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WHO report claims New Delhi has world`s worst air pollution

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 14:55

A World Health Organisation (WHO) study ranks New Delhi as the world`s worst city for air pollution, with an annual average of 153 micrograms of small particulates, known as PM 2.5, per cubic metre.

India rejects WHO report showing New Delhi as world`s most polluted city

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 21:40

India on Thursday rejected the World Health Organisation (WHO) report that showed New Delhi`s as the most polluted city in the world.

WHO study report on India`s air pollution a `shocker`: NGO

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 23:01

A green NGO today termed as "shocker" the latest WHO data which says India is among the world`s worst countries for its polluted air and demanded a response from the government "to the public health crisis".

Delhi`s air most polluted in the world: WHO

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 15:22

As per a new study conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the air in the national capital is laden with dangerous small particles of pollution, leapfrogging Beijing - the city which was once considered one of the most polluted.

Hole over tropical West Pacific reinforcing ozone depletion in polar regions

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 10:37

Researchers have found that an atmospheric hole over the tropical West Pacific is reinforcing ozone depletion in the polar regions and could have a significant influence on the climate of the Earth.

London smog forces British PM Cameron to skip jog

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 20:04

The thick blanket of smog caused by dust from Africa`s Sahara desert that is engulfing the city of London today even forced British Prime Minister David Cameron to cancel his daily morning jog.

Air pollution killed seven million people in 2012: WHO

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 05:26

Air pollution by sources ranging from cooking fires to auto fumes contributed to an estimated seven million deaths worldwide in 2012, the UN health agency said Tuesday.

Polluted Paris forces half cars off the road

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 13:14

Paris on Monday resorted to drastic measures to curb soaring pollution levels by forcing all cars with number plates ending in even numbers off the road for the first time in two decades.

China smog drives masks out of stock

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 13:42

China`s biggest online face-mask sellers were running out of stock Wednesday as consumers rushed to protect themselves from smog that has shrouded large swathes of northern China for an entire week.

Chinese man becomes first to sue government over smog: Newspaper

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 13:35

A Chinese man in a smoggy northern city has become the first person in the country to sue the government for failing to curb air pollution, a state-run newspaper reported on Tuesday.

China to set up $1.6 billion fund to help fight smog

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 17:36

The Chinese government said on Wednesday said it will set up a 10 billion yuan fund to fight air pollution, offering rewards for companies that clean up their operations.

Delhi says air `not as bad` as Beijing after smog scrutiny

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 03:37

India`s air monitoring centre denied that pollution in New Delhi was worse than in Beijing, following scrutiny of the Indian capital`s winter smog, which shrouds the city each year.