Trees saving 850 human lives a year in US: Study

Trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing almost 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms, says an estimate of air pollution removal by trees in the US by the US Forest Service scientists and collaborators.

Now, smartphone sensor to monitor air pollution in real time

What if your old smartphone could tell you about the pollution and dust levels present in air and could save you from various health problems?

Govt rejects study report on pollution level in India

Government on Wednesday rejected studies of WHO and Yale University which talked about India and its cities being among the most polluted, asserting that the parameters for determining air pollution were not considered by them.

Beijing will take 16 years to attain safe air quality

Beijing`s fine-particulate pollutant intensity is expected to drop to the internationally recognised safe level in 16 years, environmental authorities said.

Beijing will take 16 years to attain safe air quality

Beijing`s fine-particulate pollutant intensity is expected to drop to the internationally recognised safe level in 16 years, environmental authorities said.

`Better fuel, stricter norms needed to curb air pollution`

Astronomers have discovered a bright, mysterious geologic object on Cassini mission radar images of Ligeia Mare, the second-largest sea on Saturn`s moon Titan amd have named it " Magic Island ".

Air pollution may cause autism, schizophrenia

A new study has revealed that exposure to air pollution early in life makes people highly prone to autism and schizophrenia.

Air pollution associated with irregular heartbeat and lung blood clots

A new study has linked air pollution to irregular heartbeat and lung blood clots.
But its impact on directly boosting the risk of heart attacks and stroke is rather less clear, the research indicates.

Airplane traffic in air enters health danger zone

Stuck on the road for ages amid the crawling traffic this morning, thinking about the growing air pollution? Look up in the sky - no, not to pray to the almighty again.

Poem that cleanses air of pollution created in UK

Now a poem that cleanses air of pollution- sounds like science fiction, but it`s real and happening! Researchers from the UK have successfully created the world`s first air cleansing poem.

Olive oil supplements can protect you against health problems due to air pollution

Researchers have suggested that taking olive oil supplements may counteract some of the adverse cardiovascular effects of exposure to air pollution.

Beijing should not rejoice over pollution data: Chinese daily

Though a WHO report has named India`s capital New Delhi as the most polluted city in Asia, Beijing should not rejoice at being second, a leading Chinese daily said.

WHO report claims New Delhi has world`s worst air pollution

A World Health Organisation (WHO) study ranks New Delhi as the world`s worst city for air pollution, with an annual average of 153 micrograms of small particulates, known as PM 2.5, per cubic metre.

India rejects WHO report showing New Delhi as world`s most polluted city

India on Thursday rejected the World Health Organisation (WHO) report that showed New Delhi`s as the most polluted city in the world.

Improving air quality in NYC could boost kids` future earnings by raising their IQ

Researchers have said that reducing air pollution in New York City would result in substantial economic gains for children as a result of increasing their IQs.

Delhi`s air most polluted in the world: WHO

As per a new study conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the air in the national capital is laden with dangerous small particles of pollution, leapfrogging Beijing - the city which was once considered one of the most polluted.

Hole over tropical West Pacific reinforcing ozone depletion in polar regions

Researchers have found that an atmospheric hole over the tropical West Pacific is reinforcing ozone depletion in the polar regions and could have a significant influence on the climate of the Earth.

London smog forces British PM Cameron to skip jog

The thick blanket of smog caused by dust from Africa`s Sahara desert that is engulfing the city of London today even forced British Prime Minister David Cameron to cancel his daily morning jog.

White kids more prone to asthma from air pollution

White children suffer from asthma due to higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) more frequently than their black counterparts, a new Cincinnati Children`s Hospital Medical Center study finds.

Air pollution killed seven million people in 2012: WHO

Air pollution by sources ranging from cooking fires to auto fumes contributed to an estimated seven million deaths worldwide in 2012, the UN health agency said Tuesday.