More than 15-year-old vehicles not permitted to ply in Delhi: NGT

Dismayed at increasing air pollution in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal Wednesday held that all vehicles which were more than 15 years old would not be permitted to ply on the city roads.

11 mn vehicles taken off road, factories shut in China for APEC
11 mn vehicles taken off road, factories shut in China for APEC

 At least 11.7 million vehicles were taken off roads and 10,000 factories shut as part of an initiative by Chinese government to ensure an eco-friendly Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

Exposure to tobacco smoke and roadway air pollution leads to obesity development in kids

A new study has revealed that exposure to tobacco smoke and near-roadway air pollution contributes to the development of obesity.

Youngsters concerned over rising accidents, air quality

Over 90 percent youngsters in the country's top five metropolitan cities are concerned about the rising road accidents and air pollution levels in their cities, a survey revealed Wednesday.

Air pollution set to rise drastically in Indian cities: Report
Air pollution set to rise drastically in Indian cities: Report

If current trends of vehicle population, fuel and emission standards persist in India, PM 2.5 (particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers) emissions will increase three times and NOx (Nitrogen oxide) will rise five times in the coming years, a new report revealed Tuesday.

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.

Air pollution drops crop yields in India: Study
Air pollution drops crop yields in India: Study

According to a recent study, air pollution in India seems to have a direct and negative impact on grain production.

Childhood leukemia and air pollution linked, say scientists

Researchers have suggested a theory in which a previously reported risk of leukemia among children born close to overhead power lines could be caused by an alteration to surrounding air pollution.

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.

Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon
Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon

Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon today, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level.

Cardiac arrest rates 'elevates' with daily high pollution levels

A new study has suggested that cardiac arrest rates are higher a few days after increased levels of several air pollutants.

China tries to keep a lid on air pollution for APEC Summit
China tries to keep a lid on air pollution for APEC Summit

China plans to keep a tight rein on air and water pollution by cutting emissions from vehicles and industries when it hosts leaders of 21 APEC nations including US President Barack Obama early next month.

India's air pollution policies more successful than water pollution ones: Study
India's air pollution policies more successful than water pollution ones: Study

India's air pollution policies are more successful than the water pollution ones because of the country's Supreme Court's effective intervention to address matters polluting the atmosphere, according to a new study.

Global shift to renewable energy is feasible: Study

A future where electricity comes mostly from low-carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand, but will also significantly reduce air pollution, says a study.

DNA: India still tops in open defecation

Globally, India continues to be the country with the highest number of people (597 million people) practising open defecation.

Air pollution caused decline in monsoon rains: Study
Air pollution caused decline in monsoon rains: Study

A new study suggests that emissions produced by human activity have caused a decline in the annual monsoon rainfall over the past 50 years.

Avoid air pollution to manage asthma

A simple change in your lifestyle to avoid air pollution can help manage ashtha problems, shows a study.

Vehicle pollution: China floats 'cash for clunkers' scheme

China is scheduled to restrict or prohibit heavy polluting vehicles by the end of June 2015 in major cities, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Thursday.

Smoky haze clouds Singapore Grand Prix
Smoky haze clouds Singapore Grand Prix

A smoky, `unhealthy` haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state`s glamour sporting spectacle - the Formula One night race.