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Delhi’s air quality set to worsen as stubble burning intensifies

Based on data from monitoring stations, Air Quality Index for Delhi was recorded at 246 (poor) on Monday Air quality in the national capital region is likely to deteriorate as burning of paddy stubble by farmers in Punjab and Haryana … Continue reading

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Aerial footage: Acrid smokey haze blankets Sydney & triggers air pollution warning amid ‘hazard reduction’ burnoffs

Air quality warnings have been triggered by burn offs in the surrounding areas which have left an acrid haze over the entire city. ABC Online reports there have been at least 11 days this month where air quality in the … Continue reading

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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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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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Air pollution may kill more Africans than HIV/AIDS

AIDS and malaria epidemics receive much attention from international health organizations, but a sneakier killer is on the loose in Africa. Air pollution may now be the continent’s number one killer, according to a forthcoming study. Susanne Bauer, an Earth … Continue reading

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Brace for air pollution in Delhi as crop burning starts in neighbouring states

Agricultural stubble running into millions of tonnes is burnt by farmers in northern India every October. An estimated 35 million tonnes are set afire in Punjab and Haryana alone. Winter’s coming, and Delhi’s annual nightmare is already taking shape beyond … Continue reading

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Delhi November air quality threatened by Punjab farm fires 

In October and November, farmers in Punjab and Haryana burn their fields to cheaply clear paddy stubble, raising PM2.5 levels in neighbouring Delhi Since September 2015, an ecological and public health disaster has been unfolding in Indonesia, as fires burn … Continue reading

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