Category Archives: India

Air Quality-Life Index: Indians Would Live Four Years More if WHO Standards Are Met 

If the air quality is improved in India as per the World Health Organization’s air standards, Indians would gain four years on average or “a combined more than 4.7 billion life years”, according to the Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI). The AQLI tool has been … Continue reading

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Air pollution throws shade on India’s solar success

Air pollution is diminishing India’s capacity to harness power from the sun, experts say, undermining billions being invested in renewables as the energy-hungry giant emerges as a solar superpower. New research has found the smog and dust that sickens millions … Continue reading

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Delhi air pollution study: Forget peak hour, now Nitrogen oxide level spikes to unacceptable levels throughout the day 

The concept of travelling in non-peak hour is slowly disappearing as Delhi faces rush hour between 8 am-8 pm, every day and it is only getting worse day by day. A study by the Centre for Science and Environment for … Continue reading

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Delhi air quality not ‘good’ in over 500 days, even when it rained

Air quality index data between 2016 to June 2017, available with the Central Pollution Control Board, revealed that pollution levels in Delhi refused to drop even during the rainy season. Not even in the month of June 2017, when the … Continue reading

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Ahmedabad becomes first city to install air monitoring and warning system

Gujarat installs an air monitoring and warning system to make the people aware of the growing problem of air pollution and fight against it.  Air pollution has been a major threat all over the world and India shelters four out … Continue reading

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Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production: Hardest-hit areas are big solar investors: China, India, Arabian peninsula 

Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells are cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts … Continue reading

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Air you breathed yesterday was more polluted than on Diwali

Wednesday was even more polluted than Diwali with the peak level of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 crossing those of the festive day last year. According to Central PollutionControl Board (CPCB), the 24-hour concentration of PM 2.5 at 9.30 am was … Continue reading

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Gurgaon air ‘deadly’ but can be fixed, says Centre for Science and Environment report

The report titled ‘Gurugram: A framework for sustainable development’ was released on Thursday ahead of the upcoming World Environment Day on June 5. As per a report released on challenges staring at Gurgaon and possible solutions prepared by the Delhi-based … Continue reading

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