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Public transport users more prone to air pollution hazards: CSE

Delhi is inhaling unacceptable levels of toxins. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has revealed shocking facts and data about the capital’s respiratory health which is vulnerable even

Delhi tops list in number of years lost to air pollution to 6.3 years

A recent study conducted by Indian institute of tropical meteorology (IITM), Pune shows that exposure to fine particulate matter in India reduces human life expectancy by about 3.4 ±&

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

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

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

India now needs a new national capital

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

Air in most Indian cities hazardous: Greenpeace

None of the Indian cities comply with standards prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) said a Greenpeace report.   The report “Airpocalypse” as

India’s air pollution one of the worst in the world: Study

Increasing exposure to polluted air and a growing and aging population have meant that India now rivals China for among the highest air pollution health burdens in the world, with both countries

Changing with climate change

In 2050 the USA and China would each have contributed around 16 percent of global cumulative emissions, while India’s share will be a mere eight percent even though it would be the se

Niti Aayog wants higher taxes on petrol, more parking fee

 Are you ready to pay higher taxes on petrol to help curb air pollution? In its three-year action, Niti Aayog proposes it and says that it will “encourage commuters to share cars and tak

World Environment Day: Stories you must read

‘Connecting People to Nature’, is the theme for this year’s World Environment Day that falls on June 5, every year. The theme implores us to go outdoors and experience nature &n

Indians would live a lot longer if air quality improves

If India reduced its air pollution to comply with the WHO’s air quality standard, its people could live about 4 years longer on average, or a combined more than 4.7 billion life years, said

Firecrackers ban in Delhi-NCR: Shopkeepers and traders worry about losses

The supreme court on October 9 has banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR till November 1 in view of the air pollution in the capital following Diwali celebrations. While some are welcomi

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

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

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

“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

Air pollution can damage children’s brains: Unicef report

Air pollution potentially affects children’s brains, according to a new Unicef report which also points out that the majority of children at risk are in South Asia. The

Not just lungs, a lot more is at risk due to air pollution

 All this while doctors in Delhi have been repeatedly warning about the health risk, particularly to lungs, due to the toxic air in the National Capital Region. But, two back-to-back studies h

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 pollution alone won’t kill you: Harsh Vardhan

“There are no conclusive data available in the country to establish direct correlation of death/disease exclusively due to air pollution,” union minister Dr Harsh Vardhan informed parli

Budget aims to strengthen rural economy

 A significant portion of the budget pie on Thursday went to the farm sector. Union minister Arun Jaitley, who presented the union budget 2018-19, said the effort was to particularly

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 (

Delhi, NCR ranked most polluted cities in the world: Report

India`s national capital region (NCR) has been ranked as the world`s most polluted region in the world, said a report by NGO Greenpeace.    The latest data compiled

How India can make cities better, liveable

The rankings for Indian cities in the latest Global Liveability Index, prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), should not have come as a surprise to us: the two cities that feature in th

Delhi air quality improves – to ‘severe’

With improvement in air quality on Wednesday, the capital seems to be emerging out of a nightmare, though the situation continues to be worrisome as the stubble burning in farms of neighbouring Pun



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