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    Posted On 18/01/17

    Greenpeace study estimates air pollution kills more than 1 million Indians each year Not a single city in northern India meets international air quality standards, according to a Greenpeace report that estimates air pollution kills more than 1 million Indians each year. The report released las...

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    GreenMela Editor
    Posted On 17/01/17

    Every single day, we in India who walk the streets of our country, India, breathe polluted air way beyond permissible standards for our health. Several reports had been published over the years about the abysmal state of air pollution in New Delhi, the capital. A few government interventions like ta...

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    Posted On 16/01/17

    New Delhi: EPCA has been entrusted to enforce Graded Response Action plan to tackle air pollution in Delhi and NCR. If pollution levels touch emergency proportions, the Supreme Court-appointed EPCA may enforce a host of emergency measures, including implementation of the odd-even scheme on Delhi ...

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    GreenMela Editor
    Posted On 12/01/17

    Greenpeace’s ‘Airpocalypse’ report identifies fossil fuels as one of the main culprits for the increasing air pollution in Indian cities. No Indian city complies with air quality standards prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and very few cities in southern India comply with the norm...

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    Posted On 10/01/17

    Project ‘Via Verde’ which means ‘green way’ is a citizen-led initiative that aims to fight pollution, beautify the cityscape and reduce the stress levels of motorists. Can something like this be done in Indian metropolises? In 2016, Mexico city undertook the initiative of turning its 1000 plus co...

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    Posted On 09/01/17

    Residents of the national capital have breathed "relatively better" quality air this season so far compared to last year. According to the Ministry of Earth Science's System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), this is largely due to weather conditions that have not contribu...

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    GreenMela Editor
    Posted On 08/01/17

    Explaining how India lost its winter requires a glance at the big canvas of long term change and the minutiae of local, regional weather variations. New Delhi: It has been a winter that didn’t feel like one — too warm for a nice, crackling fire or for those lovely knee-high boots, or to spend the...

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    GreenMela Editor
    Posted On 05/01/17

    IN November last year, in an event termed as the great smog of National Capital Region (NCR), air pollution spiked far beyond acceptable levels. Air pollution in India is estimated to kill 1.5 million people every year.In November last year, in an event termed as the great smog of National Capit...

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    GreenMela Editor
    Posted On 29/12/16

    In India, a study found that 41 Indian cities of more than a million people faced bad air quality on nearly 60% of the total days monitored. Three cities – Gwalior, Varanasi and Allahabad – didn’t even manage one good air quality day.Beijing, London, Mexico City, New Delhi and Paris are among the ci...

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    Posted On 25/12/16

    Air pollution has become a major health hazard, killing more than 6.5 million people across the world every year.According to WHO, over 1.5 million people in India lose their lives to air pollution. But indoor air pollution alone claims the lives of almost a million people in the country, the ...

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