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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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Egypt to Stop Burning Rice Straw for Better Air Quality

In a bid against air pollution, Egypt’s Ministry of Environment is now gathering rice straws to be used for “furniture manufacturing and animal fodder,” according to Egypt Today, instead of burning them. The ministry revealed that this year alone, Egypt … Continue reading

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Delhi’s air quality set to worsen as stubble burning intensifies

Based on data from monitoring stations, Air Quality Index for Delhi was recorded at 246 (poor) on Monday Air quality in the national capital region is likely to deteriorate as burning of paddy stubble by farmers in Punjab and Haryana … Continue reading

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Aerial footage: Acrid smokey haze blankets Sydney & triggers air pollution warning amid ‘hazard reduction’ burnoffs

Air quality warnings have been triggered by burn offs in the surrounding areas which have left an acrid haze over the entire city. ABC Online reports there have been at least 11 days this month where air quality in the … Continue reading

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Large parts of India dotted with fires: Nasa images

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) images of the past ten days show large parts of India are dotted with fires, stretching across Uttar Pradesh (UP), Madhya Pradesh (MP), Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and even some southern states. In sweltering summer, these … Continue reading

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Agricultural fires can double Delhi pollution during peak burning season: Pollution may reach levels up to 20 times higher than safe limits

Pollution may reach levels up to 20 times higher than safe limits It’s become a deadly autumn tradition in northern India: after the rains of the late summer monsoon subside, farmers set fires to their fields to clear stubble after … Continue reading

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