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Delhi govt roundtable: States must work together to tackle air pollution crisis, experts suggest

February 28, 2020 1:51 am

The experts also suggested that the government should prepare an action plan to tackle air pollution for the whole year to reduce pressure during winter months when there’s a sharp dip in air quality.

Two-thirds of most polluted cities are in India: global report

February 26, 2020 12:28 am

Among countries, when population is taken into account, average PM2.5 pollution is highest in Bangladesh, followed by Pakistan, while India is at number 5.

IMA wants more monitoring stations, all polluted cities under clean air programme

February 24, 2020 3:44 pm

"Polluted air from being just an environmental issue has become a massive health and economic crisis," Indian Medical Association said in the letter.

Not just air pollution, sitting in traffic jams could cause lung cancer too; here's how

February 04, 2020 12:18 pm

Considering that the risk of lung cancer increases with a higher exposure level, the association between air pollution and lung cancer has been found to be much stronger.

Flexible work spaces can play a significant role in helping to decrease carbon emissions: Study

January 30, 2020 6:35 pm

As co-working spaces are increasingly located outside of major city centres and business districts, lengthy and environmentally damaging commutes are becoming a thing of the past.

Even low levels of air pollution may be bad for your heart: Study

January 29, 2020 1:06 pm

The study of data from Japan, chosen for its superior monitoring, population density and relative air quality, is believed to be by far the largest of its kind, the researchers said.

Watch: Let Chennai Breathe, a rap song highlighting air pollution in North Chennai

January 16, 2020 2:41 pm

Let Chennai Breathe takes the beloved childhood game of kabaddi and turns it into the focal point of the video, as the lyrics describe how the current generation is unable to play the game enjoyed by their forefathers due to lack of cleaner air.

Chennai air quality falls to 'hazardous' levels on Boghi

January 14, 2020 1:31 pm

Officials at the Chennai International Airport released a statement urging citizens residing around the airport in Meenambakkam to refrain from building bonfires as it compromises visibility.

Climate news aggregator launches dashboard to track progress of air pollution management plan

January 11, 2020 4:47 am

The NCAP has identified 122 non-attainment cities in the country that did not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for the period of 2011-15 under the National Air Quality Monitoring Programme.

To fight pollution, Surat college asks staff to ride bicycles to work

January 11, 2020 12:44 am

“It is voluntary. We are not forcing anyone to follow this. However, the way the pollution levels are rising, it’s time we start doing our bit," siad college principal Pruthul Desai.


Easily available in your kitchen, these foods will help keep pollution-related ailments at bay

November 08, 2019 9:07 am

While the latest updates say that the air quality has improved in Delhi NCR, the pollution levels continue to remain high. But worry not as these foods will help keep you fit.

Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels

November 30, 2015 5:54 pm

More than 200 expressways were closed and residents were advised to stay indoors as China grappled with the worst smog of the year, ahead of the Paris climate meet on Monday (November 30).


How much traffic the KMP Expressway, inaugurated by PM Modi, will cut: News in Numbers

November 22, 2018 11:52 am

The Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway is expected to help decongest the roads of Delhi and hence help cut down some of the pollution in the national capital. Here’s how much decongestion it is expected to lead to.

Mapping Delhi’s air quality, the week after Diwali: News in Numbers

November 14, 2018 8:37 am

A look at the Air Quality Index during the week after Diwali in Delhi shows the amount of damage firecrackers have done with a little input from stubble burning in Punjab.

The impact of stubble burning on Delhi’s air pollution: News in Numbers

November 06, 2018 8:50 am

Stubble burning is the deliberate setting fire of the straw stubble that remains after wheat is harvested. The smoke from this practice is often blamed as a major factor in Delhi’s air pollution. This is what the data says.

How pollution killed over 1 lakh children in 2016: News in Numbers

November 01, 2018 9:35 am

Over 1.25 lakh children in India below the age of five died in 2016 due to the impact of polluted air and almost one in five children who die from toxic air exposure across the world is from India, a new study by the World Health Organisation has sai

Pollution levels drop a bit in Delhi: News in Numbers

August 28, 2018 1:12 pm

Some good news for the people of Delhi. A slew of measures taken by multiple agencies on the city’s air pollution problem seem to have actually produced a slight respite. See more:

Airports Authority of India organizes Cycle Expedition for Green and Clean India

February 15, 2016 4:32 pm

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Air pollution and green house gas emissions are posing severe challenges to our health. Sensitizing people on issues relating to pollution, Airports Authority of India organized the All India Relay Cycle Expedition 2015-16 with green India and clean India messages. The aim of the cycle relay was to spread awareness on pollution control and promote cycling as a healthy practice. The expedition was flagged off by senior officials of Airports Authority of India from Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in New Delhi. Seventy-five cyclists will cover more than 1,600 kilometers, touching over 20 cities spread over 5 states in a span of 23 days. The 5-leg expedition will cover Gwalior, Kota, Udaipur, Jaipur and will return to New Delhi on 9th March. Cycling is one of the most sustainable and environment-friendly transportation modes and the Airports Authority of India is initiating a green campaign in this direction for its own staff. Apart from promoting healthy and environment friendly habits, Airports Authority of India also undertakes several sports related initiatives and organizes sports activities throughout the country. As part of the green initiative, Airports Authority of India has also installed solar lighting in new terminals, water harvesting and the sewage water is being used for horticulture.