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Watching Netflix for just 30 minutes? This is how much carbon you will emit

Contrary to a slew of recent misleading media coverage, climate impacts of streaming video remain relatively modest compared to other activities and sectors.
Women try to protect themselves from heavy smog and air pollution | PTI

India has overtaken China – for the world’s most polluted cities

India dominates the list of smoggiest urban areas while Chinese cities have improved their air quality, according to the 2019 World Air Quality Report.
A view of Rajpath shrouded in smog in New Delhi | PTI

Pollution is attacking human capital and affecting GDP: Economist Alex Tabarrok

At a seminar in Delhi, economist Alex Tabarrok said studies show how severe pollution has immediate effects on productivity and performance of the workforce.
People wear face masks to protect against the severely bad air quality in Delhi. Pollution levels spiked to alarming levels after Diwali, with the EPCA declaring a public health emergency | Suraj Singh Bish | ThePrint

How Delhi’s air crisis can be resolved by curbing paddy cultivation in Punjab, Haryana

The solution is to shift more farmers of Punjab & Haryana from paddy to vegetables, fruits. Govt has to nudge farmers using incentives & disincentives.
Women try to protect themselves from heavy smog and air pollution | PTI

North India’s air is ‘severe’, avoiding coal is one way to deal with it

In an interview to ThePrint, Professor A.R. Ravishankara highlights major sources of air pollution in north India and the issues with coal industry.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will the idea of community Diwali stop people from bursting crackers outside homes?

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has organised a community Diwali show from 26 October to 29 October at Connaught Place.
A devotee offers prayers to the rising Sun during Chhath Puja as toxic froth floats on the surface of polluted Yamuna river, at Kalindi Kunj, in New Delhi

AIIMS doctors find excessive toxicity in patients, say heavy metals are all around us

Study by AIIMS Clinical Ecotoxicology Facility, set up to study effects of pollution & climate change, finds iron, mercury, lead in excess amounts in patients' bodies.
Trafic police wearing masks in Delhi smog

Odd-even is a political gimmick. It has nothing to do with pollution

If odd-even helps reduce air pollution in Delhi, why did the Kejriwal government not implement it in 2017 and 2018?
Tourists at a beach in Goa

Celebrity endorsements aren’t enough to make vacationing eco-friendly

All in, tourism’s contribution to man-made emissions could be as much as 8 per cent of the total, and is giving the hotel industry a bad name.
Deforestation

Planting saplings not enough to cut carbon footprint, we need forests: Former IFS officer

At 14th UNCCD COP 14 meeting, experts say ecological restoration is the only way to combat desertification of lands and significantly reduce carbon footprint.

On Camera

File photo | TB patients wait to receive treatments, offered free by Delhi Tuberculosis Association, at Chandni Chowk, New Delhi | PTI

India’s long TB battle has 3 key lessons for fighting the coronavirus

Tuberculosis keeps coming up in the context of the novel coronavirus pandemic. India’s tuberculosis burden has taught us a thing or two about infection control.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Defence

File image of medical staff at isolation ward where 3 patients were admitted for suspected coronavirus infection, in New Delhi | ANI

Army doctor and JCO test positive for Covid-19, both had travelled to Delhi separately

The latest cases have come over 10 days after an Army jawan in Leh tested positive for Covid-19 to become the first its victim in the 13-lakh strong force.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.