The air quality in Delhi has worsened considerably in past few years, according to the Economic Survey of Delhi 2014-15 released on Wednesday

Issuing a notification to ban stubble burning seems to be a paper exercise for the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and Department of Science, Technology and Environment in the state.

As temperatures soar in the national capital, levels of toxic ozone, responsible for causing a number of health problems, especially for asthmatics, have crossed permissible limits, the met departm

Day temperatures dropped marginally on Thursday but there was hardly any relief for weather-beaten Delhiites as toxins in the air rose alarmingly due to a cloud cover trapping pollutants.

The Union Environment Ministry has roped in PSUs like NTPC, Coal India and NMDC to fund the setting up of over 60 Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations across 12 cities by this year-end.

Bengaluru, an important metropolitan city and Silicon Valley of India, also suffers from bad air quality and as reported, nearly 36 per cent of children suffer from weak lungs.

Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar's recent remark as to why people aren't referring to the national Air Quality Index (AQI) and instead depending on "one embassy's" data had taken pollut

Two days after National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a complete ban on burning of waste in the open and announced a fine of Rs 5,000 for its violation, many people flouted the order with impunity.

Using the natural experiment of air pollution declines during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the researchers evaluated whether having specific months of pregnancy (i.e. 1st…8th) during the 2008 Olympic period was associated with larger birth weights, compared with pregnancies during the same dates in 2007 or 2009.

The recently launched national air quality index, which is supposed to function like US Environment Protection Agency's Air Now system, seems to have to failed to meet expectations.

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