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How pollution mounts sweeping attack on city

Chennai, January 2: Zipping across the city on his two-wheeler and meeting clients is part of his job. But in the process, 27-year-old D.Bharathi, a marketing executive, says he feels suffocated while waiting at traffic intersections. 

Lake-a-thon: Walk to save the lakes in Bangalore

Bangalore, July 23: Nearly 90% of Bangalore's lakes are on the verge of extinction according to a study by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board. The grim situation is a red signal to the authorities to take urgent measures before lakes could be wiped off the landscape of the city. Read More


Training Needs Assessment: A study on SPCBs/PCCs

  A Training Needs Assessment (TNA) survey of the pollution control boards was undertaken by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) during January-March 2009, with support and assistance from theUnion ministry of environment and forests (MoEF).  

Diesel hides behind CNG

What’s going on? First the key partners of the Central Pollution Control Board -- IOC, and NEERI -- involved with yet to be released source apportionment study made claims publicly that LPG is the most polluting fuel in our cities. Now in quick succession a second study follows from CPCB that ranks CNG as the “worst” fuel and Euro II-III diesel as the “best”. No other government in the world has every branded CNG as worse than Euro II-III diesel.