Deepa H Ramakrishnan

CHENNAI: In an effort to monitor the levels of highly-toxic Carbon Monoxide in the ambient air, CO analysers will soon be installed at five locations in the city.

The equipment will be installed in Anna Nagar, T. Nagar, Vallalar Nagar, Adyar and Kilpauk. Equipment of the Chennai Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme is already functioning at these five locations.

Close collaboration between scientists in China, India, Italy, Switzerland, and IIASA has resulted in a tool to help policymakers in China and India make sense of the complexities of air pollutant controls and greenhouse gas mitigation.

Parliamentary report calls for saving the Central pollution control body It

Deepa H Ramakrishnan
NOT MANY TAKERS: A computerised vehicle emission checking centre in the city.

NEW DELHI: The motivation could have been global recession, strict enforcement of the law or even plain concern for the environment, but in the end Delhi made an effort to remain

Tropospheric NO2 concentrations derived from spaceborne measurements of Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) on board ERS 2 and Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Cartography (SCIAMACHY) on board Envisat, respectively, for the time period of 1996

Hyderabad Sept. 16: Air pollution levels in the city have climbed further beyond the national ambient air quality standards.

Parisian pollution is nothing compared with that of Beijing or Mexico City. Yet Paris, with 11 million people crammed into a region just 20 kilometres across, is to take centre stage in a new research project on the impact of megacities on air pollution. The MEGAPOLI project, which starts next month, will focus on building regional air-pollution models for every city in the world with a population of more than five million. It encompasses 23 research organizations from 11 European countries, along with 24 collaborating partners outside Europe.

Central Pollution Control Board has been entrusted with the responsibility of preparation of nation-wide plans for control of air pollution under the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. For rational planning of pollution control strategies, scientific information is needed on nature, magnitude and adverse health effects of air pollution.

Under the provision of Air Act, 1981, Central Pollution Control Board has been entrusted with the responsibility of preparation of nation-wide plan for control of air pollution. Information on nature, magnitude and adverse health effects of air pollution is required for rational planning of pollution control strategies.

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