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India Pollution

This Lake In India Is So Polluted It Caught Fire

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

Whoever said water couldn't burn didn't pollute hard enough. Residents in Bangalore, India, were alarmed earlier this week when a local lake caught...

Is China Finally Discovering the Limits to Growth?

Chandran Nair | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG -- Xi might be the first major world leader to admit that on a finite planet, infinite and unrestrained growth, especially in the world's most populous country, will prove not just unsustainable but downright catastrophic. Could Xi be tapping into a global awakening to the fact that we have been in denial for too long about the unintended consequences of unfettered growth?

The Right to Breathe Easy

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
Illah Nourbakhsh

Air quality is never far from recent news tropes; but the past month we have witnessed an explosion in coverage, and for good reason. Studies have found new correlations between bad air many serious health problems.

India Air Pollution Cutting 660 Million Lives Short By 3 Years

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 04.23.2015 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underline...

U.S.-China Climate Pact Could Boost Indian Efforts

AP | By KATY DAIGLE | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — This week's China-U.S. climate agreement between the world's top two polluting countries puts pressure on India, No. 3 on the list,...

India's Smog Destroyed Enough Crops In A Year To Feed 94 Million People

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green

India's smog problem could be preventing tens of millions of the country's poorest people from getting the food they desperately need. According to...

80 Percent Of Indian Sewage Flows Untreated Into Country's Rivers

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.05.2013 | World

Eighty percent of sewage in India is untreated and flows directly into the nation's rivers, polluting the main sources of drinking water, a study by a...

Coal Smoke and Planetary Fever: As the Climate Changes, a Deadly Disease Is on the Rise

Daphne Wysham | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Daphne Wysham

I recently returned to my childhood home in India for a final walk down memory lane. But in ways unexpected, it brought home to me how our planetary fever is inflicting a deadly fever on those least to blame for it.

India Emissions 'Triple By 2030'

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

India's greenhouse gas emissions will more than triple over the next two decades, a report has projected. But the document, compiled by experts for t...

India Will Reject Curbs On Its CO2 Emissions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

India will not accept limits on its greenhouse gas emissions at climate talks later this year and instead will focus on economic growth and lifting it...