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India Ranks Third Among Most Polluted Asian Countries

India Ranks Third Among Most Polluted Asian Countries

India last revised its air pollution standards in 2009, which have been more relaxed in comparison to WHO's prescribed guidelines and other Asian countries.

22 September 2021
New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines To Save Millions Of Lives

New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines To Save Millions Of Lives

The revised guidelines recommend new air quality levels to protect the health of populations, by reducing levels of key air pollutants, some of which also...

22 September 2021

Forest Services Maxed Out As Wildfires Break Across US West

Roughly 21,000 firefighters have been deployed to contain the fire, however, the forest services face 'critical resource limitations'.

Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Set Up  Air Quality Management Commission In NCR And Adjoining Areas

Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Set Up Air Quality Management Commission In NCR And Adjoining Areas

Replying on the bill, Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said,'We will be accountable to Parliament through this bill (on the issue of air pollution). It is...

05 August 2021

Yes, Prime Minister!

Political will is a must if India were to win the battle against air pollution, one of the biggest crises facing the country

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25 January 2021
Act On This Reaction

Act On This Reaction

Why regulating SO2 is critical for improving India’s air quality?


30 December 2020
Wanted: A Law With Tooth

Wanted: A Law With Tooth

Political will is the most important tool to fight India’s crippling air pollution


23 December 2020
Catch Bull By Horn

Catch Bull By Horn

Perverse incentives won’t work in reducing, stopping air pollution unless robust checks and balances are designed and implemented


02 December 2020
Delhi's Air Quality Inches Closer To 'Severe' Zone

Delhi's Air Quality Inches Closer To 'Severe' Zone

The city's air quality index (AQI) was 381 at 9 am. The 24-hour average was 367 on Tuesday. It was 318 on Monday and 268 on Sunday.


01 December 2020
Delhi Breathed More Polluted Air In November This Year Than 2019

Delhi Breathed More Polluted Air In November This Year Than 2019

The city also recorded nine 'severe' air days this November, the maximum number in the month in four years.


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19 November 2020
Delhi's Air Quality Poor, May Deteriorate As Temperature Dips

Delhi's Air Quality Poor, May Deteriorate As Temperature Dips

A change in the wind direction has also increased the share of stubble burning in the city's pollution slightly.


17 November 2020
Rain, Stronger Winds Help Clean Up Delhi's Air, AQI In 'Moderate' Category

Rain, Stronger Winds Help Clean Up Delhi's Air, AQI In 'Moderate' Category

The city's 24-hour average AQI was 435 on Sunday and 414 on Saturday.


15 November 2020
Delhi's Air Quality Back To 'Severe'; Diwali Firecrackers Add To Misery

Delhi's Air Quality Back To 'Severe'; Diwali Firecrackers Add To Misery

A layer of haze lingered over Delhi-NCR at night as people continued bursting firecrackers despite a ban.


14 November 2020
Delhi's Air Quality Remains 'Very Poor'

Delhi's Air Quality Remains 'Very Poor'

Stubble burning and calm winds adding to the worsening condition, say weather officials


11 November 2020
Rise In Pollution, Surge In Covid-19 Cases Spell Double Trouble For Delhi Residents: Experts

Rise In Pollution, Surge In Covid-19 Cases Spell Double Trouble For Delhi Residents: Experts

Many doctors had cautioned that pollution coupled with the ongoing pandemic, could make matters worse for people with lung or breathing-related complications.


09 November 2020
Delhi's Air Quality Severe, But Immediate Relief Unlikely

Delhi's Air Quality Severe, But Immediate Relief Unlikely

The national capital's air quality is unlikely to improve with farm fires, slow wind speed, and festive season ahead.


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06 November 2020
Delhi's Air Quality 'Very Poor', May Improve Slightly

Delhi's Air Quality 'Very Poor', May Improve Slightly

Experts said unfavourable meteorological conditions – calm winds and low temperatures – and smoke from farm fires in neighbouring states pushed the air...


05 November 2020
Haze Chokes Delhi, Pollution Levels Highest Since November Last Year

Haze Chokes Delhi, Pollution Levels Highest Since November Last Year

As the skies hung heavy and acrid over the region, people complained of itchy throat and watery eyes.


01 November 2020
Delhi's Air Quality Remains In The 'Very Poor' Category

Delhi's Air Quality Remains In The 'Very Poor' Category

‘Unusually high’ instances of farm fires in Haryana and UP have had an adverse impact on Delhi’s air quality, officials say.


26 October 2020
SC Keeps In Abeyance Order To Set Up Panel To Monitor Stubble Burning

SC Keeps In Abeyance Order To Set Up Panel To Monitor Stubble Burning

Centre’s plan for legislation to deal with air pollution, including stubble burning, prompts move.


25 October 2020
Delhi's Air Quality Continues To Remain 'Very Poor'

Delhi's Air Quality Continues To Remain 'Very Poor'

Areas like Mundka, Anand Vihar, Jahangirpuri and Vivek Vihar in Delhi-NCR, recorded "severe" levels of air pollution, authorities said.


23 October 2020
Delhi's Air Quality Worsens, Several Areas Enter 'Severe' Zone

Delhi's Air Quality Worsens, Several Areas Enter 'Severe' Zone

Ten monitoring stations in Delhi entered the 'severe' zone.


22 October 2020
Delhi's Air Quality Dips, To Deteriorate Further In Next 2 Days

Delhi's Air Quality Dips, To Deteriorate Further In Next 2 Days

Pollution levels increased in Delhi on Thursday, with the city’s air quality slipping into the ‘very poor’ category.


22 October 2020
Air Pollution Killed Over One Lakh Infants In First Month Of LIfe In 2019: Study

Air Pollution Killed Over One Lakh Infants In First Month Of LIfe In 2019: Study

Polluted Air is the largest risk factor for death among all health risks, says the annual State of Global Air 2020 report


27 October 2020
‘India Will Be Cleaner, Cleaner And Cleaner Year After Year’

‘India Will Be Cleaner, Cleaner And Cleaner Year After Year’

Union ­environment minister Prakash Javadekar talks about ­government plans to control air pollution and the need for public participation.


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