Category Archives: Asia

Air quality in Miri remains at hazardous level at on noon today

The air quality in Miri, Sarawak continues to be at hazardous  level as of noon today. According to Malaysian Air Pollution Index (APIMS) data, an  Air Pollutant Index (API) reading of 361 was recorded at an air surveillance station located … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s capital curbs private cars in bid to cut choking pollution

Indonesia’s capital announced new curbs on private cars on Wednesday as it moves to rein in Jakarta’s choking air pollution, but experts warned the measures were unlikely to stamp out the problem. The traffic-clogged city has more than 10 million … Continue reading

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Indonesian government under pressure to stamp out toxic haze

Rampant forest fires are causing polluting smog to travel to neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore, sending air quality plummeting in Southeast Asia Indonesian leader Joko Widodo warned Tuesday that officials would be sacked if they failed to stamp out rampant forest … Continue reading

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Major Siberian cities choking from strong wildfires

Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk suffering smoke pollution and infernos rage in forests after hot, dry weather.   Pictures show the scale of the smoke in major population centres from the raging wildfires with the cause seen mainly as out-of-control forest fires … Continue reading

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Using El Niño and Antarctic Oscillation data to predict air pollution levels in northern India

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China and the U.S. has found that data from El Niño and Antarctic Oscillation events can be used to predict air pollution levels in northern India. In their paper published in … Continue reading

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Public health warning for Hong Kong as Air Quality Health Index reaches ‘serious’ category, the highest pollution level in city

Avoid or reduce outdoor exercise and spend more time indoors, says environment department Top alert level recorded in parts of the city on Wednesday, with children, elderly and those with certain illnesses in built-up areas most at risk Air pollution … Continue reading

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Study finds association between air pollution, coronary atherosclerosis in Chinese population

New research from the University at Buffalo provides pathophysiologic evidence of the effect of air pollution on cardiovascular disease in China. The findings also suggests that China may need to revise its standard for one type of pollutant. Researchers found … Continue reading

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Jakarta residents to sue government over severe air pollution

Tired of breathing in some of the world’s filthiest air, a group of activists and environmentalists in Jakarta has decided to sue the Indonesian government to take action. Air quality in the south-east Asian metropolis has plunged dramatically in the … Continue reading

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