Category Archives: Asia

Global Transport of Australian Bushfire Smoke – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

In this video, different aerosols are highlighted by color, including dust (orange), sea salt (blue), nitrates (pink) and carbonaceous (red), with brighter regions corresponding to higher aerosol amounts. This animation shows several high impact events across the globe between August 2019 … Continue reading

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Bangkok’s ranks world’s third worst air quality. Forecast to be bad for the rest of the week

Bangkok ended up recording the world’s third worst air quality on Air Visual, the air quality monitoring app, yesterday. Not a chart you want to be on top of. Meanwhile, the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority remains on high alert for a … Continue reading

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Air pollution soars in Thai capital, authorities issue warning

Authorities in Thailand’s capital warned people to wear face masks or stay indoors on Thursday after choking air pollution returned to Bangkok following months of clear air in one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The national Pollution Control Department … Continue reading

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New Delhi schools closed as air pollution worsens

The air quality in New Delhi was rated as “severe” for the third day in a row. A thick gray haze covers the city, making travel and outdoor activities both dangerous and difficult. Schools in New Delhi shut on Thursday … Continue reading

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Industrial Growth Creates Nagging Air Pollution in Vietnam

Five years ago, a car bound for the Ho Chi Minh City airport from downtown might get stuck in a couple of quick jams, costing just an extra minute. Now big swathes of the Vietnamese financial center are congested, and … Continue reading

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Flights diverted in Delhi as toxic smog hits worst levels of 2019

Car fumes, industrial emissions and smoke from farms have contributed to pollution crisis Pollution in Delhi has reached its worst levels so far this year, at almost 400 times the amount deemed healthy, causing planes to be diverted away from … Continue reading

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Schools in New Delhi shut until November 5 as air pollution severe

Schools in the Indian capital will be shut until Nov. 5, the city government said on Friday, as residents breathed the season’s worst air for a third straight day. As farm fires from New Delhi’s neighbouring states sent swathes of … Continue reading

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New Delhi pollution prompts call to shut schools, sporting events

Farm fires in nearby states have sent clouds of smoke over the city, posing a health risk to its 20 million residents. Some doctors and residents urged New Delhi authorities to shut schools and cancel outdoor sporting events in the … Continue reading

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