Different Strategies in Composting

Composting can be categorized into different categories depending on the nature of decomposition process. The three major segments of composting are anaerobic composting, aerobic composting, and vermicomposting. In anaerobic composting, the organic matter is decomposed in the absence of air. Organic matter may be collected in pits and covered with a thick layer of soil and Read More …

Delhi may see another peak pollution episode around the New Year: Experts

Episode to occur due to enhanced local emissions and secondary aerosol formation under favourable meteorological conditions Photo: @RanaAsifh / Twitter Delhi might see yet another peak pollution episode towards the end of December, which will continue into the New Year., according to experts.  The national capital saw peak pollution levels towards the end of October (after Read More …

Stubble burning down in Punjab, Haryana, UP since 2016: NASA maps

Data from the agency shows that all three states have made progress in reducing stubble burning between 2016 and 2019 Stubble burning in Haryana. Photo: Vikas Choudhary The number of stubble burning cases during the post paddy harvest season (October and November) in the three states of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh has come down by Read More …

Delhi on the verge of another ‘severe’ air quality episode 

Calm surface winds and a decrease in the ability of the atmosphere to disperse pollutants have made conditions conducive for such an episode Smog in Delhi. Photo: Vikas Choudhary/CSE Delhi may be in for another ‘severe’ air quality episode after the air quality index (AQI) in the national capital and its satellite towns worsened on December 5, Read More …

India should monitor PM1, the least visible particle in air

Although there has been an immense rise in all kinds of pollutants, the focus has mostly remained on PM2.5 and PM10, and less on ultrafine particles qualified under PM1 Increasingly, cities around the world are turning into gas chambers. Countries are grappling with regulatory challenges in curbing the growing particulate matter in the air. The Read More …

Air pollution pushes mortality in Canadians: Study

This is despite the fact that the country has one of the lowest levels of air pollution in the world The Toronto skyline. Photo: Getty Images Canadians are at higher risk of dying in areas that are highly polluted even though the country’s levels of air pollution are among the lowest in the world, a study Read More …

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