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Haze continues to shroud China

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 20:19

Heavy haze still shrouded China Saturday, with highways closed and flights delayed or cancelled following an alert for haze.

Shanghai`s toxic smog reaches hazardous levels

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 09:15

Known for its terrible air quality, China`s financial hub Shanghai got covered with thick smog on Friday, halting all constructions and forcing the school children to remain indoors.

Smog at extremely hazardous levels in Shanghai

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 23:50

Shanghai authorities ordered schoolchildren indoors and halted all construction today as China`s financial hub suffered one of its worst bouts of air pollution.

Hong Kong announces new air pollution index

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 18:31

Hong Kong on Friday announced a new air quality health index, the first in Asia to use the system, in its ongoing battle to combat air pollution.

`Victoria Memorial, Maidan unfit for morning walkers`

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 12:28

Not only is the Victoria Memorial getting damaged because of the air pollution, it is now also clear that the area is unfit for morning walk as well.

Tehran to close kindergartens over air pollution

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 15:52

An alarming level of air pollution has forced the authorities in the Iranian capital city to shut down Kindergartens and elementary schools Sunday, it was announced Saturday.

Delhi pollution likely to worsen during weekend

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 15:45

Pollution in Delhi is likely to worsen during the weekend with the day temperature expected to fall by 2-5 degree Celsius and calm winds, thus hampering dispersion of suspended pollutants.

When humanity goes to sleep on Diwali

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 17:40

The festival of Diwali comes and goes every year, and every time it is the same old <i>tamasha</i> of air and noise pollution that the harmless living beings have to deal with.

Diwali effect: Noise pollution high, air pollution down in Delhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 00:59

Noise pollution in Delhi witnessed an upward trend this Diwali, as compared to six other metros like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Diwali effect: Noise polluion high, air pollution down in Delhi

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 21:59

Noise pollution in Delhi witnessed an upward trend this Diwali, as compared to six other metros like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Beware of your breath this Diwali!

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 10:05

With Diwali round the corner, air pollution levels are bound to rise in the country.

UP pollution control body to act tough Diwali

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 13:57

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board Wednesday announced it would strictly enforce the Supreme Court ban on bursting fire crackers on Diwali after 10 p.m. and would penalise offenders with a fine and imprisonment.