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Alarm bells sound as haze crisis worsens in North

Authorities yesterday raised the alarm over high levels of air pollution in seven northern provinces.
Bangkok Post - Published

Jobs Vs. Death Toll: Calculating Corporate Death Penalties

Is there a threshold an entire industry crosses when it does more harm than good? Michigan Technological University researchers set out to examine the question with numbers. A new paper, published..
Eurasia Review - Published

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Trump Team to Scrap Talks With California On Auto Emissions [Video]Trump Team to Scrap Talks With California On Auto Emissions

According to Reuters, U.S. federal officials have decided to end negotiations with California over the Trump administration’s plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed to reduce greenhouse gas..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

The 'Green New Deal' Skips Nuclear Energy, Here's Why That Could Be A Mistake [Video]The 'Green New Deal' Skips Nuclear Energy, Here's Why That Could Be A Mistake

Sweden has slashed carbon emissions by going nuclear, so why doesn’t the U.S.?

Credit: Veuer     Duration: 01:11Published

Bill Would Eliminate Speed Limit On Some CA Highways [Video]Bill Would Eliminate Speed Limit On Some CA Highways

California may do away with speed limits for certain lanes on I-5 and Highway 99, in order to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases.

Credit: CBS 13 Sacramento     Duration: 00:27Published

Pollution pods shows you the level of air pollution in major cities [Video]Pollution pods shows you the level of air pollution in major cities

You can walk through pods that show just how bad pollution in major cities can be

Credit: In The Know Conservation [AOL.co     Duration: 01:22Published

Making Toast Might be the Most Dangerous Thing You Do In Your Home: Study [Video]Making Toast Might be the Most Dangerous Thing You Do In Your Home: Study

A new study has found that fat, cholesterol and carbs aren't the most dangerous parts of cooking. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details.

Credit: Buzz60     Duration: 01:05Published

Gov. Newsom Scraps Most of Calif. High-speed Rail Plan [Video]Gov. Newsom Scraps Most of Calif. High-speed Rail Plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom said connecting L.A. and San Francisco via high-speed rail would be too expensive and take too long to finish.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Air pollution hits northern Thailand as farmers defy ban on crop stubble burning [Video]Air pollution hits northern Thailand as farmers defy ban on crop stubble burning

Shocking levels of pollution engulfed northern Thailand where farmers defied orders and continued burning crops.

Credit: Newsflare STUDIO     Duration: 03:12Published

Air Pollution Hits Northern Thailand [Video]Air Pollution Hits Northern Thailand

Shocking levels of pollution engulfed northern Thailand where farmers defied orders and continued burning crops. A toxic blanket of smog which had strangled capital Bangkok for since the middle of..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 03:09Published

Ink made out of air pollution | Anirudh Sharma [Video]Ink made out of air pollution | Anirudh Sharma

Air pollution is one of the world's most intractable problems, accounting for almost five million deaths each year. What if we could capture pollution in the air around us and turn into something..

Credit: TED     Duration: 08:24Published

Officials Air Quality Meeting In Clairton [Video]Officials Air Quality Meeting In Clairton

Officials are holding a public hearing today on air quality in Clairton; KDKA's Lisa Washington reports.

Credit: KDKA CBS 2 Pittsburgh     Duration: 01:19Published

Why The Most Environmentally Progressive State In America Can't Stop Tailpipe Pollution [Video]Why The Most Environmentally Progressive State In America Can't Stop Tailpipe Pollution

California has spent billions of dollars fighting pollution and protecting the environment. Californians now buy more than half of all electric vehicles sold in the United States. But according to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:00Published

Can Drones Fight Air Pollution? [Video]Can Drones Fight Air Pollution?

Schools had to close in Bangkok this week as air pollution reached hazardous levels. Thai authorities launched five water-spraying drones over the city in the hope that they could take some of the dust..

Credit: HuffPost UK STUDIO     Duration: 01:18Published

In fight against pollution, Bangkok deploys drones to spray water [Video]In fight against pollution, Bangkok deploys drones to spray water

Authorities in Bangkok will be using drones to combat air pollution. The drones were equipped with sprinklers and water was sprayed to lower the PM2.5 particles in the atmosphere. The drones will be..

