Tagged with air pollution

The Taj Mahal is a wonder of the modern world but air pollution is having a devastating effect

The Taj Mahal is a wonder of the modern world but air pollution is having a devastating effect

The Taj Mahal is one of the most iconically beautiful buildings in the world, says Carolyn Roberts, Entrepreneur in Residence, Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership at Keele University, in an article on The Conversation website.  However, India’s Supreme Court recently told the government to restore the Taj or demolish it this globally recognised building is … Continue reading

Major concerns about air quality in India

Major concerns about air quality in India

We are reading too many stories about air pollution and the devastating effects it is having globally. Well, we must continue to hear more because only then will it dawn on us that something serious needs to be done. Gayathri Vaidyanathan writes on the National Observer website about the impact in India’s industrial north.   … Continue reading

Dieselgate goes global and Africa pays the price

Dieselgate goes global and Africa pays the price

Sophie Mbugua writes a good article on the Deutsche Welle website about how industrialised countries are sending their used and unwanted diesel vehicles to Africa with serious air quality implications. For starters, there is a need for African countries to improve their environmental regulations and ensure good enforcement.   Is Africa becoming the world’s dumping … Continue reading

Ports reacting to pollution from cruise ships

Ports reacting to pollution from cruise ships

Angelique Chrisafis provides the latest developments in an article in The Guardian to restrict the endless cruise ships visiting Marseille. Shipping is estimated to account for 10% of city’s air pollution, and campaigners are targeting cruise industry in particular.   I don’t want ships to kill me’: Marseille fights cruise liner pollution From his balcony … Continue reading

International investigation into mysterious source of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical now destroying the ozone layer

International investigation into mysterious source of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical now destroying the ozone layer

Scientists are raising a concern that someone is currently making a banned chemical that is destroying the ozone layer. Chris Mooney explains latest developments in an article on The Washington Post website. Someone, somewhere, is making a banned chemical that destroys the ozone layer, scientists suspect Emissions of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical are on the … Continue reading

New Delhi named most polluted megacity

New Delhi named most polluted megacity

Annie Gowen writes in The Washington Post about the level of pollution in the world’s megacities. The worst one is New Delhi. The importance of this article is not to name and shame the most polluting but to show that there are approaches, as we are now seeing in China, that can make significant improvements. … Continue reading