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Air pollution: Life span of residents may shorten by over 3 years if WHO norms not followed

July 29, 2020 2:51 am

These warnings are derived from the data released by the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI), a tool developed by the Energy Policy Institute at The University of Chicago, on Tuesday.

Residents of Delhi will see more than 9 years added to their lives if pollution levels reduced to meet WHO guidelines: Report

July 29, 2020 1:06 am

Air pollution shortens the average life expectancy in India by 5.2 years, relative to what it would be if WHO guidelines were met; and 2.3 years relative to what it would be if pollution levels were reduced to meet the country’s own national standard, according to a new report.

Air pollution shortens average Indian life expectancy by 5.2 years: Report

July 28, 2020 6:45 pm

The study notes that particulate pollution in the country has sharply risen by 42 per cent over the last two decades.

COVID-19: Lockdown in India may have saved 630 lives, says study

July 17, 2020 5:58 pm

Assessing the levels of PM2.5 in five Indian cities, the scientists also calculated the monetary value of the reduced mortality due to air pollution and found that the lowered levels of PM2.5 may have saved 630 people from premature death and USD 690 million in health costs in India.

Air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease, suggests study

July 13, 2020 2:46 pm

Published in Lancet Planetary Health, the study took into consideration factors like hypertension, sex, physical activity and other behavioural patterns.

More than half of world’s population lacks access to air quality data, finds new report

July 13, 2020 12:36 pm

OpenAQ has published a full list of air quality monitoring by governments, which is publicly available.

Mumbai witnesses best AQI so far this year

July 01, 2020 2:19 am

“Intense rainfall over Mumbai on Monday night and the high moisture content in air, combined with wind speed, allowed swift dispersion of pollutants close to the surface," said Gufran Beig, director of System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research.

Amid Lockdown: NASA dashboard confirms pollution drop in Delhi

June 27, 2020 4:29 am

The concentration of the air pollutant began reducing from March 16 and continued dropping under the first phase of the nationwide lockdown imposed from March 25 to April 14 to control the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

Mumbai: As lockdown eases, AQI sees slight increase but remains ‘satisfactory’

June 21, 2020 12:05 am

On June 4, Mumbai had recorded its best AQI for this year at 17. For April and May, the AQI ranged between 17 and 29.

Scientists claim they have identified cleanest air on Earth over the Southern Ocean

June 03, 2020 1:55 pm

The team found that aerosol particles — which are produced by human activity like burning fossil fuels, planting certain crops, and fertiliser production -- were absent in the boundary layer, which feeds the lower clouds over the Southern Ocean.


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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Pollution levels drop a bit in Delhi: News in Numbers

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:

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.