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Severely polluted areas in China on orange alert; authorities fretted

Severely polluted areas in China on orange alert; authorities fretted

Heavy smog has been witnessed in many areas of China including the capital city Beijing, Hebei, Tianjin, Shandong, Henan and Shanxi.

Nearly 1.6 million Indians, Chinese died due to pollution in 2015

Nearly 1.6 million Indians, Chinese died due to pollution in 2015

Air pollution generally reduces as a country’s GDP increases. But China and India have particularly bad air pollution despite recent economic growth.

Delhi pollution: Air quality four times ahead of the prescribed standards

Delhi pollution: Air quality four times ahead of the prescribed standards

This year the situation has marginally improved riding on the back of strong wind movement for about a fortnight.

National Pollution Prevention Day: How to protect children from environmental risks!

National Pollution Prevention Day: How to protect children from environmental risks!

Some of the most common sources of air pollution are household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities, unpaved roads, forest fires etc. 

Delhi's 'severe' air quality continues to plunge

Delhi's 'severe' air quality continues to plunge

Central Pollution Control Board's data of the Air Quality Index (AQI) shows that the air quality of Delhi is slowly deteriorating.

Delhi govt directs immediate implementation of six measures to curb air pollution

Delhi govt directs immediate implementation of six measures to curb air pollution

The ideas and their proposals stem from scientific reports of Government of India by CPCB, CSIR and NEERI and orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

Delhi: Air quality in national capital rises to 'severe' category

Delhi: Air quality in national capital rises to 'severe' category

The Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday reached 410 - which is labelled 'severe' - from 368 or 'very poor' on Tuesday and 229 or 'poor' on Monday.

Delhi pollution: No study that crop residue burning impacts air quality

Delhi pollution: No study that crop residue burning impacts air quality

As per the Report of IIT Kanpur, the back trajectory analyses suggest that the crop residue burning and other biomass emissions may be transported to the national capital from the sources upwind of Delhi.

Air pollution: Supreme Court bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi, neighbouring areas

Air pollution: Supreme Court bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi, neighbouring areas

The supreme court asked Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to file a reply within three months regarding harmful effects of firecrackers.

Vehicular pollution increases risk of asthma in kids: Study

Vehicular pollution increases risk of asthma in kids: Study

A new study has showed that vehicular pollution increases the risk of asthma children.

India beats China in air pollution deaths in 2015: Report

India beats China in air pollution deaths in 2015: Report

According to Global Burden of Disease project, India witnessed 50 deaths more than China reported per day in 2015.

Over 24 nations agree to reduce 12.6 m annual pollution deaths

Over 24 nations agree to reduce 12.6 m annual pollution deaths

According to WHO, around 12.6 million deaths a year are associated with environmental pollution.

Delhi's air quality still 'very poor', likely to improve this week

Delhi's air quality still 'very poor', likely to improve this week

The air quality in Delhi on Monday improved to 'very poor', which was over two times the standard of 60 micrograms PCM, from 'severe' last week.

Delhi a wakeup call for world on air pollution: UNICEF

Delhi a wakeup call for world on air pollution: UNICEF

The "record-high" air pollution in New Delhi is a "wake-up call" for the world that unless decisive actions are taken to reduce air pollution, the smog in India's capital and its adverse impact on the daily lives of its citizens will become a commonplace phenomenon, the United Nations children's agency has said.

This is what Delhi needs to do to fight pollution – Read

This is what Delhi needs to do to fight pollution – Read

Air pollution, which now is a pervasive phenomenon in urban areas anywhere in the world, has become a deadlocked debate in Delhi over the last few days.

Air pollution: How it affects your eyes? Helpful tips to protect your vision!

Air pollution: How it affects your eyes? Helpful tips to protect your vision!

Studies have also linked high air pollution levels to increased occurrences of dry eye syndrome. 

Delhi air pollution: Five major developments you need to know!

Delhi air pollution: Five major developments you need to know!

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR), the pollution level at Pitampura, Dhirpur, Pusa, and Airport Terminal 3 came down to "very poor" level from "severe".

Delhi smog to haunt people again as pollution levels may go up!

Delhi smog to haunt people again as pollution levels may go up!

Delhiites this week have been breathing cleaner air as compared to last week's disaster but this breather is temporary, claims a report.

Delhi 'worst city' in terms of pollution, says HC; NGT stays ban on old diesel vehicles

Delhi 'worst city' in terms of pollution, says HC; NGT stays ban on old diesel vehicles

The Delhi high court on Thursday pulled up the Arvind Kejriwal government and other agencies over the prevailing pollution in the city and ranked it as the worst in the country.

Bhubaneswar girl gets 2016 IGNITE Award for innovative methods to check pollution

Bhubaneswar girl gets 2016 IGNITE Award for innovative methods to check pollution

Priyanka Panda from Bhubaneswar received the 2016 IGNITE Award from the President on Monday for her innovative idea aimed at reducing pollution and saving the environment.