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Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite lockdowns

– Air pollution is the largest environmental risk to human health globally. – Tens of thousands of people died from related deaths last year, despite an economic slow down caused by coronavirus. – In the five most-populated cities air pollution … Continue reading

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As wind drops and stubble smoulders, smog returns to New Delhi

Air quality in India’s capital, New Delhi, deteriorated sharply on Tuesday as wind died down just as the burning of crop waste in fields sent smoke billowing across the north of the country. A smoggy haze settled over the city, … Continue reading

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Blue skies gone, pollution returns to Indian capital

Doctors fear air pollution in COVID-19 era may complicate public health further, as country reports 7M pandemic infections Soon after India enforced a lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19 this March, halting industrial activity, residents in the capital Delhi … Continue reading

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New Delhi launches campaign to curb toxic air pollution

Authorities in New Delhi launched an anti-pollution campaign on Monday (Oct 5) in an attempt to curb air pollution levels ahead of winter, when the capital is regularly covered in toxic haze, and warned that filthy air could make the … Continue reading

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Northern Thailand chokes under shroud of smog

Chiang Mai may have fallen to third in the race for world’s worst air quality today, but northern Thailand is still choking under a blanket of toxic haze, and the Thai Meteorological Department has forecast “hot to very hot conditions” … Continue reading

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New Delhi pollution prompts call to shut schools, sporting events

Farm fires in nearby states have sent clouds of smoke over the city, posing a health risk to its 20 million residents. Some doctors and residents urged New Delhi authorities to shut schools and cancel outdoor sporting events in the … Continue reading

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Belgrade joins world’s most polluted cities as farmers torch fields

Despite clear skies and sunshine, residents of the Serbian capital have gasped this week in the acrid air, struggling to breathe in a city whose air pollution readings have approached those of Beijing, Delhi, Lahore and Karachi. The Air Visual … Continue reading

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Haze blankets Kuala Lumpur, Singapore as fires rage in Indonesia

A regional agency monitoring land and forest fires in Southeast Asia has raised the alert on the danger of haze from Indonesia, as neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore woke up to smoke-filled skies on Tuesday. The ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) … Continue reading

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