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2018 WHO ranking of polluted cities explained, bad news for India

The WHO reconfirms that several Indian cities have become death traps because of very high level of PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 micron size). Of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, the top 14 are in India. These include Kanpur, Faridabad, Varanasi, Gaya, Patna, Delhi, Lucknow,

Regulating Mercury

Penultimate meeting held in Uruguay The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) moved an inch closer to preparing a legally binding instrument to regulate mercury on a global scale. The fourth meeting was held at Punta del Este, Uruguay. The six-day meeting attended by over 500 participants began on June 27, 2012.


Engines of the Devil

Why is it necessary to ban private diesel vehicles and reduce the use of diesel asmuch as possible ?