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Air quality in Delhi violates prescribed norms: CPCB

Amid growing concerns over deteriorating air quality in the capital, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said that air quality in Delhi is seriously violative of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

Unacceptable levels of pollution in Delhi: Study

You must be breathing "unacceptable levels" of toxic air in Delhi as the national capital city is literally gasping because of skyrocketing levels of air pollution, according to a new data.

Air pollution reaches dangerous level in 106 Chinese cities

The air pollution reached "dangerous levels" in 106 Chinese cities due to use of fireworks and firecrackers during the celebrations welcoming the Lunar New Year, according to a report.

US to expand air quality monitoring to Embassy in India

 After a successful pilot project in China, the US plans to expand air quality monitoring to some of its missions in countries like India, Vietnam and Mongolia in the coming months to help raise awareness about the dangers of pollution.

Poor air quality puts men at higher suicide risk
Poor air quality puts men at higher suicide risk

Even short-term exposure to air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter may increase the risk for suicide, especially among men between 36 to 64 years of age, says a new study.

NGT forms committee to find "safest" time for Delhiites to travel

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed constitution of a committee to take sample of ambient air quality from across Delhi city at different intervals and inform it about the safest period during which national capital residents can travel without risk to their health.

Future air quality may put plants at risk
Future air quality may put plants at risk

By 2050, cumulative exposure to ozone during the summer will be high enough to damage vegetation, estimates an international research team. (13:30)

Delhi's air quality deteriorating due to burning of agricultural waste

The air quality in the national capital has deteriorated significantly and experts have identified the burning of agricultural wastes in neighbouring states as one of the major contributors to a visible haze over the city.

DNA: Air quality deteriorates in various cities post Diwali

Air quality deteriorates in various cities of India after Diwali. The coming two days will be little difficult for the people to breath because of the air pollution post Diwali.

Air quality deteriorates alarmingly in Delhi post-Diwali
Air quality deteriorates alarmingly in Delhi post-Diwali

Air quality in the national capital deteriorated alarmingly a day after Diwali as pollution levels spiked more than five times higher than normal leaving many at the risk of respiratory problems.

Singapore air quality reaches unhealthy range
Singapore air quality reaches unhealthy range

Air quality in Singapore crossed the "unhealthy" line Monday morning, as the three-hour pollutant standards index (PSI) reached 113 at around 6 a.m. And by 7 a.m. fell slightly to 111.

Green offices make workers happy and productive
Green offices make workers happy and productive

Want to be happy and productive at work? Keep a plant next to your computer.

Only nine Chinese cities reach air quality standards

Only nine of 161 Chinese cities reached the new -- and stricter -- air quality monitoring standards in the first half of this year, according to the ministry of environmental protection (MEP).

Beijing will take 16 years to attain safe air quality

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

World Environment Day: India’s environmental performance

Sixty plus years of Independence yet no freedom from pollution!

Improving air quality in NYC could boost kids` future earnings by raising their IQ

Researchers have said that reducing air pollution in New York City would result in substantial economic gains for children as a result of increasing their IQs.

Fuel quality norms are need of the hour: TERI

With rapidly escalating growth in vehicle numbers in India and air quality deteriorating as a result of emissions, environmental research leader TERI has called for stringent vehicular emission and fuel quality norms if future ambient pollution levels are to be brought down.

New smart device monitors pollution levels inside homes to keep you healthy

A smart air monitoring device, Birdi, has been developed to monitor air quality, everyday health hazards, pollution and emergencies like fire and carbon monoxide so you can stay connected and protected in your home.

Beijing toughens pollution norms for cleaner air

Beijing Monday unveiled a package of measures, including cutting vehicle emissions and curbing industrial pollution, in a bid to improve air quality in the often smog-shrouded city, Xinhua reported.