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Trees saving 850 human lives a year in US: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:03

Trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing almost 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms, says an estimate of air pollution removal by trees in the US by the US Forest Service scientists and collaborators.

Now, smartphone sensor to monitor air pollution in real time

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 11:11

What if your old smartphone could tell you about the pollution and dust levels present in air and could save you from various health problems?

Govt rejects study report on pollution level in India

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:47

Government on Wednesday rejected studies of WHO and Yale University which talked about India and its cities being among the most polluted, asserting that the parameters for determining air pollution were not considered by them.

Beijing will take 16 years to attain safe air quality

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:08

Beijing`s fine-particulate pollutant intensity is expected to drop to the internationally recognised safe level in 16 years, environmental authorities said.

Beijing will take 16 years to attain safe air quality

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 15:43

Beijing`s fine-particulate pollutant intensity is expected to drop to the internationally recognised safe level in 16 years, environmental authorities said.

`Better fuel, stricter norms needed to curb air pollution`

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 22:22

Astronomers have discovered a bright, mysterious geologic object on Cassini mission radar images of Ligeia Mare, the second-largest sea on Saturn`s moon Titan amd have named it " Magic Island ".

Delhi air pollution: Breathe at your own risk!

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 20:10

New Delhi has been rated as the world`s worst city for air pollution, with an annual average of 153 micrograms of small particulates, known as PM 2.5, per cubic metre.

Airplane traffic in air enters health danger zone

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 13:37

Stuck on the road for ages amid the crawling traffic this morning, thinking about the growing air pollution? Look up in the sky - no, not to pray to the almighty again.

China to take 5 million old cars off road in anti-pollution push

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 12:38

China plans to take more than 5 million ageing vehicles off its roads this year in a bid to improve air quality, with 330,000 cars set to be decommissioned in Beijing alone, the government said in a policy document published on Monday.

Poem that cleanses air of pollution created in UK

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 18:50

Now a poem that cleanses air of pollution- sounds like science fiction, but it`s real and happening! Researchers from the UK have successfully created the world`s first air cleansing poem.

CPCB contests WHO findings but says Delhi pollution a concern

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 21:57

Pollution level in Delhi is a "matter of concern", the country`s anti-pollution watchdog today admitted but disagreed with a WHO study findings that the national capital has the world`s dirtiest air.

Beijing should not rejoice over pollution data: Chinese daily

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 17:36

Though a WHO report has named India`s capital New Delhi as the most polluted city in Asia, Beijing should not rejoice at being second, a leading Chinese daily said.