Air Pollution

जानलेवा हुआ वायु प्रदूषण, प्रति एक लाख में 195 लोग ख़राब हवा से गँवा रहे जिंदगी

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 02:29

भारत में 2016 में हर एक लाख लोगों में से 195 लोगों की जान वायु प्रदूषण की वजह से चली गई. हेल्थ इफेक्ट इंस्टिट्यूट ऑफ ग्लोबल एयर की रिपोर्ट में ये बात सामने आई है. भारत इस मामले में अफगानिस्तान, पाकिस्तान और नाइजीरिया जैसे देशों के लगभग बराबर में खड़ा है. हालांकि एक और पड़ोसी चीन का रिकॉर्ड भी इस मामले में खराब है. रूस की हालत भारत से तो बेहतर है लेकिन एक महाशक्ति के तौर पर उसकी हालत भी खराब ही मानी जाएगी.


Air quality in most Uttar Pradesh cities turns toxic

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:44

Lucknow, Nov 9, After the deadly smog in Delhi, the hazardous weather conditions have hit the state of Uttar Pradesh with various cities recording dangerously poor air quality, officials said on Thursday.


Pollution kills 1.7 mn children each year: WHO

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 08:24

Generva, March 6 (IANS) Each year, environmental pollutants lead to the death of an estimated 1.7 million children under five, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a new report on Monday.


After 2010, India's air deteriorated faster than ever

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:38

Indias air quality deteriorated faster than ever over the five years to 2015, compared to the period before 2010, according to the State of Global Air 2017 report, recently released by the US-based Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), an independent global health research organisation.


Children in London schools breathe toxic air: Report

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 15:28

London, Feb 25 (IANS) Tens of thousands of children at over 800 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that risk causing lifelong health problems, a media report said on Saturday.


Eight-fold rise in respiratory diseases in Varanasi: Report

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 12:58

Varanasi, Dec 15 (IANS) Toxic particulate pollution in this holy city, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents in parliament and intends to make a Smart City like Kyoto in Japan, has resulted in an eight-fold increase in respiratory diseases among children in the past decade, says a new report.


New technology to make construction vehicles greener

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 00:52

London, Nov 26 (IANS A technology that may make future construction vehicles -- which waste a lot of fuel by remaining on full power while idle -- more fuel efficient with electrical systems is being developed, new research suggests.


'Act now for improved air quality in 15-20 years'

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 12:40

Delhi's smog made headlines in early November 2016 -- when air-quality levels exceeded by 40 times safe limits set by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Pallavi Aiyer, a journalist who's lived and reported from some of the most polluted cities in the world, and author of aChoked', a new book that investigates Delhi and India's air-pollution crisis, argues that many countries have been in this situation, and we must learn from their experiences. Excerpts from the interview:


UP CM directs officials to tackle smog, enforce rules strictly

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 23:04

Lucknow, Nov 7 (IANS) Taking a grim view of poor air quality in Lucknow and dense smog in other Uttar Pradesh districts, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday directed officials and departments concerned to get their act together and find a solution to the problem.


Air pollution: 1,700 Delhi schools to remain shut on Saturday

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 00:03

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Nearly 1,700 primary schools under the three municipal corporations in Delhi have been ordered to shut down on Saturday due to high air pollution levels in Delhi, an official said on Friday.


Delhi's 'severe' air quality to continue, health problems aggravated

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 01:18

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) A shroud of smog engulfing Delhi and the NCR for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday left many residents complaining of respiratory problems and watery eyes, while air monitoring agencies ruled out any immediate respite, predicting continuation of the situation for a few more days.


Delhi air quality dips to record low

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 21:42

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) It was straight third day that Delhi residents woke up to a "foggy" morning, with many complaining about irritation in eyes and a cough, thanks to the air quality that plunged to the record low on Wednesday.