Tag: Pollution

Pollution claimed 9 mn lives globally in 2019, India tops the list: Lancet
Pollution claimed 9 mn lives globally in 2019, India tops the list: Lancet

Of the nearly 2.4 million deaths in 2019, air pollution accounted for 16.7 lakh deaths - the highest by any country. Further, more than 5 lakh lives were lost in the country due to water pollution, followed by occupational pollution (more than one lakh) and lead exposure (over 2 lakh).

  • Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Odisha youth designs solar-powered bicycle

Boudh: In what could possible address several issues including pollution by cutting down fossil fuel usage, a youth of Boudh district has come up with an innovative ‘solar-powered’ bicycle with auto gear. Meet Akash Meher of Gohipita village who has designed the solar powered bicycle which is no less than any other motorised two wheeler […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
OSPCB to seal hotels in Puri for defaulting on penalty

Puri: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has now geared up to crack whip on defaulting hoteliers who are yet to deposit penalty for flouting pollution norms in the pilgrim  city of Puri. Official sources said, a list of defaulters is now being prepared and the process to seal the hotels is likely to […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Garbage, sewage killing Brahmani at Talcher as admin remains aloof

Talcher: It has been eight years since the State government promised a waste water treatment plant in the industrial city of Talcher to treat the discharge which is being dumped into Brahmani River, the second longest river in the State. The project is yet to see the light of the day as lakhs of city […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Environment watchdog for cracker ban in Bhubaneswar during Diwali

Bhubaneswar: After Supreme Court’s ban on crackers in Delhi, the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) is also in support of a similar stricture citing concerns over rising air pollution in Bhubaneswar in the last couple of years during Diwali. “The air pollution level between 5 pm and mid-night in Bhubaneswar generally goes up due […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Pollution due to mining engulfs Talcher, locals aggrieved

Talcher: Dust and smoke pollution menace arising out of rampant mining activities in Talcher has put on a demonic form throwing normal life of city denizens out of gear while resulting in different kinds of diseases. As per sources, the Central Pollution Control Board in 2009-10 had earlier identified Talcher-Angul among the critical polluted category […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
air pollution sourced from cargo transportation in Paradip
Paradip industrial hub under pollution scanner

Bhubaneswar/Paradip: With Paradip fast emerging as a major petro-chemical hub, the state government has begun an environment impact assessment of areas lying close to the industrial zone in a bid to attempt to sustain ambient surroundings. The government has laid emphasis on environment control measures as Paradip is fast striding towards massive industrialisation. With the […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Protection, upkeep of environment should be a constitutional mandate: Justice Pasayat

Bhubaneswar:  “Environmental protection has now become a matter of grave concern for human existence. Therefore, protecting and conserving environment should be a constitutional mandate,” said Dr Justice Arijit Pasayat, Vice-Chairman, Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Black Money and former Judge of the Supreme Court. Delivering the 16th edition of Nalco Foundation Day Lecture Series on […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Light pollution at night may up insomnia risk in elderly

Seoul: Increased exposure to artificial or outdoor light, referred to as light pollution, at night can significantly raise the risk of developing insomnia in older adults, say researchers. The study, led by researchers from the Seoul National University in South Korea, showed a strong correlation between increased levels of night-time lighting and the number of […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Delhi chokes, records most toxic air-quality

New Delhi: The air quality of the national capital and regions around it dropped severely, with Friday recording worse pollution than what it was a day after Dussehera. The Air Qaulity Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded was 361, against 331 on Thursday and 326 a day after Dussehera, all recorded “very-poor”, according to the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Delhiites get respite from dust pollution and heat

New Delhi: New Delhi and surrounding areas on Sunday saw a respite from both dust pollution and heat, with air quality improving from severe due to changing wind directions, and maximum temperature falling to 36.8 degrees, three notches below average. Monday will also see similar weather. Maximum temperature on Monday is likely to hover around […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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Apex court asks Centre to publicise information on pollution

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday told the Centre that efforts to prevent air pollution, including from stubble-burning, cannot be limited to National Capital Region (NCR) and asked it to publicise information on the issue. A Division Bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the Centre to disseminate information on […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Kohli bats for use of public transport to fight Delhi smog

New Delhi: 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 transport for atleast once a week to help bring down the pollution levels in the national capital. “We all know what the situation […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Blood type may indicate heart attack risk from pollution: Study

New York: A, B, or AB blood type, might be more at risk of suffering a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, than those with the O blood type, says new study. The findings showed that when pollution hits the mark of 25 micrograms per cubic metre, it increases the risk for people […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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64 trains delayed due to Foggy weather

New Delhi: Foggy Saturday morning with addition of smog here has delayed least 64 trains. On the other hand 14 trains were rescheduled and two trains were cancelled due to the shallow fog in northern India. “The sky will remain partly cloudy during the day, with mist and shallow fog in the morning,” an official […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021