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Explained: Paddy stubble burning — Why Punjab farmers are seeing red over red entries, FIRs

December 13, 2019 12:22 pm

The farmers in Punjab are protesting to get all actions taken against them by the adminstration for alleged paddy stubble burning cancelled. These include FIRs, action under the Air Act, red entries in revenue records and environmental compensation imposed on them.

Improving ease of living: Tandurust Punjab mission reduces air pollution by a third

December 09, 2019 6:50 am

The transformation started in 2017 when the Punjab Pollution Control Board started working on getting the furnaces to switch over to side hood suction system with bag filter house, an air pollution control device.

I watched as my pet cockatiel's lungs gave up: Air pollution lessons from a 13-year-old

December 04, 2019 8:17 am

'A lot of us are unaware that our everyday steps of taking public transport, carpooling of bicycling can make a big contribution towards reducing emissions levels.'

Tackling air pollution requires a holistic approach, not scapegoating farmers

December 04, 2019 8:01 pm

We need to ensure that we tackle each of the major sources of air pollution. Endlessly blaming stubble-burning from the neighbouring regions for Delhi’s air pollution will not serve any purpose.

No conclusive link between air pollution and deaths: Government

December 02, 2019 7:39 pm

Minister of State for Environment and Forest Babul Supriyo told Rajya Sabha an individual's health is also affected by food habits, occupational hazards, socio-economic status, medical history, immunity and heredity etc.

With electric buses, West Bengal makes an ambitious push for curbing city pollution

December 02, 2019 3:41 am

The government also plans to increase the number of charging stations in and around the city. If things go as per plan, the transport department would convert its entire bus fleet to electric models in a few years from now.

Climate change: Students strike to 'get back our dreams and future'

November 27, 2019 5:30 pm

Ahead of the second Global Climate Strike protest on November 29, which will witness students take time off from school to 'strike' and press for action on climate change, student-led environment groups speak about the importance of the protest.

Air pollution: 7 questions your child might be asking, answered

November 27, 2019 12:35 pm

Even if your child’s school has an installed air purifier, there is no guarantee that your child is safe, as it might be using the air from the corridors.

Telling Numbers: Pollution on Diwali rose 5x in Delhi; Bengaluru air clean

November 27, 2019 8:36 am

Air quality on Diwali deteriorated significantly in Delhi, Lucknow, Agra, and Kolkata. While it deteriorated in Bengaluru too, the latter remained the least polluted among these cities.

Delhi, here are the best sources of AQI readings

November 22, 2019 6:21 pm

The national capital region is among the worst affected in India, even as pollution levels are rising across the globe, including countries like China, the UK, the US and more.


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.