Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Delhi’s choked roads worsen India’s toxic smog crisis

After decades commuting on New Delhi’s parlous roads, office worker Ashok Kumar spends more time than ever stuck in the gridlock that packs the Indian capital’s thoroughfares and pollutes the city

Delhi’s choked roads worsen India’s toxic smog crisis

Dhaka’s air quality still ‘unhealthy’

The densely populated capital of Bangladesh continues to wait for cleaner air, despite slipping a couple of notches in the list of world cities with the worst air quality

Commuters drive and ride on a road under heavy smog conditions in Dhaka on 26 November 2019. Bangladesh said on 26 November it will shut hundreds of soot-belching brick kilns around its capital Dhaka as part of measures to reduce thick smog enveloping the city and pushing air quality levels to among the world`s worst.

Dhaka world's third-most polluted city

Dhaka has been ranked the third-most polluted city in the world. The capital's air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 182 around 11.00am on Saturday

People trying hard to avoid inhaling dust directly while walking at Postogola Bridge in Dhaka. The capital has long been grappling with air pollution

Air pollution in Europe still killing 300,000 a year: EEA report

Premature deaths caused by fine particle air pollution have fallen 10 per cent annually across Europe, but the invisible killer still accounts for 307,000 premature deaths a year, the European ...

Air pollution in Europe still killing 300,000 a year: EEA report

Climate change

COP26 strikes hard-fought deal but UN says ‘not enough’

The deal called on all countries to accelerate their emissions cuts by submitting new national plans by 2022, three years earlier than agreed in Paris

Britain's President for COP26 Alok Sharma speaks at a press conference at the close of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on 13 November 2021

Delhi shuts schools as government considers 'pollution lockdown'

New Delhi authorities announced Saturday a one-week closure of schools and said they would consider a "pollution lockdown" to protect citizens from toxic smog.

Delhi shuts schools as government considers 'pollution lockdown'

Greenhouse gas levels reach new record high: UN

Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere reached record levels last year, the United Nations said Monday in a stark warning ahead of the COP26 summit about worsening global warming.

Surging levels of carbon dioxide send greenhouse gases in the atmosphere

Experts seek winter plan to fight Dhaka’s air pollution

Authorities need to work out a special action plan to control Dhaka's terrible dust pollution as it turns worse in every winter, particularly from November to February, posing a serious health hazard ...

Experts seek winter plan to fight Dhaka’s air pollution

Clean air matters for healthy brain: Study

Research on air pollution and cognitive decline has indicated that cleaner air may reduce the risk for Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Clean air matters for healthy brain: Study

Funding needed to tackle life-shortening air pollution: Report

An annual survey by the Clean Air Fund, which looks into how much money is given to the fight against air pollution by donor governments and philanthropic organisations, found that air quality is low ...

Funding needed to tackle life-shortening air pollution: Report
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