AIR POLLUTION

  • Status check: The impact of the toxic air pollution in Delhi 4 hours 37 minutes ago

    An experiment conducted by Centre for Science and Environment reveals the levels of pollution one is exposed to in the national capital on a daily basis. The findings of the pollution levels are at an all time high in open modes like the autos and cycle rickshaws. ...
  • Pollution in Delhi rakes up demand for air purifiers 7 hours 58 minutes ago

    Thanks to worsening air quality in India and specifically Delhi, sales of air purifiers have shot up. After American President Barack Obama's visit to Delhi, the city is being labelled as the world's pollution capital by researchers. Air purifiers are in demand ever since his visit, with now even many...
  • Ashamed that John Kerry had to point out about pollution in Delhi: CSE Director 3 days ago

    Pollution in Delhi is thriving at an unacceptable level. A recent study claimed that each person loses an average of 3.2 years in life expectancy because of the toxins we breathe. "The government needs to monitor the air we breathe," said Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). ...
  • Delhi will be the new world capital of pollution, 66 crore Indians will die 3 years younger: Report 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Pollution in Delhi is thriving at an unacceptable level. A recent study claimed that more than half of India's population lives in places with such polluted air that each person loses an average of 3.2 years in life expectancy because of the toxins we breathe. According to the World...
  • High air pollution cuts most Indian lives by 3 years February 21, 2015

    Chicago: India's high air pollution, ranked by the World Health Organisation among the worst in the world, is adversely impacting the lifespans of its citizens, reducing most Indian lives by over three years, a new study has said. Over half of India's population - 660 million people - live in areas...
  • Unacceptable levels of pollution in Delhi: Study by CSE February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: You must be breathing "unacceptable levels" of toxic air in Delhi as the national capital city is literally gasping because of skyrocketing levels of air pollution, according to a new data. However, underground Metro rail protects from the high level of pollution, says data prepared by the Centre...
  • US to expand air quality monitoring to Embassy in India February 19, 2015

    Washington: After a successful pilot project in China, the US plans to expand air quality monitoring to some of its missions in countries like India, Vietnam and Mongolia in the coming months to help raise awareness about the dangers of pollution. The initiative announced on Wednesday by the State Department and...
  • A new app that forecasts air pollution in Delhi, Pune February 18, 2015

    Pune: India's earth sciences ministry has launched the country's first air quality mobile application to provide the forecast for air quality and corresponding health advisories in real time. The service is presently for Delhi and Pune. Available on Android at present, SAFAR-AIR will provide current and one to three day forecast...
  • Air quality inside Delhi schools 4 times the safety limits in India: Greenpeace February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major revelation, a survey by Greenpeace conducted inside five prominent schools across Delhi found that the air quality there is extremely unhealthy. The survey claimed that the particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) levels were found to be four times the safety limits prescribed in India and 10...
  • PM2.5 level in Delhi 10 times more than WHO limits: Greenpeace February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In an alarming news about the quality of air in Delhi, a survey has found the deadly PM2.5 levels in the national capital was 10 times higher than the safety limit prescribed by the World Health Organisation. Air quality monitoring survey conducted by Greenpeace inside five prominent schools...
  • Air pollution in Delhi alarming, HC calls for pollution map February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking note of "alarming" levels of air pollution in the national capital, Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the city government's geospatial authority to provide a detailed pollution map of the city since 2010. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva said that air pollution...
  • Pollution a top concern for Delhiites in Assembly elections January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: With elections around the corner, one of the biggest concern of Delhiites is pollution in the city. The air pollution is skyrocketing, noise pollution is on the rise and the Yamuna remains filthy despite thousands of crores being spent to clean it. A WHO study released in May 2014...
  • Rickshaw research reveals extreme pollution in Delhi November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked. Joshua Apte has alarming findings for anyone who...
  • TWTW: Cyrus advises not to burst crackers on Diwali October 24, 2014

    To curb the air pollution on Diwali, Cyrus Broacha urges his viewers to not burst crackers. ...
  • India's air pollution policies more successful than water pollution ones: Study October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India's air pollution policies are more successful than the water pollution ones because of the country's Supreme Court's effective intervention to address matters polluting the atmosphere, according to a new study. The study, published in the October issue of the American Economic Review, says that high levels of...
  • Fall in monsoon rains driven by rise in air pollution: Study October 2, 2014

    London: Emissions produced by human activity over the past 50 years have caused decline of the annual monsoon rainfall, on which billions of people - including in India - depend, a new study suggests. In the second half of the 20th century, the levels of rain recorded during the Northern...
  • Hookah bars contain harmful indoor air pollution: Study May 30, 2014

    Washington: Frequent hookah bar visitors, beware! Waterpipe smoking creates higher levels of indoor air pollution than cigarette smoking, scientists have warned. Smoking waterpipes, or hookahs, creates hazardous concentrations of indoor air pollution and poses increased risk from diminished air quality for both employees and patrons of waterpipe bars, a new...
  • India rejects WHO report saying New Delhi has worst air pollution May 9, 2014

    India on Thursday rejected the findings of a World Health Organisation (WHO) study that ranks New Delhi as the world's worst city for air pollution, with government scientists saying the UN agency had overestimated levels in the capital. A WHO study of 1,600 cities released on Wednesday found air pollution had...
  • 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution May 8, 2014

    Geneva: India's national capital Delhi is the most polluted city in the world, says a study released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday. The 2014 report of the Ambient Air Pollution (AAP) database contains the results of outdoor air pollution monitoring from almost 1,600 cities in 91 countries....
  • New Delhi has dirtiest air, Chinese data foggy, says WHO May 7, 2014

    An effort by the World Health Organization to measure pollution in cities around the world has found New Delhi admits to having the dirtiest air, while Beijing's measurements, like its skies, are far from clear. The study of 1,600 cities found air pollution had worsened since a smaller survey in 2011,...
  • Delhi beats Beijing as the world's most polluted city February 10, 2014

    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 December 6, 2013

    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 Shanghai...
  • Bangalore: 6 lakh students to celebrate ecofriendly Diwali November 2, 2013

    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 July 14, 2013

    Washington: Humancaused 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 year...
  • Indonesia president apologises for Southeast Asia smog June 25, 2013

    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 Sumatra,...
  • CJ Abid fights air pollution in kashmir town June 9, 2013

    In Khrew Kashmir, cement factories have turned a nightmare for the environment. These factories puff out toxic gases into air, thus threatening the ecology of the area. CJ Abid reports on how cement factories are polluting Kashmir. ...
  • Air pollution 5th largest killer in India: US study February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Air pollution is the fifth largest killer in India taking 6.2 lakh lives per year and Delhi is among one of the five most critically polluted regions in the country, a study by a USbased health institute has claimed. The other four most critically polluted regions in the country...
  • Beijing: Air pollution reaches alarming level January 15, 2013

    Beijing: China seems to be losing its battle with air pollution as experts warn against the high level of toxins in the air in its capital city, Beijing. Gauging the threat, schools have been advised to keep children indoors and a smog alert has been sounded. Air pollution remained worse on...
  • Delhi: Pollution data to be released today November 14, 2012

    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...
  • Garbage generated around the world June 27, 2012

    Economic growth might be teetering across the world, but the amount of garbage generated by global cities is only going up. Together, urban centres generate 1.3 billion tonnes of solid waste a year and it is set to grow to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025, according to projections by the...