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.
A survey by a central government agency, WAPCOS, has come up with very encouraging results on the use of the bio-decomposer.
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...
New technology can be used in building acoustics and also as an environmental noise control solution
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Why regulating SO2 is critical for improving India’s air quality?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 400 species have fewer than 50 individuals remaining in the wild, and 142 tree species are already extinct.