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PATNA: Believe it or not, but Patna is the sixth most polluted city in the world.

Deforestation and draining of the peatlands in equatorial SE Asia has greatly increased their flammability, and in September–October 2015 a strong El Niño-related drought led to further drying and to widespread burning across parts of Indonesia, primarily on Kalimantan and Sumatra. These fires resulted in some of the worst sustained outdoor air pollution ever recorded, with atmospheric particulate matter (PM) concentrations exceeding those considered “extremely hazardous to health” by up to an order of magnitude.

Penalty of ₹2 lakh imposed on State government

In a bid to curb pollution, a group in Meerut has decided to burn 50,000 kg of wood during Navratri, raising concerns whether the initiative would be a success.

NEW DELHI: Environmental activists across the capital held a protest outside Badarpur thermal power plant on Tuesday morning asking the ministry of environment, forest and climate change to enforce

NEW DELHI: As pollution choked Delhi in recent years, a total of 140 air purifiers were purchased for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's offices and at least six other government agencies, according to

Air pollution protesters say they are prepared to go to prison as they step up their campaign against the poisonous air that kills tens of thousands of people in the UK each year.

NEW DELHI: Once a bird that was synonymous with the chirping heard outside every home, the house sparrow is today a rare species in the capital — despite being Delhi’s state bird.

Bird population is concentrated in Barkas, BHEL, Uppal and Medchal, where there are trees and shrubs.

Environmental groups are fuming after Eskom applied for another postponement to regulations that would reduce pollution from one of their power plants.