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Thai authorities use drones as 'dust busters' in Bangkok to tackle the levels of dangerous pollution in the air.

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Thai officials fly drones spraying water amidst worsening killer smog crisis [Video]Thai officials fly drones spraying water amidst worsening killer smog crisis

Thai authorities flew drones spraying water from the sky to fight the country's worsening pollution crisis today (January 31).

Credit: Newsflare STUDIO     Duration: 04:34Published

Toxic Smog in Bangkok Forces Schools to Close [Video]Toxic Smog in Bangkok Forces Schools to Close

Over 400 public schools in the city will be closed at least until Monday. From there, officials will decide if the closures need to be extended.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Thai Officials Close Bangkok Schools Due To Toxic Levels Of Air Pollution [Video]Thai Officials Close Bangkok Schools Due To Toxic Levels Of Air Pollution

According to a report by CNN, Thailand's Ministry of Education have ordered all schools in Bangkok and some surrounding provinces to close for the remainder of the week amid concerns over dangerously..

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Dangerous Smog In Bangkok Forces Hundreds Of Schools To Close [Video]Dangerous Smog In Bangkok Forces Hundreds Of Schools To Close

While hundreds of schools in the American Midwest are shut down due to freezing temperatures, hundreds in another part of the world are facing closures for a different reason entirely: air pollution...

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:50Published

More than 500 schools close in Bangkok amidst worsening pollution crisis [Video]More than 500 schools close in Bangkok amidst worsening pollution crisis

Pupils in face masks leave classes today as government bosses closed more than 500 schools amid a worsening pollution crisis in Bangkok.

Credit: Newsflare STUDIO     Duration: 03:08Published

North Korea’s vision of coal-fueled economy bodes ill for people's well-being [Video]North Korea’s vision of coal-fueled economy bodes ill for people's well-being

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plans to make greater use of coal to boost the economy, but burning coal may pose a threat to his people who are already breathing some of the world's most toxic air..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

North Korea's air is growing increasingly toxic [Video]North Korea's air is growing increasingly toxic

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sees coal as a key way to boost the economy, but burning more coal may exacerbate pollution in a country already suffering from some of the world's most toxic air. Grace..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

New Study Claims Air Quality On Cruise Ships Can Be As Polluted As Air In Beijing [Video]New Study Claims Air Quality On Cruise Ships Can Be As Polluted As Air In Beijing

Air pollution on cruise ship decks may be as bad as in cities like Beijing and Santiago, Chile. This is according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University, says Business Insider...

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:33Published

The Air Quality On Cruise Ships Is So Bad, It Could Harm Your Health, Undercover Report Says [Video]The Air Quality On Cruise Ships Is So Bad, It Could Harm Your Health, Undercover Report Says

Cruise ships generate high levels of air pollution that could endanger the health of passengers, staff and port communities, according to an undercover report released Thursday. Gilma Avalos reports.

Credit: WJZ Baltimore     Duration: 00:39Published

Historic effort launched to clean up toxic air pollution in San Diego's portside communities [Video]Historic effort launched to clean up toxic air pollution in San Diego's portside communities

The Tenth Avenue Terminal is the site of an effort to clean up the air in port-side communities such as Barrio Logan and National City.

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Germany considers speed limits on its famous autobahns [Video]Germany considers speed limits on its famous autobahns

Germany considers speed limits on its famous autobahns

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China's capital Beijing vows air quality improvement but gives no target

China's capital city Beijing has pledged to improve air quality this year but did not commit to a specific target, suggesting the country's air-pollution campaign is stalling as the easily attainable..
Reuters India - Published

Environmentalists seek tougher EU curbs on Balkan coal power plants

Environmentalists urged EU policy makers on Tuesday to take a tougher stance on air pollution from coal power plants in the Western Balkans, blaming the fumes for 3,900 deaths across Europe each year.
Reuters India - Published

Air pollution in 39 major northern Chinese cities up by 16 per cent in January

China`s official air quality standard is 35 micrograms, while the World Health Organization recommends an annual average of no more than 10.
Zee News - Published

