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Children’s day comes with a grim reminder of growing health risk from worsening environmental risks, especially air pollution.

Landmark studies released in the capital today shows air pollution is now the second largest killer in India. 

In these bad air days, temporary measures will not work: CSE

New Delhi, November 8, 2017: On the second day of the worst episode of severe air quality this winter, even as governments went into a huddle to thrash out solutions, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) cautioned against putting too much hope in temporary solutions such as closure of schools. 

As Delhi’s pollution levels rise to severe, EPCA directs governments to impose all conditions under the Graded Response Action Plan

 

under severe category; start preparedness for tougher action and appeals to governments to take this public health emergency seriously and to undertake massive and drastic action to control air pollution 

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. 

Media Invitation: CSE launches India’s first and only detailed guidance manual on Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) in India to help monitor industrial air pollution

CSE launches India’s first and only detailed guidance manual on Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) in India to help monitor industrial air pollution.

40 countries join in the First-Ever Conference on CEMS in India to chart a way towards better usage of pollution monitoring systems

CEM India 2017
Conference and Exhibition on Emissions Monitoring

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’?

On World Environment Day, CSE releases analysis of how India has warmed over the years - from 1901 till 2017

  • First animated climate spiral showing the warming of India 

  • Annual mean temperature in India has increased by 1.2 degrees C since the beginning of the 20th century. 

  • 2016 was second warmest year on record with temperature of 1.26 degrees C higher than  

  • Winters (Jan-Feb) of 2017 was hottest in recorded history with temperature of 2.95 degrees higher than the baseline.  

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