Air Pollution

  • Delhi beats Beijing as the world's most polluted city 10-02-2014 08:47 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi has beaten Beijing to the dubious title of world's most polluted city as the air pollution is literally choking this city. It has been tagged as having the worst air quality in the world, beating Beijing in terms of particulate matter pollution which causes cancer and various...
  • Flights delayed as air pollution hits record in Shanghai 06-12-2013 06:22 PM

    Shanghai: Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Friday in China's commercial hub of Shanghai as record levels of air pollution shrouded the city in smog, prompting authorities to issue the highest level of health warning. The incident is especially embarrassing at a time when China seeks to build...
  • Bangalore: 6 lakh students to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali 02-11-2013 12:08 PM

    Bangalore: At least six lakh children across Bangalore have said no to crackers this Diwali and the State Pollution Control Board is confident that the initiative is going to make a big difference. High decibel levels, pollution and the possibility of getting injured - these are what school children in...
  • Air pollution kills over two million people each year: Study 14-07-2013 11:15 AM

    Washington: Human-caused outdoor air pollution may be responsible for over two million deaths worldwide - a large number of them in South Asia and East Asia - each year, US researchers have said. A study, published in the journal 'Environmental Research Letters', has estimated that around 4,70,000 people die each...
  • Indonesia president apologises for Southeast Asia smog 25-06-2013 07:15 AM

    Jakarta: Indonesia's president has apologised for the raging forest fires that have blanketed its neighbours Singapore and Malaysia with thick smog in Southeast Asia's worst air pollution crisis in 16 years. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Indonesia was doing everything it could to contain the fires on the island of...
  • Delhi: Pollution data to be released today 14-11-2012 08:02 AM

    New Delhi: It's the day after Diwali on Wednesday and the pollution control board will release it's data on pollution levels. Experts have warned that crackers would add to toxin levels in the atmosphere and cause the smog around the National Capital Region to return. People in the national capital...
  • Lung cancer on rise in Delhi due to pollution 02-09-2011 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: Air pollution in Delhi is at an all time high and causing a dramatic increase in the number of cases of lung cancer. AIIMS figures have found that out of 13,000 new cancer cases each year, almost one-third are in non-smokers. The study has found that the Delhi...
  • LPG cause of air pollution, CSE debunks report 09-02-2011 10:52 AM

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry's recent report on sources of pollution levels in cities across India is a victim of bad science and politics. That's the allegation by the Centre for Science and Environment. The Ministry report blames LPG combustion and road dust as the biggest contributor to air pollution...
  • Air pollution trigger 29,000 yearly deaths. 21-12-2010 05:45 PM

    London: Air pollution may have triggered the premature yearly deaths of at least 29,000 people in Britain alone. But the figure could be as high as 200,000 deaths a year because of long-term exposure to an unhealthy environment. It adds to mounting evidence of the health dangers of pollution, which...
  • People living in cities likely to have high BP 17-05-2010 10:22 AM

    London: People who live in urban areas where air pollution is high tend to have higher blood pressure (BP) than those who live in less polluted areas, says a new research. The researchers used data from the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study, an ongoing population-based study of almost 5,000 individuals that...
  • Delhi curtails pollution during Diwali; Mumbai noisier 19-10-2009 08:02 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), on Sunday, released figures of how fire-cracker triggered pollution has affected the air we breathe post Diwali. Firecrackers burst during Diwali celebrations are major contributors to air pollution and sound pollution. Director, CPCB, Dr Santosh D Makhijani said, "Of the nine locations...
  • Green revolution: Air is what's bothering Indians 06-06-2008 08:00 AM

    Kingston, Jamaica: Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies allrounder, is targeting a return to Test cricket after a prolonged absence. The 28-year-old has not played a Test match in 18 months but reiterated that he was available having overcome a spate of injuries. "I still have a lot to achieve. It's...
  • What Indians worry about most? The air we breathe 02-06-2008 05:10 PM

    Mumbai: During the last managing committee meeting on May 28, some members of the association had suggested having a Sachin Tendulkar replica to commemorate the batting legend’s 100 international centuries in March this year. “It is a very big achievement for all, especially Mumbaikars. So, this would be an ideal...
  • Smog in Beijing may choke 2008 Olympics 26-10-2007 11:56 AM

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  • Buying a car? Think of climate once 05-06-2007 09:42 AM

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