Category Archives: World News

Delhi Air Pollution: ‘Dust’ Screen Hiding Bigger Killers

Dust may be the most visible marker of Delhi’s air pollution, but its sheer abundance may actually be masking the bigger killers- emissions from vehicles, thermal power plants and industries. Studies and research reports have underlined that it’s the chemical … Continue reading

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European Air Quality Index: current air quality information at your finger tips

A new European Air Quality Index, launched today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission, allows users to check the current air quality across Europe’s cities and regions. The Index is accompanied by new country fact sheets … Continue reading

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Delhi Smog: Gurugram Schools to Remain Closed Till November 11

In view of the unbearable air pollution, all government and private schools in Gurugram will remain closed on November 10 and 11, news agency ANI reported on Thursday. The Gurugram district administration undertook a slew of measures after high levels of PM 2.5 were … Continue reading

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DELHI AIR POLLUTION IS AT AN ALARMING LEVEL

On Tuesday the Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mahesh Sharma, expressed concern over the alarming levels of pollution in the national capital region and said the government was taking preventive measures to tackle … Continue reading

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Higher air pollution in Chinese cities tied to higher mortality rate

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the burden of air pollution and its association with mortality in Chinese cities. The study by researchers at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health showed a significant … Continue reading

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Delhi Air Pollution: CM Arvind Kejriwal Asks Sisodia to Shut Delhi Schools For a Few Days

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has also appealed to the Delhi government to shut down outdoor sports and other such activities in schools keeping in view the harmful impact of air pollution on the health of the children. New Delhi: … Continue reading

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Over 1,500 deaths a year in Ireland due to poor air quality

IRISH air is quietly killing its people. A new report by the Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that Ireland has repeatedly breached air pollution standards set by the World Health Organization and that these breaches have resulted in over 1500 premature … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Pakistan and Indian causing accidents and illness

SMOG has enveloped most of Pakistan and India, causing road accidents and respiratory problems. Pakistani meteorologist Mohammad Hanif said yesterday that the pollution, caused by the burning of crops and emissions from factories and brick kilns in Pakistan and neighbouring … Continue reading

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