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Air Pollution Reducing Lifespan of Indians by Nearly 4 Years, UP Residents Losing Twice That: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 4, 2020

A 'pandemic' of air pollution shortens lives worldwide by nearly three years on average, and causes 8.8 million premature deaths annually, scientists said Tuesday. Eliminating the toxic cocktail of molecules and lung-clogging particles cast off by burning oil, gas and coal...

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India ranks 131 on flourishing index: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2020

No country in the world is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their futures, said a report released by a Commission of World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and The Lancet on Wednesday. The report, A Future for the World’s Children? Stated that...

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India should take urgent action to tackle air pollution: WHO

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

India should take “urgent action” to tackle air pollution as the levels of toxic air in many cities of the country are much higher than the recommended guidelines, which could have a major impact on people's health, WHO Director Maria Neira said. Several studies conducted by...

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India's fight against air pollution could increase greenhouse gas emissions

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

India’s fight against deadly air pollution may come with an unintended consequence: increased emissions of greenhouse gases. Government-mandated pollution control devices for coal-fired power plants, which reduce deadly sulfur-dioxide pollution, could also boost carbon...

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Toxin-laced bubbles cover beach in India's latest pollution scare

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

A menacing white foam covered one of India's most famous beaches in Chennai for the fourth straight day on Monday creating a new pollution hazard for the country. Children have been playing and taking selfies in the clouds of white suds on Marina Beach, even though they give...

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Climate change could reverse India’s health progress

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2019

Climate change is threatening to reverse the progress made by India on tackling maternal and child health issues as well as on containing mosquito-related illnesses such as dengue and malaria, latest research published in medical journal Lancet has warned. The paper warns...

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'Majority of air pollution deaths in India linked to diesel vehicle emissions

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 4, 2019

As much as two thirds of deaths from air pollution in India can be attributed to exhaust emissions from diesel vehicles, which were responsible for nearly 385,000 deaths in 2015, a study has...

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Isro-Nasa joint team confirms presence of aerosol over Asia

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 21, 2017

A joint study by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) of the US, which had commenced after satellite images showed the presence...

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Rooftop solar systems for 144 municipal schools

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 6, 2017

The proposal to install rooftop solar systems in 144 municipal schools will soon be a reality and 25% of total cost will be released under MPLADS funds, MP and State BJP president K. Haribabu said on Tuesday.

At a programme organised to mark Teachers’ Day, Mr. Haribabu...

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