Tag Archives: Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

Nepal’s air pollution among worst

Nepal continues to rank among the worst four performers in protecting the human health and environment due to degrading air quality. The latest Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2016 released this week at the World Economic Forum puts Nepal 177 among … Continue reading

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An Interactive Air-Pollution Map

In March, the World Health Organization estimated that air pollution was responsible for 7 million premature deaths in 2012. That’s one out of every eight total deaths in the world. Air quality has gotten worse over the last decade, and for more … Continue reading

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Pollution increasing lung cancer in Indian women

In a worrying trend noted by oncologists, lung cancer is increasing rapidly among Indian women. The foremost reason, much against popular perception, is not smoking but environmental pollution. India has just slipped 32 ranks in the global Environment Performance Index … Continue reading

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Why Delhi is losing its clean air war

The US-based Environmental Preference Index has denied media reports suggesting it found air quality in Delhi worse than in Beijing. But while China’s capital appears to be slowly turning the pollution clock back, India’s first city seems to have given … Continue reading

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