Researchers at IIT Bombay discover the role of environmental resources, genes and mating in species in the development of new species in the same area, challenging the traditional view that new species can develop only in distinct geographies.

Pollution

Mumbai
5 Dec 2022

Study finds that decreasing air pollution can help reduce anaemia in women of reproductive age

Mumbai
4 Aug 2022

Researchers at IIT Bombay devise a new technique to identify the presence of tiny invisible plastic pollutants using microwave radiation.

Bengaluru
7 Dec 2021

A proposed method to capture carbon dioxide and convert it to industrially useful chemicals gets IIT Bombay entry to the X-prize carbon removal grand prize competition. 

Mumbai
17 Nov 2021

A porous liquid composite can convert adsorbed carbon dioxide from industrial effluents to calcium carbonate.

Bengaluru
11 Nov 2020

New research shows that rural and urban regions of India face similarly high health risks due to air pollution.

Bengaluru
25 Sep 2019

The city of Delhi has been consistently ranked as one of the world's most polluted cities. As the monsoon ends, haze sets in, with Deepawali around the corner, bringing the entire city to a standstill with low visibility. Besides vehicular emissions, smoke from diesel generators and construction dust, a significant contributor to this problem is the practice of crop residue burning by farmers in Punjab and Haryana. A recent study, published in the journal Nature Sustainability, suggests that groundwater conservation policies, adopted by Punjab and Haryana, have changed the patterns of rice production. These policies, the researchers argue, have led to the concentration of crop residue burning into a narrower period, later in the season.

Germany
3 Oct 2018

In a recent finding that could unveil a hitherto unknown function of the South Asian monsoon, researchers from Germany and Cyprus have described how the South Asian monsoon plays an active role in regulating the levels of pollutants in the atmosphere.

New Delhi
10 May 2018

Delhi, the city once famous for the charm of the Red Fort and the elegance of Qutub Minar, is today infamous for its pollution crisis. Ranked one of the most polluted cities in the world, the air in the city is taking a toll on its residents’ health. With over 10 million vehicles registered in Delhi, it is not surprising that the air is turning toxic. But how bad is the air really in the roads of Delhi?

Kharagpur
25 Apr 2018

In the past century, fossil fuels like petrol and diesel have powered our vehicles, machines and in fact, our world! But the era of these fuels is coming to an end; all our petroleum reserves are soon ending, and the increasing pollution due to these fuels is making the world sick. Now, our hope lies in biofuels—fuels produced by organic wastes that are renewable and eco-friendly, unlike fossil fuels.