Air pollution

Online campaign to stop Delhi's tree-cutting spree gains momentum

Online campaign to stop Delhi's tree-cutting spree gains momentum

Delhi is choking under a toxic air but that apparently matters little when trees have to make way for government quarters.

Jun 21, 2018, 14:22 PM IST
Dust pollution triggers breathing issues in healthy people, worsens plight of asthma patients in Delhi

Dust pollution triggers breathing issues in healthy people, worsens plight of asthma patients in Delhi

Dust storms, pollution and soaring temperatures have caused difficulties for people, with many complaining of sore eyes and skin irritation as well.

Jun 17, 2018, 19:27 PM IST
Greenpeace India urges Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out National Clean Air Programme

Greenpeace India urges Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out National Clean Air Programme

"Air pollution is prevalent all year round and throughout the country and not just limited to Delhi. 

Jun 17, 2018, 12:30 PM IST
Delhi's air quality beyond 'severe' as stubborn dusty haze persists

Delhi's air quality beyond 'severe' as stubborn dusty haze persists

Several areas in the city reported alarming levels of pollution for the second consecutive day.

Jun 14, 2018, 07:38 AM IST
Delhi environment minister seeks urgent meeting on air pollution

Delhi environment minister seeks urgent meeting on air pollution

Imran Hussain has written to union minister Harsh Vardhan seeking meeting with environment ministers of neighbouring states.

May 03, 2018, 12:39 PM IST

In WHO's global list, 14 of 20 most-polluted cities in India

Indian cities are fast becoming a gas chamber - choking residents towards a slow death with each breath.

May 02, 2018, 13:13 PM IST
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

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