Recent News Headlines : Air Quality

UK GOVERNMENT 'BEING DRAGGED SCREAMING' TO TACKLE AIR POLLUTION


MPs say ministers are showing no confidence in tackling the illegal levels of air pollution that prematurely kill an estimated 40,000 people a year... READ MORE

30th November, 2017 763

LONDON CANNOT BID FOR NATIONAL CLEAN AIR FUNDING, MAYOR SAYS


The government's new air quality plan doesn't commit to doing very much at all... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 613

'MAYBE THE SMOG CAN BRING US TOGETHER'


Parts of Pakistan have been enveloped by deadly smog in recent weeks, with the city of Lahore suffering almost as badly as the Indian capital Delhi... READ MORE

17th November, 2017 1232

NEW DELHI'S POLLUTION PROBLEM IS SO BAD THAT SOME DIPLOMATS ARE PACKING THEIR BAGS


Indian pedestrians walk near the India Gate monument amid heavy smog in New Delhi on Oct. 20, the day after the Diwali Festival... READ MORE

17th November, 2017 1551

DELHI'S 'GAS CHAMBER' IS TRIGGERING A HEALTH CRISIS


Air Quality Index AQI recordings have consistently hit the maximum of 999... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 886

BRITISH ROYAL COUPLE MISS SCHOOL VISIT IN SMOG-HIT NEW DELHI


New Delhi authorities closed schools to protect children from the soaring air pollution... READ MORE

9th November, 2017 0

HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARED, POLLUTION SOARS IN NEW DELHI


Crop burning and industrial pollution from adjoining states add to the bad air in New Delhi, according to experts... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 3877

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AIR POLLUTION PLAN CANNOT BE DELAYED, HIGH COURT TELLS GOVERNMENT


He said it was essential to publish draft plans to cut air pollution immediately to safeguard public health... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 8288

UK GOVERNMENT SUED FOR THIRD TIME OVER ILLEGAL AIR POLLUTION FROM DIESELS


The law requires the final plan to bring air pollution down to legal levels in the shortest time possible... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 3420

BEIJING SMOG EFFORT CLOSES SCHOOLS AND LIMITS TRAFFIC


The red alert is a welcome sign of a different attitude from the Beijing government, said Dong Liansai, a climate and energy campaigner... READ MORE

8th December, 2015 3189

AIR POLLUTION LAWSUIT SET TO GO AHEAD DESPITE DELAYED GOVERNMENT PLAN


Nitrogen dioxide causes 23,500 of the 40,000 premature deaths caused by air pollution each year, according to the government's own data... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 2422

'EVERY BREATH IS AN EFFORT': DELHI RESIDENTS SUFFER AMID SMOG CRISIS


Using the hashtags Delhismog and DelhiChokes, locals are voicing concern over heavy pollution shrouding the city... READ MORE

7th November, 2016 1981

WORLD'S FIRST SMOG FILTERING TOWER GOES ON TOUR


According to the World Air Quality Index, most of western Europe enjoys clean air, with exceptions including London, where air quality is classified as moderate... READ MORE

19th September, 2015 1148

MAKE CENTRAL LONDON DIESEL-FREE TO SOLVE AIR POLLUTION CRISIS - REPORT


Air pollution in London is at lethal levels, said Laurie Laybourn-Langton, one of the IPPR report authors... READ MORE

2nd November, 2016 1099

AIR POLLUTION: THE BATTLE TO SAVE BRITAIN FROM SUFFOCATION


The government had agreed EU regulations to improve air quality but then said it had no intention of acting upon them until 2025, says Thornton... READ MORE

7th May, 2017 1070

BEIJING NOT THE MOST POLLUTED CITY IN THE WORLD


While certainly wretched by American standards, Beijing's average air pollution level is 53, on a scale from 26 to 208... READ MORE

