Air pollution

India, China account for more than half of world's air pollution deaths: Study

India, China account for more than half of world's air pollution deaths: Study

Air pollution has been linked to higher rates of cancer, stroke and heart disease, as well as chronic respiratory conditions like asthma.

Apr 18, 2018, 13:44 PM IST
Air purifiers bought for PM Narendra Modi's office, government buildings

Air purifiers bought for PM Narendra Modi's office, government buildings

Air quality in and around Delhi mostly remains at 'Unhealthy' levels through the year but rockets to toxic levels during the winter months.

Mar 20, 2018, 16:11 PM IST
China 'winning' war on smog, helping life expectancy: Study

China 'winning' war on smog, helping life expectancy: Study

As public discontent mounted over the country's choking smog, China's ruling Communist Party made clean air a priority.

Mar 13, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Even 'safe' levels of pollution can slow down brain growth in kids

Even 'safe' levels of pollution can slow down brain growth in kids

According to the European Union, 25 µg/m3 is the safe level of fine particle. 

Mar 09, 2018, 17:44 PM IST

Deshhit: Due to increased air pollution, amount of oxygen released by trees is decreasing

It is shocking and saddening to know that due increased air pollution, amount of oxygen released by trees is decreasing.

Feb 23, 2018, 21:48 PM IST
Air quality in Delhi-NCR back to "poor category"

Air quality in Delhi-NCR back to "poor category"

The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi-NCR changed from `moderate` to `poor` category on Monday.

Feb 19, 2018, 15:52 PM IST
Green bodies laud launch of 'clean air campaign' in Delhi

Green bodies laud launch of 'clean air campaign' in Delhi

Under the campaign, 70 teams comprising officials from various govt agencies will fan out and monitor causes of pollution and initiate remedial measures.

Feb 11, 2018, 00:05 AM IST
Exposure to air pollution may lead to unethical behaviours, says study

Exposure to air pollution may lead to unethical behaviours, says study

The researchers found that cities with higher levels of air pollution also tended to have higher levels of crime.

Feb 08, 2018, 16:53 PM IST
NGT notice to Rathi Steel, Power Ltd's plant at Ghaziabad for causing air pollution

NGT notice to Rathi Steel, Power Ltd's plant at Ghaziabad for causing air pollution

The National Green Tribunal has issued a notice to the Rathi Steel and Power Ltd's plant at Ghaziabad, asking why environment compensation be not imposed on it for causing air pollution and extracting ground water without permission.

Jan 19, 2018, 10:17 AM IST
75% deaths in India in 2015 due to household burning, coal combustion: Report

75% deaths in India in 2015 due to household burning, coal combustion: Report

Overall, air pollution contributed to nearly 1.1 million deaths in 2015, with the burden falling disproportionately (75 percent) on rural areas.

Jan 16, 2018, 16:30 PM IST
China builds world's tallest air purifier - higher than Qutub Minar, Statue of Liberty

China builds world's tallest air purifier - higher than Qutub Minar, Statue of Liberty

The tallest air purifier in the world has shown to clean the air in a radius of 10 square kilometres during testing.

Jan 16, 2018, 16:30 PM IST
Air pollution increases death in elderly women

Air pollution increases death in elderly women

The findings indicated that the risk was higher in elderly, who were low-income, female, or Black.Senior study author Francesca Dominici said that this the most comprehensive study of short-term exposure to pollution and mortality."We found that the mortality rate increases almost linearly as air pollution increases. 

Dec 27, 2017, 13:34 PM IST
Dense fog in Delhi; 19 trains delayed, 17 cancelled due to low visibility, air quality remains very poor

Dense fog in Delhi; 19 trains delayed, 17 cancelled due to low visibility, air quality remains very poor

At least 19 trains were delayed and nearly 17 were cancelled after a blanket of fog engulfed the national capital and adjoining areas on Sunday morning. 

Dec 24, 2017, 08:49 AM IST
Dense fog in Delhi; 34 trains delayed, 15 cancelled due to low visibility, air quality remains very poor

Dense fog in Delhi; 34 trains delayed, 15 cancelled due to low visibility, air quality remains very poor

The minimum and maximum temperature are likely to hover around 10 and 25 degrees Celsius respectively.

Dec 23, 2017, 08:22 AM IST
Air pollution linked to increased risk of low-birth-weight babies: Study

Air pollution linked to increased risk of low-birth-weight babies: Study

The study “should increase awareness that prenatal exposure to small particle air pollution is detrimental to the unborn child.

Dec 20, 2017, 18:58 PM IST
Australia extends a helping hand, offers technological aid to prevent crop burning

Australia extends a helping hand, offers technological aid to prevent crop burning

Punjab and Haryana generate an estimated 30 million tonnes of paddy straw each year, which is later set on fire and is believed to be a major contributing factor to air pollution, especially over north India.

Dec 18, 2017, 16:31 PM IST
Worse air pollution this year but Diwali less polluting: CPCB

Worse air pollution this year but Diwali less polluting: CPCB

The air pollution situation in the NCR was worse this year against the situation in the peak season last year, the CPCB said on Friday.

Dec 16, 2017, 00:13 AM IST
Don't let the smog throttle you, beat its effects with these five foods

Don't let the smog throttle you, beat its effects with these five foods

Delhiites look forward to the city's winters, but this time, the prolonged smog has made it impossible to enjoy the weather.

Dec 13, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Researchers say air pollution increases risk of birth defects

Researchers say air pollution increases risk of birth defects

Although the increased risk is modest, the potential impact on a population basis is noteworthy because all pregnant women have some amount of exposure.

Dec 12, 2017, 17:49 PM IST
Pollution in Beijing region reduced by 38%

Pollution in Beijing region reduced by 38%

From January to November, the capital saw the average concentration of PM2.5 - the smallest, most harmful particles of pollution - reduced to 60 micrograms per cubic meter, a reduction of 25.6 percent.

Dec 11, 2017, 18:48 PM IST