Pork for pollution? How South Koreans fight smog with grease

Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise. This quirky correlation stems from an old belief attributed to coal miners, that the slippery pork oil helped cleanse dirt from their throats. Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise. This quirky […]


For a whiff of fresh air

A U.K. university is addressing the issue of pollution through research and innovation The University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the university has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on peoples […]


Pollution destroys 21% wheat, 6% rice crop every year: IIT-M study

Surface ozone is destroying around 22 million tonnes (21%) of India’s wheat yield and 6.5 million tonnes (6%) rice crop every year, a multi-institute study led by the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) has revealed, with Punjab and Haryana alone accounting for losses of 16% and 11% for wheat and rice respectively. The economic loss […]


Old vehicles can now get electric, hybrid makeover

The Union government has made changes to the law in order to allow people to convert conventional vehicles into electric vehicles or hybrids, a decision that officials said could help fight air pollution. Such modification can potentially help turn old petrol- or diesel-run vehicles into more eco-friendly versions, although experts warn that the retrofits may […]


India has 7 of the world’s 10 cities with worst air pollution

According to a report by Greenpeace and AirVisual, air pollution will cause around 7 million premature deaths globally next year. A new study now finds that India accounts for seven of the world’s 10 cities with the worst air pollution. On the other hand, Chinese cities have seen a marked improvement.  According to the study, […]


For polluted NCR cities, it’s time to act now, say experts

Gurugram has emerged as the most polluted city in the world in 2018, according to a new report. The report, compiled and analysed by IQ AirVisual, a software company that tracks pollution worldwide, and environmental NGO Greenpeace, found that the city had received highest annual concentration of PM 2.5 in 2018. The report once again […]


Farmers complain of industrial pollution

The Tamil Nadu Farmers’ Association that is affiliated to the All India Kisan Sabha on Monday urged the district administration to act against the industry that caused pollution at Moppiripalayam village in Sulur Taluk. In its petition submitted at the weekly grievances day meeting on Monday, the Association said that the effluents discharged from the […]


Website to curb pollution of Yamuna launched

New platform to be one-stop destination for all information related to the river Complaints and suggestions regarding pollution of the Yamuna river can now be lodged with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) appointed monitoring committee at its newly launched website. Monitoring committee member Shailaja Chandra said that the NGT had directed the committee to set […]