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China had the highest premature mortality with 3.91 million deaths and India accounted for 2.46 million deaths.(HT file photo)

Over 30% deaths in ’18 caused by fossil fuels: Study

By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 03:11 AM IST
The study, which has been published in Environmental Research, a peer-reviewed journal, states that more than 8 million people are killed each year by air pollution from burning fossil fuels like coal and diesel.
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A woman out on a foggy winter morning at Kirti Nagar in New Delhi on January 12. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
A woman out on a foggy winter morning at Kirti Nagar in New Delhi on January 12. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

How commuters are exposed to pollution

By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 01:48 AM IST
The study revealed that people who travelled in the open air - those who took autorickshaws and pedestrians - were the most exposed to pollution.
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Security personnel keep watch outside Wuhan Institute of Virology during the visit by the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wuhan.(REUTERS)
Security personnel keep watch outside Wuhan Institute of Virology during the visit by the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wuhan.(REUTERS)

China’s Covid comeback is bad news for climate as emissions rise

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 02:41 PM IST
The emissions comeback underscores the challenge China and the rest of the world face as they balance economic revival and long-term climate goals.
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Image for representation. (PTI)
Image for representation. (PTI)

Action on old vehicles, traffic congestion in Delhi's plan against air pollution

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:15 PM IST
  • It was strongly reiterated that overaged petrol/diesel vehicles more than 15/10 years of age must not be allowed to ply in NCR.
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“To tackle the burgeoning problem of air pollution, I propose to provide an amount of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,217 crores for 42 urban centres with a million-plus population in this budget,” Sitharaman said.(PTI)
“To tackle the burgeoning problem of air pollution, I propose to provide an amount of 2,217 crores for 42 urban centres with a million-plus population in this budget,” Sitharaman said.(PTI)

2,217-cr fund to aid pollution fight in cities

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 09:45 AM IST
The clean air programme is planned for 42 cities with each having a population of more than a million people. This fund is not part of the allocation to the environment ministry.
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The Delhi government has also introduced a similar concept in 2015, calling it ‘car free day’ where in some roads of the city private vehicles were not allowed to ply for selected days.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi government has also introduced a similar concept in 2015, calling it ‘car free day’ where in some roads of the city private vehicles were not allowed to ply for selected days.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘No Car Sunday’ organised in Connaught Place

By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:00 AM IST
The campaign called, ‘No Car Sunday’, which was first started by a group of teenage environment activists as a local initiative to discourage neighbours from using their cars for one day of the week to help reduce vehicular emissions in the national capital.
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Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recordings show that on Sunday Delhi’s overall AQI was 347, in the ‘very poor’ zone. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recordings show that on Sunday Delhi’s overall AQI was 347, in the ‘very poor’ zone. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Delhi’s air improves, mercury set to rise this week

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:43 AM IST
“Better wind speed has helped improve dispersion. Air quality is likely to stay in the ‘very poor’ category for the next two days. Further improvement is expected on January 20, when the AQI will come down to the lower end of ‘very poor’ to ‘poor’ category,” the Safar forecast read.
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According to the researchers, heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions are the dominant contributors to temperature increases around the globe.(AP file photo)
According to the researchers, heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions are the dominant contributors to temperature increases around the globe.(AP file photo)

Greenhouse gas, pollution cause regional impacts on extreme fire weather: Study

PTI, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:12 PM IST
Greenhouse gas, air pollution cause distinct regional impacts on extreme fire weather: Study
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The artificial lungs, called the lung billboard, were installed by a non-government organisation called the Waatavaran Foundation.(HT Photo)
The artificial lungs, called the lung billboard, were installed by a non-government organisation called the Waatavaran Foundation.(HT Photo)

In 1 day, giant lung billboard at Kharghar starts to turn black due to pollution

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:26 AM IST
  • This comes four weeks after a study found that air pollution levels on the outskirts of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) along the Kharghar-Panvel-Taloja belt are above safe limits.
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The tractor march began from the UP Gate around 9.30am. They drove on the inner lanes of the Delhi-Meerut expressway for about an hour to reach the EPE’s Dasna interchange.
The tractor march began from the UP Gate around 9.30am. They drove on the inner lanes of the Delhi-Meerut expressway for about an hour to reach the EPE’s Dasna interchange.

