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Diwali pollution management needs rethink.

  • Official release on Diwali pollution states “No significant change observed” from the previous years. The average levels reported for most pollutants barring nitrogen dioxide show a marginal decline compared to last year. But the levels have remained much higher than the standards, and therefore a threat to public health.

CSE welcomes launch of the national air quality index by the Union environment minister

  • After a long wait, the Union ministry of environment and forests has released the first ever draft proposal on air quality index (AQI) and health alert for public comments 

Green building rating body misleading everyone, says CSE

Why is CII Godrej Green Business Centre, umbrella body for Indian Green Building Council, which was until recently responsible for LEED rating of buildings denying that several LEED rated IT buildings and office buildings are failing to meet the official benchmark for energy performance and misleading all by casting doubt on CSE analysis?

CSE warns against green buildings becoming ‘green wash’ with no real benefits. Demands stringent rules for design and monitoring of buildings

  • CSE review exposes the shocking fact that several green rated buildings are grossly underperforming and do not qualify for even one star of official star labeling programme   

Green rated buildings found to be energy guzzlers, says CSE study

Several LEED-rated buildings cannot qualify even for the Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s star label programme

Court’s verdict on coal block allocation provides an opportunity to reform the entire mining sector: CSE

New Delhi, September 25, 2014: In its final verdict on the coal block allocation case delivered on September 24, 2014, the Supreme Court has cancelled 214 coal blocks that were allotted since 1993. 

Disturbing findings in CSE’s second study on Pali

  • CSE releases a new study on pollution by mills in Pali; paints a dismal failure of the industry as a whole as well as the pollution control authorities 

CSE dispels recent myths perpetuated by Indian poultry industry on use of antibiotics in chicken

  • Reveals that poultry industry is misleading the public by saying that residues found in Indian chicken are lower than the EU standards. 

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