China's air quality improved substantially last year, the environment ministry said Monday, following a government crackdown on pollution and a weakening economy.

A recent study has shown that long-term exposure to PM2.5, a major particle matter pollutant increases the risk of diabetes.

U.S. air pollution is disproportionately caused by white consumers, while African-Americans and Hispanics are burdened most by the emissions, a peer-reviewed study showed on Monday.

Citizens, environmentalists call for action after report lists Gurugram as most polluted city in the world

Instant reading shows the level at 47 ug per cubic metre, which is also on the higher side.

Bangladesh, Pakistan, India most polluted

NEW DELHI: Five out of the top 10 most-polluted cities in the world are in Delhi-NCR with Gurgaon being at the number 1 spot clocking an annual average PM2.5 reading of 135.8 micrograms per cubic m

NEW DELHI: Delhi's air improved to 'moderate' on Tuesday as the AQI clocked 140, an improvement from Monday's reading of 'poor' at 234.

NEW DELHI: The chemical formulation of 'green crackers' has now been finalised and its bulk manufacturing could start from May after getting approval from government agency.

A farmer burns paddy stubble at a village in Ludhiana

outweighs factors like cracker burning in Diwali or high motor vehicle congestion

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