Air pollution leads to adverse pregnancy outcomes

A recent study by Tel Aviv University researchers has provided new evidence linking high exposure to air pollution to an increased risk of congenital malformations.

Prenatal exposure to air pollution ups child's autism risk

A new study has revealed that women who are exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter specifically during pregnancy-particularly during the third trimester-may face up to twice the risk of having a child with autism than mothers living in areas with low particulate matter.

Coal-powered electric cars worse for public health than gasoline counterparts
Coal-powered electric cars worse for public health than gasoline counterparts

A new study has found that driving vehicles that use electricity made from clean, renewable energy instead of gasoline can actually push down death rates due to air pollution by as much as 70 percent.

WHO stresses on improving indoor air quality

 Half of the deaths due to pneumonia in children aged less than five years in India can be attributed to household air pollution, according to World Health Organisation.

No report from US embassy about Delhi's air pollution: Govt

Government on Thrusday denied having received any report from the US embassy about Delhi's air pollution level, but admitted that air quality deteriorates during Diwali.

Heart patient? Avoid rush hour traffic

Avoiding rush hour traffic could curb your exposure to air pollution, thereby reducing risk of developing heart diseases or preventing worsening of existing heart diseases, a study has suggested.

"Harsh" steps needed to check air pollution in Delhi: NGT

The National Green Tribunal today said that air pollution in the capital needs to be dealt with "harsh" steps, and asked the authorities concerned to consider hike in parking, vehicle registration fees and congestion charges.

China businesses hijack environmental issues online

The government and corporations in China managed to hijack the issues concerning air pollution, raised by online activists in social media, a study suggests.

Air pollution in Delhi worst during winter: Study

Air pollution in Delhi is worst during winter season, a study said Tuesday.

'Parasitic' drones to suck pollution from city air

A group of designers aim to develop 'parasitic' drones that perch on neon billboards in Hong Kong and suck up pollution to produce fuel and grow plants.

NASA to study climate change from the sky
NASA to study climate change from the sky

 Starting 2015, NASA will send five new airborne field campaigns to the skies to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters and fires in Africa affect our climate.

NGT verdict: Over 29 lakh vehicles set to go off Delhi's roads
NGT verdict: Over 29 lakh vehicles set to go off Delhi's roads

More than 29 lakh vehicles will go off the capital's roads following a National Green Tribunal order putting a ban on plying of vehicles older than 15 years, the Delhi government has said.

Thick hazardous smog engulfs Beijing

China on Saturday issued a hazardous air alert after a heavy blanket of smog engulfed the capital city, urging the residents here to stay indoors.

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.