Pollution

Inflexion Points: Need a ‘greenprint’ for the economy

Without this, India will become more vulnerable to climate shocks and miss out on tech, funding & market access

Despite their poor record of climate action, the developed world is continuing to shape the narrative. (Representative image)

Real-time air quality data at your fingertips

Ambee is an environmental intelligence company that measures, processes, and analyses hyperlocal air quality data in real time.

Only tackling vehicles wouldn’t solve air pollution problem in India: Alastair Lewis, professor, University of York

Professor of atmospheric chemistry at the University of York and a director of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science in the UK, Alastair Lewis is a leading international figure in fighting air pollution across the world

According to the estimates of WHO, nearly 70 lakh people succumb every year to the problem of air pollution.

Deaths, morbidity from air pollution led to loss of 1.4% of GDP in 2019: Lancet Planetary Health

The scientific paper also said that 1.7 million deaths (18 per cent of the total deaths) in the country were attributable to air pollution last year.

Deaths, morbidity from air pollution led to loss of 1.4% of GDP in 2019, says scientific paper

How Modi govt is combating the menace of single-use plastic through its 6 point formula

Ban on single-use plastic: The government has asked the states to compulsorily register all plastic waste recyclers.

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What happens to your puja offerings? Here’s an initiative to dispose of ritual residues in an environment-friendly way

The leftover of our prayer offering process is a big issue to dispose of and in the fast-moving life to give it proper disposal could be tough. Here is how this initiative will help you.

Puja Residue (source: DisposeWell )

Delhiites Beware! Formation of ground-level Ozone in city threat to our respiratory health

Scientists have warned that there might be an increase in the level of Ozone (O3) during the weekend due to the heatwave and might trouble people with respiratory illness.

Toxic fumes from industries react under sunlight to form Ozone

PM2.5 in your lungs: Pollutants in Delhi air twice the permitted level, been so for two decades

Recently, a study by WHO also pointed out that Delhi has the worst air quality among cities in India. This report also highlighted the increasing number of Indian cities, which are slowly reaching the levels of Delhi in te

150 hospitalised after drinking polluted water

Around 150 people, including children, from Khadavli village in the district were admitted to various hospitals after they reportedly drank contaminated water from a river.

The bright side: global ‘light pollution’ obscures starry nights

When Vincent van Gogh peered out the window of the Saint-Paul asylum at the nighttime sky in Saint-Rémy in 1889, he saw the brilliant light of innumerable stars over southern France that inspired his evocative painting "The

​India rejects US study on pollution in India

The central government on Wednesday rejected a study on pollution published in the Geophysical Research Letters Journal of the American Geophysical Union.

China to adopt world’s strictest vehicle emission standards

Chinese capital Beijing will implement the world's new strictest vehicle emission standards by next year to reduce hazardous hydrocarbon emissions by five per cent, authorities said today.

Maharashtra government to make Bhima river pollution-free

"There are no permanent and sufficient facilities of toilets and devotees practice open defecation during their yatra. We have to stop this. It needs awareness as well as a need to construct basic amenities and facilities lik

Real test for odd-even, heavy rush in morning, Delhi CM Kejriwal joins carpool

The rules, whose violation attracts a penalty of Rs 2,000 under provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, are applicable between 8 AM and 8 PM

OddEven, Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi

Beijing issues second smog ‘red alert’

Beijing has issued the second ever 'red alert' for pollution, as the government pledged to crack down on the hazardous levels of smog.

SIES to organise national conference on environmental monitoring, assessment and pollution

The conference will aim to bring researchers, engineers, academicians, scholars and industry professionals of matching interests on a common platform South Indian Education Society’s (SIES) Indian Institute of Environme

Salting the Earth: Drilling boom means more harmful waste spills

Carl Johnson and son Justin, who have complained for years about spills of oilfield wastewater where they raise cattle in the high plains of New Mexico, stroll across a 1 1/2-acre patch of sandy soil - lifeless, save for a sc

Over 90 pct seabirds have consumed plastic; by 2050, 99 pct: Study

Majority of the world seabird species have plastic in their gut and 99 per cent will have gobbled down plastic by 2050, according to a new study.

Supreme Court upholds NGT order imposing ban on 15-year old vehicles in Delhi

The tribunal noted that diesel is prime source of air pollution in Delhi and the the situation is so alarming that people have been even advised to leave Delhi due to adverse effects on health.

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NGT diesel vehicle ban: Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP govt has ‘no rights’ to impound 10-yr old vehicles

In order to implement the NGT order banning more than 10-year old diesel-run vehicles, CM Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)...

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NGT diesel vehicle ban: Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP govt has ‘no rights’ to impound 10-yr old vehicles

In order to implement the NGT order banning more than 10-year old diesel-run vehicles, CM Arvind Kejriwalu0027s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)...

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Less than a third of ethanol blending target may be met

Over a decade after the government first proposed the blending of ethanol with petrol at 5:95 ratio and even made it mandatory later...

Wearables can increase life expectancy by 1.9 years: Ericsson report

The hordes of wellness app and wearables flooding the Indian market could be barking up the wrong tree.

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Unacceptable levels of pollution in Delhi: Study

You must be breathing "unacceptable levels" of toxic air in Delhi as the national capital city is literally gasping because of skyrocketing...

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NGT verdict: Over 29 lakh vehicles set to go off city roads

More than 29 lakh vehicles will go off the capital's roads following a National Green Tribunal order putting...

Supreme Court suggests higher parking fee, cess on cars to cut pollution

The Supreme Court on Friday impelled the Centre to act urgently on “second generation reforms” and consider...

Indian-origin researchers develop new plastic that breaks down on demand

Indian-origin researchers and colleagues have developed a way to build novel plastics that can be degraded...

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