ASPIRIN AIR POLLUTION
No Indian study to show pollution shortens life: Javadekar; draws flak from environment experts
Earlier in the day, while responding to a query in the Lok Sabha, Javadekar said no Indian study has shown any correlation between pollution and shortening of lifespan. "Let us not create a fear psychosis among people," the minister told the House. Several studies conducted by renowned think tanks and they have blamed pollution for causing deaths in the country.
Install retrofitted device in DG sets to reduce pollution
The Government said DG sets are used in a large scale in metro line construction, e...
Breathing polluted air can damage optic nerve, cause blindness
Glaucoma, a neurodegenerative disease, is the leading global cause of irrevers...
Don't stay out in the smog for long: Air pollution can damage brain, lead to Alzheimer's
Fine particles come from traffic exhaust, smoke and dust, and stay airborne for long periods.
Parliamentary panel to discuss air pollution in Delhi on Wednesday
An official message communicated to panel members stated that representatives of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Central Pollution Control Board will brief them on the role of MCD, DDA, NDMC, CPWD and NBCC -- all central agencies -- in "reducing air pollution in Delhi".
Coal India, Isro tie up to develop satellite-based air pollution system
Coal India has used services of satellites for monitoring land reclamation and reforestation. Satellite-based pollution monitoring system exists only at the NASA in the US. Coal India subsidiary, CMPDI, has taken up the project for satellitebased monitoring of respirable particulate matter and it is under implementation at Singrauli and Talcher coalfields.
Rains improve Delhi's air quality
The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi stood at 136 at 8.47 am which falls under the 'moderate' category. An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.
Hema Malini reacts on Parliamentarians skipping meeting on air pollution
Actress-turned-politician and BJP MP from Mathura Hema Malini on November 20 reacted on the issue of political leaders missing the meeting o...
Delhi air pollution at month’s lowest level
PM 10 level at 160 on Monday but the situation may worsen to ‘severe’ category in 2 days. The hazardous ultrafine — PM 2.5 — is forecast to go up to 134 on Wednesday. The level of PM 10 particles in the city in the early hours of Monday fell to 160, the lowest since October 18, while PM 2.5 particles fell to 87, about the same level four weeks ago.
Air quality of Delhi remains ‘poor’
A thick layer of smog blankets Delhi on November 27. Additionally, the air quality of national capital also took a major hit due to a combin...
Green wall, urban forestry: Here are some solutions for cities affected by air pollution
To tackle this problem, our focus should be on preventive and long term measures because if proper planning is not done now then the future of Delhi and cities within 200 km radius of the capital is at risk.
What India can learn from other countries to beat air pollution
Faced with the hazard of deteriorating air composition, many countries like China have over the years adapted to technology and strategies to counter the crisis, including energy infrastructure optimisation, coal-fired pollution control, and emission controls.
SC says govts have failed to provide clean air, water to citizens, must now compensate for pollution
A bench of justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta took serious note of stubble burning in the two states and said that the life span of millions of citizens has shortened and people are "suffocating" due to pollution in Delhi-NCR.
Delhi air quality continues to improve, AQI drops to 218
An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 is marked as 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category. Yesterday, the overall AQI in Delhi was recorded at 239.
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