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A mother’s greatest fear – Air Pollution

The constant fear of children dying from air pollution related diseases in many parts of the world is taking an upward turn and shows no sign of slowing down in recent times. Mothers walk through polluted air and wonder how the tiny lungs of their children will be able to survive the amount of toxin […]

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Our footprints in the air

Air pollution results from atmospheric pollution which is deleterious to human health and our planet too.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that every year, air pollution is responsible for nearly seven million deaths around the globe. Nine out of ten humans are currently said to breathe air that exceeds the WHO’s guideline limits […]

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Air pollution affecting lung health of school children, reveals findings of a study

Various states of India are slowly resuming schools after a gap of over a year. The skepticism on the spread of COVID-19 remains, but measures are being taken to ensure safety of the children. However, there is another silent killer already present, which has been severely impacting the health of children. A study evaluating the […]

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates smog tower in Connaught place

As Delhi gears up for the air pollution season, the city installed its first smog tower in Connaught Place.  The smog tower has been installed months before the crop burning season, when pollution levels in Delhi rise cross the hazardous mark. The Delhi government will study the impact of the smog tower on pollution and […]

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Letter written to the Chairman of CAQM highlighting deteriorating air quality in Delhi

Environmentalists Aditya Dubey and Aman Banka have written a letter to the Chairman Commission for Air Quality Management Dr. M.M. Kutty on the deteriorating air quality in New Delhi. After the ordinance of the Commission on Air Quality Management (CAQM) lapsed, an application was moved before the Supreme Court in January this year by student […]

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Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown On Air Pollution Levels

Last year, we have witnessed the impact of lockdown of this pandemic on the air pollution level all over the world. On January 30, 2020, India recorded its first COVID-19 positive case in Kerala, which was followed by a nationwide lockdown extended in four different phases from 25th March to 31st May, 2020, and an […]

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Can’t reconnect with nature? Please try again now!

I would like to start off by narrating an incident from my life. These were my initial days in Mumbai. One evening, I returned to my room from college. As soon as I opened the door and stepped my foot inside the room, I sensed a huge difference and disconnection. The air outside the room […]

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Application moved before SC for revival of Lokur Committee after CAQM ordinance lapses

After the ordinance of the Commission on Air Quality Management (CAQM) lapsed, an application is moved before the Supreme Court by student environmentalist Aditya Dubey for the Lokur committee to be made operational again. The Centre established the commission in October last year but nearly five months after its setup, CAQM in National Capital Region […]

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Citizens across the country come together for #CleanAirEveryday

To spread the message of driving one less day every week to control vehicular pollution, citizens gathered together to pledge for #CleanAirEveryday. A rally was organized in Delhi in Connaught Place where citizens spread this message to encourage individual actions to help control air pollution. The campaign #NoCarSundays encourages citizens to ditch their cars once […]

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How #NoCarSundays will help

Each passing year metropolitan cities such as New Delhi pile up on masks due to the rampant pollution problem that comes around Diwali and January, but what about the rest of the year? Do the residents get to breathe fresh air or even barely safe air? No, we do not, because the problem does not […]

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Converting stubble into eco-friendly pots

Air pollution has now been embedded in the lives of every Delhiite. The record-breaking pollution levels have impacted the lives of every new-born to the 80-year-old asthmatic. According to a report released by the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute, if pollution levels in the capital adhered to the World Health Organization (WHO) standards, a […]

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How are vehicles on the road affecting us?

Relax, sit back, take a moment, and think about the air we are breathing. The human race needs a lot of calm in their lives to process because we are trapped in a world full of chaos and who created this chaos I am sure I don’t have to say it out loud. We utilize […]

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Ensure strict compliance of firecracker ban on Christmas, New Year: CPCB

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed pollution watchdogs of Delhi and three other states to ensure strict compliance of the ban on sale and use of firecrackers during Christmas and New Year. In an order, CPCB Chairman Shiv Das Meena also directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and the pollution control boards […]

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Clean Air 365- a real possibility for India

What concrete steps can we take individually and collectively to clean out air?

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Air Offenders: Campaign to highlight delay in implementing air pollution norms

Air Offenders of India, a campaign has been launched by more than 25 environmental groups to highlight the delay in implementing air pollution norms in coal-fired thermal power plants. It is a collaborative project that puts together a timeline since the first announcement of new emission standards until today. It chronicles everything that has been said […]

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