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CLEAN AIR ASIA INDIA NEWSLETTER
Chennai: Vehicle fumes, construction
dust cause drop in Adyar air quality
It's south Chennai's pride with its beaches and large institutional spaces that are
considered green lungs. But air pollution levels in Adyar have been rising rapidly in the
last seven years and may soon cross permissible levels. TNPCB officials say rise in
vehicle population, commercialisation and construction are the main reasons for the
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12205
PUNE: Breathless? Blame it on
temperature, trapped pollutants
People living in Hadapsar, Katraj, Bhosari and Shivajinagar may be more susceptible to
respiratory infections such as asthma and chronic bronchitis because the chill the city is
currently experiencing has pushed air pollution levels to a new high in these places.The
city continued to shiver with the minimum temperature at 7.4 degrees celsius . The
levels of particulate matter less than or equal to 10 micrometer (PM10) has crossed the
maximum permissible limits by more than 100% in Hadapsar, Katraj, Bhosari,
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12206
Air pollution can increase autism risk
A new study suggests that exposure to air pollution could increase the risk for autism
among people who carry a genetic disposition for the neuro developmental disorder.
Research shows that children with both the risk genotype and exposure to high air
pollutant levels were at increased risk of autism spectrum disorder compared to those
without the risk genotype and lower air pollution exposure.
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12207
Methods to tackle air pollution
around Golden Temple discussed
To check pollutants affecting the Golden Temple, Punjab government has announced
several measures, including setting up of Rs 1.50-crore air control monitoring station
near the shrine. The station would not only monitor pollutants but would also help in
checking their spread.
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12208
With diesel prices rising, petrol cars
make a comeback
The thumb rule, say experts, is that if the monthly running is less than 1,800 km, a
petrol model would prove cheaper in the long run.At the launch of Maruti Suzuki's first
multi-utility vehicle, Ertiga, last year, engineers at the country's largest automobile
manufacturer cringed every time they were asked how hey thought the petrol version of
the car would perform... The shift in consumer preference stemmed from government-
backed subsidy on diesel which made it appear 30 per cent cheaper than petrol.
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12209
When Chennai Central becomes the
city’s transport hub
Urban intermodal integration will become a reality at the station when Metro Rail
becomes fully operational in a few years When the Metro Rail is ready to run, the
Chennai Central station junction will be a classic case of urban intermodal integration.
Nearly every form of public ground transport — buses and trains (suburban, inter-State
and mass rapid transit system-MRTS) — will be linked to the Metro Rail station at
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12210
India to launch panic button on
Nearly a year after the infamous gang rape on a bus in Delhi, the Indian government is
set to roll out GPS-linked panic buttons on public transport and a mobile app with a
similar feature.There are already some mobile apps available for women's safety, such
as Damini and Fightback, to name a few. What makes this program different and unique
is that it's the first time the Indian government is directly involved in the process. While
further details regarding this panic app will be released soon, it's safe to assume that
with the government's direct involvement, there will be coordination between local police
control rooms and users.
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12211
KOLKATA: 600 new government
buses to plug transport gap
The state government is putting 632 swanky new buses on the road, under the JNNUM
scheme, to plug the gap created by private buses pulling out of an unviable business.
Around 100 of these buses have already been deployed on completely new routes
under private management.Unlike the last time, this fleet of 'Omni buses' will be run by
state transport undertakings. The government sees this as an opportunity to revive
some 'profitable routes' that are non-operational now
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12212
Indore, Surat and Gorakhpur come
up with climate change resilient plans
They were among 10 Asian cities chosen by the US Rockefeller Foundation to devise
plans aimed at making them resilient to the impact of climate change. With projects
funded by the foundation, the three cities are ready with their plans which will they now
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12213
China says it is poorly prepared to fight
impact of climate change
China is poorly prepared to tackle the impact of climate change that presents a serious
threat to the country, thanks to a lack of planning and public awareness.
