Dust pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa raised infant mortality: Study

A 25% spike in local annual mean particulate concentrations in West Africa caused an 18% increase in infant mortality Air pollution due to dust from the Sahara desert led to a significant increase in infant mortality rate in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a recent study. The researchers from Stanford University, United States, found that a Read More …

No mention of regional coordination to curb air pollution in 102 city plans, finds study

Sources from outside a city’s boundaries account for at least 30% of pollutants in that city, according to study  None of the 102 city-specific clean air plans in India proposed a regional coordination mechanism across state boundaries to curb air pollution, a new study published by Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) on June 10, Read More …

Cleaner, greener: Can architects help maintain natural correction?

Infrastructure is the backbone of any growing economy and fixing the way we build it can help address air pollution concerns  Air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide every year, according to the World Health Organisation. It also says that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Getting Read More …

COVID-19: Study points to 3-pronged approach to mitigate airborne transmission

Improving ventilation in built spaces, building knowledge base to inform holistic decision-making are among recommendations published in a journal   Concerns over airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and ways to deal with it have not received as much attention as they should have. This is particularly important as an effective vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Read More …

COVID-19 lockdown: Why battle against air pollution needs to continue

Air crisis will spiral if it’s not contained long-term and if mitigation actions are diluted to make up for time lost during lockdown By end of May 2020, most Indian states would have begun to ease lockdown restrictions — imposed to curtail the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic — and limp towards ‘normalcy’ in the larger Read More …

4 Tips For Keeping Your Home Energy Prices Low

Heating can be very expensive nowadays and keeping the heat contained within your home can be a challenge. You will see that energy prices manage to hike year after year and it is important to keep the heat contained in a home where there is particularly cold weather outside to assist with your overall energy Read More …

COVID-19: How to balance people’s safety and mobility

The major challenge in India post-lockdown is going to be maintaining people’s mobility without compromising safety The spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has resulted in over two million COVID-19 patients worldwide as of April 2020 and the numbers continue to increase in most countries. To flatten the curve of the virus spread, several countries have Read More …

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