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Elevated Level Of Global Pollution Is Behind Killing Of 9 Million People A Year: Study

Elevated Level Of Global Pollution Is Behind Killing Of 9 Million People A Year: Study

The United States is the only fully industrialised country in the top 10 nations for total pollution deaths, ranking 7th with 142,883 deaths blamed on pollution in 2019, sandwiched between Bangladesh and Ethiopia, according to a new study in the journal The...

18 May 2022
Earth Day 2022: Here Is All You Need To Know About This ‘Environment Carnival’

Earth Day 2022: Here Is All You Need To Know About This ‘Environment Carnival’

Since 1970, Earth Day has been mobilising masses globally to find ways towards eco-friendly, sustainable and biodiversity conservation.

22 April 2022

Single-Use Plastic Ban: Delhi Plans Survey To Quantify Plastic Waste Generation, Identify Hotspots

In August last year, the Union Environment Ministry had issued a notification saying the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of...

Pollution Board Slaps Rs 25,000 Fine On Jaggery Units For Burning Plastic

Pollution Board Slaps Rs 25,000 Fine On Jaggery Units For Burning Plastic

According to the Regional officer of UPPCB Ankit Singh, the units were fined for burning plastic waste.

18 March 2022

Vehicular Pollution: Delhi Plans 3rd-Party Audit Of 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' Campaign

Under the campaign launched on October 16, 2020, to cut down vehicular pollution in the national capital, drivers are encouraged to switch off their vehicles...

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01 March 2022
Deaths Linked To PM2.5 Pollution In India Increased By 2.5 Times In 2 Decades: Report

Deaths Linked To PM2.5 Pollution In India Increased By 2.5 Times In 2 Decades: Report

Poor air quality was the fourth leading risk factor for early death worldwide in 2019, surpassed only by high blood pressure, tobacco use and poor diet.


28 February 2022
At UNEA, India Will Play Vital Role On Issues Of Sustainable Use, Recycle Economy: Bhupender Yadav

At UNEA, India Will Play Vital Role On Issues Of Sustainable Use, Recycle Economy: Bhupender Yadav

According to the ministry, on Sunday, three resolutions were put forth by member states on plastic pollution – Peru, Rwanda, Japan and India. The two draft...


24 February 2022
Air Pollution May Increase Risk Of ADHD In Children: Study

Air Pollution May Increase Risk Of ADHD In Children: Study

The researchers led by Matilda van den Bosch, from Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), used data from 37,000 children in Vancouver, Canada.


29 January 2022
Soon, No Fuel Without Valid Pollution-Under-Check Certificate In Delhi: Govt

Soon, No Fuel Without Valid Pollution-Under-Check Certificate In Delhi: Govt

The city government will put a draft policy in this regard in the public domain for inviting suggestions and objections.


27 January 2022
MP Pollution Control Board's Fees For Various Permissions Slashed Up To 50 Per Cent

MP Pollution Control Board's Fees For Various Permissions Slashed Up To 50 Per Cent

A committee was also set up by the MPPCB to demonstrate its application software and remove the glitches, in any, Mukherjee added.


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27 January 2022
Delhi Govt Spent Over Rs 10 Cr On 'Red Light On Gaadi Off' Campaign Ads

Delhi Govt Spent Over Rs 10 Cr On 'Red Light On Gaadi Off' Campaign Ads

Under the campaign launched on October 16, 2020, drivers are encouraged to switch off their vehicles while waiting for the traffic light to turn green.


06 January 2022
NCDC, NPC Ink Pact To Promote Productivity, Innovation For ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

NCDC, NPC Ink Pact To Promote Productivity, Innovation For ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

The pact has been signed between NCDC (National Cooperative Development Corporation) and NPC (National Productivity Council) to promote productivity and...


10 December 2021
Pollution Diary | Delhi's Black Everest And Why It Is A Mighty Curse To Children

Pollution Diary | Delhi's Black Everest And Why It Is A Mighty Curse To Children

There is no sight of the Swachh Bharat Mission and children of Jahangirpuri are being denied fresh air to breathe


17 December 2021
Menace Of Pollution: Like Cities, Rural India Is Equally Gasping For Clean Air

Menace Of Pollution: Like Cities, Rural India Is Equally Gasping For Clean Air

India’s journey towards a clean environment will be long and winding, with no destination in sight yet


13 December 2021
Air Pollution In India: It’s Time To Wake Up, Stand Up...

Air Pollution In India: It’s Time To Wake Up, Stand Up...

Citizens have taken up the battle against air pollution in India because those who are supposed to be in charge are in deep slumber


12 December 2021
Underprivileged Children  Are Worst Sufferers Of Pollution

Underprivileged Children Are Worst Sufferers Of Pollution

Children struggle when the air is unhealthy or worse. In 2019, air pollution alone killed 1,16,00 children in India. Many died due to indoor air pollution.


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14 December 2021
High Density Population Adds To The Woes Of Pollution In Delhi Slums During Winter

High Density Population Adds To The Woes Of Pollution In Delhi Slums During Winter

From the pollution capital of the world, a tale of intertwined yet divergent lives of slum dwellers in Delhi


13 December 2021
Right To Breathe | Air Pollution: When Will Our Politicians Wake Up?

Right To Breathe | Air Pollution: When Will Our Politicians Wake Up?

Children and the youth make a case for speeding up the process of cleaning the country’s notoriously foul air


12 December 2021
Efforts To Clean Up Delhi’s Air Must Continue Through The Year Not Just During Winter

Efforts To Clean Up Delhi’s Air Must Continue Through The Year Not Just During Winter

Delhi in winter is a nightmare come true for its residents. A gas chamber. A purgatory. A place where death comes slowly. One mouthful at a time.


10 December 2021
Our Starless Skies: Even Stars Are Unable To Break Layers Of Smog

Our Starless Skies: Even Stars Are Unable To Break Layers Of Smog

The sky is infinite and there are millions of stars. But, in a city where smog hangs like a veil over us, the stars don’t shine anymore.


16 December 2021
Solutions To Air Pollution: It's Time To Be Aimers, Not Blamers

Solutions To Air Pollution: It's Time To Be Aimers, Not Blamers

While not even death certificates give air pollution as cause, crores of Indians suffer from breathing trouble


16 December 2021
For These Young Minds, Pollution Is A Bigger Menace Than Others

For These Young Minds, Pollution Is A Bigger Menace Than Others

Children from economically weak backgrounds face the worst of outdoor air pollution


15 December 2021
Is India’s Pollution Data Hiding Behind The Poor?

Is India’s Pollution Data Hiding Behind The Poor?

The bottom 50 per cent of India's population who holds just 2.8 per cent of national wealth, are prone to health issues and other factors due to increased...


13 December 2021
Smog Screen: Bihar's Staggering Pollution Levels Are Often Worse Than Delhi’s

Smog Screen: Bihar's Staggering Pollution Levels Are Often Worse Than Delhi’s

On the latest list of the world’s most polluted cities released by IQAir, Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and Patna are in the 28th and 32nd position, while Gaya and...


13 December 2021
Welcome To Mahul, The Living Hell On Mumbai’s Eastern Outskirts

Welcome To Mahul, The Living Hell On Mumbai’s Eastern Outskirts

Tucked away in eastern Mumbai, the polluted industrial pocket of Mahul is a living hell for its poor residents whom even the government seems to have abandoned


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