute most
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Experts called this trend alarming as prevalence of ground-level ozone, in turn, proves that other pollutants, such as NOx and SOx are also present in high quantities.(HT Photo)
Experts called this trend alarming as prevalence of ground-level ozone, in turn, proves that other pollutants, such as NOx and SOx are also present in high quantities.(HT Photo)

Particulates blown away but ozone emerges as primary health threat in Gurugram

By Prayag Arora-Desai | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 02:21 AM IST
So far this month, Gurugram has recorded five days when ozone was the city’s ‘prominent pollutant’, data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has showed.
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Experts said that such local protests against dumping sites have become common. “This is again an example of the NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) syndrome.(HT Photo)
Experts said that such local protests against dumping sites have become common. “This is again an example of the NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) syndrome.(HT Photo)

Silt dumping turns costly for east Delhi Municipal Corporation

By Baishali Adak | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 05:27 AM IST
East corporation officials say that now their trucks have to travel four times the distance they used to cover earlier. The cost involved — including fuel and manpower — has also doubled.
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At Palam, it touched 48 degrees, which is the second highest day temperature the airport area had seen after May 1998 when the mercury shot up to 48.4 degrees Celsius.(HT Photo)
At Palam, it touched 48 degrees, which is the second highest day temperature the airport area had seen after May 1998 when the mercury shot up to 48.4 degrees Celsius.(HT Photo)

Heatwaves push up power demand in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 05:18 AM IST
The average energy demand during the heatwave in 2019 was 25% higher than the average demand in the preceding week.
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Smoke comes out from a Refinery factory at Sewri in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
Smoke comes out from a Refinery factory at Sewri in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)

Life expectancy down by 2.6 years due to air pollution, finds study

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 12:07 AM IST
While exposure to outdoor particulate matter (PM) accounted for a loss of nearly one year and six months in life expectancy, exposure to household air pollution accounted for a loss of nearly one year and two months, according to the CSE.
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Anumita Roy Chowdhury, executive director (research and advocacy) at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that subsidy is a good way to discourage commuters from using private vehicles.(HT Photo)
Anumita Roy Chowdhury, executive director (research and advocacy) at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that subsidy is a good way to discourage commuters from using private vehicles.(HT Photo)

Working class women back CM plan, will reverse fare hike woes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 06:15 AM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s announcement to make travel in Delhi Metro and in public buses free for women on Monday faced flak from several women passengers, but those from the working class backgrounds hailed it.
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UPSC civil services exam 2019: The Union Public service Commission has extended the last date for receipt of application to 6pm on March 19, 2019.(Agencies)
UPSC civil services exam 2019: The Union Public service Commission has extended the last date for receipt of application to 6pm on March 19, 2019.(Agencies)

UPSC civil services exam 2019: Last date for receipt of application extended

By Nilesh Mathur | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 05:02 PM IST
UPSC civil services exam 2019: The Union Public service Commission has extended the last date for receipt of application to 6pm on March 19, 2019.
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UPSC Civil Services 2019 prelims notification out(HT file)
UPSC Civil Services 2019 prelims notification out(HT file)

UPSC civil services notification 2019:Download PDF, check eligibility, exam pattern, age limit, important dates

By Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 03:03 PM IST
UPSC Civil Service IAS IPS 2019 registration has begun from February 19. Check the official notification and all important details regarding exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern etc here.
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Tamhini Wildlife Sanctuary.(HT File / Representative Photo)
Tamhini Wildlife Sanctuary.(HT File / Representative Photo)

NDA government green-lighted 65% infra projects; activists sound red alert

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2019 03:45 PM IST
Ecologists said that irrespective of which government is in power, clearances have always been issued regardless of their merit.
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The SDMC waste power plant, at Okhla, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The SDMC waste power plant, at Okhla, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Most of Delhi’s garbage unfit for waste-to-energy plants: CSE Report

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2019 11:06 AM IST
A new assessment by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has revealed that only 13% of Delhi’s waste is of high calorific value and can be incinerated to generate energy— the rest can either be treated biologically or recycled.
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The Centre’s decision to cut down the budget on pollution control by 50 % this year has drawn criticism from environment experts. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
The Centre’s decision to cut down the budget on pollution control by 50 % this year has drawn criticism from environment experts. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Centre cuts pollution control budget by 50%, draws flak from experts

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 08:12 PM IST
The union budget has not changed the budgetary allocation for climate change action plan from last year by keeping it constant at Rs 40 crore.
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The apex food regulator framing guidelines for labelling of genetically modified (GM) food items for manufacture, sale and distribution in India is considering a threshold value of 1% as labelling requirement.(Representative Image//HT File Photo)
The apex food regulator framing guidelines for labelling of genetically modified (GM) food items for manufacture, sale and distribution in India is considering a threshold value of 1% as labelling requirement.(Representative Image//HT File Photo)

FSSAI considering 1% as labelling requirement for genetically modified food items