3,000 tractors at farmers’ march

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:14 AM IST
In Nuh district of Haryana, some farmers alleged that they were prevented from joining the rally. The protesters, along with local residents.
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Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Here’s how air pollution is linked to increased risk of pregnancy loss in India

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:33 PM IST
Researchers found that an estimated 349,681 pregnancy losses per year in south Asia were associated with exposure to PM2.5 concentrations that exceeded India’s air quality standard of 40 microgrammes per cubic metre (μg/m3) of small particulate matter (PM2.5).
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Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Air pollution raises risk of pregnancy loss in India, south Asia: Lancet study

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:05 AM IST
An estimated 349,681 pregnancy losses per year in south Asia were associated with exposure to PM2.5 concentrations, accounting for 7% of annual pregnancy loss in the region from 2000-2016
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The perimeter of a construction site, part of the Central Vista project, is blocked by large metal sheets, at Rafi Marg in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The perimeter of a construction site, part of the Central Vista project, is blocked by large metal sheets, at Rafi Marg in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Pollution control measures key in big development projects: Experts

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:18 AM IST
The court also directed the Union environment ministry to consider issuing general directions on installation of smog towers while granting approval in cities with high pollution.
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Dust screens placed at a construction site of the new Central Vista project, in New Delhi. The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the redevelopment plan which includes construction of a new Parliament Building and a common Central Secretariat.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Dust screens placed at a construction site of the new Central Vista project, in New Delhi. The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the redevelopment plan which includes construction of a new Parliament Building and a common Central Secretariat.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

‘In line with public trust standards’: How SC judges arrived at Central Vista decision

By Abraham Thomas & Utkarsh Anand | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 08:22 AM IST
Majority verdict held it is not the court’s concern to enquire into priorities of an elected government.
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If you find yourself sneezing in frequent intervals or are tired of a runny nose, you could be the victim of seasonal allergies.(Shutterstock)
If you find yourself sneezing in frequent intervals or are tired of a runny nose, you could be the victim of seasonal allergies.(Shutterstock)

A seasonal allergy could be more serious than you think; it’s time to act now

UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:37 PM IST
If you find yourself sneezing in frequent intervals or are tired of a runny nose, you could be the victim of these allergies. Gross negligence can lead to asthma, bronchial allergies, and other pulmonary disorders.
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Respiratory allergies are not to be taken lightly, as negligence can lead to asthma, bronchial allergies and other pulmonary disorders.(Shutterstock)
Respiratory allergies are not to be taken lightly, as negligence can lead to asthma, bronchial allergies and other pulmonary disorders.(Shutterstock)

All about respiratory allergies: 5 facts that you should know of

PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:28 PM IST
Did you know that pet dander can trigger an allergic reaction? Did you also know that allergies can interfere with your memory or concentration levels? Read on to know all about respiratory allergies.
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Dense smog is seen because of increase of concentration of pollutants in the air at Delhi.(ANI)
Dense smog is seen because of increase of concentration of pollutants in the air at Delhi.(ANI)

Delhi assembly panel tells MCDs to curb dust, cut pollution

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:07 AM IST
MLA Ajay Dutt, who is a member of the committee, said all the three MCDs have been asked to submit an action plan for reducing dust pollution. The DPCC has been asked to take strict action against individual officers responsible for rising dust levels in Delhi, he said.
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Kalkaji MLA Atishi who heads the House Panel said that it was “very shocking” that the MCD commissioners of Delhi have no clue regarding the length of roads under their jurisdiction.(ANI)
Kalkaji MLA Atishi who heads the House Panel said that it was “very shocking” that the MCD commissioners of Delhi have no clue regarding the length of roads under their jurisdiction.(ANI)

Delhi’s Environment Committee summons MCD Commissioners over air pollution

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:45 PM IST
In the meeting that was held in view of the rising air pollution highlighted that road dust has been a major component of air pollution in Delhi. It was found that officials were not fully aware of NGT orders.
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File photo: Waves of dust blows from an under-construction site in Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
File photo: Waves of dust blows from an under-construction site in Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Pollution control boards slap Rs 2.76 crore fine for violating air pollution norms in NCR

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 07:56 PM IST
The Commission for Air Quality Management for Delhi-NCR and adjoining areas had directed to constitute special teams and launch inspection drives at construction sites in NCR.
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To curb the increasing air pollution, vehicle owners are required to get their vehicles tested every six months to one year.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT)
To curb the increasing air pollution, vehicle owners are required to get their vehicles tested every six months to one year.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT)

