Category Archives: Mongolia

China renews blue alert for sandstorms

The national weather observatory continued its blue alert for sandstorms on Wednesday, forecasting wind and dust for north China. From Wednesday evening to Thursday, parts of Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Gansu, Shaanxi and Xinjiang will be affected by the dust, said … Continue reading

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Mongolian air pollution causing health crisis: UNICEF

Smog in the Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, is causing a public health crisis, especially among children, with treatment costs likely to put the cash-strapped country under increasing strain, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. The government needed to take urgent … Continue reading

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Severe air pollution chokes Mongolia amid harsh winters

With thousands of families burning coal to survive in arctic temperatures, Mongolia is now home to the most poisonous air on the planet. Air pollution in China and India often makes international headlines, but in one country air quality is … Continue reading

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Mongolian capital sees severe air pollution

The Mongolian capital city of Ulan Bator on Wednesday saw solid particles in the air reaching dangerous levels, with the most-polluted area registering an amount almost 13 times above the safety level set by the World Health Organization (WTO). There … Continue reading

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Mongolia’s deadly air pollution chokes the ‘Land of Eternal Blue Sky’

A combination of extreme winter temperatures, poor infrastructure and urban sprawl in the Mongolian capital has created one of the worst cases of air pollution in the world At the end of a bright autumn day in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, … Continue reading

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Smog becomes a political issue in South Korean election

A rare springtime election will send South Koreans to the polls early next month, but here in smog-bound Seoul they may be gasping all the way. Spring is notorious for its poor air quality here. The combination of smog and … Continue reading

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Mongolian capital to ban low-grade coal to ease smog

Mongolia will ban the burning of low-grade coal in its capital Ulaanbaatar within the next decade, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism said, as the country tries to curb toxic air pollution. Ulaanbaatar is one of the world’s most polluted … Continue reading

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Toxic Smog in Mongolia’s Capital Worsens Amid Harsh Winter

On most winter mornings, Setevdorj Myagmartsogt wakes up to a cloud of toxic smog blanketing his neighborhood in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, where the air quality is among the worst in the world. The city’s air, which is at times … Continue reading

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