Tags: air pollution mitigation

COVID 19 Effect: Ground level ozone is increasing says a study

Levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant — ground-level ozone — has increased in China, according to new research. Two new studies in AGU’s journal Geophysical Research Letters find nitrogen dioxide pollution over northern China, Western Europe and the U.S. decreased […]

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Delhi needs 65 per cent cut in pollution level to meet air quality standards: CSE

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released new results from its on-going analysis of air quality trends in Delhi to highlight Delhi’s struggle with air pollution and what it takes to tame and control pollution. After the initiation of comprehensive clean air action plan and graded response action plan, there are early signs of stabilisation […]

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Air pollution kills 8.5 out of 10,000 children in India before they turn five: CSE

The State of India’s Environment 2019 (SoE) in Figures is an exclusive data-driven analysis of major developmental and environmental sectors.  SoE 2019 in figures says about key environmental parameters like- State of air – Air pollution is responsible for 12.5 per cent of all deaths in India. Its impact on children is equally worrying. Over 100,000 […]

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Over 670 million Indians would breathe poor quality air in 2030: Study

More than 674 million citizens are likely to breathe air with high concentrations of PM 2.5 in 2030, even if India were to comply with its existing pollution control policies and regulations, according to an independent study released today by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and the International Institute for Applied Systems […]

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Air pollution claims 7 million lives each year: UN expert

Air pollution, both outside and inside homes, is a silent and prolific killer responsible for the premature death of seven million people each year, including 600,000 children, according to a UN expert on environment and human rights. David Boyd, UN special rapporteur on environment and human rights, said that over six billion people, one-third of […]

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurates air pollution mitigation devices in Delhi

Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated air pollution control device WAYU(Wind Augmentation PurifYing Unit) for traffic junctions at ITO intersection and Mukarba Chowk in Delhi on Tuesday. WAYU is developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – National Environmental Engineering Research […]

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