Category Archives: Asia

Firms face fines after new monitors detect pollutants 

Following the installation of 100 small air-quality monitors in Taoyuan’s Kuanyin Industrial Park (觀音工業區), two factories are being prosecuted for violating air pollution and waste disposal regulations, Environmental Protection Administration officials said yesterday. The action is part of the agency’s … Continue reading

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Forest fires hit Indonesia, as scientists warn blazes are ‘new normal’

Forest fires are once again sweeping across Indonesia, with academics warning that the blazes, which have become an annual event since the mid-1990s, have become the “new normal”. So far five Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies as result of forest fires, according … Continue reading

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Vietnam’s major cities choking as air pollution exacerbates: government study 

Urban areas are polluted by transportation, industrial production and daily activities. Air pollution has been getting worse across Vietnam over the past five years, breaching acceptable levels in the country’s major cities, according to a government report released on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Traffic jams worsen air quality–study 

Here’s more bad news about the pesky heavy traffic in Metro Manila. A recent study by technical experts commissioned by the civic group Kaibigan ng Kaunlaran at Kalikasan (KKK) said traffic jams continue to worsen air pollution in Metro Manila, … Continue reading

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Chinese cities deal with extreme smog, haze

The smog and haze issue in China has been a problem for many years, and recently it has become a severe problem. It has the potential to ruin a healthy life for millions of civilians. The concept of environmental pollution … Continue reading

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Delhi air pollution study: Forget peak hour, now Nitrogen oxide level spikes to unacceptable levels throughout the day 

The concept of travelling in non-peak hour is slowly disappearing as Delhi faces rush hour between 8 am-8 pm, every day and it is only getting worse day by day. A study by the Centre for Science and Environment for … Continue reading

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Delhi air quality not ‘good’ in over 500 days, even when it rained

Air quality index data between 2016 to June 2017, available with the Central Pollution Control Board, revealed that pollution levels in Delhi refused to drop even during the rainy season. Not even in the month of June 2017, when the … Continue reading

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Nepal’s Kathmandu ranks 5th in Pollution Index 2017

Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu has ranked 5th in Pollution Index 2017 mid-year as published by the Numbeo.com recently. African country Ghana’s capital city Accra tops the list as New Zeanland’s capital city Wellington ranks as the least polluted cities among … Continue reading

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