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Big trouble for coal fired power plants?

UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Many new chimneys will spit acid and power plants will have to reduce capacity to prevent environmental disaster.
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A view of Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Power Plant and its cooling ponds in Bathinda, Punjab.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT Archive)
A view of Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Power Plant and its cooling ponds in Bathinda, Punjab.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT Archive)

CEA proposes relaxing air pollution control deadline for thermal power plants

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 11:08 AM IST
Other thermal power plants, located in areas where S02 levels are under control, can defer the installation of such equipment, the CEA said in a new report, which comes just two years before the deadline set by the environment ministry for all coal-fired power plants to meet safe emission norms.
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EMISSION NORMS Jakhar blasts PPCB for pleading pvt thermal power plants’ case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 11:13 PM IST
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Trucks at the entry point into Dipka town.(HT PHOTO)
Trucks at the entry point into Dipka town.(HT PHOTO)

In coal town Dipka, mining pollution takes a heavy toll on nature as well as public health

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, DIPKA (Chhattisgarh)
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 03:35 AM IST
According to surveys by UBS, approximately 5,000 trucks ferry out coal from the Dipka mine – adding toxic fumes and kicking up more dust from the broken roads.
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Maharashtra Nature Park is an example of an urban forest(HT Photo)
Maharashtra Nature Park is an example of an urban forest(HT Photo)

Mumbai pioneered ‘urban forests’ and then abandoned the idea

By Manoj R Nair | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 11:36 PM IST
Creation of urban forests has been part of the agenda of India’s environment departments
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Data from the environment ministry showed the annual average of PM 10 levels in Mumbai were 166µg/m3 in 2018 and 151µg/m3 in 2017.(HT Photo)
Data from the environment ministry showed the annual average of PM 10 levels in Mumbai were 166µg/m3 in 2018 and 151µg/m3 in 2017.(HT Photo)

Air in 2018 most polluted in 20 years in Maharashtra

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 01:14 AM IST
A sharp drop in particulate pollution was recorded in 2001 when levels fell to 67.2µg/m3 while in 1999, they were at 115µg/m3. PM2.5 levels, which are being measured since 2015, were also the highest in 2018 for Mumbai. Levels of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) levels were within limits (see box).
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A view of Gurugram city, in India, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. After entering the ‘very poor’ quality on May 13, rains and high velocity winds have brought city’s air into its most favorable spate in at least two months with moderate and good air quality days, and just one ‘poor’ day, since then(Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)
A view of Gurugram city, in India, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. After entering the ‘very poor’ quality on May 13, rains and high velocity winds have brought city’s air into its most favorable spate in at least two months with moderate and good air quality days, and just one ‘poor’ day, since then(Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Air quality picks up after a month

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 11:12 AM IST
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The concentration of some of these toxic metals such as barium has been found to shoot up by at least nine times above the safe standards a day after Diwali. The roads are covered with a white layer of aluminium dust.(HT File Photo)
The concentration of some of these toxic metals such as barium has been found to shoot up by at least nine times above the safe standards a day after Diwali. The roads are covered with a white layer of aluminium dust.(HT File Photo)

Pollution body starts monitoring metals in Delhi’s air

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2018 10:06 AM IST
This monitoring would be carried out for 15 days to check how levels of such metals shoot up during the post-Diwali period.
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Researchers found there were 47,000 fewer deaths and 710,000 fewer years of life lost attributable to air pollution in the 74 cities in 2017 in comparison to 2013.(Reuters File Photo)
Researchers found there were 47,000 fewer deaths and 710,000 fewer years of life lost attributable to air pollution in the 74 cities in 2017 in comparison to 2013.(Reuters File Photo)

China’s air pollution improves, deaths reduced in 74 cities: Report

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 11:50 PM IST
China issued the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan in 2013 and pumped in billions of yuan to reduce emissions from vehicle and fuels, coal-fired electric generating units and the industrial sector.
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