Air pollution: Plea in NGT seeks RORO service for vehicles

 With a view to curbing air pollution in Delhi-NCR, a plea was today moved in the National Green Tribunal seeking introduction of RORO service for commercial vehicles which are more than 10 years old.

World Asthma Day: Delhi's kids worst affected, says survey

A survey conducted by the Breathe Blue and Heal Foundation shows that Delhi's children have the weakest lungs, as compared to kids from other metros.

Air pollution puts kids at allergy risk

Exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests, says a study.

40% children have compromised lung function in Delhi: Survey

A survey conducted by the Breathe Blue and Heal Foundation, showed that 40% of children have compromised lung function in Delhi.

35 percent of school-going children in India suffer from poor lung health: Survey

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Kolkata: A survey has revealed that around 35 percent of school going children in India suffer from poor lung health.

NGT extends stay on ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi till May 18
NGT extends stay on ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi till May 18

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday extended the stay till May 18 on its order banning 10-year-old diesel vehicles from plying in Delhi-NCR.

Air pollution and poverty lower child's IQ
Air pollution and poverty lower child's IQ

Material hardship can increase the adverse affects of physical "stressors" like air pollutants as researchers have found that the toxic combination of air pollution and poverty could lower the intelligence quotient (IQ) of your kid.

Transporters' group suggests ways to reduce Delhi pollution
Transporters' group suggests ways to reduce Delhi pollution

A delegation of the Delhi Transporters Association on Wednesday met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suggested ways to reduce air pollution in the national capital.

NGT announces Rs 5,000 fine for open burning of leaves, garbage in Delhi
NGT announces Rs 5,000 fine for open burning of leaves, garbage in Delhi

Stepping up its effort to curb pollution, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday announced a fine of Rs 5,000 on individuals spotted burning garbage, leaves, plastic, rubber etc in open areas in parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

Strange that Environment min not accepting studies linking mortality to pollution: Panel

A house panel Monday said it was "strange" that Environment Ministry was not ready to "accept" studies linking mortality with air pollution as it recommended restricting use of personal vehicles through an efficient and cost effective public transport system.

Ban on old vehicles in Delhi: Centre moves NGT seeking stay
Ban on old vehicles in Delhi: Centre moves NGT seeking stay

The government on Monday moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking stay of its ban orders on 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles from plying on Delhi roads on the ground that it would affect public and essential services.

Air pollution bad for your brain too

Long-term exposure to fine particle air pollution may cause subtle structural changes in the brain that increase risks of poor cognitive function and dementia, says a study.

Delhi HC appalled over government's lack of concern about air pollution

The Delhi High Court today said it was "appalled" over how bureaucrats are unconcerned over air pollution in the national capital and how cutting of trees could lead to worsening of the situation and called for some "radical" steps to address the issue.

Exposure to air pollution for long could damage your brain

If you are a middle aged or older, and are exposed to polluted air longer durations, you may be at risk of damaging your brain.

India lags behind on scale conducting air quality checks: Greenpeace
India lags behind on scale conducting air quality checks: Greenpeace

India lags far behind on the scale on which air quality checks are conducted, according to an analysis by Greenpeace.

China's choking air pollution getting better: Greenpeace
China's choking air pollution getting better: Greenpeace

It seems here is some relief for people of China from the choking air pollution, as a new report suggests that the air quality may have modestly improved over the past 12 months.

World Bank programme to focus on air quality in India
World Bank programme to focus on air quality in India

A new World Bank administered programme, with an initial total allocation of around $45 million, will focus on air quality management in five major urban areas in India, China, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa.

NGT notice to Haryana, UP, Rajasthan over alarming air pollution in Delhi
NGT notice to Haryana, UP, Rajasthan over alarming air pollution in Delhi

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday issued notice to Haryana, UP and Rajasthan governments over alarming levels of air pollution in Delhi.

'Delhi's air worst in the world, can cause cancer and respiratory problems'
'Delhi's air worst in the world, can cause cancer and respiratory problems'

The National Capital of India, New Delhi, has the worst air in the world, surpassing Beijing, as per the latest report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Felling of trees by DMRC, PWD given rise to air pollution: HC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday noted that the "magnitude" of trees cut by DMRC and PWD for various projects has enabled air pollution to increase in the national capital and sought reports from them and the city government on where replantation was undertaken and how much, since 2010.