China sets CO2 target, garners praise

China, the world`s top CO2 polluter, promised Tuesday to peak emissions within about 15 years, in a move widely hailed as a boost for the global effort to curb planet warming.

87 per cent special air quality funds remain unused as pollution peaks in Delhi-Part 2

A planning department report has said that the Delhi government, in the last seven years, collected Rs 385 crore to fund its war on air pollution, but around 87% of this money has remained unspent.

87 per cent special air quality funds remain unused as pollution peaks in Delhi

A planning department report has said that the Delhi government, in the last seven years, collected Rs 385 crore to fund its war on air pollution, but around 87% of this money has remained unspent.

All India Badtameez: Reality check on air pollution in Delhi

To check air pollution in the national capital, Delhi government has directed its officials to crackdown on open burning of garbage, plastics and leaves.

AIB: Air pollution, do we care?

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has 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).

Govt proposes to impose fee on goods vehicles entering Delhi

With goods vehicles running on diesel being identified as major contributor to air pollution, Delhi government Thursday proposed to impose a fee on such commercial vehicles entering the city and use the amount to augment environment-friendly public transport system.

Outdoor air quality declines in Delhi: Survey
Outdoor air quality declines in Delhi: Survey

Delhi's outdoor air quality has deteriorated over the years with the presence of particulate matters reaching alarming levels mainly due to vehicular and industrial emissions, as per the Economic Survey of Delhi 2014-15.

Cleaner air could save 1.4 million lives in India, China

 Improving air quality could prevent up to 1.4 million premature deaths per year in polluted countries such as China and India, a new study has found.

Experts to mull ways to improve Delhi's air quality
Experts to mull ways to improve Delhi's air quality

About 150 air pollution experts from all over the country will attend a day-long meet on Saturday (June 20) to discuss ways to improve the national capital's air quality, it ws announced on Tuesday.

'Polluted air' can reduce white matter in our brains

In a new study, scientist have claimed that air pollution could cut down the white matter in our brains.

Chinese cities see cleaner air in May after drastic measures

China Monday said Beijing and its neighbouring cities enjoyed better air quality in May after years of dreadful pollution, as the main pollutants, ozone and PM2.5 decreased year on year.

Higher death rates even when air pollution is below EPA limits

A new study has linked air pollution below EPA standards with higher death rates.

DNA: Delhi or Beijing- Which city has the worst air quality?

On this World Environment Day, let's find out: India or China, whose capital city has the worse air quality?

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Are we doing enough for our environment?
Are we doing enough for our environment?

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed." - Mahatma Gandhi

Kids suffer the most as Delhi air pollution worsens

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.

Significant ozone built up in Delhi poses health risk: CSE

A significant ozone build up has been witnessed this summer in several areas of the national capital, including the one where Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resides, increasing the public health risk, a green body warned Thursday.

India's first Air Quality Index: For better control of air pollution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the commencement of India's first ever Air Quality Index (AQI) on 6th of April, 2015. The index has been launched to provide real time information about pollution levels which will initially monitor air quality in 10 cities of the country. 

Delhi's kids have weakest lungs, reveals 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 is world's largest single environmental health risk: WHO

Air pollution has been termed as the world's largest single environmental health risk by the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the recently concluded World Health Assembly in Geneva last week.