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 07:31 AM IST
In July, the food regulator had come under severe criticism from the environmental watchdog, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), after it detected the presence of GM content in nearly three in 10 (32%) packaged food samples that were randomly tested.
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Bringing down the number of vehicles can reduce PM2.5 levels significantly, past experiments have shown.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Bringing down the number of vehicles can reduce PM2.5 levels significantly, past experiments have shown.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Ban on private vehicles, odd-even scheme likely if Delhi continues to choke

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 08:20 AM IST
Experts said that controlling the number of vehicles in Delhi to combat emergency levels of pollution becomes important because a study by the ministry of earth sciences has recently revealed that there has been a 40% increase in vehicular pollution over the past eight years.
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Students busy at the computer science lab at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed university college of engineering on Wednesday.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/ HT PHOTO)
Students busy at the computer science lab at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed university college of engineering on Wednesday.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/ HT PHOTO)

IT emerges one-choice option for engineering aspirants in Pune

By Ananya Barua | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2018 02:28 PM IST
Job opportunities in booming IT market cited as reason for preference by many students
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Data released by the CSE on Tuesday during their international conclave on urban transport systems of the world showed that a middle-class commuter in Delhi spends 19.5% of his/her income travelling in the Metro. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)
Data released by the CSE on Tuesday during their international conclave on urban transport systems of the world showed that a middle-class commuter in Delhi spends 19.5% of his/her income travelling in the Metro. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

Delhi Metro hits back, says report terming it world’s second most unaffordable is ‘misleading’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 05:33 PM IST
DMRC managing director Mangu Singh said the study conveniently chose only a few Metro networks to help the Centre for Science and Environment prove its point.
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Passengers travel by the Magenta line metro after the Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West stretch became open to public on Tuesday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Passengers travel by the Magenta line metro after the Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West stretch became open to public on Tuesday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Delhi Metro is second most unaffordable transport network in the world, say experts

By Soumya Pillai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 08:09 PM IST
With at least 30% of Delhi Metro users falling within Rs 20,000 monthly income group, a big chunk of their income is spent on travelling by the metro.
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The ranking was done on the basis of a study conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) — a Delhi-based research organisation to assess transport-related emissions from urban commuting.(HT File Photo)
The ranking was done on the basis of a study conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) — a Delhi-based research organisation to assess transport-related emissions from urban commuting.(HT File Photo)

Delhi-NCR ranks worst in vehicular pollution: Study

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 06:13 AM IST
Delhi has to work towards improving its roads and integrating transport and traffic management, suggest experts.
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Students and staff of Zoological Survey of India participate in an awareness rally ahead of World Environment Day in Kolkata on Monday, June 04, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Students and staff of Zoological Survey of India participate in an awareness rally ahead of World Environment Day in Kolkata on Monday, June 04, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

It’s advantage Kolkata, Mumbai in war against vehicular pollution

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 07:14 PM IST
CSE study says the two megacities fare better than smaller metros like Chandigarh, Pune, Jaipur and Kochi because of their sturdy public transport systems.
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A woman and her son shielding themselves from the heat in New Delhi.(Anushree Fadnavis/ HT Photo)
A woman and her son shielding themselves from the heat in New Delhi.(Anushree Fadnavis/ HT Photo)

Power hungry: Delhi consumed more power than Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2018 12:25 PM IST
Hot and humid weather pushed Delhi’s power demand to an all time high of 7,016 MW on Tuesday.
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Levels of dangerous particulate matter — PM2.5 and PM10 — rise by 30% to 100% in localities in Gurugram where diesel generator sets are operated, says a new study by Centre for Science and Environment.(HT File Photo)
Levels of dangerous particulate matter — PM2.5 and PM10 — rise by 30% to 100% in localities in Gurugram where diesel generator sets are operated, says a new study by Centre for Science and Environment.(HT File Photo)

Areas with diesel generators more polluted: Study

By Dhananjay Jha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 05:24 PM IST
The study shows that in societies where diesel generators sets were operated for several hours a day, PM2.5 and PM10 increased by 30% and 50-100% compared to levels before their operation.
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Ozone is created as oxides of nitrogen (NOx) react with heat, sunlight and other volatile gases which are mostly product of vehicular pollution and other sources.(HT File Photo)
Ozone is created as oxides of nitrogen (NOx) react with heat, sunlight and other volatile gases which are mostly product of vehicular pollution and other sources.(HT File Photo)

As mercury rises, ozone pollution spikes in Delhi, NCR

By Malavika Vyawahare | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 03:10 PM IST
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) analysed data from 29 stations in NCR and found that from February to May, the number of days when the ozone standard was breached showed an increasing trend.
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The Centre for Science and Environment report stated that samosas are healthier than burgers(Shutterstock)
The Centre for Science and Environment report stated that samosas are healthier than burgers(Shutterstock)

Is samosa really healthier than a vegetable burger?

By Vir Sanghvi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 08:08 AM IST
Is a samosa really healthier than a vegetable burger as a recent report suggests?
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