Power corrupts

uncontrolled emission from poorly managed thermal power plants in northern and eastern India is the main source for the haze that envelops the Indo-Gangetic plains during winter, shows a new study. The region extends from Rawalpindi in Pakistan to Rangpur in northern Bangladesh.

The findings contradict earlier studies that sought to put most of the blame on biofuel used for cooking by the majority of 600 million people living in the region (see