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Delhi saw 250 per cent rise in number of severe air quality days in 2016

Pollution intensity is considered severe when the air quality index (AQI), as monitored by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), is between '401-500'. It affects healthy...

Mar 21, 2017 21:57 PM

Air quality in Delhi improves in last two weeks, better than in Mumbai

The air quality in Delhi NCR seems to have improved during last two months as there has been no high pollution day recorded between February and March.

Mar 15, 2017 11:32 AM

Taking B vitamins may help reduce harm from air pollution: Study

The WHO estimates that 92 per cent of the world’s population currently lives in places where air quality levels exceed the WHO limits of 10 micro-grammes per cubic metre,...

Mar 14, 2017 19:51 PM

If trees were included in electoral roll as voters, then they would remain: HC

If trees were voters, they would not be hacked. This was the reaction of the Delhi High Court on Monday which suggested a CAG audit of timber generated by either encroachers or the...

Mar 07, 2017 00:09 AM

Pollution causes 1.7 million children deaths every year

Every year, environmental risks - such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation and inadequate hygiene - take the lives of 1.7...

Mar 06, 2017 19:56 PM

Polluted air may have impact on effectiveness of antibiotics: Study

Air pollution may increase the potential of bacteria to cause respiratory infections by reducing the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment, scientists have found for the first...

Mar 03, 2017 15:35 PM

Air pollution: Meerut poorer than Delhi; NGT notice to Centre

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) was hearing a plea filed by Meerut resident Lokesh Khurana seeking directions to restrict entry of diesel vehicles more than 10 years old.

Feb 28, 2017 19:29 PM

Air pollution: Delhi-based designer starts awareness campaign about use of air masks

To encourage the denizens of the Capital, particularly children to wear anti-pollution masks, a city-based fashion designer has started an awareness drive about the air pollution...

Feb 21, 2017 15:22 PM

2 Indians die every minute due to air pollution: Study

The air Indians breathe is turning more toxic by the day and an average of two deaths take place daily due to air pollution, says a new study.

Feb 19, 2017 12:59 PM

Access to clean water may be associated with higher risk of asthma in children: Study

Not all microbes are bad, yes! A new study suggests that access to clean, drinking water may be associated with a higher risk of asthma in children.

Feb 18, 2017 16:28 PM