India is battling against extreme smog. Air pollution in New Delhi is the worst it’s been for 17 years. The government introduced emergency measures on Sunday and thousands of schools have been closed in the Indian capital.
Air pollution in the Indian capital has hit hazardous levels after a night of revelry to celebrate the festival of Diwali. Despite a ruling to limit the use of firecrackers, most celebrations went ahead as normal.
Diesel generators are often dirty devices. But what if you could turn the soot they puff out into something useful? A young group of engineers in Delhi did just that. And ships are next.
India's top court has allowed limited use of "safe and green" firecrackers during Diwali festivities next month. The ruling is a setback for activists who wanted a complete ban on fireworks to curb soaring pollution.
The Indian capital is covered in a blanket of thick smog as the concentration of harmful particulate matter in the air reached hazardous levels. Local officials have asked schools to remain shut until Sunday.
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