7th December, 2015 1005

GOVERNMENT PASSING THE BUCK ON AIR POLLUTION, SAYS CAMPAIGNERS


Government passing the buck on air pollution, says campaigners... READ MORE

13th September, 2015 673

TWO BILLION CHILDREN BREATHE BAD AIR


While reducing outdoor air pollution is the longer term goal, immediate steps can be taken to reduce indoor air pollution... READ MORE

1st November, 2016 403

UK ACCUSED OF TRYING TO UNDERMINE EU AIR POLLUTION TARGETS


Legislation designed to force member states to strictly limit the emission of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and ammonia by 2030 is currently being scrutinised in Brussels... READ MORE

14th May, 2016 355

BEIJING ORDERS 1,200 POLLUTING FACTORIES TO SHUT OR CUT OUTPUT


Policemen wear protective masks in Tiananmen Square as smog blankets Beijing... READ MORE

17th December, 2016 316

BEIJING TO RAISE THRESHOLD ON RED ALERTS FOR SMOG


Beijing's air quality is among the worst in the world, and much of the smog comes from industrial pollution and the burning of coal... READ MORE

23rd February, 2016 279

INDOOR AND OUTDOOR AIR POLLUTION 'CLAIMING AT LEAST 40,000 UK LIVES A YEAR'


However, indoor air pollution is estimated to have caused or contributed to 99,000 deaths across Europe in 2012, the report states... READ MORE

22nd February, 2016 266

THE MOST POLLUTED US NATIONAL PARKS


Seventy-five percent of the parks had ozone levels between 2008 and 2012 that were moderate or worse, according to the federal government's Air Quality Index... READ MORE

30th July, 2015 252

LONDON BREAKS ITS ANNUAL AIR POLLUTION LIMIT FOR 2017 IN JUST 5 DAYS


London broke the annual limit for air pollution just five days into 2017, according to data from the capital's main monitoring system... READ MORE

7th January, 2017 199

BEIJING'S FIRST-EVER SMOG 'RED ALERT', IN PICTURES


Tourists wear masks to tour at Tiananmen Square on Beijing's first red alert day... READ MORE

8th December, 2015 47

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES LEAVE AIR QUALITY UNHEALTHY, HEALTH MEASURES TO FOLLOW


As of Wednesday afternoon, the Air Quality AQI described San Francisco air as unhealthy for sensitive groups as shown through the orange parts of the map... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 35

300 MILLION CHILDREN AT RISK FROM TOXIC AIR, UN SAYS


The study also looked at indoor air pollution, typically caused by burning coal and wood for cooking and heating... READ MORE

31st October, 2016 29

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CANCELS EVENTS AS SMOKE CHOKES REGION


Officials at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University are monitoring the air quality as weekend football games approach... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 5

BEIJING TO INCREASE THRESHOLD FOR SMOG RED ALERTS


The first red alert over air pollution in Beijing almost brought the capital to a standstill in December. Now the government has a new idea... READ MORE

24th February, 2016 2

CHINA COMBATS HEAVY SMOG WITH RED ALERTS


The air quality index AQI readings at some sites in Tianjin, a northern port city neighboring Beijing, exceeded 300 on Saturday morning, indicating serious air pollution... READ MORE

18th December, 2016 1

HUGE AREA OF CHINA ENVELOPED IN POLLUTION AMID SANDSTORM


Beijing's air quality index topped 800 in some areas, on a scale ranking anything above 150 as unhealthy for the general population... READ MORE

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HUGE AREA OF CHINA ENVELOPED IN POLLUTION AMID SANDSTORM


Beijing's air quality index topped 800 in some areas, on a scale ranking anything above 150 as unhealthy for the general population... READ MORE

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HUGE AREA OF CHINA ENVELOPED IN POLLUTION AMID SANDSTORM


Beijing's air quality index topped 800 in some areas, on a scale ranking anything above 150 as unhealthy for the general population... READ MORE

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HUGE AREA OF CHINA ENVELOPED IN POLLUTION AMID SANDSTORM


Beijing's air quality index topped 800 in some areas, on a scale ranking anything above 150 as unhealthy for the general population... READ MORE

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