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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.

China to test new smog-busting drone

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 19:18

As China grapples to contain recurring smog, its scientists claimed to have developed a drone which will help to clear the polluted skies.

China to `declare war` on pollution, premier says

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 09:18

China is to "declare war" on pollution, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday at the opening of the annual meeting of parliament, with the government unveiling detailed measures to tackle what has become a hot-button social issue.

Chinese breathe a little easy in Beijing

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12:13

Millions of people breathed easy on Thursday in the Chinese capital after a strong cold front swept away heavily polluted smog that had covered a vast part of the country and was described as an environmental crisis by the WHO.

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.

China`s president braves smog, takes a stroll in old quarter

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 17:08

Chinese President Xi Jinping surprised Beijing residents by visiting traditional courtyard homes and chatting near a shopping street on Tuesday, drawing praise from social media for mixing in public during a bad bout of smog.

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.

Several Chinese cities reel under smog

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 16:05

Smog continued to blanket China`s north and central regions for the third day today, prompting the National Meteorological Centre (NMC) to issue a yellow alert for air pollution.

Heavy smog alert for Beijing as pollution levels goes high

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 13:21

Chinese capital has issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution over the next three days, with children and the elderly being advised to stay indoors.

China smog makes capital "barely suitable" for life: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 09:52

Severe pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital "barely suitable" for living, according to an official Chinese report, as the world`s largest economy tries to reduce often hazardous levels of smog caused by decades of rapid growth.

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.