Newsletter_June/July 2017

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Newspaper  Articles 

[1] U.S. EPA and OpenAQ air quality data now available in BigQuery  [Here is a profile of OpenAQ from the archives]

[2] Combating Air Pollution in North India: The Path Forward

[3] ISM to submit details of pollution control measures

[4] Operations at 12 Sonshi mines remain suspended

[5] Experts Debate Way Ahead For Environmental Regulations in India

[6] Diesel vehicle emissions could be twice as much as what companies claim, says study

[7] Behind India’s cheapest eco-stove  [Website]

[8] 10 लाख तक की आबादी वाले हर शहर में होगी अब वायु प्रदूषण की ऑनलाइन निगरानी

[9] Bosch unveils air quality monitoring system

[10] Concrete may help curb air pollution

[11] Low-Cost Nanosensors by IISc Can Help Monitor Air Pollution While Saving Time!

[12] The CHAI Project  [Video] [Website]

[13] Energy/Power

India, Once a Coal Goliath, Is Fast Turning Green

Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73

India’s air pollution could decrease solar power generation by 17%, study says

In India, critics assail proposal to build 100 waste-fueled power plants

[14] Bharat Stage Standards

Impact of BSVI roll out on Indians victim to hazardous air quality

[15] Niti Aayog forms four task forces, seeks roadmap to reduce pollution

[16] National Green Tribunal [NGT] 

Set up panel to study harmful effects of petcoke: NGT to MoEF

NGT asks MoEF to clarify stand on banning charcoal as fuel

Finalise emission norms for diesel locomotives: NGT to MoEF

[17] Karnataka

Why Bengaluru may never top India’s cleanest cities list

Air Pollution: Bengaluru Going The Delhi Way? [Video]

[18] Tamil Nadu

Toxic Air From Industrial Units Set up Away From Chennai’s Affluent Is Literally Blowing Back

Coming, zonal office of pollution board in Nellai

[19] Haryana

Despite real-time monitoring, no data on Gurgaon’s air quality for 10 days

Gurgaon’s second pollution monitor at Cyber City

Gurugram’s air worse than Delhi’s most polluted areas

Gurugram: Dust, gensets make May most polluted month of 2017

Dust storms raise pollution levels in Gurugram

Alarmed over poor air quality, Gurgaon schools install purifiers

[20] Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow more polluted than Kashi: CAG

In this UP village, stone quarries are the only source of livelihood – but they’re taking lives

[21] Goa

Goa raises voice against coal pollution in public hearing

[22] Delhi NCR

After 9 months of pollution, Delhi has a ‘good’ air day on Thursday

What It’s Like to Live in the World’s Most Polluted City

ARAI, TERI study ambient air quality in Delhi and NCR

Dwarka e-way tops pollution study chart

Badarpur coal-fired power plant to shut by July 2018: EPCA

Delhi, NCR hit alarming levels of Ozone pollution; 77 percent of days in May exceed CPCB prescribed limits

Noida gets its first automatic air ambient quality monitoring station

Great Delhi Smog of Nov 2016 may have caused deaths: Experts

Delhi has more than one crore registered vehicles, data reveals

Delhi breathed easier from January to April

Delhi residents are ready to change their ways to combat air pollution. Yes, really [Video]

Delhi to get 20 new pollution monitoring stations by October this year

Ban on burning waste to keep city’s air clean

Delhi air pollution study: Forget peak hour, now Nitrogen oxide level spikes to unacceptable levels throughout the day

एनसीआर में वायु प्रदूषण कम करने के लिए हुआ मंथन

[23] Kerala

Over 80% schools in Kerala still use firewood

[24] Bihar

Winter air quality in Patna was worse than Delhi

[25] Gujarat
Sensors to monitor Rajkot’s air quality

Gujarat Environment Management Institute to fund 35 studies each year

SAFAR (System for Air Quality Forecasting and Research) launched in Ahmedabad! [More about SAFAR]
Union minister Harsh Vardhan launches ‘Safar-Air’ Ahmedabad services

India’s first air pollution warning system in Ahmedabad hopes to reduce deaths, health hazards

SAFAR to monitor air quality in Ahmedabad

India’s first early warning system in Ahmedabad aims to reduce health impact of air pollution

Ahmedabad gets air quality monitors to battle pollution

What to believe? Air pollution data on LED screen not in sync with app

Suhana Safar at Pirana!

