Chemical released as satellite debris burnt in the atmosphere could catastrophically damage the earth’s protective Ozone Layer. Scientists have warned that if plans to build megaconstellations of tens of thousands of satellites – such as SpaceX’s Starlink – move forward as foreseen, the air pollution
With the second wave of the coronavirus hitting the country, most of India is under lockdown once again. The lockdown has evidently reduced the pollution like last year, making the snow-capped Himalayas are visible from Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur for the second year in a row.
In a bid to reduce air pollution, England has banned the sales of coal, wet woods and manufactured solid fuels for burning in homes from May 1. However, people who have open fires and log burners will be allowed to use them. Such people will
Carbon pollution from China’s booming, coal-intensive economy last year exceeded the carbon pollution of the US, Europe and other developed nations combined – making up to a whopping 27 percent of all the greenhouse gases worldwide. As China’s coal-reliant economy has boomed, so have its
Love isn’t in the air, it is the pollution. While everyone is fighting it through their own ways, the streetwear label Pangaia is using air pollution to produce fashionable ink for clothes. That’s something nobody’s probably heard before. The brand’s latest clothing collection features clothes
Winter inversion, wildfires, pollution from vehicles and cross border industrial pollution is choking Kathmandu valley with the worst air quality in the world, triggering respiratory complications for COVID-19 patients. Last month, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Kathmandu crossed 500 – recorded to measurements at
Yearning to provide a solution to the air pollution problem in the country, a student, Emmanuel Alieu Mansaray of Sierra Leone has built a solar-powered car from trash and scraps he sourced from his surroundings. Mansaray, a 24-year-old self-taught inventor, engineer, and renewable energy expert,
Winters are here and so is air pollution in Northern India. The national capital becomes a gas chamber during the cold season owing to the burning of crop residue in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana. Moreover, the cars, coal-fired power plants, and cookstoves
While India is ready to celebrate Diwali – the festival of lights, several states and Union Territories (UTs) have imposed a ban on firecrackers and its sale due to an increase in air pollution and rising coronavirus cases in the country during the winter season.
Primarily a Hindu festival, almost every Indian celebrates Diwali, a day symbolising the victory of good on evil. While the Festival of Lights brings joy, it also brings air and noise pollution to the Indian subcontinent, especially to the national capital region. Owing to the