The CPCB had earlier slapped a fine of Rs. 1 crore each on three public sector oil companies for their failure to install vapour recovery system (VRS) systems at fuel stations.

El Nino is a phenomenon associated with the warming of the Pacific waters and it is largely believed to have an impact on the Indian subcontinent's weather.

The forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) this December.

Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana is a major cause of air pollution not only in the two states but also in the national capital.

Residents of Bengaluru's Whitefield have been complaining against the Graphite India factory since 1980.

Ms Espinosa, who was elected this year as only the fourth woman to lead the UN General Assembly in over 70 years, also referred to heatwaves, forest fires and storms

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel ordered the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to conduct a joint inspection and submit

Justice Sikri said, "Diwali is a festival of lights. Firecrackers are not necessary to bring people together. People can be brought together by distributing and sharing sweets also."

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the tribunal would deal with only those cases which have an important question relating to environment and ecology.

Greenpeace India said instead of being euphoric about few improved air quality days, the authorities must ensure the source of pollution is tackled

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