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Leonardo DiCaprio posts about Delhi’s #RightToBreathe protest; says ‘air pollution the 5th-largest killer in India
Actor and climate-activist Leonardo DiCaprio has once again turned his attention to climate conditions in India. This time the focus being the dismal air quality in the country’s capital of Delhi. In an Instagram post, the 45-year-old star shared pictures from a protest organised earlier this month at India Gate to demand government action against […]Read More
Varanasi, Third Most Polluted City in the World – What Can We Do?
Varanasi known for its heritage and culture is also known as one of the most polluted cities in the world. According to reports by the World Health Organization (WHO), Varanasi ranks third as the world’s most polluted cityamong 4,300 world cities. 14 out of the top 15 cities are from India with Kanpur ranking first in […]Read More
Varanasi has only one air quality monitoring station
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi, which goes to polls on Sunday, continues to have only one air quality monitoring station, despite being ranked as among the top 3 most polluted cities in the world three years ago, a Right to Information request has found.Read More
Doctors Have Found A Way To Tackle Delhi’s Bad Air Quality & We Can’t Help But Consider It
I call Delhi my home. And why shouldn’t I? I’ve lived here for over 30 years and went through all of its phases it had to offer. As a child, I developed chronic bronchitis while staying in the city and it made me uncomfortable from time to time. It was nothing major to worry about […]Read More
Delhi pollution: Protesters at India Gate demand government action
In the wake of the air pollution reaching alarming levels in Delhi, hundreds of people gathered near the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate Tuesday evening, demanding government action. “My eyes and lungs are burning while I talk right now,” said Aman Sharma, a student at the protest. “I suffer from rhinitis, which has gotten […]Read More
Twitter blossoms with environmental conversations on this 50th #EarthDay
The year 2020 has brought so many firsts and new experiences, and this year’s Earth Day, April 22, will certainly be among them. Because we can’t go outside and participate in collective experiences, we are celebrating the Earth on Twitter this year. The conversation on Twitter has spiked 285% around the discussion of action and innovation in sustainability, and […]Read More
New Delhi suffoque dans un épais brouillard de pollution
L’ « airpocalypse » est de retour pour une nouvelle saison. La capitale indienne suffoque depuis plusieurs jours déjà dans un épais brouillard de pollution. La brume toxique qui enveloppe Delhi laisse difficilement passer les rayons du soleil et plonge la ville dans une grisaille quasi-apocalyptique. Dès le petit matin, la pollution s’immisce dans les […]Read More
World Environment Day: can stories save us from air pollution?
Air pollution levels have skyrocketed over the past few years in India, making the very simple act of breathing, one of the most dangerous things you can do today. Amidst all the smog, a New Delhi-based organisation is trying to make a little room for air. Let Me Breathe is a platform that curates stories […]Read More
Twitter chirps with environmental conversations on 50th Earth Day
This year has brought many firsts and new experiences and this year’s Earth Day, April 22, is certainly among them. While people cannot get outside and participate in the outdoor and collective experiences in person, they are celebrating the Earth on Twitter.The conversation on Twitter has spiked 285 per cent around the discussion of ‘action’ […]Read More
Can mobile storytelling help end stubble-burning scourge in India?’
CS Grewal, a powerfully-built man of 54, sporting a long grey beard, red turban and curved Shepard’s stick cuts a striking figure as he walks purposely across the land on the edge of his seven-acre organic vegetable farm in the state of Pubjab in northern India. Black smoke slowly rises from his neighbour’s farm as […]Read More
Documentary: Undercover Asia: Airpocalypse
CNA’s award-winning flagship investigative series returns for the seventh year to uncover the hard truths in the underbelly of Asia and shine the light on the plight of the disenfranchised and the displaced. This season, we get to investigate the unexpected fallout in Indonesia from China’s decision to ban plastic waste; the causes and consequences of […]Read More
On a mission to clear the smog
Over the past few months, air quality in several parts of the country has been extremely poor. Experts have cited several reasons for the toxic air—from crop burning and vehicular emission to firecrackers. This, of course, is not the first time people are experiencing unhealthy air. Each year, from October the air quality drops, and […]Read More
Indian project bets on cell phones to create and spread stories about air pollution
Tamseel Hussain, de 30 anos, acompanhou com atenção a escalada da poluição do ar na Índia, que atingiu níveis alarmantes quatro anos atrás. Ele estava tão interessado em documentar o problema que, com um grupo de especialistas em redes sociais e storytelling, construiu a plataforma Let Me Breathe (Me deixe respirar, em tradução livre para […]Read More
What happens when BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress, and AAP come together to #BeatAirPollution?
The air pollution in Mumbai doesn’t seem to be going anytime soon. It is only getting aggravated with time. And we humans have caused irreparable damage to our ecosystem, the way we treat our surroundings is pathetic. Over the last few years, Mumbai has lost a huge chunk of forest land to encroachers and our […]Read More