Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon
Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon

Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon today, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level.

Cardiac arrest rates 'elevates' with daily high pollution levels

A new study has suggested that cardiac arrest rates are higher a few days after increased levels of several air pollutants.

China tries to keep a lid on air pollution for APEC Summit
China tries to keep a lid on air pollution for APEC Summit

China plans to keep a tight rein on air and water pollution by cutting emissions from vehicles and industries when it hosts leaders of 21 APEC nations including US President Barack Obama early next month.

India's air pollution policies more successful than water pollution ones: Study
India's air pollution policies more successful than water pollution ones: Study

India's air pollution policies are more successful than the water pollution ones because of the country's Supreme Court's effective intervention to address matters polluting the atmosphere, according to a new study.

Global shift to renewable energy is feasible: Study

A future where electricity comes mostly from low-carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand, but will also significantly reduce air pollution, says a study.

DNA: India still tops in open defecation

Globally, India continues to be the country with the highest number of people (597 million people) practising open defecation.

Air pollution caused decline in monsoon rains: Study
Air pollution caused decline in monsoon rains: Study

A new study suggests that emissions produced by human activity have caused a decline in the annual monsoon rainfall over the past 50 years.

Avoid air pollution to manage asthma

A simple change in your lifestyle to avoid air pollution can help manage ashtha problems, shows a study.

Vehicle pollution: China floats 'cash for clunkers' scheme

China is scheduled to restrict or prohibit heavy polluting vehicles by the end of June 2015 in major cities, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Thursday.

Smoky haze clouds Singapore Grand Prix
Smoky haze clouds Singapore Grand Prix

A smoky, `unhealthy` haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state`s glamour sporting spectacle - the Formula One night race.

Singapore air quality reaches unhealthy range
Singapore air quality reaches unhealthy range

Air quality in Singapore crossed the "unhealthy" line Monday morning, as the three-hour pollutant standards index (PSI) reached 113 at around 6 a.m. And by 7 a.m. fell slightly to 111.

Air pollution harming brains of urban young
Air pollution harming brains of urban young

Children living in cities are at an increased risk of developing brain inflammation and neuro-degenerative changes, including Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, owing to air pollution.

Kids living in megacities likelier to risk brain damage from air pollution

A new study has recently revealed that kids living in megacities are more prone to brain damage from air pollution.

3 bn people worldwide at risk of ill health, early death due to household air pollution: Lancet

A new research has revealed that household air pollution, sourced by the use of plant-based or coal fuel for cooking, heating, and lightingaround, could cause 3 million people to suffer from health risks and early death worldwide.

Trees saving 850 human lives a year in US: Study

Trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing almost 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms, says an estimate of air pollution removal by trees in the US by the US Forest Service scientists and collaborators.

Now, smartphone sensor to monitor air pollution in real time

What if your old smartphone could tell you about the pollution and dust levels present in air and could save you from various health problems?

Govt rejects study report on pollution level in India

Government on Wednesday rejected studies of WHO and Yale University which talked about India and its cities being among the most polluted, asserting that the parameters for determining air pollution were not considered by them.

Beijing will take 16 years to attain safe air quality

Beijing`s fine-particulate pollutant intensity is expected to drop to the internationally recognised safe level in 16 years, environmental authorities said.

Beijing will take 16 years to attain safe air quality

Beijing`s fine-particulate pollutant intensity is expected to drop to the internationally recognised safe level in 16 years, environmental authorities said.

`Better fuel, stricter norms needed to curb air pollution`

Astronomers have discovered a bright, mysterious geologic object on Cassini mission radar images of Ligeia Mare, the second-largest sea on Saturn`s moon Titan amd have named it " Magic Island ".