The findings, published in the journal The BMJ, based on data from over 400 cities in 20 countries across the world – show that more than 6,000 deaths each year would have been avoided in the selected cities if countries had implemented stricter air quality standards.
The study was led by the South China Agricultural University, reports Xinhua news agency.
Jharkhand pollution board officials cited the following reasons that have led to pollution: It includes vehicular emission, road dust, air pollution from biomass burning and industrial, construction and demolition activities, from diesel generator sets, and from the use of coal in dhabas and roadside eateries.
Around Mount Everest, the team found a significant increase in vegetation in all four height brackets. Conditions at the top of this height range have generally been considered to be close to the limit of where plants can grow.
The pangolin is said to be the most widely trafficked mammal in the world. Its scales are in huge demand in Asia to use of traditional Chinese medicine, despite there being no medical benefit for their use, while its meat is considered a delicacy in some countries.
Three Indian cities are in the list, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. So air pollution is not necessarily a problem specific to northern India although Delhi’s pollution is double that of Kolkata.
The report warns that rising temperatures will increase the spread of diseases such as mosquito-borne dengue fever and highly infectious diarrhoea
White noise is a combination of different sound frequencies, which makes a seemingly random soothing sound that can help cover up other noises.
At least twice a week, put some ghee or mustard oil in your nostrils. It helps block the outside particles from entering your lungs. It strengthens the nasal membrane too.
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As per the Punjab Agriculture Department, farmers have harvested 110 lakh tonne of paddy and 70 lakh tonne is remaining.
Dust, which majorly comprises of loose soil, has emerged as a major contributor to air pollution. Unpaved roads and digging activities for various infrastructural construction exposes the loose soil, contributing as much as 17 per cent of the particulate matter (PM) in the air.
According to US Embassy data, the Delhi AQI at 10 a.m. on Wednesday is at 206 in the “very unhealthy category”.
Street play was also demonstrated by the AMU Drama Club that emphasized on the reduction and disposal of plastic usage.
In Chanakyapuri, where the US embassy is located, the AQI was 189 and at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, 168 at 8 p.m.
The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis, controversial from the time it was presented in 2007, proposes that an asteroid or comet hit the Earth about 12,800 years ago causing a period of extreme cooling that contributed to extinctions of more than 35 species of megafauna
The results were derived from daily Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) crime statistics and an eight-year detailed map of daily US air pollution.
Global emissions and atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide have reached a record high in recent years. At the same time, ice loss in Greenland has also peaked.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) being held in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh on Monday.