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Leonard DiCaprio supports push for clean air in Delhi

New Delhi/IBNS: Hollywood star and environment activist Leonardo DiCaprio has appreciated the people and NGOs who have been pressingthe government for immediate steps to curb the deteriorating air quality in India, specifically the national capital.

Delhi schools to remain shut for two days due to spike in air pollution

New Delhi/IBNS: Schools in Delhi and adjoining areas will remain shut on Thursday and Friday as the national capital would witness a spike in air pollution level.

Possible to reduce Delhi PM 2.5 winter level by 46%, tackle both peak and non-peak pollution sources: TERI

Kolkata/New Delhi/IBNS: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has prepared a strategic plan for solving Delhi’s air pollution crisis which worsens during winters every year.

Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to brain changes associated with behavioural problems in children: Study

Barcelona/IBNS: Over the past few decades, various studies have investigated the impact of air pollution on cognitive capacities in children.

Delhi's Directorate Of Education mandates training for teachers and students regarding air pollution solutions

New Delhi/IBNS: Following an announcement by the Delhi Government Directorate of Education (DoE), mandating information sessions for Delhi students and teachers regarding air pollution solutions, My Right to Breathe (MRTB) and Help Delhi Breathe  organized a series of trainings as part of the Champions for Climate Action School program.

Air Pollution is cutting lives short by 8.6 years in UP: AQLI

Lucknow/UNI: On an average, air pollution cuts short life expectancy of citizens in Uttar Pradesh by nearly 8.6 years relative to what they would be if particulate concentrations everywhere were at the level of 10 µg/m 3 deemed safe by the WHO,  as per a new analysis of the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI).

Air pollution kills an average of 8.5 out of every 10,000 children in India before they turn five, says study

New Delhi, June 5 (IBNS): The figures released by environment think tank CSE in its State of India's Environment (SoE) report on Wednesday said that air pollution kills an average of 8.5 out of every 10,000 children in India before they turn five.

Take action on air pollution to save lives, and the planet, urges UN chief

New York, June 5 (IBNS): In a message to mark World Environment Day, celebrated on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has emphasized the link between worsening levels of air pollution and the climate crisis.

‘Bicycle Kingdom’ makes a comeback, as China seeks solutions to tackle air pollution crisis

New York, June 4 (IBNS): Cars have replaced bicycles as the primary means of transport in many Chinese cities but, with air pollution a major problem for the country, the bike is making a comeback, thanks to digital technology, and some 21st Century thinking.

With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert

New York, June 4 (IBNS): An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights to life, health and well-being, as well as the right to live in a healthy environment.”

Air pollution, the ‘silent killer’ that claims seven million lives a year: Rights council hears

New York, Mar 5 (IBNS): Shifting to renewable energy could save up to 150 million lives by the end of the century amid concerns that six billion people regularly inhale air “so polluted that it puts their life, health and well-being at risk”, a UN-appointed independent rights expert said on Monday.

Latest air pollution data ranks world’s cities worst to best

Goldach, Mar 5 (IBNS): Air pollution will take an estimated seven million lives globally in the next year, while costing the world’s economy nearly 225 billion USD.

Air pollution bigger killer than smoking: Study

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IBNS): Air pollution in India makes more people ill than smoking, The India Express, citing The Lancet Planetary Health estimate on deaths, disease burden, and life expectancy reduction associated with air pollution, said.

With worst AQI, Kolkata becomes India's most polluted metro

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IBNS): Surpassing Delhi, Kolkata has become the most polluted metropolitan in India, in last 72 hours, with a 'very poor' and 'hazardous' Air Quality Index (AQI), reports said.

Freezing pollutants removes them from indoor air, study finds

London, Nov 11 (IBNS): An international study, involving Nottingham Trent University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, aimed to address the severe effect that hazardous outdoor air pollution – which is thought to lead to more than 3m premature deaths worldwide every year – was having on indoor air quality.