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The dangers of air pollution: What you need to know about Delhi smog

Anyone who engages in strenuous outdoor activity, from jogging to manual labour, is prone to smog-related health hazards.

Focus on National Clean Air Plan: BJP, Congress make renewed promises to tackle pollution

Both the Congress and the BJP have released their manifestos for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and are once again promising a new approach towards tackling environmental challenges.

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Lok Sabha elections 2019: This poll season the environment focus of parties is foggy at best

None of the parties has spoken much about their plans for safeguarding the environment, improving the air quality, cleaning the water or boosting new tech to harness clean sources of energy.

Environment minister rejects global reports claiming 1.2 million deaths in India due to pollution

"Pollution does affect health, but to create such a panicky situation and say millions of people are dying, I do not agree with that," Harsh Vardhan said.

'Living close to a highway can lead to developmental delays in children'

Living close to a major highway can result in exposure to higher ozone and particulate pollution levels. It's a good idea to minimise exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and early life.

World Earth Day 2019: ‘Air pollution doesn’t choose its victims’

World Earth Day 2019: Our bodies are incredibly complex oranisms that have evolved over 1,00,000 years to survive and adapt to the environment and excel at it. Yet, today, air pollution is destroying these amazing mechanisms like never before.

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Telling Numbers: Of deaths due to toxic air in 2017, half in China and India, claims report

The report found that long-term exposure to ambient PM2.5 contributed to 2.9 million deaths in 2017, making PM2.5 exposure responsible for 5.2% of all global deaths.

China, India responsible for half of world's air pollution deaths in 2017: report

The State Of Global Air report 2019, produced by the Boston-based Health Effects Institute (HEI), noted that air pollution collectively reduced life expectancy by 1 year and 8 months on average worldwide, rivaling that of smoking.

Air pollution harms a newborn more than an adult. Here's how

Dubbing air pollution as one of the leading killers of children worldwide, the study throws light on how children are more susceptible to air pollution during their fetal development and in their earliest years. And that's because children breathe faster than adults.

Air pollution killed 1.2 million people in India in 2017, says report; bigger killer than smoking

The report notes air pollution exposure collectively reduces life expectancy by 20 months on average worldwide. Across the world, air pollution is responsible for more deaths than many better-known risk factors such as malnutrition, alcohol use and physical inactivity, states the report.

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Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels

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).

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Air pollution is reducing life expectancy by a year: News in Numbers

Average human life is about one year shorter because of PM2.5 ambient air pollution, with lives shortened by 1.5-2 years in the most polluted Asian and African countries, a new study that uses data from the Global Burden of Disease Project has found. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Air pollution is reducing life expectancy by a year: News in Numbers

Average human life is about one year shorter because of PM2.5 ambient air pollution, with lives shortened by 1.5-2 years in the most polluted Asian and African countries, a new study that uses data from the Global Burden of Disease Project has found. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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

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.

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