Category Archives: Asia

Lahore is again world’s most polluted city today

The capital of Punjab Lahore has been declared the most polluted city globally again.  Lahore had an air quality ranking of 398, well over the hazardous level of 300, according to IQAir, the technology company that operates the AirVisual monitoring … Continue reading

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Pakistan orders three-day weekends in Lahore amid ‘deadly’ air pollution

Private offices and schools will close on Mondays in Lahore in a bid to tackle toxic levels of smog in the city. Private offices and schools will stay closed on Mondays in Pakistan’s second-largest city in a bid to tackle … Continue reading

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Thick, toxic smog over Indian capital as temperatures, wind speed drop

New Delhi’s air quality plummeted again on Friday, and a thick haze of toxic smog hung over India’s capital due to a drop in temperature and wind speed, and a spike in the burning of crop waste in surrounding farmlands. … Continue reading

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Doctors appeal to West Bengal CM for blanket ban on fireworks this Diwali

Several of the city’s leading doctors, medical associations and environmental experts have collectively submitted a letter to the chief minister on the need for a safer, cleaner and greener festive season and have requested a complete ban on firecrackers. The … Continue reading

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Farm fires from Pakistan to add increased air pollution load for Delhi

Satellite images by NASA have shown the increasing instances of farm fires vis vis stubble burning not just in Punjab and Haryana in the Indian side but also over large areas in Pakistan to the west of Punjab. A NASA … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to nearly 6 million premature births in 2019, study finds

A new study released Tuesday from the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Washington found air pollution likely caused millions of babies to be born prematurely and under a healthy weight in 2019. Babies who are born with … Continue reading

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One-third of countries lack air quality standards, says report

A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has revealed that one-third of countries have no legally mandated outdoor air quality standards. It also noted that where such laws exist, standards vary widely and are often misaligned with World … Continue reading

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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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