Smog

  • Pollution hides Beijing skyline; statues get masks 26-02-2014 07:53 AM

    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...
  • Chinese man becomes first to sue government over smog 25-02-2014 01:39 PM

    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,...
  • Flights delayed as air pollution hits record in Shanghai 06-12-2013 06:22 PM

    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...
  • Delhi: Pollution levels on the rise this Diwali 04-11-2013 09:09 AM

    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....
  • Watch: Buiding that can 'eats' smog in Mexico city 23-07-2013 01:55 PM

    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 25-06-2013 07:15 AM

    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...
  • Delhi under the grip of smog due to Diwali crackers 14-11-2012 12:22 PM

    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 12-11-2012 09:39 PM

    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 12-11-2012 08:27 AM

    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 09-11-2012 10:30 AM

    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 08-11-2012 07:57 PM

    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,...
  • Delhi: Smog situation worsens, to continue 08-11-2012 01:23 PM

    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 05-11-2012 07:06 AM

    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....
  • Delhi covered with smog as global warming surges 06-11-2011 07:23 AM

    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...
  • Delhi under fog cover, visibility drops 07-11-2009 04:10 PM

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  • Health advise: Living in India's smog capital, Delhi 26-11-2008 12:50 PM

    Delhi has become the country's smog capital. ...
  • IBNLiving: Increased pollution gives rise to asthma cases 12-11-2008 08:37 PM

    Doctors have warned that there's a 30 per cent rise in asthma cases. ...
  • Pak blames India for Punjab smog 08-01-2007 05:40 PM

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