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Kuching declared ‘world’s most air-polluted city’ – and KL is not far behind

Due to the worsening haze in southwestern Sarawak, Kuching has earned the title of the most air-polluted city in the world. This is the second time in a week that a Malaysian city has topped the list of the world’s … Continue reading

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To stop crippling air pollution, Iranians do car-free Tuesdays

Cities in Iran are some of the most polluted in the world. It’s estimated that 27 people a day die in Tehran from the low quality of air. Mohammad Bakhtiari, 25, from Arak decided he couldn’t take it anymore, and … Continue reading

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Delhi’s pollution one-and-half times worse than Beijing 

Delhi’s air pollution has been one-and-a-half times worse than in Beijing over the past week, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of PM 2.5 (Particulate Matter) concentration data. The analysis is based on a comparison of data generated by IndiaSpend’s #Breathe … Continue reading

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Diesel car ‘demonisation’ condemned by industry group

A campaign to combat the “demonisation” of diesel has been launched by the UK’s leading motor industry association. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), along with BMW, Ford, and Jaguar Land Rover, believe fears over diesel are misplaced. … Continue reading

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PM2.5 air pollutants causing more deaths than estimated, study says

The health risks of microscopic air pollutants have been grossly underestimated on the mainland, with nearly 8,600 premature deaths expected this year in four major cities, a study has revealed. And premature deaths are “just a tiny fraction” of the … Continue reading

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The 9 Most Common Air Pollutants

If you live in an urban area, you have most likely experienced a smog filled day or an inversion. It’s not a surprise, due to the fact that much of the pollution is caused by vehicle emissions and industrial factory … Continue reading

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Gas from pollutants, forest fires at potentially toxic levels

Forest fires and emission of air pollutants, which include fumes from vehicles running on diesel and slow burning of coal and charcoal, release isocyanic acid in the troposphere. In 2011, scientists first detected isocyanic acid in the ambient atmosphere at … Continue reading

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London has a lot on its hand when it comes to air pollution

London is facing a big uphill battle over air quality, after new research found parts of the capital have air pollution three times higher than the European-recommended safe limit. The government recently filed plans to the European Commission to delay … Continue reading

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