Air pollutants may increase stillbirth risk during pregnancy

According to the researchers, nearly 2.6 million children worldwide were stillborn at 28 weeks or more in 2015, with the wide geographical variation in prevalence suggesting that most of these deaths were preventable.

M Venkaiah Naidu, Arvind Kejriwal flag off driverless Metro train on trial run

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday flagged off the trial run of a driverless Metro train here.

Air pollution cuts life expectancy by 3.4 years in India; Delhiites worst hit: Study

Air pollution cuts life expectancy by 3.4 years in India; Delhiites worst hit: Study

The study shows that Delhiites are witnessing a decrease in their lifespan by 6.3 years.

Wealth from waste: A novel Indian biotech solution

Wealth from waste: A novel Indian biotech solution

Making alcohol from biological material is not new, but till date most of the ethanol is made using sugar cane, corn or some such food material and is called first generation ethanol.

Diesel emissions cause huge damage to human physiology, say experts

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), diesel emission is considered as a Class One carcinogenic and diesel emission coated with dust creates huge damage to human physiology.

Beware! 7 am - Peak pollution levels for four Indian cities, including Delhi

Beware! 7 am - Peak pollution levels for four Indian cities, including Delhi

Mornings were the worst time, with PM 2.5 levels reaching as high as 108.16 µg/m3 at 7 am in Delhi.

Scientists create power-efficient graphene sensor to detect pollution

Scientists create power-efficient graphene sensor to detect pollution

 Scientists have created a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect harmful air pollution in the home with very low power consumption.

Exposure to air pollution leads to obesity: Study

At eight weeks old, female and male rats exposed to the pollution were 10 percent and 18 percent heavier respectively than those exposed to clean air.

Our report will open talks on need for better clean action plan: Greenpeace

Downplaying Greenpeace India's recent report which said India overtook China's air pollution levels in 2015, the Centre Tuesday said the study was based on "extrapolated and constructed" data "without" field validation.

Particulate matter exposure in India higher than in China

Particulate matter exposure in India higher than in China

In 2015, India particulate mater pollution stands higher than of China's, after increasing at an average rate of two percent over the past decade.

Increase in pollution leads to rise in strokes

Increase in pollution leads to rise in strokes

The team evaluated air quality data collected between 2010 and 2013 from 1,118 counties in 49 states in America and from 120 cities in 32 provinces in China. 

Poor air quality kills 1.4 million people in India annually

Poor air quality kills 1.4 million people in India annually

In China, burning coal is the biggest contributor to poor air quality.

Air pollution kills over 5.5 million people worldwide annually

Air pollution kills over 5.5 million people worldwide annually

Power plants, industrial manufacturing, vehicle exhaust and burning coal and wood all release small particles into the air that are dangerous to a person's health. 

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Traffic gases linked to facial dark spots

For the research, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, two groups were studied.

Air pollution increases asthma risk in babies

In addition, children born with a low birth weight were more susceptible to the respiratory effects of air pollution, the study showed. 

Ranchi: Central Coalfields Limited workers ride bicycles to curb pollution

Workers from a company called CCL made their minds up to ride bicycles to their office in order to put a curb on Air Pollution. This formula is lot better that what Arvind Kejriwal introduced and called the "Odd-Even Formula".

China's air quality improved in 2015

The density on PM2.5, or particles measuring less than 2.5 microns in diametre, dropped 14.1 percent from the previous year in 74 key cities in 2015, and readings of PM10 fell by 11.4 percent.

National Green Tribunal questions tradition of cremating in Hindus, says it causes air, water pollution

National Green Tribunal questions tradition of cremating in Hindus, says it causes air, water pollution

In order to tackle the environmental pollution, the concept of electric cremation was commissioned in India in January 1989 as a part of the Ganga Action Plan.