China's Tianjin's PM2.5 level down 16 percent in 2015

 Tianjin Municipality, located in the notoriously smoggy Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, witnessed a nearly 16 percent year-on-year drop in PM2.5 density in 2015, authorities said on Wednesday.

Delhi's air quality reaches severe level: IMD official

Delhi's air quality reaches severe level: IMD official

The average levels of PM 2.5 and PM 10, microscopic particles that can be embeded deep into the lungs and subsequently the bloodstream, were 296 and 479 micrograms per cubic metre respectively, an IMD official said.

Odd-even plan: Pollutants in Delhi's air on higher side

Odd-even plan: Pollutants in Delhi's air on higher side

Pollutants in Delhi's air on Monday remained consistently on the higher side, plunging it to 'severe' category at times, which saw a spike from around 8 am, when the 'odd-even' restrictions began, amid the presence of smog.

Purple haze over Chinese city puzzles residents

Purple haze over Chinese city puzzles residents

Purple haze over Chinese city puzzles residents. Read more.

Year's worst smog to hit north China

Year's worst smog to hit north China

According to the National Meteorological Centre, the air pollution will last through the following Tuesday and be worse than the spell between December 6-9, which forced Beijing to issue its highest smog alert for the first time since the emergency response system was created in October 2013.

Clear skies over Beijing as smog disappears after red alert

Clear skies over Beijing as smog disappears after red alert

The Ministry of Environmental Protection Emergency said that the measures cut pollutant emissions in Beijing by 30 per cent.

What is the relation between sex and smog?

What is the relation between sex and smog?

China's capital registered a boom in online orders for condoms and sportswear rather than masks and air purifiers, state media reported on Wednesday, as the city of over 22 million people reeled under the first-ever red alert for rising levels of pollution.

Beijing blanketed by hazardous smog despite red alert

Beijing blanketed by hazardous smog despite red alert

The Chinese capital continued to be blanketed by hazardous smog for the second day today despite the first-ever red alert which halved the number of cars on the roads and shut factories and construction sites in the city of over 22 million people.

Beijing smog highlights climate deal urgency: China

The hazardous smog enveloping Beijing highlights the urgency for a deal at the Paris summit to cope with climate change, China on Tuesday said as it acknowledged that the recurring smog could be due to its rapid economic growth.

Beijing issues Red Alert over air pollution for the first time

Beijing has issued its first ever “red alert” over the city’s smog, with the Chinese capital going into shutdown in an attempt to protect people from the deadly air.

Air pollution: Beijing issues first-ever red alert; when will Delhi wake up to the alarm?

Air pollution: Beijing issues first-ever red alert; when will Delhi wake up to the alarm?

Beijing has upgraded its alert for air pollution from orange to red, the most serious level today, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Smog shrouds parts of China again

Smog began to cover parts of northern and central China from Sunday, and will cause medium-level or heavy air pollution in coming days, according to the National Meteorological Centre (NMC).

Delhi pollution: Govt proposes 'odd/even' number formula for cars

In a bid to curb air pollution, the Delhi government on Friday announced that private vehicles bearing odd and even registration numbers will be allowed to ply only on alternate days starting January 01, 2016.

200 expressways closed as China is blanketed by polluted smog

200 expressways closed as China is blanketed by polluted smog

The heavy smog is likely to continue in the morning, according to the provincial meteorological centre.

Delhi's pollution nearly 30 times higher than WHO's safety benchmark

Delhi's pollution nearly 30 times higher than WHO's safety benchmark

As per reports, the levels of particulate matter (PM) levels reached an astounding 750 micrograms per cubic metres - 30 times the World Health Organization's global safety benchmark - on Saturday.  

Burning of agri waste: Haryana body to conduct a study

 Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) is going to conduct a remote sensing study through the Haryana Space Application Centre (HARSAC) to ascertain the extent of burning during 2013-15.

From 'poor' to 'very poor', Delhi chokes as air quality falls

Delhi's air quality took a turn for the worse today with it being recorded as "very poor" as the level of particulate matters spiked across the city thus breaching the safe category by a long distance, a condition expected to persist at least for the coming few days.

Delhi Haze: Centre asks states to curb crop-burning

Taking note of non-implementation of two advisories issued to curb burning of crop residues which was leading to smog in NCR region including Delhi, the Centre today asked four states to take stringent measures to prevent such practices.

Smog envelopes Delhi-NCR as Punjab farmers burn paddy

The atmosphere of Delhi is polluted by smog which is consistently impacting the visibility.

Smog envelopes Delhi-NCR as Punjab farmers burn paddy

The atmosphere of Delhi is polluted by smog which is consistently impacting the visibility.