Friday, 14 December 2018

Tag Archives: pollution

India environmental watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog

NEW DELHI: India’s environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi’s government with a $3.5 million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog in the world’s most polluted major city, officials said. The National Green Tribunal penalized the capital administration for its lack of oversight after it emerged some polluting ...

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Indian police kill 12 anti-pollution protesters

NEW DELHI: Police in India, killed 12 demonstrators after opening fire on thousands of people demanding the closure of a copper factory due to pollution concerns, a police officer said. Protesters rampaged for hours in the southern state of Tamil Nadu calling for the closure of the plant owned by ...

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Diesel bans unlikely before 2020: German minister

FRANKFURT: Any diesel bans would likely take two years to put in place by which time the affected cities may have found other ways to reduce pollution, Hendrik Wuest, the transport minister of the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, said. “There will be new anti-pollution plans. Those can be challenged ...

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Carbon Pollution Touched 800,000 Year Record in 2016, WMO Says

LONDON: Carbon dioxide levels surged to their highest level in at least 800,000 years because of pollution caused by humans and a strong El Nino event, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Concentrations of the greenhouse gas increased at a record speed in 2016 to reach an average of 403.3 ...

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Motorways Could be Roofed Over to Curb Pollution

LONDON: Large tunnel-like structures could become common place on British highways as part of some radical new solutions to cut pollution and improve air quality. Government agency Highways England is reportedly researching the costs of the scheme and claims tunnel-like structures could be the key to soaking up car fumes and reduce emissions currently ...

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China, India account for half world’s pollution deaths in 2015

SHANGHAI: China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, researchers said in a study published on Tuesday. The U.S.-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) found that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, ...

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