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The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) authorities on Saturday collected water and gas samples from Bellandur Lake premises for testing the levels of methane.
India's environment ministry has placed restrictions on the use of imported petroleum coke in the capital Delhi and its surrounding region.
Yet another fire incident occurred at the highly polluted Bellandur lake on Friday, as the grass on the lake bund caught fire and spread to a large area.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi-NCR continued to remain in the ‘severe’ category on Friday.
Air pollution levels in 338 Chinese cities, including Beijing, have plummeted last year due to series of measures taken by the government to improve air quality.
The findings indicated that microwaves emit 7.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year in the EU, which is equivalent to the annual emissions of 6.8 million cars.
The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday for all plastic packaging in Europe to be recyclable by 2030 and phase out single-use plastic like coffee cups to fight pollution.
The Minister said that a team consisting 70 officials from Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry and the Delhi government will initiate the joint campaign from February 10 onwards.
The concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a toxic gaseous pollutant, substantially rose in Delhi in 2017, despite a fall in diesel consumption.
According to the bureau, the average PM2.5 level in 2017 was 58 micrograms per cubic meter -- down 20.5 percent from the year before.
NGT expressed its anguish at the AAP government for not taking preventive steps to deal with air pollution and rapped it for implementing the odd-even scheme at the 'whims' of its officers.
Delhi and NCR citizens will soon need five oxygen cylinders a day to survive pollution, warn experts
Rising pollution levels in Delhi and the extended National Capital Region could soon see inhabitants walking around with oxygen cylinders on their backs to counter it, warn experts.
With the number of registered vehicles crossing the one-crore mark and air pollution taking centre-stage among the issues in the national capital.
The Delhi High Court has rapped authorities in the city saying had kept their eyes open, the national capital would not have become a 'polluting city'.
Trained to act as the eyes and ears of the government, the marshals will report incidents of open burning of leaves, garbage or plastic, or open dumping of construction waste.