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Air: The silent killer

Air pollution is now recognised as a major critical global risk factor for disease. Increasing public awareness of air quality and the burden of disease caused by air pollution is an essential step......

Beijing issues yellow alert after smog envelops city

Beijing issued the “yellow alert” for air pollution on Saturday for the second time this month as the Chinese capital remained blanketed by heavily-polluted haze, forcing city residents......

China on yellow alert as heavy pollution chokes several cities

China on Saturday issued a yellow alert for smog as the pollution choked most regions in the country's north with no signs of abating. This morning, PM 2.5 density -- particulate matter with size......

Beijing faces year's worst smog, issues red alert

Beijing on Friday issued its second-ever red alert for smog as a new bout of air pollution is set to hit the city of over 22 million population from Saturday, days after the Chinese capital issued......

Red alert as Beijing's air turns to 'hazardous'

Vehicles travel on a bridge amid heavy smog after Beijing issued its first ever 'red alert' for air pollution on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters As smog-hit Beijing enforced its first-ever red alert......

Delhi is the world's most polluted megacity!

In 2012, with one million deaths, China reported the highest toll from PM2.5 and PM10 pollution. At the time, India followed, reporting 621,138 deaths, nearly 10 per cent of the global toll......

9 ways to clean up India's polluted cities

Measures that will make Indian cities more organised and liveable need to be implemented to tackle the menace of pollution, says Govindraj Ethiraj.     Petroleum Minister Dharmendra......

Pollution: Millions die young every year!

  The ranking of the world’s most polluted cities issued by the World Health Organisation in 2014 showed that 13 of the 20 most polluted towns were in India. Latest international......

India overtakes China's air pollution levels: Greenpeace

  India’s National Air Quality Index network, with 39 operating stations, compares poorly with the 1,500 stations in China. Indian citizens had a higher exposure to average......

It's high time to revamp India's inefficient power plants

Companies need to voluntarily share data. It was India's largest power generator, NTPC, that refused public scrutiny, notes Sunita Narain. Coal is an environmentalist's bugbear. The use of coal to......

Is Beijing's air safe for athletes?

Beijing has vowed the Olympic Games will take place under blue skies, not the murky "sauna" haze that has shrouded the city recently, but even on apparently clear days pollution levels may not be......

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