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Air pollution kills 7 million people every year: WHO

Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The agency said air pollution is the cause of about one in eight deaths and has now become the single… read more →

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Ludhiana and Kanpur among world’s top 10 polluted cities

Ludhiana and Kanpur are among the 10 most polluted cities in the world, says the World Health Organisation. According to a 2011 WHO report, Ludhiana made it to the fourth position along with Quetta in Pakistan. Kanpur made it to the ninth position. The most polluted city in the world is Ahvaz in Iran.… read more →

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New particulate filter cuts in-car pollution by 93%

Scientists have developed a new filter which may reduce in-car pollution by as much as 93 per cent when the car’s vents are open, to effectively improve the health and welfare of car occupants. While vents inside cars can be closed, by switching the car’s ventilation system to ‘recirculation mode’… read more →

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China to set up $1.6 billion fund to help fight smog

China said it would set up a 10 billion yuan ($1.65 billion) fund to fight air pollution, offering rewards for companies that clean up operations. Pollution increasingly worries China’s stability-obsessed leaders, anxious to douse potential unrest as more affluent city dwellers turn against a growth-at-all-costs… read more →

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India slips in green index, Delhi world’s most polluted city

It’s no surprise that pollution is a perpetual problem in India. But it’s definitely disheartening to hear that India has slipped 32 ranks in the global Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2014 to rank a lowly 155 and its capital Delhi has earned the dubious tag of being the world’s most polluted… read more →

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Why e-vehicles in India can't reduce air pollution

Even the electric cars or battery-operated rickshaws on Indian roads are not sufficient to tame the air pollution. Researchers from North Carolina State University in the US found that even a sharp increase in the use of electric drive passenger vehicles (EDVs) by 2050 would not significantly reduce… read more →

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A cycle that purifies air while you ride?

Researchers have designed an eco-friendly bicycle that cleans polluted air while cruising down the street. The air-purifier bike designed by Bangkok's Lightfog Creative & Design Company currently exists only in concept . In theory, its aluminum frame would run on a "photosynthesis system" that generates… read more →

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Print industry to adopt eco-friendly technology

India's print industry has pledged to adopt green and eco-friendly technology "with strict pollution control measures". A.M.S.G Ashokan, president of the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), said on the concluding day of a four-day printing expo PAMEX13: "Owing to the disposal concerns for… read more →

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IIT experts list pollutants affecting Golden Temple

Main building of the Golden Temple in Amritsar is adversely affected due to pollution caused by industries, vehicles, generators, 'tandoors' (clay ovens) of restaurants around the shrine and burning of crop stubble by farmers. This was stated by experts from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),… read more →

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Rs 1 crore device to monitor 100-metre pollution

The Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) is planning to install an automatic air sampler for online monitoring of air pollution in Indore. The device will be installed at the most polluted area of the city and will capture air quality of 100 metre area around it. The board will spend more… read more →

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