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 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
If statistics are anything to go by, Bangalore is breathing somewhat easy this post-Diwali season. Compared to previous Diwali, the city saw a drop of 32% in air pollution levels during the festivities this year, reveals a Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) report. The air quality was monitored… read more →
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialised agency of the World Health Organisation, announced that it had classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans. This is the first time that experts have done so and claimed there is sufficient evidence to prove it. After… read more →