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Dust storm increases air pollution level in city, experts blame low-velocity winds

The early morning voters encountered a partially cloudy sky with dust storm blowing during the mid-morning hours. On Sunday, the pollution levels in the city deteriorated with the AQI (air quality index) recorded at 376 (very poor), according to the … Continue reading

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Dust, high temperatures bring Delhi’s air quality down to ‘poor’

The Aravalli range plays a critical role in checking sand migration from the Thar Desert to Delhi-NCR; but they now stand degraded Since the evening of May 6, the particulate matter 10 (PM10) concentration in Delhi has plunged to the … Continue reading

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22 of world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India, Greenpeace says

Analysis of air pollution data finds that 64% of cities globally exceed WHO guidelines Twenty-two of the world’s 30 worst cities for air pollution are in India, according to a new report, with Delhi again ranked the world’s most polluted … Continue reading

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22 of the top 30 most polluted cities in the world are in India

India accounts for seven of the world’s 10 cities with the worst air pollution, according to a new report, but previously smogbound Chinese cities have seen a marked improvement. Gurugram, a suburb of the Indian capital New Delhi, is the … Continue reading

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Air Pollution: Scarves do not help in fighting city’s air pollution: Experts

Masks are better, research organisation plans to analyse options The scarves worn by many two-wheeler riders in the city or even pieces of cloth wrapped around the nose are ineffective in fighting air pollution around us. A Pune based institute, … Continue reading

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Patna most polluted city in India; Varanasi, Kanpur not far behind

Pollution in India has become a serious concern as not only Delhi but even the other cities continue to choke on bad air quality. In fact, Delhiites might feel slightly relieved after what you’re about to read. In a recent … Continue reading

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Delhi Air Quality Falls To Very Poor; Rain Can Bring Relief: Officials

As predicted, the overall air quality of Delhi and adjoining areas deteriorated to “very poor” on Monday, after days of improved “moderate” air caused by last Thursday’s rain and hailstorm, which washed away the pollutants across the city. “This return … Continue reading

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Delhi air pollution surges to emergency levels

Air quality index at 12 times US government-recommended level and visibility low Delhi residents woke to a thick, grey smog on Thursday as air pollution in the Indian capital surged to emergency levels. The state-run Central Pollution Control Board’s air … Continue reading

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