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In the Lonar case, after local residents shared photographs with the Maharashtra forest department, the latter on Wednesday asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur to assess why there has been a change in colour.(Maharashtra Forest Department)

113-hectare Lonar Lake in Buldhana turns pink

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 01:00 AM IST
In the Lonar case, after local residents shared photographs with the Maharashtra forest department, the latter on Wednesday asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur to assess why there has been a change in colour.
The Bengal Smoke Nuisance Act was enacted for the abatement of nuisances, arising from the smoke of furnaces or fireplaces in the towns and suburbs of Kolkata and in Howrah in Bengal.(Getty Images)
The Bengal Smoke Nuisance Act was enacted for the abatement of nuisances, arising from the smoke of furnaces or fireplaces in the towns and suburbs of Kolkata and in Howrah in Bengal.(Getty Images)

British gave India its first anti-pollution law in 1905

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi and Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 12:01 PM IST
On Wednesday, the CSIR -NEERI, along with the union ministry of environment, forests and climate change, launched the digitised studies published on air pollution across the country dating as far back as 1905.
MPCB said while 15 locations will be identified in Mumbai, another 10 locations will be studied at Nagpur.(PTI)
MPCB said while 15 locations will be identified in Mumbai, another 10 locations will be studied at Nagpur.(PTI)

Maharashtra govt to study noise pollution at 25 spots

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 05:37 AM IST
The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has directed the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and ENT specialists from KEM Hospital, Parel to undertake this study for two years at a cost of 1.9 crore.
The study was conducted in February 2019 by the NEERI, a research institute under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).(PTI File)
The study was conducted in February 2019 by the NEERI, a research institute under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).(PTI File)

Vegetables in Delhi markets contain toxic metals: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 07:33 AM IST
These vegetables are supplied to large wholesale mandis such as the ones in Azadpur, Ghazipur and Okhla and distributed further to be sold at weekly markets as well as by local vendors across the city, with the highest concentration being in east Delhi though a precise area-wise sales break-up is not available.
People working in their vegetable farm on the banks of river Yamuna near Geeta Colony flyover in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
People working in their vegetable farm on the banks of river Yamuna near Geeta Colony flyover in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Studies to check if vegetables from Yamuna floodplain are contaminated

Hindustan Times | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 09:27 AM IST
HT had report previous studies that detected heavy metals such as nickel, manganese, lead and mercury in the soil and water of the floodplains and vegetables grown in the area.
An air pollution control device WAYU at Bhikaji Cama Place, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
An air pollution control device WAYU at Bhikaji Cama Place, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

WAYU air purifiers on Delhi roads turn dustbins, spittoons

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 01:03 PM IST
Now, scientists have begun replacing many of these pilot project air purifying units in Delhi with ones, which, apart from promising almost double the efficiency in cleaning air, will also be tamper proof.
The river, which meets the Arabian Sea at Mahim creek, starts at the Vihar and Powai lakes and passes through several areas of the city’s suburbs.(HT PHOTO)
The river, which meets the Arabian Sea at Mahim creek, starts at the Vihar and Powai lakes and passes through several areas of the city’s suburbs.(HT PHOTO)

Mithi River an open drain, another 2005-like deluge inevitable in Mumbai: Panel report to SC

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 05:26 PM IST
Encroachments, dumping of waste made the river a drain, city prone to 2005-like floods
Traders say that Supreme Court’s order saying only ‘green firecrackers’ can be sold and burst in Delhi-NCR, has confused them because the directive effectively means no firecracker can be sold or burst in the region this time.(PTI File)
Traders say that Supreme Court’s order saying only ‘green firecrackers’ can be sold and burst in Delhi-NCR, has confused them because the directive effectively means no firecracker can be sold or burst in the region this time.(PTI File)

Delhi-NCR could face its first cracker-less Diwali due to poor air quality

HIndustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 07:34 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reiterated for the third time in eight days that only ‘green firecrackers’ can be sold and burst in the national capital region in order to curb rising pollution that chokes the city every winter.
An earlier high court order had stopped MMRCL from carrying out any construction between 10pm and 6am.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
An earlier high court order had stopped MMRCL from carrying out any construction between 10pm and 6am.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Mumbai: HC nod to resume Metro work at night in SoBo, but with riders

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2018 12:58 AM IST
The Bombay high court on Friday allowed the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) to work round-the-clock to build the Metro-3 line in south Mumbai — provided the MMRCL puts in place measures to reduce the noise from construction work.
The highest noise level during the day — 91.9 decibels (dB) — was at Goolestan building. At night, Revills building recorded the highest, at 83.4dB.(HT File Photo)
The highest noise level during the day — 91.9 decibels (dB) — was at Goolestan building. At night, Revills building recorded the highest, at 83.4dB.(HT File Photo)

Noise from Metro work along Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ touches new high

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Snehal Fernandes
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2018 05:58 AM IST
A report by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and National Environmental Engineering and Research Institute (NEERI) has found that digging, blasting and heavy vehicular movements are pushing noise levels beyond permissible limits at all times of day.
At 89 decibels, the average noise level from railways on working days was the highest.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
At 89 decibels, the average noise level from railways on working days was the highest.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

Train, road traffic biggest sources of noise pollution in Mumbai: NEERI study

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 06:04 AM IST
NEERI study shows CSMT and Kanjurmarg on Eastern Express Highway noisiest through the day
Metro-3 work in progress in south Mumbai.(HT FILE)
Metro-3 work in progress in south Mumbai.(HT FILE)

‘Noise at Metro sites in south Mumbai exceeds safe levels, MMRCL to blame’

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 08:04 AM IST
NEERI report to Bombay high court says rail corporation didn’t stick to its initial plan of installing noise barriers, using sound mufflers
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