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Malaysia smog at 16-year high

Last Updated: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 15:09

Environment minister G. Palanivel said the air pollutant index (API) hit 750 in the town of Muar -- a 16-year high for Malaysia -- Sunday morning, with two other towns also reaching hazardous levels.

Triclosan emerging as a harmful pollutant

Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 14:49

Triclosan, used as an anti-bacterial agent in personal care products and toothpaste, has been ranked as the sixth most harmful substance in Europe, besides damaging river ecology.

Chinese vehicles emitted 52 mn t of pollutants

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 08:47

Motor vehicles in China emitted over 52 million tonnes of pollutants in 2010, a report released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection has revealed.