Nine in ten people are affected by air pollution. Indian activist Parul Sharma and her daughter Preetika want clean air to be recognized as a basic Human Right. They started the #MyRightToBreathe movement to demand action.
As India celebrates the Hindu festival of Diwali, marked by bursting firecrackers and lighting lamps, the ban on fireworks in Delhi has cast a dark shadow on traders. Some say it will take out fun from the festival.
Pollution is deadly — and bad for the economy. So why does the environment continue to be abused and neglected?
Pollution kills more people each year than wars, disasters and hunger, also causing huge economic damage, a study says. Almost half the total deaths occur in just two countries.
Clever entrepreneurs are now bottling and selling clean air to offset smog in big cities, as a souvenir, or to hospitals. Many have been astounded by their own success.
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