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As Mumbai’s Air Quality Remains ‘Poor’, Its Artificial Lungs Start Blackening

A pair of white artificial lungs, installed in Mumbai’s Bandra to create awareness on the city’s high pollution levels and their adverse health effects, have turned grey, and are nearing pitch black just eight days after installation.

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8,500 trees to be sacrificed to decongest traffic in Bengaluru

Over 8,500 trees will likely be axed by the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) to decongest traffic in the tech corridor in the city. The move has irked the environmentalists who are criticizing the KRDCL. Campaigning organisation Jhatkaa.org has collected more than 2,500 signatures demanding an immediate stay on felling of trees, some of which are as old as 80 years. The organisation has also called for proper and accessible public consultation to be held for all projects.

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Over 8000 trees to face axe in Karnataka

Over 8,500 trees in Bengaluru will be axed by the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) with an aim to ease traffic in the tech corridor in the city. The decision has been lambasted by the environmentalists and a campaigning organisation Jhatkaa.org has collected over 2,500 signatures demanding an immediate stay on felling of trees. “How could they even think of cutting the trees, some of which are 100 years old,” said the petitioners.

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Over 8,000 trees to be axed in Bengaluru

Campaigning organisation Jhatkaa.org has collected more than 2,500 signatures demanding an immediate stay on felling of trees, some of which are as old as 80 years. Jhatkaa.org has also called for proper and accessible public consultation to be held for all projects.

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8,500 trees to face axe in Bengaluru to ease traffic

Jhatkaa.org has also called for proper and accessible public consultation to be held for all projects. “In just the past couple of years, air pollution has risen drastically in Bengaluru, with construction dust, garbage burning and the rise in private vehicles leading to more emissions. In the midst of this, the city's old trees are a natural buffer and their loss for development projects will lead to worsening impact of climate change, not to mention the health effects of air pollution,” the petition reads.

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Bengaluru residents hit streets to protest tree-felling for ‘development’

This has also led to protests on social media with an online petition on Jhatkaa.org demanding an immediate stay on the felling of trees. The petition has managed to collect over 2,500 signatures till now. Among other demands, “proper and accessible” public consultation for all projects has also been raised.

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Over 8,000 trees are to be cleared in Bengaluru

Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) will wipe out more than 8,500 trees in Bengaluru to relieve traffic on the city’s tech corridor, much to the detriment of environmentalists. The campaign organization Jhatkaa.org has collected more than 2,500 signatures that require immediate protection against tree felling, some of which are 80 years old.

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Milind Soman, Raveena Worried About Mumbai Pollution After Lung Experiment, Tag Thackerays

Jhatkaa.org , a digital advocacy organisation, held an experiment, installing HEPS-filter lungs outside the RD National College in Bandra. Installed on January 14, the lungs started changing the colour from the next day itself, before turning completely turning black in two weeks.

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Air Quality in Mumbai: Artificial Lungs Installed Turn Black in two weeks

As per studies carried out by air pollution research group, Urbanemissions.info, vehicular emissions and industries itself contributes 31 per cent to the total PM 2.5 concentration in Mumbai.

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Air Pollution Turns Effigy Of Human Lungs Black Within Two Weeks

Shikha Kumar, Campaigns Manager with Jhatkaa.org states “We decided to showcase the installation in Mumbai because air pollution is not thought of as a serious concern yet. The installation is a great way to generate public awareness and get the conversation going, as people get to see the lungs changing colour. It also gives a real-time reading of the air quality index (AQI). Alongside this, we have an online petition asking Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and the CM to take steps to clean up Mumbai’s air.”

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Air Quality In Mumbai: Artificial Lungs Installed Turn Black In Two Weeks

These faux lungs were installed on January 14,2020 and it began rapidly changing its colour since the second day itself. The initiative of setting up this lungs was taken by Jhatkaa.org

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Mumbai: Giant Lungs Billboard Installed In Bandra Turns Black In Two Weeks

Installed outside RD National College junction, the giant HEPA-filter lungs were called 'The Billboard that breathes,' this is a first-of-its-kind initiative in Maharashtra, where an interactive art installation has been used to demonstrate the lethal impact of polluted air on human health.