Pollution checks dearer in UP from Jan 1, rates nearly doubled

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 12:45 PM IST
The new rates will apply on around 3 crore vehicles across the state. While the total number of pollution check centres in Lucknow is 448, in Uttar Pradesh it is 1,600.        
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With statutory powers that cut across federal lines, the CAQM was billed as a super commission, comprising officials from several states and agencies that can need to take the individual steps collectively pivotal to address the problem.(AP)
With statutory powers that cut across federal lines, the CAQM was billed as a super commission, comprising officials from several states and agencies that can need to take the individual steps collectively pivotal to address the problem.(AP)

Air pollution: CAQM’s role is still hazy

UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:29 PM IST
There is still confusion about which agency has what sort of role in combating the problem.
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The huge cut in subsidy was also attributed to the financial strain the state was suffering due to the impact of coronavirus pandemic. (AP file photo)
The huge cut in subsidy was also attributed to the financial strain the state was suffering due to the impact of coronavirus pandemic. (AP file photo)

Bihar government ends subsidy on 63 farm implements

By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:54 AM IST
A senior officer of the agriculture department, familiar with the matter, said that the state government has approved 17 farm implements, against 81 last year, on which farmers would be given subsidy.
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Even electric-carts, which are e-rickshaws modified to carry light-weight goods, were more than e-cars (72), data till December 22 showed.(Mint)
Even electric-carts, which are e-rickshaws modified to carry light-weight goods, were more than e-cars (72), data till December 22 showed.(Mint)

Only 7% of the 1,068 EVs that received govt subsidy were cars: Data

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times,
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 08:04 AM IST
On August 7, the AAP government had notified the Delhi EV Policy 2020 -- unveiled in December 2019 by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal -- with an aim to reduce air pollution and to kick-start the economy by spurring demand.
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Farm unions want the government to adopt a comprehensive measure of cultivation costs that includes the imputed cost of capital and the rent on the land, called “C2” in economic parlance.(PTI)
Farm unions want the government to adopt a comprehensive measure of cultivation costs that includes the imputed cost of capital and the rent on the land, called “C2” in economic parlance.(PTI)

Farm talks: No end in sight yet

UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:03 AM IST
The regulating of free markets so that farmers feel more secure may be a workable proposal
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Pollutants emitted by the incomplete combustion of solid fuels or kerosene for cooking, heating and lighting are associated with serious health risks(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Pollutants emitted by the incomplete combustion of solid fuels or kerosene for cooking, heating and lighting are associated with serious health risks(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Indoor air pollution: Don’t brush it aside

PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:43 PM IST
In the discussions on air pollution, IAP often loses out to outdoor pollution. But as the extent of the challenge shows, IAP is an equally big problem. Let’s not brush it under the carpet.
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Indian women take a selfie outside Sacred Hearth Cathedral which is closed to general public due to Covid-19 restrictions on the eve of Christmas in New Delhi, India.(AP)
Indian women take a selfie outside Sacred Hearth Cathedral which is closed to general public due to Covid-19 restrictions on the eve of Christmas in New Delhi, India.(AP)

61% of active Covid-19 cases in Delhi’s 5.5k hot spots: Delhi govt data

By Abhishek Dey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 05:18 AM IST
The government attributed the sharp increase in the share of active Covid-19 cases in red zones to its micro-containment policy, which was intensified in November.
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In a developing country such as India, there is a continuing debate on carbon-intensive growth versus environment and health. But as The Lancet study shows, increasing pollution load is erasing the very economic and human development gains that the country aspires to achieve(AP)
In a developing country such as India, there is a continuing debate on carbon-intensive growth versus environment and health. But as The Lancet study shows, increasing pollution load is erasing the very economic and human development gains that the country aspires to achieve(AP)
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Prominent personalities tell us as to what is that one thing they would want Santa to bring for them and the world
Prominent personalities tell us as to what is that one thing they would want Santa to bring for them and the world

Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is...

By Etti Bali and Sanchita Kalra | Hindustan Times, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 02:58 PM IST
Prominent personalities tell us as to what is that one thing they would want Santa to bring for them and the world.
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The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has largely been ineffective in controlling the spike in air pollution, said experts.(ANI Photo)
The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has largely been ineffective in controlling the spike in air pollution, said experts.(ANI Photo)

Noida, Ghaziabad among 5 UP cities with worst air quality in country

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 10:54 AM IST
Bulandshahr, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and Meerut all are part of the national capital region territory.
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