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Citizens must take active role in combating localised sources of air pollution. Examples from Mumbai show that every effort is important.
Political will is the most important tool to fight India’s crippling air pollution
Indoor air pollutants, laden with the posonous PM 2.5 and other chemicals, must be combated with activated carbon and HEPA filters
Perverse incentives won’t work in reducing, stopping air pollution unless robust checks and balances are designed and implemented
The menace of stubble burning can be solved only by taking the consent of farmers in plans and programmes of the government
I CAN’T BREATHE
The crusade against air pollution has gone digital—hashtag social media, where the fight is as fierce as on the front lines
A range of solutions to beat toxic air, innovated by new Indian companies
Chandra Bhushan, president and CEO of iFOREST, says we need a completely different framing of the National Clean Air Programme to achieve real results
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?
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.
Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar talks about government plans to control air pollution and the need for public participation.
Pollution mitigation is a matter of necessity and not choice. How to sustain the air quality gains post-Covid pandemic is a big challenge.
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.
Solving Delhi’s air pollution problem demands action against polluting sources, not green-washing by experimental smog towers
The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in NCR and adjoining areashas begun the process of setting up a Decision Support System (DSS) having a web, GIS and multi-model based operational and planning decision support tool.
A unique experiment to gauge the hazardous levels of polluted air in Delhi and surrounding areas, where a woman wore a backpack with novel air sensing technology, has revealed disturbing data both outdoor and indoor, a report said on Tuesday.
The Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas reviewed the progress of switching over of Industries operating in Delhi to Piped Natural Gas with the Government of NCT of Delhi, GAIL and Indraprastha Gas Limited.
The air quality in Kharghar-Panvel-Taloja areas in Maharashtra has been found to contain high levels of PM 2.5 after a month-long study conducted by environment NGO Waatavaran Foundation.
Researchers from IIT Bombay report increasing dependence on groundwater after frequent droughts as the cause for the alarming decrease in groundwater levels in South India.
A six-member team from the National Jal Jeevan Mission (NJJM) visited Andhra Pradesh from December 2-5 to provide technical assistance to the state, the Jal Shakti Ministry said on Saturday.
In the past, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) observed froth formation and increase in ammonia levels in river Yamuna because of discharge of untreated sewage, non-operation of existing Sewage Treatment Plants
Delhi Water Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday that the Arvind Kejriwal government will ensure that 100 per cent wastewater is recycled and reused in the city.
With Joe Biden unveiling sweeping actions to combat climate change just hours after becoming the new US President, moving to rejoin the 2015 Paris accord and suspension of new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits, diplomats and green groups, had a col