stubble burning

Stubble burning: Lessons abound, but awareness, will to act absent

Farmers who engage in stubble burning have become the fall guys in the blame game, but Delhi air quality cannot improve without solving issues such as vehicular pollution and garbage dumps. Read more »
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Air pollution raises Covid-19 risk among young adults: Study

The findings by scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm that link infection risk of Covid-19 and exposure to common pollutants should worry policymakers in India. Read more »
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Nasa research quantifies fall in air pollution due to Covid-19 pandemic

The study used computer models to establish that the nitrogen dioxide concentrations since February were lower by around 20%. Read more »
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Delhi smog: How fair is it to blame stubble burning

Transportation contributes 41% to urban pollution, industry 18% and dust 21%. Stubble burning worsens the situation by preventing dispersion. Read more »
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Different strokes: Decoupling government policy on air pollution and climate change

Can same policy measures address the twin challenges of air pollution and climate change effectively? A new study provides the answer. Read more »
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Cleaning of the Yamuna will need a war-like effort

Lockdown has given Yamuna a fresh lease of life, but things will be back to normal once the restrictions are lifted. Read more »
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Environmental pollution: Scientists will soon be able to track real time data

The virtual constellation of satellites will collect data to cut pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, smog, formaldehyde and aerosols. Read more »
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Exposure to ultrafine articles may cause heart attacks

High levels of ultrafine particles are a serious public health concern because of their small size, large surface areas, and the ability to get into the blood system. Read more »