Pollution

Diwali 2017: Will Delhi choke again despite Diwali firecracker ban?

Diwali 2017: Will Delhi choke again despite Diwali firecracker ban?

According to a study, people in Delhi smoke 30 cigarettes in a day – that's how polluted the air is at present.  

Oct 16, 2017, 11:57 AM IST
Develop zero-pollution firecrackers: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to scientists

Develop zero-pollution firecrackers: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to scientists

The SC put a ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till October 31, keeping the increasing pollution under consideration.

Oct 15, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Delhi's air quality worsens, to stay 'very poor' for 48 hours

Delhi's air quality worsens, to stay 'very poor' for 48 hours

With north-westerly winds blowing into Delhi from neighbouring states, air quality in the national capital worsened on Saturday and is set to remain `very poor` over the next 48 hours.

Oct 14, 2017, 21:21 PM IST
Haryana to spend Rs. 12 crore to help Delhi breath

Haryana to spend Rs. 12 crore to help Delhi breath

"This would include providing subsidy for purchase of Happy Seeders, Straw Balers and Straw Reapers," Haryana Chief Secretary D.S. Dhesi said.

Oct 12, 2017, 18:16 PM IST

Pollution: Can OBD scanners be made compulsory for PUC centres, SC asks Govt

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to mull over whether on-board diagnostics (OBD) scanners could be made compulsory for vehicle pollution test centres in grade A cities like Delhi, from December 1.

Oct 11, 2017, 21:24 PM IST
Delhi air quality to further deteriorate in next two days

Delhi air quality to further deteriorate in next two days

PM2.5, or the particles in air with diameter less than 2.5mm, is one of the major and common pollutant with direct consequences on life expectancy.

Oct 10, 2017, 17:35 PM IST
Air pollution cuts growth of working memory in kids

Air pollution cuts growth of working memory in kids

The findings of an earlier study had shown that 20 percent of a child's daily dose of black carbon is inhaled during urban commutes.

Oct 08, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Diwali set to bring back Delhi's toxic date with pollution

Diwali set to bring back Delhi's toxic date with pollution

While no one factor may be termed as the biggest contributor to air pollution in Delhi, the morning after Diwali last year saw a massive spike in levels of air pollutants.

Oct 08, 2017, 11:02 AM IST

Is pollution reducing the size of Ujjain Mahakal Shivling? - Watch

The Shivaling in the Ujjain Mahakal Temple is declining in size due to increased pollution.

Sep 27, 2017, 12:59 PM IST
Scientists express concern after discovery of plastic chunks in Arctic ice

Scientists express concern after discovery of plastic chunks in Arctic ice

The finding has prompted fears that as the ice melts, because of climate change, plastic that has long been trapped in it is flowing into the Arctic.

Sep 25, 2017, 18:28 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal lays foundation stone of sewage line project to save Yamuna

Arvind Kejriwal lays foundation stone of sewage line project to save Yamuna

The 75-km sewage line will lead to a sewage treatment plant in Burari and is expected to be completed in 30 months.

Sep 24, 2017, 23:27 PM IST
Multinationals aggravating ocean pollution: Greenpeace NGO

Multinationals aggravating ocean pollution: Greenpeace NGO

The environmental non-profit, along with the Break Free From Plastic Campaign, carried out a study about ocean pollution that included an audit of plastic waste spanning 30 hectares in Manila Bay.

Sep 22, 2017, 20:41 PM IST
Even a bit of air pollution could damage your kidneys

Even a bit of air pollution could damage your kidneys

Even levels below the limit set by the EPA were harmful to the kidneys. This suggests that there is no safe level of air pollution, says an expert.

Sep 22, 2017, 19:19 PM IST
Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030

Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030

According to the study, hotter temperatures speed up the chemical reactions that create air pollutants like ozone and fine particulate matters, which impact public health. 

Sep 13, 2017, 18:39 PM IST
Auto makers demand ban on 15-year-old vehicles to cut pollution

Auto makers demand ban on 15-year-old vehicles to cut pollution

The industry body urged the government to come up with a legislation to ban such old polluting vehicles across the country.

Sep 07, 2017, 12:01 PM IST
Kenya imposes world's toughest law against plastic bags

Kenya imposes world's toughest law against plastic bags

The East African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda, and Italy.

Aug 28, 2017, 15:32 PM IST

Tamil Nadu: Coast Guard reviews operational preparedness of eastern region

Bargotra reviewed the operational preparedness with emphasis on coastal security, pollution response and infrastructure development, an official release said.

Aug 19, 2017, 17:17 PM IST
UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate

UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate

As well as its number one position as a source of pollution, China is also the world's biggest investor in renewable energy such as solar and wind power.

Aug 09, 2017, 20:08 PM IST
Underweight, premature infant birth has another reason – Pollution

Underweight, premature infant birth has another reason – Pollution

The researchers noted if the pregnant mother was exposed to pollution, it could further lead to high risk for vision and hearing problems, learning problems and even death.

Jul 28, 2017, 16:21 PM IST
UK to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040

UK to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040

The ban on petrol and diesel cars as well as vans follows a similar proposal by the French government, and will also include hybrid vehicles that have an electric motor and a petrol or diesel engine.

Jul 26, 2017, 16:04 PM IST