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Beijing smog casts gloom over China’s Lunar New Year holiday
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Beijing smog casts gloom over China’s Lunar New Year holiday

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing was once again shrouded in smog on Saturday after several days of heavy pollution which have…
Micro-pollution ravaging China and South Asia: study
World

Micro-pollution ravaging China and South Asia: study

Nearly 90 percent of the 200 cities beset by the world’s highest levels of deadly micro-pollution are in China and…
Smoke haze blankets Sydney as bushfire threat rises
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Smoke haze blankets Sydney as bushfire threat rises

Sydney was shrouded in dangerous haze Tuesday as smoke from bushfires blazing along Australia’s eastern seaboard sent pollution levels soaring…
Mothers-to-be fear for their unborn in smog-choked Delhi
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Mothers-to-be fear for their unborn in smog-choked Delhi

Heavily pregnant Rachel Gokavi spends most days shut away in her New Delhi home, desperate to shield her unborn child…
India’s top court orders halt to stubble burning as Delhi chokes
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India’s top court orders halt to stubble burning as Delhi chokes

India’s top court has ordered a complete halt to stubble burning around Delhi, a major contributor to lethal smog that…
Taj Mahal gets air purifier as Indian capital chokes
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Taj Mahal gets air purifier as Indian capital chokes

New Delhi banned half the Indian capital’s private cars from its roads on Monday as the megacity’s 20 million people…
Malaysia, Indonesia shut thousands of schools over forest fires haze
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Malaysia, Indonesia shut thousands of schools over forest fires haze

Thousands of schools were shuttered across Malaysia and Indonesia Thursday, affecting at least 1.7 million pupils, officials said, as toxic…
Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears
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Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

The number of blazes in Indonesia’s rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and…
Burning trash and factories belching smoke choke Iraqis
Middle East

Burning trash and factories belching smoke choke Iraqis

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – As if life was not bad enough for Adnan Kadhim – he lives in a slum where…
Remote Cape with ‘world’s cleanest air’ offers smog respite
Environment

Remote Cape with ‘world’s cleanest air’ offers smog respite

As much of Asia wheezes, coughs and sniffles its way through another smog season, one isolated and windswept corner of…
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