Electronic 'tongue' mimics how people distinguish tastes

Scientists have developed a new inexpensive and highly sensitive electronic 'tongue' that could sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit the stores.

Pregnant women should take precautions during Diwali

Not only the pollutants but the loud noise of crackers could be harmful for pregnant women and newborns during Diwali, said experts.

Vitamin B12 could detoxify pollutants

Looking at how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants, researchers have discovered that vitamin B12 could be the key to combating pollution.

Ganga pollution: Govt warn of stringent action against industries

The government Wednesday warned of stringent action against industries that are violating pollution norms on the banks of the river Ganga and its tributaries.

Municipal discharge main pollutant for River Ganga: Central Pollution Control Board
Municipal discharge main pollutant for River Ganga: Central Pollution Control Board

Central Pollution Control Board chairman Susheel Kumar on Wednesday said that only industrial pollution is not squarely responsible for polluting the River Ganga.

India's ozone pollution destroys crops enough to feed 94mn people annually
India's ozone pollution destroys crops enough to feed 94mn people annually

A new study has revealed that India's ozone pollution damaged millions of tons of the country's major crops, causing losses of more than a billion dollars and destroying enough food to feed 94 millions of people living below the poverty line.

Only reduction in CO2 emissions can help address climate change

A new study has said that the politically expedient way to mitigate climate change is essentially no way at all.

Air pollution may lead to brain cancer

A team of researchers is set to conduct a study to determine if several potentially toxic compounds that exist in polluted air are capable of entering the brain from the bloodstream and causing brain cancer.

Delhi`s air more polluted than Beijing`s, reveals new study

An examination of daily pollution figures collected from New Delhi suggests that the air in the national capital is laden with dangerous small particles of pollution.

Haze continues to shroud China

Heavy haze still shrouded China Saturday, with highways closed and flights delayed or cancelled following an alert for haze.

Hong Kong announces new air pollution index

Hong Kong on Friday announced a new air quality health index, the first in Asia to use the system, in its ongoing battle to combat air pollution.

Plastics dangerously harming marine ecosystems

Up till now it was unknown to researchers whether ingested plastic transfers chemical additives or pollutants to wildlife, but a new study has shown that toxic concentrations of pollutants and additives enter the tissue of animals that have eaten microplastic.

Rains, high speed wind can clear smog: CPCB

With the thick blanket of smog engulfing the national capital, the Central Pollution Control Board Wednesday said rains and high speed wind can clear the pollutants in the air and increase visibility.

Now, water purifying technique that uses fruit peels

An Indian-origin scientist has developed the world`s first water purification technique that uses the peels of apples and tomatoes to remove different types of pollutants.

Plant that suck up pollutants from soil

Chinese experts have successfully used a plant to clean arsenic pollution from the soil.

Exposure to pollutants during pregnancy harms kids

High foetal PAH exposure is significantly linked with symptoms of anxious depressed and attention problems.

Pollutants increase risk of birth defects

Pesticides and coal and oil pollutants increase the risk of certain birth defects.

Pollutants found at US base in S Korea: Officials

Traces of toxic chemicals have been
found at a US military camp but there is no evidence yet to
support claims that Agent Orange was buried there in 1978,
South Korean and American investigators said.

Sunlight `scrambles pollutants`

Sunlight can rearrange the atoms of molecules to form new chemical substances.