Noise pollution at number two in environment related offences: NCRB

A 2020 report from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had shown that Chennai was the noisiest city among the six metro cities even as noise levels were pretty high in other metros too.

Planet Outlook
September 16, 2021

CM Kejriwal Urges Centre To Direct States To Use Pusa Bio-decomposer for Stubble Management

A survey by a central government agency, WAPCOS, has come up with very encouraging results on the use of the bio-decomposer.

Planet Outlook
September 13, 2021

Why Delhi's Smog Towers Will Fair To Clean Up The Air

From every known science and engineering angle, the concept of vacuuming air in the open is not a practical solution. In the open where every puff of air is replaced with another puff of air in no time, with equal or sometimes more pollution...

Planet Outlook
September 13, 2021

Noise Pollution Control Sheet Absorber Developed By Mimicking Beehives

New technology can be used in building acoustics and also as an environmental noise control solution

Planet Outlook
September 11, 2021
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Outlook Magazine Initiative

Act On This Reaction

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

Planet Outlook
February 01, 2021

We, The People

Citizens must take active role in combating localised sources of air pollution. Examples from Mumbai show that every effort is important.

Planet Outlook
January 18, 2021

Wanted: A Law With Tooth

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

Planet Outlook
January 04, 2021

Candle Before The Wind

Indoor air pollutants, laden with the posonous PM 2.5 and other chemicals, must be combated with activated carbon and HEPA filters

Planet Outlook
November 30, 2020

Catch Bull By Horn

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

Planet Outlook
December 21, 2020

The Burning Issue

The menace of stubble burning can be solved only by taking the consent of farmers in plans and programmes of the government

Planet Outlook
December 28, 2020

Chokehold

I CAN’T BREATHE

Planet Outlook
November 02, 2020

Warrior Moms, Crusader Kids

The crusade against air pollution has gone digital—hashtag social media, where the fight is as fierce as on the front lines

Planet Outlook
November 02, 2020

Startup Army Is Airborne

A range of solutions to beat toxic air, innovated by new Indian companies

Planet Outlook
November 02, 2020

‘Our Clean Air Plan Is A Shot In The Dark’

Chandra Bhushan, president and CEO of iFOREST, says we need a completely different framing of the National Clean Air Programme to achieve real results

Planet Outlook
October 22, 2020

0 Breathability

Autumn has just set in and Delhi is gasping for a gulp of fresh air already. What awaits the capital in November, the cruelest month when the city’s air quality hits the red zone? Will Delhi clean up its act this year and give its citizens a breather?

Planet Outlook
November 02, 2020

Throwing Straws Against The Wind

Crop residue or stubble burning is banned in Punjab and Haryana, but satellite images show a substantial increase in farm fires that add to the air pollution in north India, especially Delhi.

Planet Outlook
November 02, 2020

‘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.

Planet Outlook
October 22, 2020

How To Not Waste A Crisis

Pollution mitigation is a matter of necessity and not choice. How to sustain the air quality gains post-Covid pandemic is a big challenge.

Planet Outlook
November 02, 2020

The Trash We Inhale

From the landfills to our lungs: the waste we generate comes back to us through the air we breathe because of our inadequate garbage disposal system and failed plans.

Planet Outlook
November 02, 2020
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A Towering White Elephant

Solving Delhi’s air pollution problem demands action against polluting sources, not green-washing by experimental smog towers

Planet Outlook
November 16, 2020
Scientists at work: We use environmental DNA to monitor how human activities affect life in rivers and streams

Scientists at work: We use environmental DNA to monitor how human activities affect life in rivers and streams

Today about 1 in 4 freshwater creatures face extinction. Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests. Across the globe, water quality is plummeting, polluted by plastic, sewage, mining sludge, industrial and agricultural chemicals and much m

Planet Outlook
September 18, 2021
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World Rhino Day

4 strategies for a UN breakthrough on energy and climate change

The statements released by world leaders after the recent G7 and G20 meetings underlined recognition of the problem. Still, very few countries and companies have detailed plans and budgets in place to meet their own high-level goals.

Planet Outlook
September 17, 2021

Step up climate action by learning from ozone layer protection: UN chief

By reducing HFCs, increasing energy efficiency and creating more ozone- and climate-friendly technologies, the Kigali Amendment can bring sustainable access to vital cooling services to millions of people.

Planet Outlook
September 17, 2021

Climate change threatens aquatic foods, says study

Aquaculture systems in off-shore and coastal waters, on the other hand, face lower climate-specific hazards, although freshwater aquaculture is exposed to high levels of hazard.

Planet Outlook
September 16, 2021

Biden pitches spending plan as key to fight climate change

Biden has set a goal of eliminating pollution from fossil fuel in the power sector by 2035 and from the U.S. economy overall by 2050.

Planet Outlook
September 15, 2021
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One-third of the world’s tree species are threatened with extinction - here are five of them

More than 400 species have fewer than 50 individuals remaining in the wild, and 142 tree species are already extinct.

Planet Outlook
September 16, 2021
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