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‘It took an entire pandemic to make us realize the importance of clean air’

We never understood what a blessing it was to be able to breathe freely until we were forced to stick a piece of thick cloth smothered to our faces. It took an entire pandemic for us to realize the importance of things which we took for granted for so long, be it as simple as […]

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Cyclone Nivar updates: Nivar likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in next 24 hours

Cyclone Nivar may cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the south-western Bay of Bengal coastal area tomorrow evening, the weather office has predicted. As of 5.30am of Tuesday, the cyclone was located at about 410 kms east-southeast of Puducherry and 450kms southeast of Chennai. “Deep depression has intensified into a cyclonic storm — NIVAR over […]

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Why cycling is better than driving?

Air pollution is a global issue. In India, it become severe as winters approach, and especially in Delhi NCR, it usually remains in the ‘hazardous’ category throughout. One of the reasons for this winter pollution stubble burning in the nearby states of Punjab and Haryana. The share of stubble burning in Delhi’s pollution rose to […]

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The Spectators must become the Ringmaster – Taming the Air Pollution Beast

Air pollution is one of the worst environmental nightmares faced by most developing countries such as India. Six out of ten of the most polluted cities in the world are in India. Delhi is the most polluted capital city in the world. Air pollution is the fifth leading risk factor for mortality worldwide. In 2017, […]

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‘Vehicular pollution is a major cause of air pollution-we can’t ignore it’

Pollution is a process of making the environment dirty, unhealthy, and unsuitable for humans and animals. It contains hazardous contaminated elements, which can affect our health badly. Cutting trees is causing land pollution and trees are the only natural source that can absorb pollutants. The Industrial discharged waste dumped into the rivers, which pollutes the river and […]

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Rising vehicular emissions are a major contributor to air pollution

The side effects of breathing polluted air aren’t new to anyone, yet we tend to ignore its importance in almost everything we do. This year’s Diwali has hit the pollution charts more than ever since 2016. Last year, schools had to be shut due to soaring pollution levels in Delhi. Every winter Delhi residents face […]

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‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ for eliminating plastic pollution

I once read that garbage isn’t exactly rocket science, but given the filth around us, one would think it is. “Single-use plastic” grocery bags came into existence 50 years ago. It was the answer to a question no one was asking and the solution to a problem that did not exist. In the past, people […]

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‘Delhi is choking every year’: What can be done?

Air pollution has always been a big problem for Delhiites. If you closely follow Indian news channels, you might have recently come across Delhi’s rising air pollution. Delhi is one of the most heavily polluted cities in India. In November 2019, the Government of Delhi declared public health emergency as air in the environment was […]

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‘Controlling vehicular emissions can help deal with air pollution’

Air pollution harms the human body. More restrictions and regulations need to be placed to reduce air pollution, we’re still suffering from it. Why the air in the morning is fresh and dust-free than the air that we experience during the afternoon and evening? Obviously due to less human activities during night time than day […]

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Rains Bring Respite From Pollution in Delhi

Aday after Diwali, Delhi and the national capital region on Sunday witnessed light to heavy rains under the influence of a fresh Western Disturbance, leading to a slight drop in the temperatures and bringing respite from rising pollution levels, according to India Meteorological Department. Higher wind speed aided dispersion of pollutants and the maximum wind […]

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Air quality dips in Delhi post Diwali

The air quality in the national capital deteriorated to the “severe” category a day after Diwali after people flouted fire cracker ban. Air Quality Index (AQI) at Punjabi Bagh and Anand Vihar recorded as 464 and 471 respectively, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. The neighbouring cities of Gurugram (407) and Noida […]

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Stub eco: Curbing the issue of stubble burning

Bonjour! It all started in 2019 in the month of July, when my friend Sehaj (also founder of Stub-eco) proposed Stub eco ideation to me. And I remember after listening that my first words were. It’s nice that you have planned to work on a start-up but give me some time to think about it. […]

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The inconspicuous climate risks of the Himalayas

Gathering unheard eco-anxious voices and the Climate Risks growing in the Himalayas remind the world of how there is a third pole too falling apart. This article captures the core reasons why it is now a growing emergency. It is co-authored by Varun Kumar and Sweta Bhushan, two eco-anxious architects working on bringing to light climatic risks that shouldn't be unprioritized.

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Delhi’s abysmal air before Diwali

Diwali is almost here and air quality in Delhi has remained ‘severe’ for the seventh consecutive day. On the morning of 11th November, AQI levels touched an unprecedented 724 – conditions which make it extremely dangerous for our health.  According to Air Quality standards, PM 2.5 concentration should be less than 60 micrograms per cubic […]

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All about Firecrackers: How they affect your health?

It’s 2020, we are breathing toxic air, in the middle of a pandemic and yet I don’t know why we are still talking about firecrackers. That thing needs to go away permanently, for good!  Though many states have already banned firecrackers for Diwali, but we need a complete ban on it for all kinds of […]

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‘It took an entire pandemic to make us realize the importance of clean air’

Cyclone Nivar updates: Nivar likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in next 24 hours

Why cycling is better than driving?