air quality

Delhiites feel their environment has deteriorated


June 5th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) A majority of respondents to a survey on the capital's enviroment feel that its quality has worsened, while nearly half of them perceive a reduction in ... Read more...

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Beijing strives to be coal-free


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) Beijing will stop using coal-fired equipment in key areas of the city by 2013 to curb pollution, the authorities said Sunday.The city will cap its annual ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Madrid’s first woman mayor takes office


December 28th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) Ana Botella, the wife of former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar, was sworn-in Tuesday as Madrid's first woman mayor.She succeeds Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, mayor of the ... Read more...

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Qatar Airways to use synthetic fuel blend


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) With the world's largest gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant in Qatar set to commence commercial production of the synthetic fuel by 2012, Qatar Airways Wednesday said it aims ... Read more...

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27 kids fall ill after chlorine gas leaks in China


June 19th, 2011 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Chlorine gas leakage from a chemical plant in China led to the hospitalisation of 27 primary school students, officials said.The incident took place in southwest Guizhou ... Read more...

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How air pollution can aggravate heart problems


March 10th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have shown exactly how air pollution can aggravate heart problems.They are untangling how the tiniest pollution particles - which we take in with every breath we ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

107 fuel-efficient crematoria to come up in country


December 1st, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Over 100 fuel-efficient crematoria have been sanctioned in the country to cut down on air pollution, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said in Lok Sabha Wednesday."So far, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Food lovers feel the pinch as China bans barbecues


November 6th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 6 (IANS) Barbecue food lovers are getting a little agitated as major barbecue venues in China's southern Guangzhou city were closed down to ensure good air quality for the upcoming ... Read more...

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Ban on barbecues to leave Chinese food lovers’ ‘mouth watering’ during Asian Games


November 6th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 6 (ANI): Chinese lovers of barbecue food seem to have been disappointed by the news that major barbecue venues in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong province, have been closed ... Read more...

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Guangzhou authorities to remove 40 percent of vehicles of roads during Asiad


October 25th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou (China), Oct. 25 (ANI): The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou will remove about 40 percent of its vehicles from the roads to improve air quality and ease traffic congestion during the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Living under a flight path ‘ups heart attack risk by 30pc’


October 12th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): A new study has indicated that living under a flight path increases the chances of a fatal heart attack.Scientists say the constant noise from roaring aircraft engines increases ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aircraft pollution ‘to kill 8,000 people this year’


September 30th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): A recent study has estimated that at least 8000 people will die this year due to pollution emitted by aircrafts.Researchers from MIT say that nitrogen oxides and sulphur ... Read more...

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Automatic air monitoring station at Delhi airport


September 28th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) In a first of its kind, the Indira Gandhi International airport Tuesday got an automatic ambient air monitoring station which will disseminate round-the-clock data regarding air quality. Inaugurated ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

CWG: Air quality monitoring system launched


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) India Wednesday launched the air quality monitoring system for the Commonwealth Games. The system will provide real time pollution data at 11 key locations in the city ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Embassies evacuated in smoke-covered Moscow


August 7th, 2010 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS) The Canadian and Polish embassies have started evacuating their family members from Moscow as thick smoke from wildfires blanketed almost the entire city. The embassies started the evacuation Friday ... Read more...

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Tidy home owners more likely to be fit


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A new study suggests that people with tidy homes are more likely to be physically active than those with untidy dwellings.As part of the research, Indiana University experts ... Read more...

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Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Fall Sick


May 30th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar New Orleans, May 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to reports, the cleanup workers who have been working night and day to clean up the oil spill that is already causing havoc, ... Read more...

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Chandigarh records low pollution levels this Diwali


October 21st, 2009 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) The air pollution level during Diwali this year in Chandigarh, which is rated the greenest city in the country, was lower than last year, officials said Tuesday. "The sound ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Increased forest fires may degrade air quality and damage human lungs


August 10th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 10 (ANI): A new study has found that as the climate gets warmer and dryer, forest fires will become as much as three times more common in parts of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People prefer smaller gains now to bigger ones later when it comes to going green


August 2nd, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): When it comes to making environmental choices, people go the money way, that is, they give preference to smaller gains right away over bigger gains later, concludes a ... Read more...

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Electronic nose not as good as natural nose


July 30th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 30 (IANS) Electronic noses developed by researchers are nowhere as sensitive as natural noses of the common house fly known as Drosophila, according to the latest research. Scientists found this ... Read more...

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Housefly-based system may help extend sensory range of ‘E-noses’


July 30th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): In an effort to extend the sensory range of 'electronic noses' (e-noses), scientists from CSIRO's Food Futures Flagship have developed a system that would help compare their performance ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More dust, soot in your neighbourhood than norms prescribe


July 15th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Very small dust particles that lodge inside the lungs were at a level above prescribed norms in residential areas of 86 out of 125 Indian cities last ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Jacko hired ‘day team and night team’ of nannies for Prince Michael


July 4th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson, who died of a suspected cardiac arrest last week, had reportedly employed a "day team and night team" of nannies ... Read more...

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Beijing reports best air quality in nine years


May 1st, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (Xinhua) Residents here breathed in the least amount of pollutants in nine years in April, with a record 23 "blue sky days" and zero "hazardous days", an official said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists try to find effective ways to identify toxic pollutants in city air


April 19th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): A team of scientists is looking for easier, more effective ways of finding and measuring the toxic pollutants that people actually breathe, especially in cities.The team is being ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Using cellulosic ethanol in vehicles may benefit human health and environment


February 3rd, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new research has determined that using cellulosic ethanol as the fuel that drives our vehicles, may be much better for human health and the environment than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beijing to spend $1.6 bn on subsidising public transport


January 14th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 14 (Xinhua) Eleven billion yuan ($1.6 billion) would be spent on public transport subsidies this year in Beijing to ensure continued low prices for commuters, an official said.Yang Xiaochao, director ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Soot reduction may help slow global warming


January 4th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Nasa scientists have said that global warming can be slowed dramatically by slashing emissions of one of humanity''s most familiar pollutants soot.According to a study by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exposure to environmental allergens tied to chronic laryngitis


September 23rd, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Daily exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, allergens, and air pollution might be tied to chronic cases of laryngitis, say researchers.Laryngitis symptoms include hoarseness of the voice, ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympics challenges London, says UK Olympic chief


August 8th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 8 (Xinhua) Beijing Olympics will pose a challenge to London's preparations for the 2012 Games, British Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan said Friday. Moynihan said Beijing's well-oiled organisational machinery will ... Read more...

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Beijings emergency green plan for Olympics


July 28th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): More Chinese vehicles could go off the roads and all construction sites and factories in Beijing and its neighboring areas could be closed temporarily if the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

To improve air quality, China bans burning crop stalks


May 5th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 5 (Xinhua) China has banned burning of crop stubble in a bid to improve air quality in and around the Olympic host cities. The ban will be in force between ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Suffering from Asthma? Move to tree-lined street


May 1st, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 1 (IANS) Growing more trees might not only make for a less polluted environment but also lower the incidence of asthma among children, according to a study. Researchers here ... Read more...

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Britain opens first car-sharing motorway lane


March 21st, 2008 - 11:23 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua London, March 21 (Xinhua) The first car-sharing lane on Britain's motorways has opened to traffic in a bid to reduce journey time and carbon emissions. The 2.75-km road built on the road ... Read more...

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