The world's most populous country already faces challenges from weather extremes,
with 2,000 people dying on average each year since the 1990s in natural disasters that
are set to get worse, China's powerful economic planning agency said.
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12214
Solar energy can meet energy
Eminent nuclear scientist Dr Anil Kakodkar said that to meet the twin objectives of
controlling the current account deficit and fulfilling the energy requirements, India must
take the Solar route."Our energy import bill is rising as the country is reeling under a
current account deficit crisis. This is where Solar energy comes in. Everything is
available here -- the equipment and technology," Kakodkar, former chairman of the
Atomic Energy Commission, said.
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12215
Branded petrol, diesel set to turn
Premium fuels including petrol and diesel, which can increase the efficiency (mileage) of
your car by up to 2%, may soon turn affordable.The finance ministry is likely to slash
duties on branded fuels, making premium petrol cheaper by Rs. 5 a litre and that of
branded diesel by Rs. 2 a litre. These are typically used in high-end cars.
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12216
Gurgaon: India’s first heritage
transport museum opens
From a boat that used to carry passengers across the Yamuna to a stylish 1924 Ford —
vehicles that have become a part of the history and heritage of India went on display at
the country’s first Heritage Transport Museum. The museum, which has been inspired
by similar structures in London in the United Kingdom and Los Angeles in the US.
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12217
Nasa app shows effects of climate
change on Earth
Nasa has launched a new app that gives users a glimpse into how climate change and
natural disasters are quickly transforming the landscape of the Earth. Human activities,
a changing climate and natural disasters are rapidly altering the face of our planet.
Now, with Nasa's Images of Change iPad application, users can get an interactive
before-and-after view of these changes. The app presents pairs or sets of images of
places around the world that have changed dramatically.
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12218
New smart device monitors pollution
levels inside homes to keep you
The air quality sensor gives you the information you need, exactly when you need it,
and that too while sitting in your homes. According to Techcrunch, Birdi, priced at nearly
99 dollars, can sense multiple environmental factors including temperature, CO2 level,
carbon monoxide levels, as well as standard smoke. It also senses humidity and particle
density, which is important in smoggy locales. It will notify you when it's out of power
and all of the sensors connect to your phone via a contract-free web service. This
means when the Birdi senses a problem you get a notification on your iOS or ndroid
phone and you can track statistics over time.(ANI)
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12219
London's air pollution 'a forgotten
crisis', says Policy Exchange
Think tank Policy Exchange has published the minutes from their discussion on
London's air pollution, which they warn is a public health crisis comparable with
smoking tobacco. Poor air quality in London already causes an estimated 4,000 deaths
per year, with strong links to respiratory and heart diseases.
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12220
Air pollution stretches from Beijing
to Shanghai, as seen from space
NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of a long belt of smog stretching from Beijing
(in the upper third of the image) to Shanghai (in the bottom right corner). That distance
is roughly 1,200 km or about the distance from Boston, MA to Raleigh, NC. While smog
and air pollution is fairly routine, it is less common to see smog stretch so far south.
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12221
Improving the cost-benefit analysis of
integrated PT, walking and cycling
This research project developed an evaluation framework for estimating the cost-benefit
analysis of integrating PT with walking and cycling. The research was based on a
review of the available international evidence of public transport access and egress
behavior. Where evidence was available, analysis of trip chains from the New Zealand
Household Travel Survey highlighted patterns of public transport access and egress in a
New Zealand context and, importantly, provided an indication of the mode shift and trip
generation impacts of improved access to public transport.
Read more: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/12222
The Transportation Research Board
(TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting will be held in
Washington, D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and
Washington Hilton hotels. The information-packed program will attract nearly 12,000
transportation professionals from around the world to Washington, D.C., January 12-16,
The mission of the Clean Air Asia is to promote better air quality and livable cities by translating
knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from
transport, energy and other sectors. It was established in 2001 by ADB, the World Bank and USAID
as part of a global initiative that also includes Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.