Tag Archives: Mongolia

Sandstorms turn sun blue and sky yellow in Beijing

Thick dust carrying extremely high levels of hazardous particles blows in from drought-hit Mongolia The second sandstorm to hit China in less than a fortnight has reversed the colours of the sky, turning the sun blue and the heavens yellow. … Continue reading

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21 of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India

India has once again topped an annual list of cities with the worst air quality in the world, according to a new report, while Chinese cities have continued to show improvements from the previous year. Twenty-one of the world’s 30 … Continue reading

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The casualties of Mongolia’s doomed love affair with coal

All the rooms in the three-storey Songinokhairkhan hospital in western Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, are full. They are mostly occupied by small children being treated for respiratory problems, according to the busy nurses here. The cause is heavy pollution, mainly from … Continue reading

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Mongolians send children into countryside to escape choking winter smog

Mongolia has extended school winter holidays in the world’s coldest capital and many families have sent children to live with relatives in the vast, windswept grasslands to escape choking smog and respiratory diseases such as pneumonia. The temperature is expected … Continue reading

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South Korea smothered in Chinese air pollution

South Korea issued Tuesday dust advisories in some parts of the country as microdust particles and yellow dust blow in from China. The Korea Meteorological Administration said the concentration level of fine dust particles, categorized as PM 10, is recorded … Continue reading

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China renews blue alert for sandstorms

The national weather observatory continued its blue alert for sandstorms on Wednesday, forecasting wind and dust for north China. From Wednesday evening to Thursday, parts of Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Gansu, Shaanxi and Xinjiang will be affected by the dust, said … Continue reading

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Mongolian air pollution causing health crisis: UNICEF

Smog in the Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, is causing a public health crisis, especially among children, with treatment costs likely to put the cash-strapped country under increasing strain, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. The government needed to take urgent … Continue reading

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Severe air pollution chokes Mongolia amid harsh winters

With thousands of families burning coal to survive in arctic temperatures, Mongolia is now home to the most poisonous air on the planet. Air pollution in China and India often makes international headlines, but in one country air quality is … Continue reading

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