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Delhi air pollution spikes again, rain forecast holds out hope. The air quality index shot up from 305 to 377 on a scale of 0- 500 on Sunday as the landlocked city was caught in the crosswinds of a depression over the Bay of Bengal and a western disturbance blowing from the Mediterranean region.
women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts. Although the increased risk is modest, the potential impact on a population basis is noteworthy ...

With its innovation, Graviky Labs turns air pollution into ink--facilitating artistic expression while making an important statement about the environment. Anirudh Sharma was raised in Mumbai, India--a city with high levels of air pollution, where many suffer from lung disease and cancer. This issue was on ...
A new UK-wide, online, high-resolution air pollution map known as "MappAir" has been developed and launched by EarthSense Systems, ... The new map represents the first high-resolution union-wide map of air pollution in the UK -- and provides the potential for new insights into emitters and ...
They argue the study should "increase awareness that prenatal exposure to small particle air pollution is detrimental to the unborn child", but stress that increasing awareness without solutions "may serve only to increase maternal anxiety and guilt". The lecturers point to the improvement of air quality in ...
Coincidentally, another study came out that concludes that air pollution is hurting human procreation. TreeHugger notes that "exposure to air pollution is indeed having a detrimental effect on babies' health, contributing to lower birth weights (at a 2- to 6-percent increase of risk) and premature birth (1- to ...

How 311 Helped Understand air pollution After Harvey ... As NPR's Rebecca Hersher reports, it became a useful tool for understanding dangerous air pollution from the storm. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING). MS. BOOM: Thank you for calling to 311. This is Ms. Boom. How may I help you?
air pollution is harmful for health. Long-term exposure to polluted air can have permanent health effects such as loss of lung capacity and decreased lung function. It might also cause other diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and possibly cancer. Many factors contribute to the increased level ...
Kochi: In the wake of Delhi smog, the Clean Air Asia - an international not for profit organisation, which leads the Asia wide mission for better air quality in urban areas in association with Kochi corporation and Kochi Metro Rail Limited has organized a stakeholder consultation which discussed various ...
Wehrum is taking the lead on the agency's efforts to reform the permitting process for new and reconstructed air pollution sources. But the agency said Wehrum was not involved in Thursday's memo, having recused himself because his former law firm, Hunton & Williams, represents DTE in the litigation.
It is emphasized in the paper that behind all the action points outlined, deepening scientific understanding of air pollution is crucial in order to better manage the problem. In China, the pollution problem has progressively worsened. At the same time, both the public and government departments lack the ...
But India's problem goes far beyond New Delhi. According to the World Health Organization, the country has 13 of the world's 25 most polluted cities. And in 2015, the British medical journal The Lancet reported that 1.1 million Indians died prematurely from diseases caused by air pollution. On this edition of ...
Last week, the weather pattern was very active in the northwest. Several rounds of snow and rain hammered the region right through Sunday. But since then, the weather has been very quiet. High pressure is setting up shop, and it looks like that will bring gorgeous weather to the northwest through at least ...
Business. German inner cities grapple with air pollution. The sky above the city of Leipzig may not show any visible sign of pollution. But that doesn't mean that the air is clean. The EU estimates that some 400,000 citizens die prematurely as a result of poor air quality every year.
air pollution from road traffic could have detrimental effects on your baby's health. In particular, pregnant women who breathe dirty air could have babies with low birth weight, according to a new study published in The BMJ on Tuesday. And air pollution is also negating the benefits of exercise, another study ...
Real-time maps of air pollution - its density measured down to 100 square metres (1,075 sq ft) - are being developed by Leicester University and a mapping company, Bluesky, that will tell people the danger they face. The squares on the map are about the size of two football pitches, but the project hopes ...

