Category Archives: Asia

Indonesian court rules president negligent over Jakarta air pollution

Thirty-two people filed a lawsuit against President Joko Widodo, as well as the country’s health, environment and internal affairs ministers, and three other local governors and claimed the defendants were negligent by failing to curb air pollution in the country’s … Continue reading

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Forest fires linked to tens of thousands of avoidable deaths

Setting fire to forest and agricultural land in Southeast Asia to prepare it for cultivation or grazing contributes to an estimated 59,000 premature deaths a year, say scientists. Their analysis reveals that the greatest health impact from the burning, which … Continue reading

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Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds

Dirty air is a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids, with coal burning the leading cause Air pollution is cutting short the lives of billions of people by up to six years, according to a new report, … Continue reading

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Air pollution cuts Hanoian lifespan by 2.5 years: study

Life expectancy among Hanoians is reduced by 2.49 years on average due to exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), a recent study indicates. “Research on the impact of air pollution caused by PM2.5 dust on public health in Hanoi in … Continue reading

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Mongolias Capital Experiences Severe Air Pollution Due To Siberian Wildfires

Air quality in the Mongolian capital city of Ulan Bator has been deteriorating dramatically due to smoke from massive wildfires raging in Russia’s Siberia, authorities said on Monday. “Air quality in the capital city is now reaching very unhealthy level. … Continue reading

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New analysis reveals global distribution of toxic pollution and climate change: And provides top-ten list of countries at highest risk — and likely most equipped to immediately begin pollution risk reduction

A new analysis of global datasets shows low-income countries are significantly more likely to be impacted by both toxic pollution and climate change — and provides a list of at-risk countries most (and least) able to immediately begin direct efforts … Continue reading

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Pollution in 8 cities rose at alarming rate from April 2020 to April 2021: Greenpeace report

According Greenpeace India, the level of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) has increased in eight of the most populous Indian cities that were covered under their satellite observation for the study.  This study was a direct comparison of NO2 levels of April … Continue reading

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Air pollution: Study links black carbon with premature deaths

Black carbon has a significant adverse effect on human health and can lead to premature death, according to a new study, which could help improve the estimation of the future air pollution mortality burden. The Indo-Gangetic plain is exposed to … Continue reading

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