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EPCA says Delhi's air quality may deteriorate to 'severe' on Saturday; urges residents to avoid going out
India

EPCA says Delhi's air quality may deteriorate to 'severe' on Saturday; urges residents to avoid going out

EPCA said that according to SAFAR Delhi could be in severe category tomorrow for some period. However, the uncertainty over the wind direction meant that the situation could either improve or further worsen on 25 Oct

At least 1,16,000 infant deaths due to air pollution recorded in India last year, reveals study
India

At least 1,16,000 infant deaths due to air pollution recorded in India last year, reveals study

For the youngest infants, most deaths were related to complications from low birth weight and premature birth — direct outcomes of mothers' exposure to air pollution during pregnancy

Arvind Kejriwal launches campaign to tackle air pollution, urges people to switch off engines at traffic signals
India

Arvind Kejriwal launches campaign to tackle air pollution, urges people to switch off engines at traffic signals

Delhi has recently recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 315, which falls under 'very poor' category. The last time the air quality hit such a poor level was in February

Delhi Cabinet approves smog tower installation in Connaught Place; project is 'first of its kind', says Kejriwal
India

Delhi Cabinet approves smog tower installation in Connaught Place; project is 'first of its kind', says Kejriwal

The Delhi government is also setting up a panel of national-level transplantation agencies whose services can be availed for relocation of trees

Exposure of young population to air pollution may increase risks of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, other neurodegenerative diseases
Health

Exposure of young population to air pollution may increase risks of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, other neurodegenerative diseases

Fine particulate air pollution usually shoots up during the winter months, especially in parts of North India, due to crop burning and excessive bursting of firecrackers.

Arvind Kejriwal launches anti-air pollution campaign in Delhi, says polluted air can be life-threatening in view of COVID-19
India

Arvind Kejriwal launches anti-air pollution campaign in Delhi, says polluted air can be life-threatening in view of COVID-19

Kejriwal said a 'war room' is being set up to monitor all anti-pollution measures being taken by his government and also creating a 'Green Delhi' mobile application

Air pollution can lead to type-2 diabetes, heart attacks, stroke finds new research
India

Air pollution can lead to type-2 diabetes, heart attacks, stroke finds new research

The team of researchers also found that being exposed to air pollution was comparable to eating a high-fat diet.

Exposure to air pollution not only increases risk of asthma attacks but also of disease onset in children
Health

Exposure to air pollution not only increases risk of asthma attacks but also of disease onset in children

The researchers found that while children whose parents had asthma were still more likely to develop the chronic disease, those who were exposed to higher levels of small particulate matter (PM 2.5) and nitrate pollution also had an increased risk of asthma onset.

Depression, air pollution among 12 risk factors one must avoid to reduce chances of dementia
Health

Depression, air pollution among 12 risk factors one must avoid to reduce chances of dementia

A recent report by Lancet Commission indicates that taking action against certain lifestyle risk factors at an early age can reduce the risk of developing dementia later in life to a large extent

India, China and Russia don't take care of their air pollution, says Donald Trump
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India, China and Russia don't take care of their air pollution, says Donald Trump

Calling it 'one-sided, energy-destroying', Trump justified America's withdrawal from Paris climate accord on his watch

SC pulls up IIT-Bombay for backing out of smog tower project in Delhi, warns of action
India

SC pulls up IIT-Bombay for backing out of smog tower project in Delhi, warns of action

The top court had directed IIT-Bombay to take responsibility for the project — a large air purifier in Delhi's Connaught Place to tackle air pollution

Linsey Marr: Solving the case of airborne transmission of Coronavirus, public health issues with interdisciplinary studies
science

Linsey Marr: Solving the case of airborne transmission of Coronavirus, public health issues with interdisciplinary studies

Linsey Marr’s lab found a large stockpile of expired respiratory masks and found that they were still effective but 3D printed masks were not.

Even with the COVID-19 lockdown pulling the brakes on economies, CO2 emission hit a new record in May
science

Even with the COVID-19 lockdown pulling the brakes on economies, CO2 emission hit a new record in May

Carbon dioxide recorded at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii reached 417 parts per million in May, higher than the record of 414.8 ppm set last year.

World Environment Day 2020: Cleaning India’s air pollution — damned if we do, damned if we don’t?
science

World Environment Day 2020: Cleaning India’s air pollution — damned if we do, damned if we don’t?

Air pollution causes respiratory problems. Ironically, so might a too-rapid pollution clean up.

Rise in industrial activity in China, post-COVID-19 lockdown, leads to increase in air pollution levels
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Rise in industrial activity in China, post-COVID-19 lockdown, leads to increase in air pollution levels

Regions with factories reported bigger increases in nitrogen dioxide emissions while densely populated urban areas - showed smaller increases.

Polluted cities: India's Coronavirus lockdown yields fresher air to breath, cleaner rivers
India

Polluted cities: India's Coronavirus lockdown yields fresher air to breath, cleaner rivers

India accounts for the highest pollution-related deaths in the world with more than two million people every year, according to a December 2019 report.

Higher levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air might relate to higher Coronavirus death rates
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Higher levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air might relate to higher Coronavirus death rates

Nitrogen dioxide damages the human respiratory tract and it has been known to cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in humans.

Air pollution from transport, factories clear out in European countries during coronavirus lockdown
World

Air pollution from transport, factories clear out in European countries during coronavirus lockdown

Air pollution causes around 400,000 premature deaths each year in Europe, EEA data show.

Air pollution in China decreases after COVID-19-related lockdowns come into play
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Air pollution in China decreases after COVID-19-related lockdowns come into play

NASA released images that show a significant decrease in nitrogen dioxide levels all over the country.

Dharmendra Pradhan reviews BS-VI fuel roll-out plan from 1 April; says upgradation to bring down sulphur level
Business

Dharmendra Pradhan reviews BS-VI fuel roll-out plan from 1 April; says upgradation to bring down sulphur level

India will leapfrog to BS-VI, equivalent to Euro-VI grade fuel, from current BS-IV fuel from 1 April in a bid to cut vehicular emissions.