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News  /  Published 11.01.22

Kolkata's air quality moves closer to pre-Covid level

The level of the most toxic air pollutant — PM 2.5 — in Kolkata's air has inched closer to pre-Covid times after a lockdown-triggered low in 2020, shows an analysis by the Delhi-based ...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.12.21

25% of PM 2.5 load in Kolkata from outside, says study

Bose Institute’s findings point out that during the duration of their study, the overall load of PM 2.5 in the city increased by about 50 per cent. PM 2.5 particulates — 0.5 to 1 micron i...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

Calcutta  /  Published 08.06.21

E-buses to replace diesel-run fleet

The fleet of diesel-powered government buses in Calcutta will be replaced by electric buses to curb the rising levels of air pollution, transport minister Firhad Hakim said on Monday. “From now...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.06.21

More deaths by toxic air in Bengal

Bengal had the second highest percentage of deaths in India caused by air pollution in 2019, said a report by an environment think-tank. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) report, which was...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.03.21

City's 'unhealthy' air footprint spreads

Winter is gone but the air quality of the city and its fringes continues to be “unhealthy”, according to data generated by West Bengal Pollution Control Board as well as by a consortium le...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 03.03.21

Generation doom: kids of the pandemic

Covid-19 has not only taken a massive toll on people’s health; it has also destroyed the future prospects of children. A study by the Centre for Science and Environment indicated as much with it...
By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 19.01.21

Calcutta records 'very poor' air quality

Victoria Memorial, Fort William and Rabindra Sarobar - where the measuring stations are located within green verge and hence expect to show less pollution — showed AQI values of 308, 317 and 316...
By Jayanta Basu in Chowringhee

Opinion  /  Published 10.12.20

Honey trap: fight against food fraud

Sweetness can leave a bitter taste in the mouth. Researchers from the Centre for Science and Environment have alleged that the honey produced by major Indian brands is adulterated with sugar syrup. Th...
By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 09.12.20

Air pollution: worst week in two years

The city suffered its worst air pollution in two years in the first week of December, says a study by the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). According to the study, the average PM2...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.12.20

Calcutta air ‘poor’, ‘very poor’, ‘severe’

At 11am on Friday  Severe: Rabindra Bharati University (BT Road campus) Very poor: Ballygunge, Bidhannagar, Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Jadavpur  Poor: Rabindra Saroba...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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