Category Archives: Asia

From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid’s main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, … Continue reading

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Two Indians die every minute due to air pollution: Study

Air pollution has today become a serious issue for health with reports claiming that it is the fourth leading risk factor for premature deaths worldwide and fifth largest killer in India. According to a new study, the air Indians breathe … Continue reading

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Millions of premature births could be linked to air pollution, study finds

Premature births across 183 countries may be associated with fine particulate matter, a common air pollutant, with Africa and Asia especially affected Air pollution could be a contributing factor in millions of premature births around the world each year, a … Continue reading

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India’s Air Pollution Rivals China as World’s Deadliest 

India’s rapidly worsening air pollution is causing about 1.1 million people to die prematurely each year and is now surpassing China’s as the deadliest in the world, a new study of global air pollution shows. The number of premature deaths … Continue reading

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Beijing bans higher emission vehicles to control air pollution 

Light-duty gasoline-powered cars that fail to meet the National Emission Standard III will be banned from entering Beijing’s fifth ring on weekdays. Beijing has banned high-emission vehicles in a bid to control recurring air-pollution enveloping the city with a population … Continue reading

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Improvements in short-term forecasting of air pollution levels 

The research project carried out by a researcher at UPM has successfully predicted the daily maximum ozone threshold exceedances in the Hong Kong area. The results show that an accurate and prompt prediction of tropospheric ozone concentrations is of great … Continue reading

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Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good 

In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research Who says exercise is always good for … Continue reading

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Chinese air pollution linked to respiratory and cardiovascular deaths 

In the largest epidemiological study conducted in the developing world, researchers found that as exposures to fine particulate air pollution in 272 Chinese cities increase, so do deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The researchers reported their results in “Fine … Continue reading

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