Vehicles are a special problem as they emit in the breathing zone of people. A large number of studies are now available that show exposure to vehicle exhaust causes significant increase in respiratory symptoms and lung function impairment, cancer and plethora of other ailments.MORE +
Hell broke lose when the environment minister Jairam Ramesh called SUVs criminal for guzzling cheap subsidized diesel. He is right -- The real beneficiaries of the diesel subsidy are the owners of "BMWs, Benz and Hondas'', and not the farmers. He pitched for reforms in diesel prices; penalty on those who use subsidized diesel for luxury use in SUVs.MORE +
Sunita Narain and Anumita Roychowdhury explains the current air pollution situation in Delhi.
ViVa or Vidyut Vahan is India's first quick charging electric vehicles. ViVa takes 90 per cent less time to charge. An electric rickshaw can be charged in 80 minutes, instead of 10 hours it takes now.
The Centre for Science and Environment demands urgent intervention and action in view of the results from the new analysis of global burden of disease (GBD) estimates released by the US based Health Effect Institute (HEI) today.