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‘Airpocalypse’: Delhi braces for air pollution rise

As Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to prevent a repeat of last year’s “airpocalypse” in Delhi. Each year, as winter … Continue reading

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Graded Response Action Plan to help improve Delhi’s air quality in force from today

India’s national capital will pin its hopes on the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) for the air quality to improve. On Tuesday morning, Delhi’s Air Quality Index was at 251, which falls under “unhealthy” category. The GRAP will be putting … Continue reading

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Gurgaon India’s most polluted city on Sunday

Gurgaon was the most polluted city in the country on Sunday, with its Air Quality Index (AQI) touching the 274 mark (considered ‘poor’). In contrast, Delhi’s AQI was a ‘moderate’ 196. PM2.5 levels were reported between 112.78 to 118.90 micrograms per cubic … 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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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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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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Air pollution: Why and how it kills 

Air pollution – indoor and outdoor – killed an estimated 6.5 million people in 2012, the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Exposure to high levels of air pollution, especially over the long term, can affect human … Continue reading

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