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Pollution and climate change upsurge the risk of ‘climate penalty’

New York: A rise in the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves will not only increase wildfires this century but also worsen air quality – harming human health and ecosystems, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched on Wednesday, the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies.

World Environment Day: Excess vehicles on Bengal roads major cause of pollution; activists bat for cycle, tram for clean air

Kolkata:  The majority of the respondents of a perception study, conducted by an NGO working for environment conservation, feel that excess motor vehicles on West Bengal roads are the most important contributor to air pollution in the state.

Almost everyone now breathing polluted air, warns WHO

New York: An astonishing 99 per cent of the world’s population breathes polluted air that exceeds internationally approved limits, with negative health impacts kicking in at much lower levels than previously thought, UN medical scientists said on Monday.

U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata, KIIT TBI host 48-hour non-stop Air Quality Hackathon

Kolkata: The U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata, in partnership with KIIT TBI, hosted a 48-hour non-stop Air Quality Hackathon (March 30-31, 2022) at the iLead College in Kolkata.

63 Indian cities dominate list of 100 most polluted places globally: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: India's air pollution worsened in 2021, the World Air Quality Report released by Swiss firm IQAir, has stated.

Delhi's Air Quality Index further slips into 'very poor' category today

New Delhi/IBNS: The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi slipped to 386 in the 'very poor' category on Saturday morning, stated the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

Air quality marginally improves in Delhi, remains in "very poor" category

New Delhi/UNI: The air quality in Delhi improved marginally but remained in the ‘very poor’ category on Monday morning, with the city’s overall Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 318 against the figure of 386 the Sunday morning.

Delhi, nearby cities blanketed with toxic air for straight third day after Diwali

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi and neighbouring areas were blanketed by toxic air for the third straight day after the ban on crackers was widely violated on the occasion of Diwali.

North India most polluted region this winter, says CSE analysis of winter air pollution levels and trends

New Delhi: As the winter season nears its end and summer trends start setting in across most regions of the country, understanding the changes in winter pollution trends across regions becomes necessary to know the challenge and depth of action needed to meet the clean air benchmark.

9 Pro Tips That Pregnant Women Must Follow To Cope-Up with Kolkata's Pollution

During pregnancy, a woman has to take care of several factors so that she doesn’t end up hurting her or the child’s health. One such crucial aspect is air pollution, which can negatively impact their pregnancy. Everyone knows that the air quality in Kolkata has significantly deteriorated in the last few years. This has made it an unsafe city for pregnant women.

Reducing air pollution to WHO recommended levels could prevent more than 50,000 deaths a year in 1,000 European cities: Study

London: Reducing air pollution to WHO recommended levels would prevent more than 50,000 deaths a year across European cities, according to a study published today in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.

Doctors' forum writes to Mamata Banerjee expressing concern over air pollution in Bengal

Kolkata/IBNS: Leading doctors and doctors' forum across Bengal have written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee highlighting the health emergency situation due to air pollution and asking for urgent measures to be taken to fight against air pollution.

Air quality was worse on Diwali in Lucknow: CSIR-IIT-R survey

Lucknow/UNI: CSIR-IIT-R survey on pollution proved that air quality in Lucknow became worse after the Diwali festival because of fireworks.

Air pollution soars high in Delhi after cracker ban defied on Diwali

New Delhi/IBNS: A day after people across the country celebrated Diwali, pollution levels in Delhi and nearby areas soared high with revellers defying the ban on firecrackers.

No relief from 'poor' air in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi/UNI: Delhi's air quality improved slightly on Wednesday but continued to remain under the 'poor' category with the Air Quality Index measuring at 279 at 1000 hrs, the Central Pollution Control Board said here.