China will extend winter anti-smog measuresfor a third successive winter.
Cambodia’s embassy in Thailand issued an announcement asking to all Cambodians presently in Thailand to guard their health, especially in regard to PM2.5 particulate matter.
The hazardous smog that has blanketed Bangkok and other cities in the past week should have prompted the government and state agencies to respond with effective crisis-management and integrated long-term plans to tackle the root causes of the problem.
Air quality in India’s haze-hit north, including the capital, deteriorated sharply.
Beijing declares its third major smog alert of 2018, and the second this month.
China appears to be “winning” its war on air pollution, making so much progress that life expectancy could rise by more than two years, according to a US university study.
Delhi orders schools shut for the week as air pollution worsens and criticism mounts over failure of authorities to tackle the crisis.
China’s manufacturing slows as steps to reduce pollution force factories to reduce production.
China plans for ethanol biofuel by 2020, a push for corn and to clean up smog.
Steelmakers in the smog-prone northern Chinese province of Hebei will be forced to halt operations if they fail to meet new restrictions.