Pollution

Air pollution may lead to chronic kidney diseases: Study

Air pollution may lead to chronic kidney diseases: Study

The study finds that chronic kidney diseases are more common in polluted areas vis-a-vis areas with comparatively cleaner air.

Aug 25, 2018, 07:26 AM IST
SC removes ban on protests at Jantar Mantar and Boat Club, says 'blanket ban not possible'

SC removes ban on protests at Jantar Mantar and Boat Club, says 'blanket ban not possible'

The Supreme Court on Monday said that there cannot be any 'blanket ban' on holding protests at Jantar Mantar and Boat Club in Delhi.

Jul 23, 2018, 10:59 AM IST
Daily exercise may cut heart attack risk even in polluted areas: Study

Daily exercise may cut heart attack risk even in polluted areas: Study

Moderate cycling for four or more hours per week cut risk for recurrent heart attack by 31 per cent.

Jul 21, 2018, 17:47 PM IST
Dust pollution triggers breathing issues in healthy people, worsens plight of asthma patients in Delhi

Dust pollution triggers breathing issues in healthy people, worsens plight of asthma patients in Delhi

Dust storms, pollution and soaring temperatures have caused difficulties for people, with many complaining of sore eyes and skin irritation as well.

Jun 17, 2018, 19:27 PM IST
Delhi breathes poison again as pollution rises to hazardous levels

Delhi breathes poison again as pollution rises to hazardous levels

Pollution levels across Delhi have spiked to extremely dangerous levels with children, elderly and those with breathing ailments being advised to remain indoors.

Jun 13, 2018, 08:37 AM IST
Tamil Nadu government orders closure of Sterlite plant in Tuticorin following death of 13 people

Tamil Nadu government orders closure of Sterlite plant in Tuticorin following death of 13 people

Large-scale violence on May 22 against the Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin and police firing led to the death of 12 persons. Next day saw one more youth succumbing to injuries sustained in police firing.

May 28, 2018, 17:28 PM IST

In WHO's global list, 14 of 20 most-polluted cities in India

Indian cities are fast becoming a gas chamber - choking residents towards a slow death with each breath.

May 02, 2018, 13:13 PM IST
14 out of world's 20 most polluted cities in India: WHO

14 out of world's 20 most polluted cities in India: WHO

Nine out of 10 people in the world breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.

May 02, 2018, 06:49 AM IST
Through a fog of data, air of Indian cities' looks dirtiest

Through a fog of data, air of Indian cities' looks dirtiest

India should follow China`s example and clean up the air in its cities, which are among the world`s worst for outdoor pollution, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

May 02, 2018, 06:19 AM IST
India, China account for more than half of world's air pollution deaths: Study

India, China account for more than half of world's air pollution deaths: Study

Air pollution has been linked to higher rates of cancer, stroke and heart disease, as well as chronic respiratory conditions like asthma.

Apr 18, 2018, 13:44 PM IST
Scientists accidentally develop plastic-eating enzyme

Scientists accidentally develop plastic-eating enzyme

Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems, a media report said.

Apr 17, 2018, 12:55 PM IST
China 'winning' war on smog, helping life expectancy: Study

China 'winning' war on smog, helping life expectancy: Study

As public discontent mounted over the country's choking smog, China's ruling Communist Party made clean air a priority.

Mar 13, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Even 'safe' levels of pollution can slow down brain growth in kids

Even 'safe' levels of pollution can slow down brain growth in kids

According to the European Union, 25 µg/m3 is the safe level of fine particle. 

Mar 09, 2018, 17:44 PM IST
Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may lead to cognitive impairment: Study

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may lead to cognitive impairment: Study

This finding adds to previous studies that have linked acceptable air pollution levels with other complications including cognitive decline and foetal growth development.

Mar 09, 2018, 17:17 PM IST
Exposure to air pollution may lead to unethical behaviours, says study

Exposure to air pollution may lead to unethical behaviours, says study

The researchers found that cities with higher levels of air pollution also tended to have higher levels of crime.

Feb 08, 2018, 16:53 PM IST
Will buy 2,000 buses, launch tree plantation drive to check pollution: Arvind Kejriwal

Will buy 2,000 buses, launch tree plantation drive to check pollution: Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi government will start a large-scale tree plantation drive as part of efforts to reduce air pollution in the national capital, Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.

Feb 07, 2018, 19:51 PM IST
China builds world's tallest air purifier - higher than Qutub Minar, Statue of Liberty

China builds world's tallest air purifier - higher than Qutub Minar, Statue of Liberty

The tallest air purifier in the world has shown to clean the air in a radius of 10 square kilometres during testing.

Jan 16, 2018, 16:30 PM IST
Despite ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR, air quality worsened: CPCB

Despite ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR, air quality worsened: CPCB

The apex court had on October 9 last year said that no firecrackers would be sold in the Delhi-NCR during Diwali while banning its sale till November 1, 2017.

Jan 05, 2018, 20:37 PM IST
Traditional cookstoves causing detrimental impact on India's environment: Study

Traditional cookstoves causing detrimental impact on India's environment: Study

Scientists, burned a wide variety of biofuels acquired from different parts of India, cooked different meals in a number of varying ventilation situations.

Jan 03, 2018, 13:47 PM IST
Five oxygen cylinders daily? Delhi-NCR stares at terribly toxic future

Five oxygen cylinders daily? Delhi-NCR stares at terribly toxic future

Health and environmental experts have repeatedly warned against alarmingly high levels of pollution in and around New Delhi. Most of them agree there is no concrete plan in place and none are expected either.

Dec 30, 2017, 14:56 PM IST

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