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Pollution levels in Delhi-NCR high after Diwali. Could have been worse without the ban on sale of firecrackers -- CSE

  • Analysis of air quality data from 13 air quality monitoring stations of Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and Indian Meteorological Department shows that from very poor category during the day the pollution built up very rapidly during the night hitting emergency level. 

Maharashtra farmer deaths highlights gross negligence in pesticide management in India

Fatally toxic class I pesticides must be banned at the earliest, says CSE  

Graded Response Action Plan to control air pollution in Delhi-NCR in ‘Very poor’ and ‘Severe’ categories comes into effect from October 17, 2017 - says EPCA

Lists key areas of concern, which require short term and long term action to combat deadly air pollution in NCR

  • In November 2016, the Supreme Court of India directed the government to frame and implement a Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to control air pollution. The Union environment ministry notified the Plan on January 17, 2017

Indian environment magazine Down To Earth launches its special issue on Africa and agriculture

Launch meeting and workshop held in Addis Ababa brings together 22 African journalists from 12 countries; addresses problems, challenges and opportunities in reporting on agriculture and climate change

Antibiotic misuse in poultry farms leading to multi-drug resistant bacteria, says CSE’s new study

The bacteria now spreading into environment through litter from these farms – they can easily infect human beings

First on-road testing for emissions in India proves diesel SUVs and cars emit far more toxic gases than petrol cars

One diesel SUV emits as much toxic nitrogen oxide as 25-65 small petrol cars
CSE draws attention to the study. Asks – Is India falling in the grip of Europe-style ‘dieselgate’?

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