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Every breath we take is poison

'And for the developing lungs of our children, this should not be tolerated. Not at all,' says Sunita Narain.   We can't breathe in Delhi. It is a public health emergency as pollutants in the......

Delhi chokes with 'very poor' air quality again

The national capital's air quality slipped into the "very poor" category on Friday morning, and was expected to decline sharply over the weekend owing to changing weather and "significant" stubble......

How those who can't afford masks are dealing with Delhi's toxic air

IMAGE: Rickshaw pullers in front of Red Fort in Old Delhi. They are highly affected by the deteriorating air quality in Delhi-NCR. Photograph: Arun Sharma/PTI Photo Air purifiers for the......

Dust storms kill 15 in UP; Delhi, NCR remain covered in haze

IMAGE: A thick blanket of dust and haze envelops the city skyline of New Delhi on Thursday. The air quality in Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region on Thursday remained in poor to......

The human price of climate change

What are the most worrisome aspects of climate change for India?Can they be solved?Environment crusader Sunita Narain believes it is possible.A must read excerpt from her latest book, Conflicts Of......

Why vegetarianism is not all that great an idea for India

Indian farmers practise an agro-silvo-pastoral system and that livestock is a crucial part of their economy. Taking away the meat would demonetise their assets. It would kill their income, says......

How best to tackle India's water crisis

The tragedy is not the inevitable drought or the inevitable flood. It is our inevitable lack of ability to push and get done what needs to be done, says Sunita Narain. By the time you read this,......

How NOT to celebrate Environment Day

Growing and harvesting trees for productive and economic uses are once again dead in the water, says Sunita Narain. On this World Environment Day, let’s understand how we are not going......

Why the fuss over BS-IV vehicles is quite meaningless

The fact is that BS-IV vehicles, particularly diesel trucks, are much less polluting than BS-III ones, says Sunita Narain. Why this huge fuss? I am talking about the automobile......

Why we can't breathe

We know enough to act against pollution.We need to enforce compliance. No delays. Not anymore. It is literally a matter of life and death. Ours, says Sunita Narain.Each winter, without fail, we......
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