By Madhukara Putty [NEW DELHI] Humans generated a staggering 44.7 million metric tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) in 2016 — the equivalent of 4,500 Eiffel Towers, and five per cent more than the electrical and electronic goods discarded just two years earlier, says a new study. The trend is setRead More →

Despite desperately toxic air and powerful anti-pollution legislation, not a single case has been taken up against polluters in India’s capital. By Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava for Not a single case was filed against polluting industries in Delhi between 2014 and 2016 even as the city’s air quality kept worsening, dataRead More →

China may be one of the most polluting countries on the planet, but it is investing in sustainable technologies at a rapid pace to reduce its impact on the environment, as well as benefit citizens’ health. One way the Communist nation is accomplishing this is by rolling out an entireRead More →

A pall of inaction and apathy hangs over Delhi’s reaction to its air pollution crisis. Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee Asit K. Biswas, National University of Singapore and Kris Hartley, Cornell University Delhi’s air pollution crisis made international headlines in early December when a cricket match between India and Sri Lanka was suspendedRead More →

By: Ranjit Devraj [NEW DELHI] Pollution levels in the Indian capital this month have rivalled 1952 London, when smog killed around 4,000 people, pollution experts say. On the worst day, November 8, several monitoring stations in New Delhi reported an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 999, far higher than the upper limitRead More →