Transport officials in the Midlands have initiated a novel project in Coventry to incentivise people to leave their vehicles at home and use public transport by using ‘credits’ through a new app on travelling in the region. read more
The BMC’s own plan to auction over 52 tonnes of seized plastic bags for recycling has not seen much progress, as the first bid to auction the plastic received only one tender. The seized plastic bags have now been kept at the civic body’s godowns. read more
At the time of initiating the drive, the MCG had said these measures would be replicated on all roads across Gurugram to increase the city’s green cover, encourage residents to switch from motor vehicles to cycling or walking as last-mile commute and... read more
A visitor at The Walk food courtyard in New Delhi. Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulates diners from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth. But such eco-eateries are beyond reach for the poor, who have little means of escaping the deadly smog which coats the city for much of the year.
Air pollution kills more than one million Indians every year, according to a study by Lancet Planetary Health, and Delhi is ranked one of the most toxic urban centres to live, regularly exceeding World Health Organisation (WHO) limits. read more
Sam Cleland, the officer in charge of the Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station. Since 1976, this wild and blustery spot has been home to the station -- a small Australian government facility with the seemingly eccentric task of bottling air. Our job is essentially to find air as clean as you’re likely to find anywhere in the world and measure just how polluted it is,” Cleland said.
The report, prepared with data from December 16, 2018-January 28, 2019, from 33 STPs run by the Delhi Jal Board, was submitted to the two-member Yamuna pollution monitoring panel set up by the National Green Tribunal in February. read more
Scientists say there is no rationale for the belief, but pork sales jumped about a fifth on the year from Feb. 28 to March 5, when pollutants blanketed most areas, data from major retailers E-Mart and Lotte Mart showed. read more
As one of the fastest growing cities of north India, Gurugram has paid a high price for development. We must be fools to not realise that pollution will eventually impact Gurugram’s ability to attract investment and talent. read more
The drive against traders and the public was eventually discontinued in view of the resistance, as there were no alternatives available to plastic bags in the market and many had to lose jobs in the manufacturing units, and also in view of the impending... read more
The government, in general, and road-owning agencies, in particular, have to play a major role to transform all roads and streets into walkable ones, by removing all constraints and also actively promote the culture of walking, which is the need of the... read more