Air pollution

High Court asks Delhi government to frame policy on ''Ravana Dahan'', firecrackers

High Court asks Delhi government to frame policy on ''Ravana Dahan'', firecrackers

The spotlight is back on Delhi's infamous air quality levels during pre-winter and winter months.

Oct 16, 2018, 22:59 PM IST
Sympathies with farmers but law is law: Punjab CM Amarinder on stubble burning

Sympathies with farmers but law is law: Punjab CM Amarinder on stubble burning

Stubble burning incidents are on the rise yet again in Punjab and Haryana, with farmers saying they continue to have no other option.

Oct 15, 2018, 18:02 PM IST
Air quality remains poor in Delhi-NCR; firecracker companies uncertain ahead of festive season

Air quality remains poor in Delhi-NCR; firecracker companies uncertain ahead of festive season

The pollution levels in the national capital remains poor as of Sunday.

Oct 14, 2018, 15:27 PM IST
Punjab farmers burn stubble, claim fire-crackers contribute to pollution too

Punjab farmers burn stubble, claim fire-crackers contribute to pollution too

Farmers in Punjab's Patiala on Thursday burned stubble stating that they have no other alternative.

Oct 11, 2018, 18:28 PM IST
Air pollution has a substantial effect on the output of solar panels: Study

Air pollution has a substantial effect on the output of solar panels: Study

Many countries around the world have been moving toward greater installation of urban solar panels and most of these are in urban areas where the impact of these reductions in output could be quite severe, the researchers say.

Aug 30, 2018, 16:43 PM IST
Air pollution could fuel chronic kidney disease

Air pollution could fuel chronic kidney disease

Similar to smoking, air pollution contains harmful toxins that can directly affect the kidneys, said Jennifer Bragg-Gresham, the study's lead author.

Aug 27, 2018, 11:39 AM IST
Air pollution may lead to chronic kidney diseases: Study

Air pollution may lead to chronic kidney diseases: Study

The study finds that chronic kidney diseases are more common in polluted areas vis-a-vis areas with comparatively cleaner air.

Aug 25, 2018, 07:26 AM IST
Air pollution shortens life by more than one year in India

Air pollution shortens life by more than one year in India

If air pollution were removed as a risk for death, people in the world could live at least a year longer and in India, says study.

Aug 23, 2018, 17:37 PM IST
Does air pollution trigger cardiovascular disease?

Does air pollution trigger cardiovascular disease?

A study has found that air pollution, and fine dust, in particular, is responsible for more than four million deaths each year. 

Aug 23, 2018, 12:28 PM IST
Indians may live four years more if air is cleaned to WHO standards: Study

Indians may live four years more if air is cleaned to WHO standards: Study

A group of researchers have proposed a slew of measures to overcome the issue that includes applying monetary charges for excess emissions.

Aug 13, 2018, 15:29 PM IST
Even low air pollution level may cause heart disease

Even low air pollution level may cause heart disease

Higher exposures to the pollutants are linked to more significant changes in the structure of the heart, reseachers said.

Aug 03, 2018, 14:21 PM IST
Daily exercise may cut heart attack risk even in polluted areas: Study

Daily exercise may cut heart attack risk even in polluted areas: Study

Moderate cycling for four or more hours per week cut risk for recurrent heart attack by 31 per cent.

Jul 21, 2018, 17:47 PM IST
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

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