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Here are some of the world’s worst cities for air quality 

Trying to get away from airborne ammonia? Don’t linger in Lagos or Delhi. If you’re bent on avoiding ozone, you might want to add Beijing, Karachi, and Los Angeles to your list. These are some of the cities with the … Continue reading

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Heavy air pollution to hit northern cities until start of National People’s Congress 

Pollution will ease by Wednesday, forecasters say, but return with a vengeance on Friday for the following week A new bout of air pollution is due to hit Beijing and other parts of north China today. The Ministry of Environmental … Continue reading

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Beijing bans higher emission vehicles to control air pollution 

Light-duty gasoline-powered cars that fail to meet the National Emission Standard III will be banned from entering Beijing’s fifth ring on weekdays. Beijing has banned high-emission vehicles in a bid to control recurring air-pollution enveloping the city with a population … Continue reading

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Which cities have the worst air pollution levels in the world?

Air pollution hit the headlines earlier this week after it was reported that levels in London were worse than those in Beijing for a brief period on Monday. However, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), London is just a … Continue reading

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More than half Chinese cities plagued by air pollution 

Beijing: More than 330 Chinese cities monitored by the government, especially capital Beijing and in northern China, reported air pollution despite claims by officials to cut down use of coal and regulating polluting factories. Nearly 58 per cent of Chinese … 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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Beijing creates anti-smog police to tackle air polluters

Force will patrol streets looking for rules violations including open-air barbecues, rubbish burning and dusty roads Beijing will create an environmental police force aimed at tackling deadly smog, after the Chinese capital spent the first week of 2017 mostly shrouded … Continue reading

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China’s capital enjoys brief respite, but smog returning on Tuesday 

Heavy smog that blanketed parts of China at the weekend cleared somewhat on Monday, with flights in Beijing back to normal, but it was likely only to be a brief respite with more choking smog expected to return to the … Continue reading

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