Category Archives: World News

Inside Skopje, Europe’s most polluted capital city

Every winter, the pollution in Skopje skyrockets to alarmingly high rates. In 2018, Skopje became the most polluted capital city in Europe, reaching the highest annual mean of PM 2.5, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Tiny particles named … Continue reading

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7 districts in Taichung, Taiwan exposed to 8 cancerous air pollutants

7 districts of Taichung, Taiwan exposed to high concentrations of 8 carcinogens in air A study of air pollution in Taichung City has found that seven districts contain unacceptable levels of PM2.5 and eight first-level airborne carcinogens, reported SETN. On … Continue reading

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Week kicks off with more choking haze and cancelled flights in the north

From Nan to Mae Hong Son, Phrae, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, choking smog continues to be a persistent problem and part of daily life in the North, where more than 400 brushfire hotspots have now been identified. Most of … Continue reading

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Brazilian city’s pollution spreads to untouched Amazon rainforest

Pollution from Manaus is affecting pristine areas of the Amazon rainforest Particles interfere with cloud formation causing changes in rainfall patterns in the region The same could be happening in areas of Africa and South-East Asia The pollution plume produced … Continue reading

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Air pollution raises diabetes risk in China: study

Long-term exposure to harmful smog particles increases the risk of diabetes, a new study in China has shown, providing evidence for a link between the country’s air pollution and the disease. China is facing the largest diabetes problem in the … Continue reading

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Air pollution deaths are double previous estimates, finds research

Researchers say dirty air is killing 800,000 people a year in Europe, and urge the phasing out of fossil fuel burning The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous estimates, according to research, meaning toxic air … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities: Is air pollution improving in Paris and London?

For the first time, a joint air pollution study across two mega-cities — London and Paris — measures the impact of policies designed to reduce air pollution from urban traffic over the last 12 years. In a paper, published today … Continue reading

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Jakarta has most polluted air in Southeast Asia: Study

Jakarta ranks first as city with the worst air quality in Southeast Asia last year, a recent study has shown. The study by Greenpeace and AirVisual IQ published on March 5, monitored air quality in hundreds of cities across the … Continue reading

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