China’s environment is in a deplorable state, a nasty byproduct of the most successful spurt of economic growth in world history. Hardly a month passes without more vivid examples of how air, water and soil pollution threatens the health of millions of Chinese and undermines the quality of life that… read more →
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The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) has put together recommendations on sustainable development for the new government, in a report that covers water, air pollution, waste management, green infrastructure, transport, energy security and renewable energy. The institute has calculated the economic cost… read more →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →