Environment

Over 99% of India’s population breathes air that exceeds WHO’s PM2.5 guidelines: Report

NEW DELHI: Over 99 per cent of India’s population is breathing air that exceeds the World Health Organisation‘s health-based guidelines with respect to PM2.5, a report by Greenpeace India said. According to the key findings in the report titled “Different Air Under One Sky”, the greatest proportion of people living in India are exposed to […]

Environment

Climate change adding layer of vulnerability to fragile Himalayas: Experts

NEW DELHI: Climate change and ill-planned human interventions in the Himalayas have accentuated the vulnerability of the hills to disasters, resulting in a manifold increase in loss of property and human lives, experts say. Recently, flash floods obliterated a base camp site near the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pahalgam, killing 15 pilgrims. […]