Northern China pollution up by 16 percent in January: data

Air pollution in 39 major northern Chinese cities rose 16 percent on the year in January, official data showed, with surging industrial activity making it increasingly unlikely they will meet their..
Reuters India - Published

To tackle Delhi's air pollution, Lt Governor asks to optimise use of mechanical road sweepers


IndiaTimes - Published

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation submits air pollution control plan to GBPC

The plan includes short-term and long-terms measures to curb the rising levels of pollution.
DNA - Published

Despite cleaner air than Delhi, this city declares war on pollution like never before

A sudden spike in air pollution over Bangkok set into motion a chain of measures that eventually ensured toxicity levels were brought down almost as suddenly as the spike itself.
Zee News - Published

Climate change increasing air pollution across globe: Study

Aerosols are tiny solid particles or liquid droplets suspended in the atmosphere.
Zee News - Published

Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers could melt, study warns

Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers, the world's "Third Pole", could melt by 2100 if global emissions are not sharply reduced. The glaciers would melt even if the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5..
IndiaTimes - Published

Air quality in Delhi falls to 'very poor', foggy conditions continue; Greenpeace bats for 30% air pollution reduction in India by 2024

According to SAFAR, the overall air pollution level in Delhi was hovering around 'very poor' category with overall Air Quality Index (AQI) docking at 322 till 9.00 am in the morning.
Firstpost - Published

Toxic air pollution shuts down schools in Bangkok

[Thailand], Jan 31 (ANI): Toxic air pollution, with PM2.5 levels grossly exceeding safety limits, has led to schools being directed to shut down in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, for the remainder of
Sify - Published

Air pollution jumps in Delhi, rain expected around February 5

The AQI near Pusa Road, Airport Terminal 3 and Chandni Chowk was recorded at 329, 301 and 338 respectively.
Zee News - Published

Pollution prompts Bangkok to close schools for the week

Choking air pollution has prompted schools to close in the Thai capital for the rest of the week and people celebrating next week's Lunar New Year holiday were urged to curb the use of incense and..
Reuters India - Published

Road projects worth Rs. 50,000 crore sanctioned around Delhi: Gadkari

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari here on Saturday laid the foundation stone for development of a six-lane corridor here and said road projects worth Rs 50,000 crore have..
Sify - Published Also reported by •Zee News

NGT slams DPCC over report on pollution caused by industry in Malviya Nagar

The National Green Tribunal slammed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Thursday for not submitting a proper report on a plea alleging air pollution due to chemicals released by a dyeing..
IndiaTimes - Published

IIT-Hyderabad researcher leads study on air pollution governance styles in Indian cities

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Hyderabad Tuesday said one of its senior faculty is coordinating research in five cities in India as part of a global study on air pollution.
DNA - Published

Air pollution behind rising unhappiness in China: US study

People from the very cleanest and very dirtiest cities were the most severely affected by pollution levels.
Zee News - Published

South Korea's Moon calls for early warning system with China to fight dirty air

South Korea's president said on Tuesday he was "truly ashamed" of his government's inability to clear air pollution that has blanketed Seoul and parts of the country for weeks, and proposed an early..
Reuters India - Published

Better to not live in Delhi, it is like a gas chamber, says Supreme Court; asks govt what needs to be done 'in actuality' to curb pollution

The Supreme Court also expressed its despair over the lack of implementation of measures to curb air pollution and traffic congestion in the capital
Firstpost - Published

Brazil: Environmental – Air Emission: New Phases For Vehicles' Emissions Program - Veirano e Advogados Associados

On December 24, 2018, the Federal Environmental Council published Resolution No. 492 ("Resolution"), regulating two phases of the Air Pollution Control Program for Vehicles ("PROCONVE")
Mondaq - Published

Delhi's air quality worsens, people advised to avoid outdoor physical activity; heavy fog results in trains, flights getting delayed

Delhi, routinely suffering from air pollution accompanied by thick fog caused by vehicular exhaust and coal burning, witnessed yet another bad day on Friday. Flights into and out of Delhi were delayed..
Firstpost - Published

