Category Archives: India

Large parts of India dotted with fires: Nasa images

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) images of the past ten days show large parts of India are dotted with fires, stretching across Uttar Pradesh (UP), Madhya Pradesh (MP), Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and even some southern states. In sweltering summer, these … Continue reading

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Delhi to start monitoring pollen pollution

  Delhi constantly struggles with air pollution arising from harmful gases and particulate matter. In addition, pollen grains of different plant species spread in the air during early winter and spring, affecting people suffering from respiratory diseases. But now, a digital pollen … Continue reading

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Agricultural fires can double Delhi pollution during peak burning season: Pollution may reach levels up to 20 times higher than safe limits

Pollution may reach levels up to 20 times higher than safe limits It’s become a deadly autumn tradition in northern India: after the rains of the late summer monsoon subside, farmers set fires to their fields to clear stubble after … Continue reading

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Dhaka maintains its rank as 2nd most polluted city in the world

The Bangladesh’s capital scored 218 in Air Quality Index Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka remains as the second most polluted city in the world. Dhaka scored 218 in the US Air Quality Index (AQI) around 9am on Thursday. The air was classified … Continue reading

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Thick haze layer envelopes city

Mumbai: air quality remained ‘poor’ for yet another day with thick layer of haze over the city. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) level of Mumbai was recorded at 263 on Thursday, according to the System of Air Quality and … Continue reading

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Residential biomass burning deadliest source of air pollution, reveals study

Of the total 1.1 million deaths related to air pollution in 2015, the highest number was due to residential biomass fuel burning, study says Residential biomass burning was responsible for at least 267,700 deaths in 2015, or nearly 25% of … Continue reading

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Salt Particles From Afghanistan Are Causing Severe Air Pollution In Delhi, And It’s Gonna Stay

The pollution is Delhi is touching an all-time high because of Afghanistan and there is a scientific research to support this argument. According to a new study, air-borne particles from the salt mines of Afghanistan are pushing up the levels … Continue reading

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After brief respite, Delhi again turns breathless

A thick blanket of haze enveloped the National Capital on Sunday and the Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded “very poor” levels. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said pollution levels have spiked due to calm conditions, marked by low wind speed … Continue reading

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