Category Archives: Asia

Smog becomes a political issue in South Korean election

A rare springtime election will send South Koreans to the polls early next month, but here in smog-bound Seoul they may be gasping all the way. Spring is notorious for its poor air quality here. The combination of smog and … Continue reading

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Air pollution in India reducing solar power yield by 17-25%: Study 

India is making a big push for solar energy, with power capacity expected to double this year. But some of the gains, especially in north India, could be offset by a growing problem: air pollution. A new study, the first … Continue reading

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Largest pollution control op begins 

Inspections have exposed violations by companies illegally discharging pollutants and falsifying monitoring data, despite emergency responses to the ongoing air pollution in northern regions, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Severe violations were exposed by the nation’s top environmental … Continue reading

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Cibubur has worst air pollution in Greater Jakarta 

Despite lots of vegetation, Cibubur in East Jakarta is the area with the most polluted air in Greater Jakarta, new data reveal. Greenpeace Indonesia’s climate and energy campaigner, Bondan Andriyanu, said that the fine particulate matter air pollutant, better known … Continue reading

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Mongolian capital to ban low-grade coal to ease smog

Mongolia will ban the burning of low-grade coal in its capital Ulaanbaatar within the next decade, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism said, as the country tries to curb toxic air pollution. Ulaanbaatar is one of the world’s most polluted … Continue reading

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Beijing development plan calls for more green space, cap on population

 Beijing will publish a draft plan for the long-term development of the Chinese capital on Wednesday, according to state media, which includes measures to cap the population and cut air pollution. Under the plan, Beijing, now home to around 22 … Continue reading

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Delhi, Faridabad among 5 cities with worst air pollution: Government 

Delhi and Faridabad were among the top five cities with the worst air pollution in the country between 2015 and 2016, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. “Cities can be ranked on the basis of different criteria pollutants with different … Continue reading

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Lumbini chokes as pollution levels cross safe limits  

Data analysis of air quality monitoring stations set up last year in five places across the country shows that Lumbini is the most polluted city followed by Chitwan, Ratnapark (Kathmandu), Pulchowk (Lalitpur) and Dhulikhel (Kavrepalanchok). Data collected from the air … Continue reading

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