Smog

  • Cheap roof tile coating can clear heavy smog June 5, 2014

    California: What if you can clean the air inside your home with roof tiles? This may soon be a reality with a roof tile coating that when applied to an average-sized residential roof breaks down the same amount of smog-causing nitrogen oxides per year as a car driven 17,600 km. Researchers...
  • Pollution hides Beijing skyline; statues get masks February 26, 2014

    Beijing: The smog is so bad even the statues wear masks. Or at least they do in pictures of a campus stunt that circulated online on Tuesday as parts of northern China suffered a sixth straight day of severe pollution. After being cooped inside because of the bad air, a psychology...
  • Chinese man becomes first to sue government over smog February 25, 2014

    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. Li Guixin, a resident of Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei province, has submitted his complaint to a district court, asking...
  • Flights delayed as air pollution hits record in Shanghai December 6, 2013

    Shanghai: Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Friday in China's commercial hub of Shanghai as record levels of air pollution shrouded the city in smog, prompting authorities to issue the highest level of health warning. The incident is especially embarrassing at a time when China seeks to build Shanghai...
  • Delhi: Pollution levels on the rise this Diwali November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: After all the festivities is the unhealthy news as the national capital is feeling the after-effects of Diwali. Air pollution levels peaked in Delhi on Sunday evening as reports show harmful Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur Dioxide, all well above their permissible levels even on Monday morning. This...
  • Watch: Buiding that can 'eats' smog in Mexico city July 23, 2013

    A building in Mexico City is doing its bit to save the environment. The hospital tower has a very unique feature, it 'eats' smog. The facade is coated in a special material which when is hit by sunlight's ultraviolet rays begins to break down pollutants into less harmful substances. The...
  • Indonesia president apologises for Southeast Asia smog June 25, 2013

    Jakarta: Indonesia's president has apologised for the raging forest fires that have blanketed its neighbours Singapore and Malaysia with thick smog in Southeast Asia's worst air pollution crisis in 16 years. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Indonesia was doing everything it could to contain the fires on the island of Sumatra,...
  • Beijing: Air pollution reaches alarming level January 15, 2013

    Beijing: China seems to be losing its battle with air pollution as experts warn against the high level of toxins in the air in its capital city, Beijing. Gauging the threat, schools have been advised to keep children indoors and a smog alert has been sounded. Air pollution remained worse on...
  • Delhi under the grip of smog due to Diwali crackers November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: In spite of the warnings, the citizens of Delhi burst a huge quantity of crackers on Diwali leading to a thick envelop of smoke in the capital. Compared to last year this time there were fewer fireworks, but the fear of smog came true and by evening smoke...
  • Smog dims Delhi's Diwali, govt holds top-level meet November 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The air pollution in the national capital has reached alarming levels. The grey-white 'haze' that has been covering the city since October 28, say experts, is actually smog that is linked to the rapid rise in particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide levels. A high level meeting of three...
  • Delhi: Smog set to get worse this Diwali November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A severe smog-cover is threatening to take the sheen out of Diwali in the national capital. The Meteorological Department has warned that the smog could return on Monday due to a possible weakening of winds. Experts say the situation could worsen after Diwali with the rise in pollution...
  • Delhi: Pollution at all-time high, leads to smog November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: A thick layer of smog continues to envelope Delhi amid rising concerns. The Supreme Court has expressed concern, but the Delhi government unsure as to what has caused smog said that it's because of neighbouring states Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, "We are...
  • Smog situation worsens; Delhi govt blames UP, Haryana November 8, 2012

    Delhi: A thick layer of smog continues to envelope the national capital on Thursday. The Supreme Court has expressed concern, but the Delhi government, unsure as to what has caused the smog, says it's because of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Delhi Chief Minsiter Sheila Dikshit says, "We are not responsible, neighboring...
  • Delhi: Smog situation worsens, to continue November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Smog has choked the capital ahead of Diwali with visibility in the city dipping to 700 meters, that is half the normal range at this time of the year, due to high pollution levels. The Met department said that the visibility has reduced by more than half to...
  • Delhi smog sets alarm bells ringing November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: It's the first week of November and a thick blanket of smog has pervaded the Delhi skyline, indicating a sharp rise in pollution levels. The level of pollution in Delhi is higher than what it was last Diwali. It's taking a toll on asthma patients in the city. The...
  • Delhi covered with smog as global warming surges November 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Things are getting heated once again between Team Anna and the Congress, even our planet is dangerously over-heating. Global warming gases have increased by an unprecedented 512 million metric tons in a single year. Chilling details of this monster spike are being reported by the US Department of...
  • Weather worry: Delhi wakes up to a smoggy Saturday November 7, 2009

    New Delhi: The weather woes in North India are slightly different this year. Delhi woke up to a thick smog blanket on Saturday morning which claimed five lives when a train ran over them due to poor visibility. Met department experts have blamed western disturbances for the early fog. India...
  • Delhi under fog cover, visibility drops November 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Visibility in the national Capital dropped to 500 metres on Saturday morning as a fog cover hung over the city for the first time this winter, but flights were not affected. Though the weather was fairly warm, the fog remained till the late morning hours, the India Meteorological Department...
  • Health advise: Living in India's smog capital, Delhi November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi has become the country's smog capital and cases of asthma and respiratory problems are on the rise. ...
  • IBNLiving: Increased pollution gives rise to asthma cases November 12, 2008

    With winter settling down for good, smog is back. And doctors have warned that there's a 30 per cent rise in asthma cases. A drastic increase in number of vehicles in the Capital this year has led to increased pollution levels directly contributing to the smog. Experts have warned that...
  • One day to go for Olympics, Beijing still under clouds August 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest National Stadium, which is ready to kick off Olympics 2008 on Friday, is still under clouds. The smog caused by the Chinese capital's pollution is turning out to be a major worry. To check pollution, the authorities had ordered hundreds of cars...
  • Pak blames India for Punjab smog June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The fight over territory has created a rift between India and Pakistan for over five decades now. But a more recent claim by the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission could widen the rift. The Commission claims that due to excessive burning of coal by thermal power plants...