Tag Archives: Air pollution

Cloth Masks Worn by Nurses, Traffic Cops Dubious, Ineffective: Study

It is mere a psychological re-assurance to medical fraternity, especially nurses and the most visible traffic cops in cities who wear them religiously but not realising that they are durbious and ineffective giving them a false sense of security, scientists have warned. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in a first of its kind study, tested disposable surgical masks ...

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Earth Day: 150 Nations to Sign Paris Pact as Google Doodle Celebrates, Key Facts, Celebrity Quotes, and More

As Google with its beautiful doodle reminded people around the world about the Earth Day on April 22, nearly 155 nations will sign the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York. The agreement was approved by the 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of the Climate Change (UNFCCC) ...

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Beijing Moves to Shut Down 2500 Polluting Firms, Will Delhi Learn From it?

Beijing and New Delhi, both capitals of Asia’s biggest neighbours and the most populated countries are facing similar fate though their culture and ruling styles differ. The life-threatening air pollution have shut down these cities during the Christmas weekend with highest pollution levels ever created. While Delhi took upon the European cities model of Odd-Even vehicular policy allowing only odd ...

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Sea Traffic Main Culprit for Coastal Areas’ Pollution, Finds Study

Sea traffic, especially huge ships emitting nitrogen oxides and sulphates have been filling the air in coastal areas with nanoparticles which are dangerous and leading to unusual high death rates, revealed a study. The study by experts in Lund University compared high levels of nanoparticles in coastal areas with other emissions from cars or road traffic to arrive at the ...

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Over 35,000 Lives Lost to Air Pollution in the Last Decade: New Report

With the rising population, effects of modernization and globalization, people want to have the best of everything and the urge is leading to the destruction of natural resources, amounting to an enormous increase in pollution of all sorts. Of these, air pollution seems to be a major concern. The environment ministry on Thursday notified that India suffered over 35,000 mortalities ...

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Delhi Pollution Rattles Non-Smokers Too Equally

Heal Foundation has come out with more statistics about India’s capital Delhi’s pollution revealing that about 2 crore residents are at higher risk and children more prone lung diseases compared to other cities. A WHO report has already rattled Delhi authorities keeping it on top of all Indian metros while saying people are at higher risk of heart stroke, lung ...

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Taj Mahal Turning Yellow Due to Graveyard Nearby, Says Archaeological Survey of India

Reiterating the findings of several past studies, the Archaeological Survey of India officials have officially stated that the world heritage monument for love is indeed turning yellow due to the environmental factors, especially from the carbon dioxide particles released by nearby graveyard. In addition, the sewer lines around the Taj is another worrying factor. The fire from the Hindu graveyard ...

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