September 07, 2021 10:27 am
The M East ward that houses small scale factories, the city’s biggest open landfill and refineries as well as power plants, consistently recorded the highest level of pollution – nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide emissions – during the same period.
February 26, 2020 1:54 am
According to the IQAir AirVisual’s World Air Quality Report, 21 of the 30 most polluted cities in the world are located in India with Ghaziabad in the National Capital Region ranked the world’s most polluted.
February 20, 2020 2:33 am
The Bandra Kurla Complex was the most polluted at 317 AQI, followed by Mazgaon at 304 and Malad at 303.
February 04, 2020 3:13 am
According to the forecast by the weather bureau, the maximum temperature for the next 48 hours will hover around 30 degree Celsius, while night temperature can rise up to 20 degrees.
January 20, 2020 2:55 am
The Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded in the afternoon was 210 for PM 2.5 pollutant, falling under the 'poor' category, as against the AQI of 167 (moderate) on Saturday, according to the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
December 25, 2019 5:55 am
According to officials, as winter sets in, concentration of particulate matter in the air rises. As lower temperatures cause pollutants to get trapped closer to the Earth’s surface, they said, it leads to an increase in pollution levels.
March 22, 2018 2:22 am
Spread over 15 hectares, the MNP is home to over 158 varieties of birds, 85 species of butterflies, 30 spider varieties and 32 kinds of reptiles. This wide biodiversity makes it a “natural laboratory” for researchers.
February 10, 2018 3:10 am
“There was a lot of moisture in the air, which increases its holding capacity for pollutants. Now that the sun has come out and the wind speed has increased, the moisture has dried up bringing the air quality to its usual level,” Dr Gufran Beig, Project Director, SAFAR, said.
February 12, 2016 2:08 am
The observation was made while a bench of Justices V M Kanade and Revati Mohite were hearing a Public Interest Litigation seeking directions to the BMC to conserve water and stop awarding contracts for watering trees and shrubs during the monsoons.
January 01, 2016 1:35 am
Currently, Smart Mumbaikar make 1 lakh trips a month, which according to him, is a minuscule proportion of the market.