Air Pollution

Letting go or rescue: A death sentence for your old wheeled ‘friends’

Karnataka will have its first government-certified vehicle scrapping centre, call it a “slaughterhouse”, at Devanahalli near Bengaluru.

published on : 16th September 2023

Beset by pollution woes from quarries, locals seek TNPCB branch office in Perambalur

Alleging several mines are functioning in violation of rules residents of villages like K Eraiyur, Kalpadi and Chettikulam complain of dust pollution from the movement of hundreds of heavy vehicles.

published on : 7th September 2023

Delhi govt may use cloud seeding to precipitate rain to combat pollution

The body gave the example of Karol Bagh where over 2,200 saplings were planted in an area of 500 square meters.

published on : 5th September 2023

7th Van Mahotsav kicks off with a view to reduce air pollution in Delhi

Rai said that every year a tree plantation campaign is being conducted to increase the green belt and to reduce pollution.

published on : 28th August 2023

CSIR’s new plan to tackle air pollution

Goyal emphasised the importance of hotspot-specific actions alongside the broader airshed approach to combatting pollution effectively.

published on : 27th August 2023

‘If we can land on Moon, can fix city’s air pollution’: Prof PG Diwakar

Explaining the technology, Prof Diwakar said many factors are contributing to air pollution in the city.

published on : 25th August 2023

Higher LPG price contributing to higher indoor pollution, says report

The report underlines the high price of LPG cylinders coupled with the fact that they need to be paid for in one go, making it unaffordable for people from low-income households.

published on : 24th August 2023

Hyderabad , Karimnagar, Warangal see decline in Air Quality Index value

Data shows that green spaces in the city breathed better air in July going from an AQI of 155 in February, ICRISAT’s value came down to 44 in July.

published on : 21st August 2023

96% by global benchmark, India inhaling poison

Around 716 million of the world’s lowest income people (living on less than $1.90 per day) live in areas with unsafe levels of air pollution.

published on : 29th July 2023

Green drive: Check out this week's Xplore

Air pollution is largely considered an urban problem though data shows both cities and villages are equally polluting.

published on : 22nd July 2023

Air pollution reduces in rural and urban India, but a long way to go

As a result, rural areas don’t get the attention they deserve, leading to huge disparity in mitigation policy and resource allocations.

published on : 22nd July 2023

Appear with report on compliance of order or face proceedings: NGT to Raipur collector

The NGT had on 5 May this year directed the Raipur collector (representative) to submit an action taken report on its order or the reasons for non-compliance thereof.

published on : 19th July 2023

Rural areas in Telangana continue to face pollution issues

Decades of research have shown that air pollution increases the amount and seriousness of lung and heart disease and other health problems.

published on : 10th July 2023

Clean air programme bears fruit, pollution dips by 22 per cent in 5 years in TN

One of the key highlights of the study is that the air pollution levels were uniform in both rural and urban settings, which shows that particulate matter doesn’t have boundaries.

published on : 7th July 2023

NGT forms panel to improve environment around Delhi AIIMS

The NGT was hearing a petition claiming failure of the authorities concerned to control air pollution in and around premier healthcare institutions.

published on : 5th July 2023

Toxic Mash: Air, Water, Food and Climate Change

The etymology of the phrase smog is of comparatively recent vintage. It was coined in 1905 by H.A. Des Voeux, a health official, to define ‘atmospheric conditions’ in British towns.

published on : 11th June 2023

For many cities around the world, bad air is an inescapable part of life, death

Last year, nine of the 10 cities with the highest annual average of fine particulate matter were in Asia — including six in India, according to air quality company IQAir.

published on : 9th June 2023

Survey shows AAP-led states not doing enough to tackle air pollution

A new survey shows that the majority of Delhi-NCR households believe that Aam Aadmi Party-ruled Delhi and Punjab governments are not taking action to address toxic air issues.

published on : 6th June 2023
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