Category Archives: World News

Dozens hospitalised as rubbish dump fire burns for fourth day

Firefighters are yet to extinguish a blaze at Yangon’s largest rubbish dump that has caused major air pollution problems in several townships on the city’s outskirts. The fire broke out at Htein Bin rubbish dump in Hlaing Tharyar Township on … Continue reading

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Smog rings alarm bells in Chiang Mai

Amid ‘very dangerous’ air pollution, children and elderly told to stay inside The North continued to choke in smog, as air pollution level soared in an increasing number of hotspots after the end of the ban on burning. The level of … Continue reading

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Smothered by Smog, Polish Cities Rank Among Europe’s Dirtiest

Burning coal is a part of daily life in Poland. As a result the country has some of the most polluted air in the European Union, and 33 of its 50 dirtiest cities. High atop the ski lift at Zar … Continue reading

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Spain gets blame for high air pollution levels forecast in UK today

HIGH air pollution levels that have been forecast in parts of the UK today have been blamed on ‘toxic air’ from the south of Europe. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said, “Thursday and Friday have the chance of … Continue reading

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Bushfire Holsworthy: Smoky haze covers Sydney

SYDNEY residents with breathing difficulties are being warned to stay indoors as a thick haze blankets the city following backburning to contain a major blaze in Sydney’s southwest. SYDNEY is being blanketed by a smoky haze as firefighters continue to … Continue reading

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Beijing issues yellow alert for air pollution

Beijing issued a yellow alert for air pollution Tuesday. Yellow alert means the average daily air quality index (AQI) in the city will exceed 200 for at least two days. Beijing will see its air moderately or seriously polluted from … Continue reading

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As air pollution in Swedish cities goes down, life expectancy goes up

New research has found that those living in the Swedish cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö live on average one year longer today than 25 years ago, thanks to a decrease in the level of traffic pollution. Carried out by … Continue reading

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Delhi to start monitoring pollen pollution

  Delhi constantly struggles with air pollution arising from harmful gases and particulate matter. In addition, pollen grains of different plant species spread in the air during early winter and spring, affecting people suffering from respiratory diseases. But now, a digital pollen … Continue reading

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