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Asthma deaths to rise 20% if steps not taken against climate change
India will see a 20 per cent rise in asthma-related deaths in the next 10 years if urgent steps to curb climate change and prepare for its consequences are not taken, premier business body CII warned...
'Snowing' in Bengaluru: Varthur lake spills toxic foam again
With heavy showers that lashed the city in the past week have resulted in Varthur Lake foaming again. With toxic foam spilling over to the Whitefield Main Road, commuters had a tough time negotiating...
Shocking levels of pollution in India and China: Astronaut Kelly
Astronaut Scott Kelly, who has the distinction of having spent a year in the space, has said that the level of pollution in China and India is shocking. “ Seeing places like China and India, and the...
World Ocean Day
Our oceans are dying! In our quest for 'development', the destruction we humans have unleashed upon our oceans is so great, that we have actually reached the point of no return. The Great Barrier...
Over 80 Percent Of World’s City Dwellers Breathe Polluted Air: WHO
Over 80 percent of world’s city dwellers breathe polluted air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a World Health Organisation reports said on Friday. The report...
Taj Mahal
Ever wondered how Taj Mahal would have looked in red, yellow or green? Well, India might have pulled off a green, it seems. Though it’s a bit exaggerated, it was noticed earlier this week that parts...
Bengaluru will be Dead and Unliveable in 5 yrs
Uncontrolled urbanisation and aggressive real estate growth are going to destroy Bengaluru, revealed Indian Institute of Science (IISc). According to the study conducted by IISC , Bengaluru claims...
Indoor Pollution More Harmful: Research
As the world gets prepared to build smart cities, new research led by an Indian-origin scientist has highlighted the dangerous effects of indoor pollution on human health and has called for policies...
Inside The World's Fourth Greatest Killer's Mind
If you are under stress, tired and exhausted, taking a walk outside, to get some fresh air would not be a good idea. Especially in countries like India and China that lose 3 million lives, out of the...
Cleaner Air, Great Participation, Lesser Traffic: Delhi's Even-Odd Policy Gets a Thumbs Up!
Delhi’s odd policy seems to show some even results for its city’s clean air and hopefully a pollution free zone. Refusing to urgently hear a petition against the Delhi government’s policy of odd and...
Odd-Even Formula: Big Challenge Awaits AAP Govt After a Long Weekend
The odd-even formula to rationalise the pollution levels in the capital is working. According to a few, it has proved to lower down the air pollutions levels recorded in the city as compared to the...
Auto sector loses speed as pollution control debate takes over
Auto Sector, Auto industry body SIAM called for a holistic approach to solve the issue of air pollution in Delhi Driving smooth on a slow but steady recovery path, the automotive industry came to a...
Beijing Issues Second Ever 'Red Alert' For Severe Smog
China's capital city issued a "red alert" for pollution on Friday, hard on the heels of its first-ever such warning earlier this month, as the Beijing leadership vows to crack down on often hazardous...
AAP Details Plan for Car Rationing in Delhi, Sunday Likely Open for All
The Delhi government detailed its ambitious plan to curb pollution through the odd-even number plate formula. Privately-owned cars with registration that ends with an odd number will be allowed on...
EU drops food waste and marine litter reduction targets, leak reveals
Weakened draft regulations omit a new law that would have obliged countries to reduce waste by 30% by 2025 The EU has dropped a plan to pressure countries into cutting food waste and marine litter by...
Which is the world’s most polluted city?
Ask anyone to name the most polluted city in the world, and chances are the immediate response will be Beijing. In truth, the Chinese capital is only half as polluted as the city in the top spot –...
India to introduce Euro-VI fuel by 2020 to reduce pollution
India plans to shift to Euro-VI emission compliant petrol and diesel by 2020 to cut carbon pollution, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday. "We already have BS-III, equivalent to Euro-III...
This is how the oceans’ garbage patches were formed
New research suggests that 90% of seabirds have plastic in their guts as the result of material dumped at sea. The news highlights the problem of garbage patches — mostly plastic particles gathered...
Pollution, Most Polluted City, WHO
Ask anyone to name the most polluted city in the world, and chances are the immediate response will be Beijing. In truth, the Chinese capital is only half as polluted as the city in the top spot –...
What can India do to address pollution in its cities?
China and India are driving Asia’s population and urbanization trends. According to a 2010 McKinsey study, the two countries are expected to account for 62% of the growth in the continent’s urban...
This is why China is embracing clean energy: coal is killing people
A new report finds coal plants far outside of cities is responsible for much of the air pollution in China’s cities. China spent a jaw-dropping $80 billion last year on clean energy, including wind...
80 People Die In Delhi Everyday Due To Air Polliution, Says Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar
Government on Thursday said that air pollution is killing around 80 people in Delhi every day, according to an international study released recently. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Environment...
River dirt rises 14 times in 26 years, environmentalists up in arms
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and its state units have assessed rising pollution, but miserably failed to execute effective clean-up of the dying rivers. India's pollution control boards...
Parliament Panel Concerned Over Pollution in Taj Trapezium Zone
A parliamentary panel has voiced concern over industrial pollution in the Taj Trapezium Zone Authority area "adversely" affecting the Taj Mahal and said that it was "aghast" at the lack of...
BEWARE! Air pollution may damage your brain
In a new study, scientist have claimed that air pollution could cut down the white matter in our brains. For the study, a research team took brain MRIs of 1403 women who were 71 to 89 years old and...
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