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india among five worst nations in curbing environmental pollution




a new green index has ranked india the fourth worst country worldwide in curbing environmental pollution. according to the latest global environmental performance index (epi) rankings released on tuesday on the sidelines of the world economic forum meet in davos, india is at 177th spot -- down from ...



presstv-china initiates environmental protection tax law




the implementation of china's new environmental protection tax law, which aims at curbing emissions across the country, came into effect on monday, with many regions choosing their own individual tax rates related to the local geography and economic status.this is china's first tax clearly designed ...



electricity use needs transformation | business standard column




the question we must ask as the environmental crisis — pollution in cities or land degradation and water pollution — reaches a dangerous peak is: “can countries like india, cities like delhi, ever clean up their air or water and live without its toxic nightmares, without re-inventing the metho...



presstv-‘pollution causes one in six of all deaths worldwide’




pollution caused nine million deaths in 2015 — three times more than aids, tuberculosis, and malaria combined — scientists said on thursday, calling for governments in poor countries to act.india fared worst, with 2.5 million people dying early because of pollution, followed by china with 1.8 ...



pollution: air and water pollution are killing millions of americans




in one of the most extensive reports of its kind, environmental health experts have estimated that nine million premature deaths worldwide—16% of all deaths—were linked to pollution in 2015, with the majority of deaths coming from air pollution.the new study, published in the journal the lanceta...



pollution linked to millions of deaths each year




one in six premature deaths in 2015 could be attributed to disease caused by exposure to pollution, making it more deadly than war, natural disasters or hunger, a report in the lancet medical journal has claimed.“almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where poll...



india ranks 177 out of 180 in environmental performance index, says report




india is among the bottom five countries on the environmental performance index 2018, plummeting 36 points from 141 in 2016, according to a biennial report by yale and columbia universities along with the world economic forum. while india is at the bottom of the list in the environmental health cate...



study: western u.s. smog originates across the ocean in asia




pollution is a global problem, and that reality is highlighted by a new study indicating smog in western u.s. states originates from asian countries across the ocean. the movement of this pollution from asia to the u.s. is curbing the latter country’s emission-reduction efforts. in some cases, pol...



california proves that environmental regulations don't kill profits




to anyone who believes environmental regulation is poison for profits, california must be infuriating. the state’s pollution policies rarely wilt its perennially blooming economy. for the past nine years, a golden state-centric think tank next 10 has been releasing its california green innovation ...



how epa calculates the cost of environmental compliance for electricity generato




people pay for electricity directly, out of pocket, when they pay their electric bill. but they may also pay in an indirect way, when they bear the environmental and health costs associated with pollution from electricity generation. with a new epa administrator recently installed, how these costs a...



india re-elected to un organ on economic, social, environmental issues




press trust of india  |  united nations  june 16, 2017 last updated at 13:25 ist



environmentalists ask: is india's government making bad air worse?




as millions of indians watched a televised cricket match this week between the national teams of india and sri lanka, the game suddenly stopped. the pollution in new delhi is especially bad right now, and one of the sri lankan players could barely breathe. he leaned over, put his hands on his knees ...



delhi chokes as air pollution worsens, twitter users slam govt over inaction




people took to twitter to express their anger towards the delhi government. they slammed the state government for 'criminal negligence' in curbing the air pollution in the capital. here is a series of tweets talking about the poor air quality in delhi:



new study reveals air pollution can alter effectiveness of antibiotics




air pollution can change the way bacteria behave and can change their potential to cause disease interdisciplinary research discovers new mechanism of how air pollution is detrimental to our health and well-being developing megacities with extreme levels of air pollution are major risk factors for h...



navy commander calls for indictments over gulf of corinth pollution | news




a hellenic navy commander has formally appealed to the supreme court prosecutor’s office to indict those responsible for the ongoing environmental disaster in the gulf of corinth.according to the lawsuit filed by panayiotis stamatis, the main reasons for the environmental disaster are overfishing ...



presstv-india tops list of pollution-linked deaths




sanjay sethipress tv, new delhia new study shows that some 9,000,000 premature deaths were caused by diseases from pollution and toxic exposure world-wide in 2015. the study has also found that india has the highest number of pollution-related deaths.sanjay setti reports.



world's nations adopt plan 'towards a pollution-free planet'




pollution has become the biggest killer of humans, claiming nine million human lives every year—one in six deaths worldwidethe world's nations vowed wednesday to curb plastic and chemical contamination of the air, soil, rivers and oceans, calling for a steep change in how goods are produced and co...



air pollution throws shade on india's solar success




air pollution is diminishing india's capacity to harness power from the sun, experts say, undermining billions being invested in renewables as the energy-hungry giant emerges as a solar superpower.



ut austin, environmental defense fund, google and aclima unveil new hyper-local




image: this figure shows high-resolution mapping of pollution after repeated driving in west oakland and downtown oakland. view more credit: american chemical societyengineering researchers at the university of texas at austin have developed the most detailed and extensive local map of air polluti...



study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger




environmental pollution—from filthy air to contaminated water—is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. more than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. more than aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined.



pollution linked to nine million deaths worldwide, new report says




pollution was linked to nine million deaths worldwide with air pollution the biggest contributor, according to a new report. india, pakistan, china, bangladesh, madagascar and kenya are among the countries which accounted for 92 per cent of all pollution-related deaths.the report highlights the prom...



pollution linked to nine million deaths worldwide, new report says




pollution was linked to nine million deaths worldwide with air pollution the biggest contributor, according to a new report. india, pakistan, china, bangladesh, madagascar and kenya are among the countries which accounted for 92 per cent of all pollution-related deaths.the report highlights the prom...



every 3rd child in delhi has impaired lungs: study




every third child in delhi has impaired lungs, a research and advocacy body here said on monday in a new study. the study also probes some of the yet-unexplored links between air pollution and a person's mental health.the study has come a few days after the air pollution in delhi and neighbouring ci...



pakistani citizens gasp for clean air




pakistan suffers from some of the worst air pollution in the world, thanks to its population plying poorly maintained vehicles on the roads and unchecked industrial emissionsfurhan hussain moved to islamabad seeking fresher air, only to find pakistan's leafy capital in a semi-permanent haze. frustra...



presstv-‘us dumping dirty fuel in already-polluted india’




american oil refineries have been exporting massive amounts of dirty fuel products to heavily-polluted and energy-hungry india since they are unwilling to use it locally, a new report says.the associated press reported on friday that it had found us refineries dumping petroleum coke — the leftover...