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.

Singapore air quality reaches unhealthy range
Singapore air quality reaches unhealthy range

Air quality in Singapore crossed the "unhealthy" line Monday morning, as the three-hour pollutant standards index (PSI) reached 113 at around 6 a.m. And by 7 a.m. fell slightly to 111.

Air pollution harming brains of urban young
Air pollution harming brains of urban young

Children living in cities are at an increased risk of developing brain inflammation and neuro-degenerative changes, including Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, owing to air pollution.

Kids living in megacities likelier to risk brain damage from air pollution

A new study has recently revealed that kids living in megacities are more prone to brain damage from air pollution.

3 bn people worldwide at risk of ill health, early death due to household air pollution: Lancet

A new research has revealed that household air pollution, sourced by the use of plant-based or coal fuel for cooking, heating, and lightingaround, could cause 3 million people to suffer from health risks and early death worldwide.

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.