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No fleeing the fly ash curse for Kuruvimedu residents

Blog entry by Karthikeyan Hemalatha | April 5, 2017

A version of this blog was first published on Times of India . Finding Kuruvimedu isn’t easy. It is not on Google Maps. People on the main road didn’t seem to be aware of such a village. Tucked behind NTPC’s coal-based thermal...

India Chooses Public Health for Now

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | April 2, 2017

March 28, 2017, was a landmark day for clean air supporters in India when the Supreme Court acknowledged the importance of  public health over commercial interests. The statement that the Court made regarding the health of people being...

Boom and Bust 2017

Blog entry by Nicole Ghio | March 27, 2017

The Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm released our third annual survey of proposed coal plants worldwide, Boom and Bust 2017: Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline , and the results are staggering. Spoiler alert: if you are...

Boom and Bust 2017

Publication | March 22, 2017 at 11:31

After a decade of unprecedented expansion, the amount of coal power capacity under development worldwide saw a dramatic drop in 2016, mainly due to shifting policies and economic conditions in China and India, according to a survey by CoalSwarm’s...

Beyond What Meets The Nose

Blog entry by Manjari Sharma | March 21, 2017

Taking care of oneself is important. But in times like these, when what’s uniting the world are environmental catastrophes, we need to look out for each other too. This was the basic premise of Greenpeace’s visit to the coal-based...

India's Efforts to Tackle Air Pollution - Mere Tokenism

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | March 11, 2017

Thermal power plants are one of the major causes of air pollution in the country, especially in the Indo Gangetic Plain region (IGP). In December 2015, the Indian Government came out with a strict emission notification to control...

The Holy City of Pollution

Blog entry by Apoorva Singh | March 6, 2017

Walking down the ghats isn’t what it used to be. Morning walks along the ganges isn’t a spiritual experience anymore as black toxic fumes from burning garbage dumped on the roadside emanate throughout the city. The holy city of...

The Power Industry's Alternative Facts On Emission Standards

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | March 3, 2017

In spite of the fact that emissions from coal-based power plants were responsible for an estimated 100,000 premature deaths between 2011 and 2012 in India, coal consumption grew by one third. Today, India experiences more premature...

Unusual Visitors at the Police Station

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | March 1, 2017

It is a fact that people who spend more time outdoors are more vulnerable to the effects of air pollution. One such category of people who spend a lot of their time outdoors are the country's police folk. Greetings from...

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