Examine effect of hookah on indoor air pollution in Delhi: NGT to government

A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore said that it lacked jurisdiction to restrain the use of hookah in restaurants and bars in the city. Referring to a Delhi HC order, the tribunal said..
IndiaTimes - Published

NGT directs Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore within 24 hours for causing air pollution in Delhi

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel has directed Volkswagen to give an undertaking and deposit money by 5 pm on Friday.
Zee News - Published

Volkswagen fined Rs 171 crore by NGT panel

A four-member committee formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday penalised German auto giant Volkswagen Rs 171.34 crore for causing air pollution in Delhi due to excess nitrogen oxide..
Sify - Published

India unveils five-year plan to reduce air pollution

[India], Jan 14 (Xinhua/ANI): The Indian government released a five-year plan to reduce the air pollution in the 102 worst-affected cities in the country by 20-30 percent by 2024.
Sify - Published

Thai capital fires water cannon into the air to fight pollution

The Thai capital fired water cannon into the hot tropical air and hosed down streets on Monday as authorities handed out masks in a bid to combat air pollution in one of the world's most visited cities..
Reuters India - Published

Britain pledges legislation in 2019 to combat deadly air pollution

Britain on Monday pledged to fight air pollution and introduce new legislation this year on air quality to save lives and billions of pounds for the economy.
Reuters India - Published

Govt unveils National Clean Air Programme

While the minister maintained that the plan will not be legally binding, he said besides reducing air pollution concentration, pollution monitoring networks will be enhanced and activities will be put..
DNA - Published

China's Henan underperforms on smog after winter surge

The heavy industrial Chinese province of Henan met its target to cut air pollution in 2018 but underperformed the country as a whole after a surge in smog over winter, underscoring the challenges..
Reuters India - Published

Rajasthan: Complete recovery from brain stroke in unique case

Top five risk factors of stroke for patients in India include, high blood pressure, low fruit intake, household air pollution, low vegetable intake, and high sodium intake.
DNA - Published

NGT directs traffic police to regulate Delhi`s traffic through Google maps

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the roads should be made free of congestion to decrease air pollution in the national capital.
Zee News - Published

Air quality worsens in China's Henan province, improves elsewhere

Air pollution in China's heavy-industrial province of Henan worsened in December even as other regions improved, official data showed, with its cities hit by unfavourable weather and a struggle to find..
Reuters India - Published

Light drizzle brings down air pollution in National Capital

Air quality dips to 347 unit from 'severe category' of 400 mark, says CPCB data
DNA - Published

Ways to keep your lungs safe from toxic air pollution

To ensure that you stay safe as the pollution levels take a turn for worse, here are 10 ways to protect yourself against the nasty air pollution:
IndiaTimes - Published

Light rain in parts of Delhi-NCR, but no relief from air pollution

Despite rain, the air quality remained in the 'very poor' category.
Zee News - Published

Xiaomi Mi AirPOP PM2.5 Air Pollution Mask launched in India, first sale at 12PM today

Xiaomi has announced the Mi AirPOP PM2.5 Anti-Pollution Mask in India. The new mask from the Chinese smartphone maker is the newest product in the expanding fitness and wellness space. The company..
BGR India - Published

Xiaomi teases the launch of Mi Purely Air Mask tomorrow

Xiaomi is not a new company when it comes to launching devices that help us tackle air pollution in India. In fact, the company has been looking after the air purification needs with the launch of its..
BGR India - Published

Cold Wednesday morning in Delhi, air quality 'severe'

It was a cold Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 6.5 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average, as Delhi continued to remain under 'severe'..
Sify - Published

Will implement odd-even scheme whenever required: Arvind Kejriwal

With the national capital battling 'severe' air pollution, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday the Delhi government will implement odd-even scheme, to regulate plying of private vehicles in..
DNA - Published

As Delhi pollution levels hit 'severe' on Christmas eve, green activists argue for decentralised governance

While the central and Delhi governments continue to fail to come together to resolve the air pollution problem, they slay Delhi's spirits one festival at a time.
Firstpost - Published

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