Thick hazardous smog engulfs Beijing

China on Saturday issued a hazardous air alert after a heavy blanket of smog engulfed the capital city, urging the residents here to stay indoors.

Thick hazardous smog blankets Beijing

China on Saturday issued a hazardous air alert after a heavy blanket of smog engulfed the capital city, urging the residents here to stay indoors.

Thick fog closes highways, airports in East China

A heavy fog on Saturday shrouded many parts of east China's Shandong province, closing highways, delaying flights and throwing normal life out of gear.

Smog-stricken China woos meteorological talents
Smog-stricken China woos meteorological talents

An official from China's meteorological authority said Friday the smog-stricken country needs more professional talents in the environmental and meteorological fields.

Delhi to witness smog in coming week: MeT

The Meteorological Department (MeT) has predicted a return of smog and related conditions in the national capital and National Capital Region (NCR) in the coming week.

Days of heavy air pollution blight northern China

Days of heavy smog shrouding swathes of northern China pushed pollution to more than 20 times safe levels on Friday, despite government promises to tackle environmental blight.

China urges public to walk, ride bikes to help cut smog

The list of eight standards, published on the environment ministry`s website ( on Wednesday, urged citizens to refrain from burning garbage, and limit the use of fireworks and barbecues. 

China to take 6 mn vehicles off roads to ease pollution

Smog-hit China plans to remove 6 million vehicles that do not meet emission standards off the roads this year, in a bid to reduce air pollution in the world`s largest auto market.

Roof tile coating that can clear smog

Researchers have now developed an innovative roof tile coating to fight against air pollution.

London smog forces British PM Cameron to skip jog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Delhi says air `not as bad` as Beijing after smog scrutiny

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.