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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.

China smog fears spur call for ban on New Year fireworks

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:03

Warnings of heavy smog over central and eastern China this week have prompted the country`s weather forecaster to call for a ban on the fireworks traditionally let off at Lunar New Year, state media said on Wednesday.

Delhi`s air more polluted than Beijing`s, reveals new study

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 12:36

An examination of daily pollution figures collected from New Delhi suggests that the air in the national capital is laden with dangerous small particles of pollution.

Air pollution from Asia affecting global weather

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 21:29

Asia`s growing air pollution - much of it coming from China - is affecting the world`s weather and climate patterns, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have warned.

Why e-vehicles in India can`t reduce air pollution

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 14:27

Even the electric cars or battery-operated rickshaws on Indian roads are not sufficient to tame the air pollution.