The current air pollution public health emergency in New Delhi and northern India demands a response from the Indian American community. Here are a few suggestions for actions we can take: Check on family, friends, and colleagues in northern India, to ensure they are protected during this public health ...
Nairobi, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- UN Environment on Sunday launched a bicycle ride in Kenyan capital Nairobi to raise awareness of the role of sustainable urban transportation in reducing air pollution. The UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim said the cycling that was attended by hundreds of ...
One of the first images from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission shows nitrogen dioxide over Europe on November 22, 2017. It shows high emissions over the Po Valley in northern Italy and over western Germany. Nitrogen dioxide pollutes the air mainly as a result of industrial fossil fuel combustion and ...
Around 50 concerned residents, including children, submitted a petition with 25,000 signatures to Municipal corporation of Gurugram Commissioner on Saturday, seeking immediate steps to address high levels of air pollution in the Millennium City. The signatures on the petition, with eight major demands, ...
Thousands of homeless people in the Indian capital are among the hardest hit victims of the city's air pollution, which becomes worse in winter. Living on the streets, homeless individuals cannot escape from pollution, such as dust from building projects and automobile emissions. The pollution released by ...
The toxic smog looming over India, more specifically over the nation's capital, New Delhi, poses numerous health and environmental threats. The dangerous conditions have sparked political unrest among citizens, who hope to find a solution. In New Delhi, air quality has peaked well off the charts for ...
Ministers have been accused of having to be "dragged screaming" to tackle illegal levels of air pollution across the UK, which kills an estimated 40,000 people a year prematurely. Neil Parish, co-chair of a parliamentary inquiry into air quality, told ministers from the Treasury, environment, transport and local ...
Nairobi, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- air pollution is a major contributor to respiratory diseases in Kenya, a government official disclosed on ...
An artist's depiction of NASA's in-development Space Launch System (SLS), one of several powerful rockets planned to debut in coming years.
The study, in Lancet Planetary Health, found that the risk for bone fractures among people over 65 increased steadily as levels of air pollution ...
It was April 1999 and I was at my first press conference. It had been organised to tell the world that we had received a legal notice from Tata ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks, attend the 2nd summit on air pollution in ...
"I realized this was air pollution, or sooty particulate matter, made of black particles released from exhaust of vehicles," Sharma says. "This is a ...
The fumes belched out by road vehicles are deadly - but levels of one harmful component, nitrogen dioxide, may already have peaked in ...
A study has warned that air pollution can increase the risk of asthma in ... the University of Melbourne, Australia has relatively low air pollution ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A study carried out on a cross-section of Taiwanese men at the Chinese University in Hong Kong suggests there may ...
Editor's note: From May 2017, Firstpost is featuring a fortnightly column by Mridula Ramesh, titled 'Climate Conversations'. In this column, we ...
technology that removes fine particulates from wood and coal stove smoke is being readied for testing in North Pole as part of a citizen science ...
If Delhi's air pollution could be lowered to the national standard, it would increase the life expectancy of Delhi's citizens by six years. Photo: HT.
Drivers wait to deliver Black Friday goods at Dunstable Amazon fullfilment centre in the UK. Photograph: Tony Margiocchi/Barcroft Images.
The study assessed sperm quality and measured the level of fine particulate pollution among 15 to 49-year-old men in Taiwan. Photograph: ...
pollution levels in Delhi, India, reached 'hazardous' levels last week and doctors declared a public health emergency. Photograph: R S Iyer/AP.
In 2013, the World Health Organization classified air pollution as a potential cause of lung cancer, and there's abundant evidence, according to ...
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he would meet his Haryana counterpart in Chandigarh on Wednesday to discuss rising air pollution levels in ...
The San Luis Obispo County air pollution Control District has requested that a portion of the Oceano Dunes be shut down to off-road vehicles, ...
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a multi-institutional research team $4.37 million in grants to study the possible role of airborne ...
By now, we have heard of at least some of the health effects of air pollution. The severe air pollution in Beijing has been associated with a ...
NPR's Elise Hu speaks with Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director at the Center for science and Environment in New Delhi. She talks ...
Tourists visiting the Indian capital face a new challenge. They can still visit landmarks such as Jama Masjid, the city's Grand mosque, but it is ...
New Delhi has announced a ban on lorries after high levels of air pollution triggered a public health emergency earlier this week, according to ...
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane County marijuana farms will soon have to register with an air pollution agency that's instituting new rules in ...
Beijing, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and nearby areas will see heavy air pollution from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8, the Ministry of ...
Millions of people are inhaling air considered too dangerous to breathe by the World Health Organisation- and Reading is one of the worst ...


 

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