The two overriding emotions that India is witnessing these days, thanks to the Coronavirus-induced crisis, are fear and happiness.
Top of 200 cities with highest levels of deadly micro-pollution are in China and India.
India hosts nine of the 10 most polluted cities in the world, with its capital Delhi ranking sixth. Delhi’s air pollution reflects both internal and regional governance failures.
Officials from Mekong river countries agree to assess plastic waste pollution.
The global cost of air pollution caused by fossil fuels is $8 billion a day.
Volvo SUVs emits massively higher levels of harmful pollutants than legally allowed.
Bangkok remains blanketed in unhealthy smog on Thursday morning.
The government is considering whether to impose a ban on personal car use in affected areas to cope with high levels of hazardous ultra-fine PM2.5 dust particles in the air, if levels exceed 100 microgrammes per cubic metre (µg/m³), twice the safety level.
Smog levels have worsened in Bangkok with high pollution readings in 34 out of Bangkok’s 50 districts, and the worst in Phra Nakhon, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration reported Monday morning.
The Environment Ministry has reported the Kingdom’s air quality is steadily improving.
Gov’t issues a directive ordering all institutions to prevent and reduce emissions.
More than 500 flights are delayed and six cancelled in the wake of a dense fog.
Air pollution is an urgent problem. But urgency should not translate to haste or a search for ineffective silver bullets.
Phnom Penh is a small capital where its roads serve almost five million vehicles daily. The rising of gas consumption via these vehicles has become a major health concern to people living in the urban areas.
The burning of stubble left in the fields of north India after the harvesting of paddy – rice with husk – causes a severe spike in air pollution.
Last Sunday, over 3,000 people turned up in the morning to protest against the growing air pollution in Gurugram. Protests are part of our society, so it was not surprising to see people turning up in the Leisure Valley Park.
Uber, rather than being part of the solution to urban transport may be adding to related problems: Study.
Sydney is shrouded in dangerous haze as smoke from bushfires blazing along the eastern seaboard sent pollution levels soaring.
A sub-decree is to ban the import and production of single-use plastic products.
Fine dust reached unsafe levels in 14 areas of greater Bangkok with the worst in the city’s Phasicharoen and Bang Phlad districts over the past 24 hours, the Pollution Control Department reported on Thursday morning.
Even with pollution cloaking northern India, visitors are still thronging the Taj Mahal.
Asean environment officials begin meeting in Siem Reap to discuss a host of issues.
Fine dust pollution dropped to safe levels in greater Bangkok on Thursday as a high pressure system moved out of Thailand and southeasterly winds brought rain to northen regions, according to the Pollution Control Department.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday held an urgent video-conference with 16 provincial governors and related ministries after PM2.5 air pollution exceeded the so-called safe level in Bangkok and surrounding provinces.
Pollution from forest fires in Indonesia pushed Singapore’s air to unhealthy levels.
China’s capital of Beijing is on track to drop out from the list of the world’s top 200 most-polluted cities this year, with hazardous smog concentrations falling to their lowest on record in August, data compiled by IQAir AirVisual showed on Thursday.
New Zealand officially banned single-use plastic shopping bags Monday, introducing hefty fines for businesses that continue to provide them.
Environment Ministry is set to mark the day by raising awareness on air pollution.
Marine plastic pollution is the new environmental threat facing mankind. This is also afflicting East Asia where six countries are major pollutants. While some in the region have started tackling this new menace, more can be done by all, writes Lina Gong.
Last week, 250 children at five London primary schools have carried backpacks that monitor air quality for a university-led study tracking pollution levels on their daily journeys.