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Farm fires from Pakistan to add increased air pollution load for Delhi

Satellite images by NASA have shown the increasing instances of farm fires vis vis stubble burning not just in Punjab and Haryana in the Indian side but also over large areas in Pakistan to the west of Punjab. A NASA … Continue reading

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Pollution in 8 cities rose at alarming rate from April 2020 to April 2021: Greenpeace report

According Greenpeace India, the level of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) has increased in eight of the most populous Indian cities that were covered under their satellite observation for the study.  This study was a direct comparison of NO2 levels of April … Continue reading

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Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite lockdowns

– Air pollution is the largest environmental risk to human health globally. – Tens of thousands of people died from related deaths last year, despite an economic slow down caused by coronavirus. – In the five most-populated cities air pollution … Continue reading

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PM2.5 air pollution claims 160,000 lives in five cities

Delhi, Mexico and São Paulo are the cities with the highest death tolls, new research finds Fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) was responsible for approximately 160,000 deaths in the world’s five largest cities in 2020. Exposure to PM2.5 is considered … Continue reading

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Air pollution in biggest cities four times above safe levels

An investigation by OpenAQ has found that the average level of air pollution in the world’s largest cities is nearly four times higher than the maximum levels recommended by the WHO. According to estimates, 90 per cent of the world … Continue reading

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Delhi’s economy suffered the most due to severe air pollution last year: Lancet study

Delhi suffered the highest per-capita economic loss due to air pollution last year in India, according to a study published in peer-reviewed medical journal Lancet on Tuesday. The economic loss due to lost output from premature deaths and illness attributable … Continue reading

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Delhi Air Pollution: Air Quality in National Capital Remains in ‘Very Poor’ Category As Overall AQI Reaches 329

The air quality in Delhi continued to be in the ‘very poor’ category on Tuesday as the overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 329. The concentration of PM10 and PM2.5 pollutants increased since Monday and as a result, … Continue reading

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Spell of heavy smog in Indian capital raises fears for COVID patients

Residents of the Indian capital are enduring one of the worst spells of air pollution in years, data released on Monday showed, raising the risks to city residents posed by the novel coronavirus, doctors said. Delhi’s overall air quality index … Continue reading

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