May 26, 2022 2:36 pm
The PMC had earlier entrusted the NEERI with a study to assess the extent of air pollution caused by the crematorium in Navi Peth and recommend solutions to it.
May 21, 2022 1:21 pm
An AQI between 201 and 300 is categorised as ‘poor’ and between 301 and 400 is categorised as ‘very poor’ or red. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and health concerns.
May 19, 2022 11:32 am
The study notes that economic losses due to modern forms of pollution have increased as a proportion of GDP between 2000 and 2019 in India, China, and Nigeria.
May 18, 2022 2:36 pm
India and China lead the world in pollution deaths with nearly 2.4 million and almost 2.2 million deaths a year, but the two nations also have the world's largest populations.
May 12, 2022 2:36 pm
Over the past four decades, the new research shows, the decline in pollution in the form of tiny aerosol particles from transportation, energy production and industry in North America and Europe was responsible for the increased numbers of hurricanes and other tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic.
April 25, 2022 10:02 am
Experts believe that the lockdown restrictions played a big role in maintaining ‘good’ and ‘satisfactory’ air quality in the state.
April 11, 2022 9:34 am
Instances of high PM2.5 levels coincided with high mortality counts when cases surged in the city, noted the study, which was recently published in ‘Chemosphere’, an international journal that publishes work on chemicals in the environment.
April 07, 2022 10:44 am
"Breathing problems, asthma and eye problems associated with increased levels of air pollution, and gastrointestinal disorders associated with water pollution are well known", said Dr Rekha Mittal
March 23, 2022 1:18 pm
The report also revealed that not a single country managed to meet the World Health Organization’s air quality standard in 2021, and smog even rebounded in some regions after a Covid-related dip in numbers
March 19, 2022 10:09 pm
The researchers maintain that the benefits of Ujjwala measured by them were conservative estimates and the actual benefits could be even higher.
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.
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).
June 22, 2020 6:09 pm
June 22, 2020 6:10 pm
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.
June 22, 2020 6:11 pm
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.
June 22, 2020 6:11 pm
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.
June 22, 2020 6:12 pm
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
June 22, 2020 6:18 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: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i
June 22, 2020 6:18 pm
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.
April 07, 2015 9:37 am