Category Archives: Asia

Delhi’s air pollution still ‘severe’

Although Delhi’s pollution level has decreased, the severity of the situation continues to exist for the sixth consecutive day. The pollution level that dipped to ‘severe plus’ state has come to ‘severe’ category due to rapid dispersion of pollutants, Centre-run … Continue reading

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Beijing one of China’s worst offenders in air pollution in May

China’s capital was once again identified as one of the worst places for air quality in May, ministry data showed on Wednesday, although general air quality in its nearby regions improved. Concentration of small breathable particles, known as PM2.5, rose … Continue reading

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Ulsan exposed to yearlong toxic fine dust: study

The coastal city of Ulsan, 60 kilometers north of Busan, is susceptible to toxic fine dust all-year-round due to the city’s shipbuilding industrial region, research showed Wednesday. Ulsan’s volatile organic compound emission volume is the highest among cities in Korea, … Continue reading

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Nanoparticles may be linked to early first period in Korea: study

Exposure to air pollution, particularly to nanoparticles classified as PM2.5, may cause early first periods among young girls, which is known to increase one’s risk of developing other health conditions, such as breast cancer and early menopause, a new study … Continue reading

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Seoul to ban old diesel vehicles on fine dust days

Starting next month, drivers of old, diesel-powered vehicles driven between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. in Seoul amid fine-dust alerts will be fined 100,000 won ($89), the city government said, Tuesday. Over 2.2 million vehicles registered before Dec. 31, 2005 … Continue reading

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Seoul to ban old diesels cars on air-polluted days

Old diesel cars will be banned from being driven in Seoul when heavy fine dust alerts are issued. The Seoul Metropolitan Government ordered that diesel vehicles, registered before Dec. 31, 2005, will be restricted in downtown Seoul from 6 a.m. … Continue reading

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90 percent of world’s population breathes badly polluted air: WHO

Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills seven million people each year, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) study. Nine out of every 10 people on … Continue reading

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Large parts of India dotted with fires: Nasa images

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) images of the past ten days show large parts of India are dotted with fires, stretching across Uttar Pradesh (UP), Madhya Pradesh (MP), Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and even some southern states. In sweltering summer, these … Continue reading

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