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Here’s why you are gasping for breath in Delhi

Feeling breathless in the national capital. Well, the enthusiastic bursting of firecrackers in Delhi and its surrounding satellite towns are to blame.   Air quality at al

Delhi govt’s measures to tackle pollution are too little too late: Greenpeace

As the Delhi government announced emergency measures to help citizens cope with the public health crisis of hazardous air pollution levels, Greenpeace India has reiterated the central demands of it

IIT study has all answers to Delhi’s pollution woes

As the residents of Delhi and its adjoining satellite towns gasp for breath due to exceedingly high pollution levels, an IIT study that was submitted to the Delhi government in the beginning of thi

India now needs a new national capital

Delhi is sick. It is wheezing and coughing. Its roads are packed with vehicles

The Equator Equation, or the geography of emissions

The smog that snuffed light and fresh air out of Delhi and other northern parts of India for almost a fortnight is still fresh in memory. Combustion of various types, like fire crackers and burning

“Actions to target emissions near the equator might be most effective”

It is a known fact that ozone formation occurs when NOX, CO and VOCs react in the presence of sunlight and that more ozone is formed in tropical regions. How does this study move beyond thi

Idling engines at red lights and traffic jams polluting air

You may not realise it, but when you keep the engine idling at red lights and during traffic jams, you are significantly polluting the air. There are a host of factors which lead to

Don’t dread Diwali

If every year Delhi feels like a gas chamber during Diwali, then this year will hopefully be a lot better following a ban imposed on firecrackers by the supreme court. The elderly, t

As pollution level soars, smog engulfs Delhi NCR

Delhi is out of breath, yet again. The air quality in the Delhi NCR region dipped to a ‘severe’ level on Tuesday. The last time the air quality was severe in the region was on October 2

Coughing and wheezing in smog choked Delhi

This NASA image only shows half the truth. People living in the Delhi NCR region are experiencing the real horror. Breathlessness, itchy eyes and sore throat are the immediate reactions. Only time

Stubble may well be a boon for farmers

The burning of stubble, the cut stalks left sticking out of the ground after the grain is harvested, has largely been blamed for the smog that has enveloped north India and left people

Delhi smog as human rights violation: NHRC notice to centre, states

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken a serious view of the “life-threatening high pollution” in Delhi/NCR, and has sought reports, within two weeks, from various union

Odd-even formula back in Delhi

The odd-even formula of traffic rationing is going to be implemented in Delhi in an effort to tackle the smog that has made it difficult to breath in the national capital. The Delhi

When Pakistanis too asked Amarinder to end stubble burning

Not just Indians, the Pakistanis too are finding it hard to deal with smog and Pakistan’s Punjab government has asked chief minister Amarinder Singh to quickly tackle this issue.

Odd-even formula may not help matters

The odd-even formula being bandied about by the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi may not be answer to the smog that is stifling life in the national capital. In clearly a knee-jer

Higher risk of bone fracture due to air pollution: Study

A Lancet study, which comes at a time when Delhi is struggling with thick smog, has shown that air pollution is linked to weaker bones and bone fracture risk The study “Associa

In pictures: Delhi`s deadly smog

Air quality in the national capital and adjoining areas has reached hazardous levels. Here are some pictures of how the city looks now.

Pollution figures as an index of criminality

When prime minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, was about to board his official plane to visit Varanasi about two years ago, he got a call from the then Frenc

Air pollution: If only Niti Aayog had been heard

Niti Aayog had come up with suggestions on how to tackle air pollution, much before smog smothered Delhi and its neighbouring states. However, the recommendations were not implemented.

Smoke across the border

Main hawa hoon, kahan watan mera? (I’m the wind...do I have a nation to call my own?) Thus goes a famous Urdu ghazal, written by the Indore-born Ameeq Hanafi and soulfully sung by the Hussain

“Pollution kills more people than infectious diseases and crimes”

At a time (Mid-November) when the national capital was engulfed in thick smog, public health experts from Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and other parts of the globe were in Delhi to attend

Delhi’s air pollution answer may lie in distant Iceland

Had the situation not been so desperate, then the AAP government’s proposal to sprinkle water from helicopters would have been considered hare-brained. But, a more practical solution to tackl

How one building gets pure air right in the middle of Delhi

Walking along the row of multistory buildings swathed in a haze of pollution at the Nehru Place business hub in South Delhi, when you come across what looks like a forest, you are just outside

Air in Indian cities unbreathable: Report

The air quality in Indian cities is poor and children are worst affected in states such as Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Maharashtra and Delhi, said a Greenpeace report. Airpocaly

Mumbai Smog: Air quality worse than Delhi

Mumbai will continue to be covered under smog till Friday, according to SAFAR (System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research). Bandra recorded the worst Particulate Matter (

Environment min reviews measures to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR

The ministry of environment, forest and climate change held a meeting on Wednesday to review mitigation measures to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR. The review meeting was chaired by secretary CK



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