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What environmental policies could preserve the Taj Mahal?

What environmental policies would be most effective in preserving the Taj Mahal?┬áPIRE┬áresearchers Raj Lal (Georgia Institute of Technology), Ajay Nagpure (University of Minnesota), led by PIs Ted Russell and Anu Ramaswami, teamed up with colleagues IIT-Kanpur to solve this puzzle, … Continue reading

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Workshop on ‘Sources of Environmental Pollution in India’ at IIT Kanpur on October 25-26

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur held a two-day workshop on ‘Sources of Environmental Pollution in India: The influence of Municipal Solid Waste and Biomass Burning on Air Quality and the Microbiome of the Ganges” on October 25-26. This workshop was … Continue reading

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Discoloration of the Taj Mahal due to pollutants

Written by: Raj Lal (Georgia Tech) In this project, we have looked at pollutant deposition to the surface of the Taj Mahal and its subsequent discoloration. Through the course of this work, we have: Developed on-site MSW burn inventories in … Continue reading

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Waste Burning and Air Pollution Study by University of Minnesota and Georgia Tech in the Headlines

PIRE researchers conducted the first major urban environmental field study on waste burning in Indian cities. The study by dr. Ajay Nagpure, advised by prof Anu Ramaswami of the University of Minnesota and in collaboration with prof. Ted Russel of … Continue reading

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