Category Archives: Asia

Patna most polluted city in India; Varanasi, Kanpur not far behind

Pollution in India has become a serious concern as not only Delhi but even the other cities continue to choke on bad air quality. In fact, Delhiites might feel slightly relieved after what you’re about to read. In a recent … Continue reading

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Air pollution rising again throughout greater Bangkok

Fine dust reached unhealthy levels in most areas of greater Bangkok over the past 24 hours and is likely to worsen on Friday, with the worst pollution in Bang Phlad and Din Daeng districts of the capital. The Pollution Control … Continue reading

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Delhi Air Quality Falls To Very Poor; Rain Can Bring Relief: Officials

As predicted, the overall air quality of Delhi and adjoining areas deteriorated to “very poor” on Monday, after days of improved “moderate” air caused by last Thursday’s rain and hailstorm, which washed away the pollutants across the city. “This return … Continue reading

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Khon Kaen fights against heavy haze

Thick smog has become a visible threat in Khon Kaen as it struggles with the country’s worst air pollution this week. The haze was clearly visible in this Northeast province as the level of PM2.5 and PM10 particles hit 102 … Continue reading

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Mongolians send children into countryside to escape choking winter smog

Mongolia has extended school winter holidays in the world’s coldest capital and many families have sent children to live with relatives in the vast, windswept grasslands to escape choking smog and respiratory diseases such as pneumonia. The temperature is expected … Continue reading

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Bangkok chokes as pollution busting efforts falter

The small park in Bangkok’s Rama III district is mostly popular with runners circling its neatly trimmed garden track to the sound of birdsong. But on Thursday, they were joined by a convoy of fire trucks and half a dozen … Continue reading

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Bangkok schools closed over air pollution concerns

More than 400 schools in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, were shut for the rest of the week Wednesday due to increasing concern over dangerously unhealthy air pollution. Faced with public discontent as well as a possible health crisis, Police Gen. Asawin … Continue reading

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Urgent : Schools in Bangkok close as air pollution worsens

The Bangkok governor on Wednesday ordered the suspension of classes at 437 schools under Bangkok Metropolitan Administration for the safety of students after 26 zones in the capital were declared air pollution control areas. Aswin Kwanmuang said the suspension started … Continue reading

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