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NGT directs govt to modify National Clean Air Programme

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel noted that as per the CPCB report, there is a proposal for national-level target of 20-30 per cent reduction of PM2.5 and PM10 concentration by 2024 under the NCAP keeping 2017 as the base year.

Air pollution may age your lungs faster, says study

COPD is a long-term condition linked to reduced lung function that causes inflammation in the lungs and a narrowing of the airways, making breathing difficult.

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China's war on pollution could boost solar power, says study

China has been working to curb choking levels of pollution by cutting coal use, improving fuel standards and encouraging cleaner forms of industry and energy.

In legal first, court faults France over air pollution

Paris regularly goes through periods of high pollution, especially during heat waves, but requests by Paris city hall to temporarily ban polluting vehicles from entering the city centre often take a long time to be implemented by the government.

Cutting down household fuels can reduce air pollution, save 2.7 lakh lives in India every year, says study

Despite being above the World Health Organisation’s standard of 10 micrograms per cubic metre, researchers said this could have a dramatic impact on the health of the people.

Mumbai: Upper respiratory tract infections rise in city

Mumbai witnessed heavy rain showers this week because of Cyclone Vayu passing the Maharashtra coast. The pre-monsoon rain has been followed by high temperatures and humidity.

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Life expectancy in India down by 2.6 yrs due to air pollution: Study

While exposure to outdoor particulate matter (PM) accounted for a loss of nearly one year and six months in life expectancy, exposure to household air pollution accounted for a loss of nearly one year and two months, according to the CSE.

92 per cent of world population without clean air: enviornmental scientist

Around 1.2 million people died in India every year due to air pollution which was identified as the third biggest cause of death in the country, Prof Mohanty said while addressing a rogramme organised on the occasion of World Environment Day here on Wednesday.

In a ‘first’, Gujarat to launch trading system with incentive for low polluting industries

The programme is being piloted in Surat as it is a densely populated industrial centre where textile and dye mills release a “significant” amount of air pollution.

1 lakh kids under 5 years of age die due to air pollution each year: Study

Think tank CSE's State of India's Environment (SoE) report said that on an average, 8.5 out of every 10,000 children in India die before they turn five, while the risk was higher for girls as 9.6 out of 10,000 girls die before five years of age due to bad air.

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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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