A farmer burns paddy stubble at a village in Ludhiana

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

The index measures the presence of fine particulate matter known as PM2.5, a pollutant that can fester deep in the lungs and bloodstream of human beings

NEW DELHI: Delhi is the most polluted capital in the world, while Gurgaon is the most polluted city, revealed a Greenpeace report.

The analysis clearly indicates that even the most stringent emission control measures, if restricted to the Ha Noi area, will not be sufficient to effectively approach Vietnam’s national ambient air quality standards.

In 1998 Beijing began an intensified air pollution control program, and over the last 20 years the city has implemented a series of measures including energy infrastructure optimization, coal-fired pollution control, and vehicle emission controls. These efforts successfully reduced air pollution.

India’s national capital region (NCR) emerged as the most polluted region in the world in 2018, according to this new report. Gurugram is the worst affected followed by Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Noida are amongst the top six most worst-affected cities.

It is only the end of February, but air pollution in Milan has already exceeded the legal limit for 2019, and the Po Valley swims in a soupy smog.

Fourteen major cities in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region had their air quality improved in 2018, thanks to intensified efforts in environmental control.

Some 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions finds this study published by International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) which singled out diesel engines as the main culprit. China, the EU, the United States, and India accounted for 70% of global transportation-attributable PM2.5 and ozone deaths but just under half of the global population.

As the city grapples with air pollution, Jyotsna Mehta, a Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) corporator from South Mumbai has moved a notice of motion to set up anti-pollution towers in the city to combat

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