Children exposed to toxic air likelier to have lower GPAs

A new study has revealed that children who are exposed to toxic air pollutants at home are likelier to have lower GPAs.

Massive pollutants by factories plaguing Bohai Sea in China

Chinese factories are discharging more than 2.8 billion tonnes of waste water besides seven lakh tonnes of other pollutants annually into Bohai Sea in the north and northeast China, severely damaging local environment, a report said.

NGT seeks report on service stations operating in capital

Automobile service stations operating in the capital and discharging toxic pollutants like grease and oil into the Yamuna have come under the radar of the National Green Tribunal which has sought a status report on their functioning.

Moth's mating behaviour can help build better drones

Imitating moth mating behaviour can help researchers develop airborne robots or drones that ply the sky searching for signature odours from pollutants.

Air conditioning use poised to spike worldwide: Study

The use of air conditioning may rise dramatically by the end of the century, requiring far more electricity and sending pollutants into the atmosphere at unprecedented rates, researchers warned Monday.

Nepal bans polythene use in Kathmandu

Nepal Tuesday declared capital Kathmandu a polythene-free zone as the country observed its official New Year.

Household 'green' products pose health hazards

The so-called household "green" products, including air fresheners, cleaning products, laundry supplies and personal care products, contain lot of health hazards, finds a new study.

14 people stand trial over arsenic pollution in China
14 people stand trial over arsenic pollution in China

Fourteen people from six mining companies have pleaded guilty to causing arsenic pollution in central China which poisoned 49 villagers and incurred a loss of over USD 1.3 million.

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.