‘The Poor, Who Pollute The Least, Are Hit Hardest By Climate Change’

Bengaluru: The increasing frequency of extreme weather events such as erratic rainfall that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted in its October 2018 report is already visible...

‘Surat’s Emission Trading Project Can Be A Powerful Tool To Reduce Air Pollution’

New Delhi: On World Environment Day on June 5, 2019, Gujarat launches the world’s first-ever market-based particulate pollution regulation system as a pilot project. The system provides economic inc...

Election-Bound Varanasi Ignores Its Air, Among Planet’s Worst

New Delhi: A city with some of the planet’s most toxic air, Varanasi has done very little to curb air pollution and most plans to clean its air “remain on paper”, said a new study by Let Me Brea...

Why Election Promises To Cut India’s Air Pollution Are Not Enough

New Delhi: For the first time, air pollution--the seventh-largest risk factor for death in India, killing 1.24 million people in 2017--finds a mention in party manifestos in the 2019 general election ...

India Is Generating Much More Plastic Waste Than It Reports. Here’s Why

New Delhi: Only 14 of India’s 35 regional pollution boards filed information on plastic waste generation in 2017-18, according to the latest report of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Thu...

Annual Crop-Burning Health Bill = 3 Times India’s Health Budget

Mumbai: India’s five-year air-pollution-related health bill from burning crop stubble can pay for about 700 premier All India Institutes of Medical Sciences or India’s 2019 central government heal...

On The Gangetic Plain, 600 Million Indians Feel Effects Of Air Pollution And Changing Climate

Varanasi: It’s 6.30 pm in the northern Indian city of Varanasi on a cool January evening. Darkness is yet to fall but visibility already has. The cars on its teeming streets are hard to see from jus...

Gurugram Most Polluted City In The World, South Asia Most Polluted Region: New Report

Mumbai: Indian cities dominate a new ranking of the world’s most polluted cities in 2018, claiming 15 of the top 20 spots, according to a new report released today by the NGO Greenpeace and IQ AirVi...

Not Just New Highways, Delhi Needs Bus-Rapid Transit, Cycle And Walking Paths To Curb Traffic, Pollution

Boston: Delhi has laid the foundation stone for at least two new road projects in the last month--the 170-km-long Saharanpur National Highway Corridor and 27.6-km-long Northern Peripheral Road or Dwar...

Patiala Only Indian City With Clean Air Among 74 Assessed, As New Anti-Pollution Plan Stumbles At Start

New Delhi: Almost a month after the launch of a national programme for air pollution abatement, cities across India--home to 14 of the most polluted cities in the world--continued to breathe toxic air...