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‘Airpocalypse’: Delhi braces for air pollution rise

As Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to prevent a repeat of last year’s “airpocalypse” in Delhi. Each year, as winter … Continue reading

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Beijing hit by new air pollution crisis as huge sandstorm blows in 

Dozens of flights are reported cancelled and residents urged to stay indoors to avoid breathing in dangerous particles A putrid, nicotine-shaded mist loomed over Beijing on Thursday after a massive sandstorm slammed into the Chinese capital bringing the latest “airpocalypse” … Continue reading

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India to make every single car electric by 2030 in bid to tackle pollution that kills millions 

Every car sold in India will be powered by electricity by the year 2030, according to plans unveiled by the country’s energy minister. The move is intended to lower the cost of importing fuel and lower costs for running vehicles. … Continue reading

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‘Airpocalypse’ smog events in China linked to melting ice cap, research reveals 

Stagnant weather caused by fast-melting Arctic ice helped create conditions for China’s recent extreme air pollution events, scientists say Climate change played a major role in the extreme air pollution events suffered recently by China and is likely to make … Continue reading

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Beijing’s ‘airpocalypse’: city shuts down amid three-day smog red alert 

Children kept at home, building sites and factories closed and cars kept off roads as pollution engulfs Chinese capital “Create a paradise,” urges the motto of Beijing’s Baijiazhuang primary school – a message stamped on to its front gate in … Continue reading

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Breathing poison in the world’s most polluted city

Saharan dust, traffic fumes and smog from Europe may be clogging up London’s air at present – and causing alarm in the newspapers – but in the world’s most polluted city London’s air would be considered unusually refreshing. That city … Continue reading

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Beijing’s smog is increasingly toxic for China’s politicians

As Beijing faces the possibility of another ‘airpocalypse’ this winter, the Chinese people are more environmentally conscious and increasingly willing to protest against dangerous pollution The smog is back and the threat of another “airpocalypse” hangs heavy over Beijing. Late … Continue reading

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Nine Chinese cities suffered more days of severe smog than Beijing

Photographs of a smog-wreathed Tiananmen Square and the iconic headquarters of China Central Television dominated reports of Chinese pollution last year, but analysis shows nine other Chinese cities suffered more days of severe smog than the capital in 2013. The … Continue reading

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