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Is the Great Smog of London set to make return?

Is the Great Smog of London set to make return?

In 1952, the Great Smog suffocated London for five days, bringing the city to a standstill as soot-filled clouds descended onto the streets and into people's lungs, leaving more than 12,000 dead.

Vehicles likely source of smog-causing ammonia: Study

Vehicles likely source of smog-causing ammonia: Study

Researchers from Princeton University in the US outfitted vehicles with sophisticated sensors to detect ammonia levels and focused on six cities - Philadelphia, Denver and Houston in the US, and Beijing, Shijiazhuang and Baoding in China.

Vehicles likely source of smog-causing ammonia: Study

Vehicles likely source of smog-causing ammonia: Study

Researchers from Princeton University in the US outfitted vehicles with sophisticated sensors to detect ammonia levels and focused on six cities - Philadelphia, Denver and Houston in the US, and Beijing, Shijiazhuang and Baoding in China.

What's causing the heavy smog in China? Premier says reason unknown, need more research

What's causing the heavy smog in China? Premier says reason unknown, need more research

 While highlighting steps to address coal burning, exhaust of vehicles and dust to control smog specially in the winter, he said the causes for its recurrence is not fully understood.

Delhi's air quality plunged sharply in 2016

Delhi's air quality plunged sharply in 2016

The annual prescribed standards of PM 2.5 and PM 10 are 40 and 60 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) in India. The corresponding 24-hour standards are 60 and 100 respectively.

China to be hit with new bout of air pollution, warn officials

China to be hit with new bout of air pollution, warn officials

Of the 338 cities monitored by the ministry, 242 cities reported good air quality on Wednesday and Thursday, while 96 cities fell victim of the pollution.

Amid rising public outrage, China decides to suspend local smog alerts

Amid rising public outrage, China decides to suspend local smog alerts

The local departments can issue alerts for "fog" when visibility is less than 10 km, Chinese website

Air pollution: Thick blanket of smog returns to Beijing

Air pollution: Thick blanket of smog returns to Beijing

The National Meteorological Centre said smog will hit parts of north and central China starting Sunday. Xinhua news agency reported.

Beijing still engulfed in heavy smog – Reasons why authorities are unable to tackle with the rising level

Beijing still engulfed in heavy smog – Reasons why authorities are unable to tackle with the rising level

Beijing, of late, has been engulfed in heavy smoke. As many as 24 cities are under a pollution "red alert," the highest warning level in China's four-tiered system. Beijing has been on "orange alert" - the second-highest alert level - since Friday.

China assessing emergence plans to fight heavy pollution

China assessing emergence plans to fight heavy pollution

China's environmental ministry said it is evaluating 20 cities' emergency plans hoping to improve their response ability

Delhi Smog – Let’s not live on borrowed time

At the onset of the New Year, we must pledge not to convert Delhi into a gas chamber that we experienced it to be in the last months of 2016.

Smog in northern China shuts highways, causes cancelled flights

Large parts of the north were hit by hazardous smog in mid-December, leading authorities to order hundreds of factories to close and to restrict motorists to cut emissions.

Beijing sees one of its worst ever New Year due to heavy pollution

Beijing sees one of its worst ever New Year due to heavy pollution

The concentration of hazardous particles was 20 times higher than the acceptable levels, which turned everyone gloomy on the festiive spirit.

40 Chinese cities engulfed in heavy smog for third day

40 Chinese cities engulfed in heavy smog for third day

Many of the cities are under red alert for severe air pollution as it is also predicted that situation may worsen due to not so favourable weather conditions.

Delhi smog: How people of the national capital suffered

Delhi smog: How people of the national capital suffered

Blinded by festivities, the warning signs were ignored and Diwali was celebrated with immense zeal, only to wake up the next day and find the national capital shrouded in a thick haze.

Beijing among 23 cities hit by high pollution; China on red alert

Beijing among 23 cities hit by high pollution; China on red alert

The authorities have activated red alert and also enforced odd-even scheme to restrict traffic movement as the country tries to deal with severe pollution across the northern part especially.

Beijing goes the Delhi way; effects 'odd-even' to fight heavy smog

Beijing goes the Delhi way; effects 'odd-even' to fight heavy smog

Bracing for heavy smog, authorities have also decided to suspend schools after the capital city of China issued its first red alert for pollution this year.

Severely polluted areas in China on orange alert; authorities fretted

Severely polluted areas in China on orange alert; authorities fretted

Heavy smog has been witnessed in many areas of China including the capital city Beijing, Hebei, Tianjin, Shandong, Henan and Shanxi.

National Pollution Prevention Day: How to protect children from environmental risks!

National Pollution Prevention Day: How to protect children from environmental risks!

Some of the most common sources of air pollution are household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities, unpaved roads, forest fires etc. 

Delhi: Air quality in national capital rises to 'severe' category

Delhi: Air quality in national capital rises to 'severe' category

The Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday reached 410 - which is labelled 'severe' - from 368 or 'very poor' on Tuesday and 229 or 'poor' on Monday.