‘Humans indirectly impact wildfire outbreaks’

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have assessed the influence of human activities on extreme fire weather risk, and found that greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution have distinct regional impacts on wildfire outbreaks. Continue Reading

Experts & techies share methods to fight air pollution

On 4 November, when Chennai woke up with hazy skies, residents were surprised. It was unusual. While the meteorological department assured there was nothing to worry, weather bloggers, on the contrary, cried in dismay. Some took on to social media to say that our city is slowing taking in Delhi’s hazardous air. For nearly a week, Chennai’s air quality continues to deteriorate. Continue Reading

Wind brings down pollution levels in Delhi, still in ‘severe’ category

Pollution levels in Delhi and neighbouring cities dropped marginally today with a slight increase in the wind speed, a day after the region recorded its worst air quality forcing authorities to shut schools, ban all construction activities and declare a public health emergency. Continue Reading