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India’s air pollution crisis

      Context: A new report from the World Health Organisation highlights not only how widespread air pollution is in urban India, but also how deficient air quality monitoring is. Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. Last year, the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, attributed… Continue reading India’s air pollution crisis

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A much neglected pollutant

  Context: As a blanket of pollutants descends on large parts of north India, it is important to remember that killer pollutants go beyond particulate matter. A much-neglected pollutant in discussions about pollution is surface ozone (O3). A recent study shows that O3 levels will continue to rise drastically, particularly in north India. An analysis… Continue reading A much neglected pollutant