Health & Environment

Rain showers bring improvement in Delhi air quality

Rain showers bring improvement in Delhi air quality

The air quality in the National Capital Region improved on Saturday to the ‘poor’ level following overnight rain as the concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) decreased. Another government department, however,....

Mumbai, Mangaluru face possible extinction in 100 years: NASA report

Mumbai, Mangaluru face possible extinction in 100 years: NASA report

The biggest immediate threat to the world today is global warming and the rapidly changing climate of today is a danger that has been relentlessly taught globally. The rising temperature....

India to be testing ground for questionable genetic control of mosquitoes?

India to be testing ground for questionable genetic control of mosquitoes?

If approved by its regulators, India will become testing ground for a new but controversial technology that its US developers claim can wipe out malaria from the country. Malaria is....

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli bats for use of public transport to fight Delhi smog

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli bats for use of public transport to fight Delhi smog

With Delhi reeling under a blanket of smog and toxic smoke over the last couple of weeks, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday urged Delhites to use public....

Assam: Air ambulance service from Guwahati begins

Assam: Air ambulance service launched in Guwahati

Assam Transport, Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary formally launched an air ambulance service at NEDFi (North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd) House, Dispur on Thursday. Delhi-based Flaps Aviation....

Energy drinks may affect mental health, up blood pressure

Energy drinks may affect mental health, up blood pressure

Are you in the habit of taking energy drinks that are commonly known to provide instant mental and physical stimulation. Beware, their short-term benefits can be outweighed by the increased....

NASA's new tool may predict which cities could face floods due to ice melt

NASA's new tool may predict which cities could face floods due to ice melt

NASA scientists have developed a tool to forecast which cities are vulnerbale to flooding due to melting of ice in a warming climate. It looks at the Earth's spin and....

Delhi Environment Pollution Control Authority rolls back 4-time parking fee, ban on entry of trucks in Delhi

EPCA lifts ban on entry of trucks in Delhi, rolls back 4-time hike of parking fee

The Environment Pollution Control Authority in Delhi issued directions to roll back the 4-time hike in the parking fees in Delhi, which was imposed to discourage the use of private vehicles....

Will Delhi's air replicate London's 'Great Smog'?

Will Delhi's air replicate London's 'Great Smog'?

On a cold December morning some 65 years ago, a seemingly dense fog engulfed the City of London. People went about their business as usual as it was a common....

Stressful life events may lead to obesity in females

Stressful life events may lead to obesity in females, warns new study

Women, who have recently experienced one or more traumatic events or those who have undergone several negative events relatively in the past years, are at a higher risk of developing....

Delhi pollution: Will take all steps possible to tackle situation, says CM Kejriwal after meeting Haryana CM

Delhi pollution: Will take all steps possible to tackle situation, says CM Kejriwal after meeting Haryana CM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar over the impending issue of pathetic Delhi's air pollution, rising smog which has gripped the entire north India....

Sulfur dioxide emissions soar in India while China witnesses decline

Sulfur dioxide emissions soar in India while China witnesses decline

India should be concerned about the soaring Sulfur dioxide emissions level in the country. The subcontinent with increasing pollution in the states is in the race to become world's top....