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Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s COP26 in Glasgow

As global leaders are about to come together for the United Nations Global Climate Summit in November, this is an opportunity to know all about COP26 and the significance it holds. What is COP? For nearly three decades the United Nations (UN) has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits […]

UN India celebrated the 76th anniversary of the United Nations charter as UN Day

Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) new Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) provide clear evidence of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood. The guidelines recommend new air quality levels to protect the […]

Clean air policies can help you live longer

The one positive that resulted from the global lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic was the reduction in the levels of air pollution.  Populations living in some of the most polluted areas of the globe witnessed blue skies, while wildfires exacerbated by a drier and hotter climate sent smoke to the normally clean skies […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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