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  • Mumbai: Diwali to cracker on with more noise pollution

    The festival of lights will be noisier this year. A test of firecrackers available in the market jointly conducted by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and NGO AWAAZ on Wednesday found out that Mumbaikars can expect more noise pollution

    Oct 05, 2017, 09:33 IST

  • Bizzare! Blue dogs spotted walking Mumbai streets

    Taloja Industrial area near Mumbai is infamous for its high pollution level and it has become more evident over the past few months. In a very strange and alarming incident, dogs in the Industrial area are turning blue which is due to the dye leaked from the dye making plants in that area. This leakage flows in a nullah nearby from where these dogs are contaminated. Also, when dogs trespass into the dye making units, they get coloured from the waste lying there. A local activist Arati Chauhan lodged a complaint to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) in this regard requesting the board to take action. There are several chemical units in this area including several dye manufacturing units

    Aug 16, 2017, 23:04 IST

  • Kihim beach litter to be disposed of in proper way: Officials

    After mid-day's article on how Alibaug residents had collected litter from Kihim beach into 1,000 bags, but didn't know what to do with it

    Jun 10, 2017, 14:54 IST

  • Toxic Ambernath plant shut; MIDC's future in doubt

    Pollution control board shuts down 87 chemical plants, whose owners allege they are being victimised even after they took things in their own hands to launch clean-up operations

    Jul 08, 2016, 17:01 IST

  • MIDC Ambernath: MPCB demands deadline for cleaning toxic sludge

    Body in charge of managing effluent treatment plant cites list of hurdles, to speak out at NGT hearing on July 8

    Jul 01, 2016, 09:28 IST

  • Ambernath MIDC in the dumps after Maharashtra government neglects toxic waste

    A defunct effluent treatment plant that has resulted in the accumulation of toxic sludge over 10 years has put the Ambernath MIDC area on the brink. A mid-day investigation

    Jun 20, 2016, 08:40 IST

  • Thane: Blast in chemical factory leaves Dombivli residents traumatised

    Mahesh Patel will never forget the sight he witnessed while making tea yesterday. The Dombivli resident saw the window grills of his home bend, and mistook the sight for a bomb blast, before realising what had happened

    May 27, 2016, 11:15 IST

  • Following Deonar fire, air pollution level triples in Mumbai

    The fire broke out on Thursday at the city’s biggest dumping yard in Deonar, enveloping Mumbai and Navi Mumbai in smoke for days and raising air pollution to nearly triple the normal level

    Feb 02, 2016, 10:35 IST

  • Diwali Firecrackers clear noise level test

    Mumbai can expect a less noisy Diwali this year since most firecrackers tested by MPCB and Awaaz Foundation turned out to be within maximum permissible limits.

    Nov 10, 2015, 17:23 IST

  • MPCB calls for self-regulation

    State environment department and pollution control board launch new initiatives to conserve the state’s green lungs

    Jun 08, 2014, 12:00 IST

  • Grey Monday: Mumbai wrapped in invisibility cloak

    Visibility dropped as the city was covered under a thick envelope of fog yesterday; weather experts say that such conditions are going to continue till the end of February

    Jan 21, 2014, 07:22 IST

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