Category Archives: Japan

An Interactive Air-Pollution Map

In March, the World Health Organization estimated that air pollution was responsible for 7 million premature deaths in 2012. That’s one out of every eight total deaths in the world. Air quality has gotten worse over the last decade, and for more … Continue reading

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Top 20 most polluted cities in the world

Air quality in most cities that monitor their pollution levels exceed what the World Health Organization deems as safe. Delhi has the highest level of the airborne particulate matter, PM2.5 considered most harmful to health, with 153 micrograms. Not far … Continue reading

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Tokyo Air Pollution Climbs, Approaches Government Alert Levels

Central Tokyo air pollution readings neared levels that could require government alerts after thick smog blanketed parts of China for much of this week. The pollution is originating from both mainland China and Japan, Kansuke Sasaki, an air pollution analyst … Continue reading

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China, Japan, South Korea to jointly combat air pollution

China, Japan and South Korea on Sunday agreed to jointly combat air pollution, a common challenge to East Asia, to boost sustainable development for greater ecological improvement. At the end of a two-day summit in Xianghe, a county about one … Continue reading

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Top worst polluted cities in the world

View the 25 worst polluted cities in the world: Current Air Pollution Index Rate The data is updated weekly (every Monday) Numbeo surveys the following about pollution in the cities: Satisfaction with air quality Quality and accessibility of drinking water … Continue reading

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Cleaner air from tackling climate change ‘would save millions of lives’

Tackling climate change would save millions of lives a year by the end of the century purely as a result of the decrease in air pollution, according to a new study. The study is published as scientists from around the … Continue reading

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Parts of Japan smothered in Chinese air pollution

As flights are cancelled and visibility is severely reduced by clouds of sand blown into parts of Japan, authorities warn residents of areas that are most severely affected to wear face masks and avoid going outside. A dirty, yellow-brown smog … Continue reading

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No clearing the air over neighbor’s pollution

Pollutants from China and their resultant problems are nothing new to Japan. Acid rain, principally caused by high levels of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide in industrial pollutants, has been a concern for several decades. While Kyushu and western Japan … Continue reading

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