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Diwali Air Over North India Was World’s Worst–And Worse Than Diwali 2015

Diwali Air Over North India Was World’s Worst–And Worse Than Diwali 2015

  Over the Diwali weekend of 2016, India’s air quality was among the world’s worst and between 40% and 100% worse in five north Indian cities than at the same…

Smoke From Firecracker Snake = 464 Cigarettes (And Other Diwali Stories)

Smoke From Firecracker Snake = 464 Cigarettes (And Other Diwali Stories)

  Would you be comfortable sending your child into a room filled with smoke from 464 cigarettes? That is equivalent to the amount of particulate matter less than 2.5 microns…

Odd-Even Car Restrictions Did Not Improve Delhi Air

Odd-Even Car Restrictions Did Not Improve Delhi Air

  As Delhi’s air quality begins to deteriorate with Diwali, new government data indicates that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s restrictions on cars based on odd-even number plates—between January…

Delhi Continues To Top World’s Most Polluted Megacities List: WHO

Delhi Continues To Top World’s Most Polluted Megacities List: WHO

  Delhi’s air is the worst among world megacities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed recently, even as IndiaSpend‘s #breathe network of air-quality sensors reported fine-particulate-matter (PM2.5) levels were almost…

Varanasi, Allahabad Air Breached WHO Pollution Limits Almost Every Day In August

Varanasi, Allahabad Air Breached WHO Pollution Limits Almost Every Day In August

A vendor carrying a basket of flowers walks as migratory birds fly over the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, in Allahabad,…

Patna’s Air 5 Times Above Safe Levels, 2.5 Times Worse Than Delhi’s

Patna’s Air 5 Times Above Safe Levels, 2.5 Times Worse Than Delhi’s

  In 2016, the air in Bihar’s capital, Patna, was classified the world’s sixth-most polluted in a World Health Organisation (WHO) ranking of 3,000 cities in 103 countries. There are…

Delhi’s Air Pollution Rose 23% During Second Odd-Even Phase

Delhi’s Air Pollution Rose 23% During Second Odd-Even Phase

  Air pollution levels in Delhi rose 23% during the second phase of the odd-even registration rule,  from April 15 to April 29, over the previous 14 days (April 1…

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