To control emissions, countries must first account accurately for their carbon. That will take considerable effort, reports Jeff Tollefson.

Air quality management in cities have been traditionally evaluated using the good versus bad list analysis

Hyderabad, April 27: Walkers beware! City parks that are considered to be the lungs of the city are not as pristine as we would expect. They are recording respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) and total suspended particulate matter (TSPM) above permissible levels.

Hyderabad, April 21: There

The Goa State Pollution Control Board hopes to keep in check pollution caused by mining transportation at seven crucial junctions in the State, even as bitterly-complaining people from these places, appearing skeptical, expressed the measure would hardly help.

Shweta Kamat
The extent of the much feared ozone depletion over Goa will now be known to researchers through a facility planned to come up at Vasco.
Goa is one amongst the 20 stations, where the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune will spearhead the country

The Central Pollution Control Board website claims that an ac tion plan for monitoring and controlling emissions was prepared and many of its provisions were implemented as early as 2003. Yet, the RSPM levels in Chennai have not gone down, ac cording to the data provided by the pollution board.

This is the recent assessment by CAI-Asia of status and challenges of air quality management in Asia. Provides an overview of status of air quality and the ambient air quality standards adopted by developing Asian countries.

Pune It

Ajai Sreevatsan

Ambient air quality in the city has significantly deteriorated over the past decade and officials across the enforcement spectrum from the Transport Department to the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) admit that the existing mechanisms to control vehicular pollution, which is the largest contributor, have largely been unsuccessful.