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Air pollution deaths are double previous estimates, finds research

Researchers say dirty air is killing 800,000 people a year in Europe, and urge the phasing out of fossil fuel burning The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous estimates, according to research, meaning toxic air … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities: Is air pollution improving in Paris and London?

For the first time, a joint air pollution study across two mega-cities — London and Paris — measures the impact of policies designed to reduce air pollution from urban traffic over the last 12 years. In a paper, published today … Continue reading

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Jakarta has most polluted air in Southeast Asia: Study

Jakarta ranks first as city with the worst air quality in Southeast Asia last year, a recent study has shown. The study by Greenpeace and AirVisual IQ published on March 5, monitored air quality in hundreds of cities across the … Continue reading

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22 of world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India, Greenpeace says

Analysis of air pollution data finds that 64% of cities globally exceed WHO guidelines Twenty-two of the world’s 30 worst cities for air pollution are in India, according to a new report, with Delhi again ranked the world’s most polluted … Continue reading

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22 of the top 30 most polluted cities in the world are in India

India accounts for seven of the world’s 10 cities with the worst air pollution, according to a new report, but previously smogbound Chinese cities have seen a marked improvement. Gurugram, a suburb of the Indian capital New Delhi, is the … Continue reading

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Air Pollution: Scarves do not help in fighting city’s air pollution: Experts

Masks are better, research organisation plans to analyse options The scarves worn by many two-wheeler riders in the city or even pieces of cloth wrapped around the nose are ineffective in fighting air pollution around us. A Pune based institute, … Continue reading

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Air pollution knocks almost one year off the average European’s life: WHO

Nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air daily, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). That means 91% of the world’s population are living in places where air quality exceeds guideline limits. Air pollution is thought to directly … 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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