Tag Archives: Air Quality Index (AQI)

EPA issues air pollution warning for southern Taiwan

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) issued an air pollution warning on Thursday for southern Taiwan the following day. It forecast that the air quality index (AQI) in the cities and counties of Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung would flash … Continue reading

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Kolkata set to beat Delhi in noxious city air 

This winter, Kolkata seems to be aiming hard for the crown for the most polluted Indian metro city, a dubious pole position currently held by New Delhi. Kolkata’s air pollution at the end of December was in the same category … Continue reading

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Air quality over Delhi continues to remain ‘very poor’, says city’s traffic police

New Delhi [India]: Delhi and the National Capital Region’s air quality continue to remain ‘very poor’, as the level of prominent pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 is above normal at many places, the Delhi Traffic Police reported on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Beijing’s latest air pollution episode is the longest this century 

The thick smog that has blanketed Northern China over the first week of the new year is the longest heavy pollution episode seen in Beijing this century, according to an analysis of government data by Greenpeace East Asia. This record … Continue reading

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China: 40 cities reel under heavy smog, air pollution for third day 

The ministry has sent 13 inspection teams to check whether local governments have taken appropriate measures to address heavy pollution and sanction illegal factory emissions. Heavy smog continued to engulf 40 Chinese cities for the third day on Sunday, with … Continue reading

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Poor air quality hits central and southern Taiwan 

According to the EPA standards, AQI levels above 150 are considered “unhealthy for everyone.” Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Monday warned the residents in central and southern Taiwan of poor air quality as the Air Quality Index (AQI) readings at … Continue reading

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Get your masks out! Delhi’s air quality ‘severe’, to get worse this week 

Air quality in the Capital worsened on Wednesday as pollution levels in various parts of the city reached “severe” proportions. Air quality in the Capital worsened on Wednesday as pollution levels in various parts of the city reached “severe” proportions. … Continue reading

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Beijing updates air pollution alert system 

A red alert, the most serious level, will be issued for air pollution in Beijing if the city’s Air Quality Index (AQI) reaches 500, local authorities said on Monday. The information office of the municipal government released an updated emergency … Continue reading

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