Milan became the first city in the country to ban smoking in many open-air public places such as parks, stadiums, bus stops and even cemeteries.
"I do not think any match should happen here in Delhi until the pollution level comes under control," said Gautam Gambhir, a former Indian Test cricketer and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's lawmaker in New Delhi.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) refused to change the venue due to logistical issues, although president Sourav Ganguly said they will "be more practical" in the future when scheduling matches in northern India.
The air quality index in nearly all monitoring stations in the city was between 300 to 400 or in the "very poor" category on Monday, which experts say leads to respiratory illness on prolonged exposure.
The study highlighted the fact that poor air quality can lead to a decreased immune response, impact lung function, and further enable the spread of viruses.
Faced with imminent new global marine pollution rules, shipping companies and insurers are puzzling over the risks. To reduce emissions of toxic sulphur that cause premature deaths,
The UAE is making all-out efforts to see that its natural reserves are well conserved. The idea is to protect land and marine biodiversity and wildlife in the natural reserves. It wants to ensure that its environment is kept as clean as possible. It has also
India is generating 3.5 million tonnes of plastic waste annually, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said recently as he launched several green initiatives for plastic waste management. “Plastic has become one of the most
With the onset of winter, India’s capital, New Delhi, is once again in the news for its mounting level of air pollution. Every October air quality drops sharply not only in the capital city and the National Capital Region, which includes contiguous urban areas of adjacent states, but the entire Gangetic plains from Punjab to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The situation begins to ease by the following February.