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Researchers develop new hyper-local air pollution map

Researchers develop new hyper-local air pollution map

Most large urban areas tend to have only one air quality monitor for every 100 to 200 square miles. 

Delhi air quality shows improvement this year as crop fires reduce

Delhi air quality shows improvement this year as crop fires reduce

Air quality in Delhi is another indicator of reduced crop burning this year. 

Rude awakening: More than 2,800 companies in China found violating air pollution rules

Rude awakening: More than 2,800 companies in China found violating air pollution rules

Some companies refused the inspection or prevented inspectors from carrying out their duties.

SC to hear environmentalist MC Mehta's plea on air pollution

SC to hear environmentalist MC Mehta's plea on air pollution

The apex court earlier on January 17 warned that the problem of air pollution was very serious and it is important to find a solution for the same, on an urgent basis.

Sticks, carrots, toxic carrots: Clearing the air in China and India

Ivetta Gerasimchuk, Lucy Kitson & Lourdes Sanchez/IISD/IANS

Government declares Delhi, Faridabad among top five Indian cities with worst air pollution

Government declares Delhi, Faridabad among top five Indian cities with worst air pollution

There are six AQI categories - good, satisfactory, moderately polluted, poor, very poor and severe.

Delhi's air quality improves, cleaner than Mumbai's in past two weeks

Delhi's air quality improves, cleaner than Mumbai's in past two weeks

According to a study by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Delhi considered to be one of the most polluted cities in the world had cleaner air than Mumbai in past two weeks.

Beware! Increase in vehicular density causing spike in NO2 levels in Delhi air

Beware! Increase in vehicular density causing spike in NO2 levels in Delhi air

In 2015, the average level of NO2, a toxic byproduct of diesel combustion, was 73 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3), as against the permissible annual average of 40 ug/m3.

China reinforces efforts to control air quality

China reinforces efforts to control air quality

A cement producer in Beijing used more electricity than usual in December, when it should have suspended production.

China suffered from air pollution more in January, says official data

China suffered from air pollution more in January, says official data

The city of Haikou in Hainan Province continued to have the cleanest air out of the nation's 74 major cities, while Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province was the worst polluted.

Air quality inspectors investigate air quality in China

Air quality inspectors investigate air quality in China

The teams went to cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and neighbouring areas, including Shanxi, Shandong and Henan provinces, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said.

Delhi's air quality plunged sharply in 2016

Delhi's air quality plunged sharply in 2016

The annual prescribed standards of PM 2.5 and PM 10 are 40 and 60 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) in India. The corresponding 24-hour standards are 60 and 100 respectively.

China to be hit with new bout of air pollution, warn officials

China to be hit with new bout of air pollution, warn officials

Of the 338 cities monitored by the ministry, 242 cities reported good air quality on Wednesday and Thursday, while 96 cities fell victim of the pollution.

After two-day breather, Delhi's air quality plunges again

After two-day breather, Delhi's air quality plunges again

According to experts the rainfall that took place between January 25 to 27 was the reason behind the two-day breather.

Delhi: Air quality 'very poor' on Republic Day, breaches safety levels by up to three times

Delhi: Air quality 'very poor' on Republic Day, breaches safety levels by up to three times

During the parade hours, the level of particulates violated safe standards by up to three times when thousands thronged Rajpath for Republic Day celebration.

More than half Chinese cities plagued by air pollution

More than half Chinese cities plagued by air pollution

Of the 338 cities monitored by the ministry, 7.1 per cent, including Shijiazhuang the capital city of Hebei Province, which neighbours Beijing, reported serious air pollution, with air quality index (AQI) readings exceeding 300 as of Wednesday.

India's air now 'deadlier' than China's - Only 2 of 10 most polluted cities covered by real-time monitoring, says report

India's air now 'deadlier' than China's - Only 2 of 10 most polluted cities covered by real-time monitoring, says report

In its new analysis, Greenpeace reveald that only two of India's 10 most polluted cities - Delhi and Faridabad - are covered by the government's real-time air quality monitoring system, leaving more than one billion unprepared for toxic episodes.

New soy-based air filter can capture toxic chemicals

New soy-based air filter can capture toxic chemicals

 Poor air quality causes health problems worldwide and is a factor in diseases such as asthma, heart disease and lung cancer.

Air pollution: These are India's most polluted cities; Delhi tops the list

Air pollution: These are India's most polluted cities; Delhi tops the list

The study pointed out that it's not just Delhi, but none of the 168 Indian cities monitored comply with the WHO standards.

Air pollution: What Delhi can learn from Paris

Air pollution: What Delhi can learn from Paris

To halve the emissions from road vehicles, the Paris government has also made public transport free and ordered half of all private cars to keep off the road.