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  • WHO revises air quality guidelines, experts suggest India should revise its own too

    WHO revises air quality guidelines, experts suggest India should revise its own too

    "In parallel, we have to strengthen our health data and revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standard accordingly. Raw health data is required to conduct a large range of health studies vis-a-vis air pollution impacts for India's varied demography, exposure and differing PM 2.5 composition,"

    September 22, 2021
  • Storage, sale and use of firecrackers banned, says Kejriwal in tweet

    Storage, sale and use of firecrackers banned, says Kejriwal in tweet

    The decision has been made keeping Delhi traders in mind as last year the same announcement at the eleventh hour had left many sellers in confusion for they had already purchased huge stocks weeks ahead of the festival.

    September 15, 2021
  • PRANA portal for air pollution launched, smog tower inaugurated

    PRANA portal for air pollution launched, smog tower inaugurated

    The PRANA portal will provide all information related to various policies/programmes/schemes/activities of the stakeholders along with the progress made towards improvement in air quality across the country. This portal will be a platform for monitoring and feedback on all efforts made for air quality improvement.

    September 7, 2021
  • Perils  of  a  connected  world

    Perils of a connected world

    SIR, The line ‘Air pollution is not confined to particular territory but is a trans-boundary phenomenon’ in the article, ‘As cities choke’ by Parthasarathi Chakraborty (The Statesman, 5 September) prompted me to quote Richard Fuller, President, Pure Earth, “When it comes to pollution, we are all connected. There is an invisible toxic thread that links …

    September 7, 2021
  • As cities choke

    As cities choke

    The air we breathe is poisoned with anthropogenic and natural emissions all the time. However, air pollution is not a new problem. As long as man has lived in cities, he has had a propensity to pollute the air. It is a problem of the ever-expanding technological society. The situation has been accentuated by the monstrous climatic change

    September 5, 2021
  • Delhi sees highest increase of NO2 in air pollution in last 1 year

    Delhi sees highest increase of NO2 in air pollution in last 1 year

    NO2 is a dangerous air pollutant that is released when fuel is burned, as in most motor vehicles, power generation, and industrial processes.

    July 7, 2021
  • Delhi aims to prevent air pollution in October-November

    Delhi aims to prevent air pollution in October-November

    The Kejriwal government has written a letter to the neighboring states of Delhi to stop stubble burning in their respective states.

    June 12, 2021
  • Delhi Minister holds digital round table conference with experts to reduce air pollution in national capital

    Delhi Minister holds digital round table conference with experts to reduce air pollution in national capital

    In the round table conference the main topics were soil or road dust resuspension and its control, dust pollution due to C and D activities and its control, regular pollution control and industrial pollution control.

    April 12, 2021
  • What NASA is doing to help cut aviation emissions

    What NASA is doing to help cut aviation emissions

    The US space agency is also seeking proposals for ground and flight demonstrations of integrated megawatt-class powertrain systems for subsonic aircraft.

    February 24, 2021
  • Vehicle scrappage drive

    Vehicle scrappage drive

    Hopefully, this will not be another cause for fresh pollution!

    February 15, 2021
  • Lowering BP may reduce CVD risk in people exposed to air pollution

    Lowering BP may reduce CVD risk in people exposed to air pollution

    Air pollution, particularly fine particulate matter, has been implicated in cardiovascular risks, partly through effects on BP.

    February 2, 2021
  • Take action to cut methane emissions from oil, gas sector: IEA

    Take action to cut methane emissions from oil, gas sector: IEA

    Its advice draws on analysis of how more than 50 countries, states or provinces -- from the US to Nigeria, from Iraq to China and Russia -- have tackled methane emissions from a regulatory perspective.

    January 19, 2021
  • Gasping for Air

    Gasping for Air

    India lost 1.4 per cent of its GDP due to premature deaths and morbidity linked to pollution. The Lancet had collaborated with the Indian Council of Medical Research, Public Health Foundation of India and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation while crafting this report.

    January 7, 2021
  • Keeping a check on toxic emissions

    Keeping a check on toxic emissions

    Students and teachers can contribute in robust ways to curb the increasing malady of air pollution in the country.

    January 5, 2021
  • With AQI at 381, Delhi’s air quality nears ‘severe’ zone

    With AQI at 381, Delhi’s air quality nears ‘severe’ zone

    The news coming in from the National Capital Region, especially Ghaziabad and Greater Noida, is not encouraging either as the area has reported pollution levels in the "severe zone".

    December 2, 2020
  • Breathe clean for better health

    Breathe clean for better health

    Air impurities enter the respiratory system via inhalation, causing various health effects in all age groups.

    November 19, 2020
  • Kanpur boy develops air purifier robot

    Kanpur boy develops air purifier robot

    "With rising air pollution, I thought of building a robot that could purify the air in the environment and soak pollutants at the same time. We have installed a purifier within the device for this purpose," said Pranjal.

    November 11, 2020