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Covid-19 restrictions reduced global pollution levels by nearly 20%, shows NASA study – world news

The coronavirus-induced restrictions around the world significantly reduced pollutants produced by the combustion of fossil fuels, NASA researchers have found. They used computer models to generate a Covid-free 2020 for comparison purposes and concluded that pandemic restrictions, which led to a reduction in the use of fossil fuels by industry and transportation, subsequently reduced global nitrogen dioxide concentrations by nearly ...

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Lower air pollution, noise recorded in Chennai on Diwali compared to earlier years – india news

Despite Tamil Nadu not banning firecrackers and restricting bursting of fireworks to 2-hours on Diwali day–which was flouted– Chennai’s air pollution and noise has declined compared to 2019, according to observations made by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB). As of November 14, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) labelled Chennai’s air quality as ‘satisfactory’ with prominent pollutants being ...

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Diwali pollution: Delhi-NCR exhibits irresponsibility, again – editorials

On Diwali (Saturday), citizens of the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) area made a mockery of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)’s ban on the sale and use of all kinds of firecrackers in the region and health warnings by doctors (including the fact that there is a high risk of pollution exacerbating Covid-19) by bursting polluting crackers without any concern for ...

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Delhi can’t fight pollution with the current institutional apparatus – analysis

Delhi is one of the world’s most polluted cities. You would expect this to be regulated and reversed by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC). The problem is that DPCC can’t do so because its team of environmental engineers and scientists are hugely overworked and the organisation is collapsing due to decades of poor management. This is not unique to ...

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Sound pollution spikes 66% in Ranchi’s silence zone on Diwali in prohibited hours – india news

Sound pollution in Ranchi’s silence zone rose 66% on Diwali on Saturday following a massive violation of the two-hour window given by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) for bursting firecrackers, according to the data released by the board on Sunday The same zone recorded 37% increase in noise pollution against the limit during the two-hour window. On directive ...

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Higher temperature may keep Mumbai’s post-Diwali air pollution lower: SAFAR – india news

With Mumbai recording the hottest day this season so far on Saturday, the city is expected to witness marginally lower air pollution post Diwali owing to change in weather factors such as hotter conditions and rise in wind speed, said official at the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). The day temperature recorded at the Santacruz weather ...

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Central Vista redevelopment: Contractors will need to curb air, noise pollution – india news

The next phase of the Central Vista redevelopment project will require contractors to install air purifiers and keep construction noise under preset thresholds, according to tender documents seen by HT that lay down some broad guidelines for what companies must accept when they file their bids next month. This phase will involve redevelopment and restructuring the Central Vista Avenue, which ...

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Panel to tackle pollution set up as air still ‘severe’ – india news

The Union environment ministry has constituted the Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas, picking former Delhi chief secretary MM Kutty as its chairperson, even as the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to ensure there was no smog in the national capital region amid sliding air quality. Besides Kutty, who is a former secretary of ...

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Delhi govt forms assessment panel to ascertain effect of Pusa bio-decomposer for stubble burning-caused pollution – india news

The Delhi government on Friday set up an impact assessment committee to ascertain the effect of Pusa bio-decomposer in reducing pollution due to stubble burning in the national capital. Environment Minister Gopal Rai said the panel will have 15 members, including MLAs, and officials from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, and Agriculture Department. Also Read | Delhi air enters ominous ...

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At 40 per cent, stubble burning’s hand in Delhi pollution at season’s high – india news

The share of stubble burning in Delhi’s pollution rose to 40 per cent on Sunday, the maximum so far this season, according to a central government air quality monitoring agency. The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ air quality monitor, SAFAR, said 3,216 farm fires were spotted over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Saturday. The share of stubble burning in ...

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