The launch also prompted some fierce discussions on why Delhi couldn’t do this:

Delhi failed where Ahmedabad scored: Why capital is not able to ‘close pollution loop’

[26] Maharashtra

What are you breathing today in Maharashtra?

Burning trash along road causing pollution

Star Power: Maharashtra Starts Rating Industries By Emissions ;

[27] Himachal Pradesh

Air quality in Shimla, Manali declines due to tourist influx

[28] Telangana

Hyderabadis rank city as most polluted place to live

Journal Articles 

[1] Impact of agricultural emission reductions on fine particulate matter and public health
Journal: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

[2] Association of atmospheric pollution and instability indices: A detailed investigation over an Indian urban metropolis
Journal: Atmospheric Research

[3] AOD distributions and trends of major aerosol species over a selection of the world’s most populated cities based on the 1st version of NASA’s MERRA Aerosol Reanalysis
Journal: Urban Climate

[4] A Comparative Study on Fog and Dew Water Chemistry at New Delhi, India
Journal: AAQR

[5] Size-segregated particulate matter and its association with respiratory deposition doses among outdoor exercisers in Dhanbad city, India
Journal: Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association

[6] Modeling of air pollutants using least square support vector regression, multivariate adaptive regression spline, and M5 model tree models
Journal: Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health

[7] Indoor air quality of non-residential urban buildings in Delhi, India
Journal: International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment

[8] Assessment of spatio-temporal variations in air quality of Jaipur city, Rajasthan, India
Journal: The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Science

[9] Biomass burning in Indo-China peninsula and its impacts on regional air quality and global climate change-a review
Journal: Environmental Pollution

[10] High ozone episodes at a semi-urban site in India: Photochemical generation and transport
Journal: Atmospheric Research

[11] Development of driving cycles for passenger cars and motorcycles in Chennai, India
Journal: Sustainable Cities and Society

[12] Integrated assessment of exposure to PM2.5 in South India and its relation with cardiovascular risk: Design of the CHAI observational cohort study
Journal: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health

[13] Predictors of Daily Mobility of Adults in Peri-Urban South India
Journal: International Journal of Environmental Health and Public Health

[14] Organic aerosols over Indo-Gangetic Plain: Sources, distributions and climatic implications
Journal: Atmospheric Environment

[15] Characterization, sources and health risk analysis of PM2.5 bound metals during foggy and non-foggy days in sub-urban atmosphere of Agra
Journal: Atmospheric Research

[16] First results from light scattering enhancement factor over central Indian Himalayas during GVAX campaign
Journal: Science of The Total Environment

[17] Producing a CO2-neutral clean cooking fuel in India – Where and at what cost?
Journal: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

[18] Modal analysis of real-time, real world vehicular exhaust emissions under heterogeneous traffic conditions
Journal: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

[19] Household air pollution and under-five mortality in India (1992–2006)
Journal: Environmental Health

[20] Compositional and surface characterization of HULIS by UV-Vis, FTIR, NMR and XPS: Wintertime study in Northern India
Journal: Atmospheric Environment

[21] Impacts and mitigation of excess diesel-related NOx emissions in 11 major vehicle markets
Journal: Nature

[22] Temporal Characteristics of Brown Carbon over the Central Indo-Gangetic Plain
Journal: Environmental Science and Technology

[23] Chemical composition of fine mode particulate matter (PM2.5) in an urban area of Delhi, India and its source apportionment
Journal: Urban Climate

[24] Assessment of interstate freight vehicle characteristics and impact of future emission and fuel economy standards on their emissions in India
Journal: Energy Policy

[25] Asthma Insights and Management in India: Lessons Learnt from the Asia Pacific – Asthma Insights and Management (AP-AIM) Study
Journal: Journal of The Association of Physicians of India

[26] Spatio-Temporal Variation and Futuristic Emission Scenario of Ambient Nitrogen Dioxide over an Urban Area of Eastern India Using GIS and Coupled AERMOD–WRF Model
Journal: PLOS One

[27] Asthma Insights and Management in India: Lessons Learnt from the Asia Pacific – Asthma Insights and Management (AP-AIM) Study
Journal: Journal of The Association of Physicians of India

Audio-visual resources 

[1]Air Pollution and Mortality [Video]

[2] Deadly Impact of Airborne Particles [Video]

[3] Arie Jan Haagen-Smit and the history of smog

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