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How are cities around the world tackling air pollution? 

More cycling, better public transport and car bans – cities from Delhi to Zurich are using a range of initiatives to lower traffic pollution and improve health Paris Paris bans cars in many historic central districts at weekends, imposes odd-even … Continue reading

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India’s doctors blame air pollution for sharp rise in respiratory diseases 

Cases are up 30% since 2010 in country where decline in air quality is shifting from acute to chronic in more than just Delhi A sharp rise in cases of chest and throat disease in India is being blamed by … Continue reading

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World Environment Day: Air pollution jumps to number 5 spot among top killers, says report

Needless delays in executing projects have led to the worsening of air quality across several cities in the country and a new draft audit inspection report shows that the purpose of setting up continuous real time air quality monitoring stations … Continue reading

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India launches air quality index to give pollution information

India has launched its first air quality index, to provide real time information about pollution levels. The index, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will initially monitor air quality in 10 cities. Last year the Environmental Preference Index ranked India … Continue reading

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Air quality at ‘closed’ bus stands on pollution radar

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has undertaken a study to assess the air quality at bus stands in and around Bangalore. The Board is conducting the study to assess the levels of pollutants, especially carbon monoxide and carbon … Continue reading

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Too many smoke-spewing vehicles go scot-free in city

The number of vehicles in Bangalore is hovering close to 50 lakh. As on January, as many as 49.67 lakh vehicles were registered in the city. The annual increase in vehicle density is between March 2012 to 2013 has been … Continue reading

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Economic development has affected air quality in Indian cities

India’s economic development has led to worsening of air quality in major Indian cities, according to a new study published here today. The survey was carried out by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in six major cities Bangalore, Chennai, … Continue reading

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Children falling victims to air pollution in City, says study

The rising pollution in the City has led to drastic increase in asthma among children during summer, according to a study conducted by Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) of Indian Institute of Science (IISc). According to … Continue reading

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