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Pollution board officials inspect Edappally canal


Kochi: Even as over 100 families near the Edappally canal seethe with anger over the foul smell emanating from it, with the colour of the water turning black, Pollution Control Board authorities on M

Air pollution kills over two million people every year

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Washington: Human-caused outdoor air pollution is directly responsible for over two million deaths globally - many of them in South and East Asia - each year, a new study has claimed.
The study estim

Sylvie fights Kerala’s noise


Alappuzha: As part of her campaign against Ecocide, Sylvie Ba­ntle, a German writer, settled in Alappuzha, launc­hed a novel initiative aga­in­st the alarming noise pollution.
Sylvie, who came bac

Industrial pollution took 110 lives in 10 months

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Kochi: The pollution in the industrial belt of Eloor-Edayar is impacting on its population with four major non-communicable diseases claiming as many as 110 deaths in Kadungallur grama panchayat in j

Pollution control body for ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi


The government today informed the Lok Sabha that Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has recommended that there is need to ban diesel vehicles in Delhi to prevent emission of high smoke particles.

Laid waste by BBMP

That the BBMP has made a mess of garbage disposal is becoming clearer by the day as the city continues to suffer the stench of uncleared waste in many areas. The problem is worse in some localities th

Stir off, but garbage woes pile up

With new garbage contractors lined up, the BBMP is confident that the garbage mess dogging the city can be tackled effectively. But it may just have to contend with problems from another quarter, whic

Plastics abound despite


Though plastic bags of less than 40-micron thic­kness are banned and awareness programmes are on across the city, the sale of plastic carry bags is visible in almost all commercial hubs of Chennai.

Vijayawada power plant pollutes water, soil


Alarmingly, people living within a radius of 10 km from the Vijayawada Thermal Power Station are exposed to highly radioactive isotopes of Radon (R226), Thorium (Th228), Potassium (K40) and heavy meta

Quality of oxygen to go on air soon

People will be soon able to know the quality of the air they breathe.
The Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is installing public display systems that provide real-time information on the quality of the

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