Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicAir pollution

Topic: air pollution

One gas stove can expose you to more pollution than an entire highway of vehicles

Here is some perspective on how gas stoves can contribute to indoor air pollution, and whether you should consider shifting away from gas.

Air pollution can cause lung cancer even in non-smokers, finds ‘breakthrough’ UK study

Study on fine particulate matter 2.5 by researchers at Francis Crick Institute was presented at European Society of Medical Oncology congress & found mention in The Lancet Oncology.

Delhi extends ban on sale, use of fire crackers till 1 January next year to rein in pollution

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said an action plan to enforce the plan would be put in place in consultation with various agencies.

Indoor air pollution kills 4.2 million people every year. Here’s what we can do

Indoor air pollution is a big problem in developing countries, where people often burn wood, coal, dung, or other solid fuels for cooking and heating.

Air pollution reducing Indians’ life expectancy by 5 years, says University of Chicago study

Air Quality Life Index, produced by Energy Policy Institute at University of Chicago, based on data from 2020. It says India’s National Clean Air Programme has potential to save 1.6 years of life.

Vehicle owners, automakers not convinced by govt’s plan to recycle old cars, finds survey

Some 57% of 10,543 vehicle owners surveyed by LocalCircles say whether a car should be removed from service or not should depend on miles on the odometer rather than age.

Modi’s LPG scheme cut indoor pollution, but outdoor pollution still a crisis, Lancet panel says

Published in 'The Lancet Planetary Health', report says reductions offset by increased deaths attributable to industrial pollution, such as ambient air and chemical pollution.

Covid-19 can be more deadly in some places. No mutations, the culprit’s in the air

Scientific evidence is linking immune systems weakened by air pollution to an increased threat from Covid-19. But the damage doesn’t stop there.

India’s deadly air pollution keeps getting worse not better

Over 90% of India’s population lives in areas where air quality is below WHO's standards, with coal-fired power plants, factories and vehicles among the major sources of pollution.

Marginal or no improvement in air pollution levels in 132 cities since 2019, says NCAP report

Varanasi achieved largest reduction in pollutant levels, but none of the cities was able to meet the goals fixed in 2019, when National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) was set up.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

78% of Indian abortions are outside clinics, even with a good law

Women have, and always will, need abortions. Our job as policymakers and programme implementers is to empower them to do so.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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