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Centre’s air quality commission revises Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP)

Centre’s air quality commission revises Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP)

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQP) recommended revisions to the Graded Response Action Plan…

CPCB lowers PM emissions limits for industries using small boilers

CPCB lowers PM emissions limits for industries using small boilers

Industries that are run on small boilers won’t be able to pollute more, the Central…

Coal to be phased out of Delhi-NCR by Jan 1, 2023

Coal to be phased out of Delhi-NCR by Jan 1, 2023

In a significant development coal will be phased out from across Delhi and the National…

How rising temperatures are fuelling risk to human health

How rising temperatures are fuelling risk to human health

Human-induced climate change and rising temperatures are a growing threat to human health. Old people…

Study: Cutting NOx emissions by half leads to dramatic gains in crop yields

Study: Cutting NOx emissions by half leads to dramatic gains in crop yields

A new study shows that cutting NOx pollution levels by about half would improve crop…

India reported most air pollution-related deaths in the world in 2019: Lancet report

India reported most air pollution-related deaths in the world in 2019: Lancet report

A recent report on pollution and health published in The Lancet Planetary Health says 16.7…

UP becomes first to adopt airshed management to cut pollution

UP becomes first to adopt airshed management to cut pollution

Uttar Pradesh became the first Indian state to adopt ‘airshed management’ to reduce pollution with…

Air pollution clouds India’s 100GW by 2022 solar energy target

Air pollution clouds India’s 100GW by 2022 solar energy target

A new study by IIT Delhi found that between 2001 and 2018, India lost 29%…

Long exposure to air pollution increases risks of autoimmune diseases

Long exposure to air pollution increases risks of autoimmune diseases

A new study at the University of Verona stated that long-term exposure to high levels…

New norms set technology and fuel standards for brick kilns

New norms set technology and fuel standards for brick kilns

The central government released new norms for brick kilns after seven years of deliberations, which…