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Choking the middle
Pratap Bhanu Mehta
The Indian Express , Thursday, February 21, 2013

It says something about our attention span that the important news seldom becomes news. The two most significant, and in some ways related, stories last week were these: on Sunday, this paper chronicl ...More


Chinese environment official challenged to swim in polluted river
Jonathan Kaiman
The Guardian , Sunday, February 10, 2013

Widespread outrage against China's environmental issues that began when Beijing's air pollution hit record levels last month has spread to encompass another major public health threat: water pollution ...More


No check on pollution
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has confirmed that the pollution level across Bangalore is almost touching 100 per cent. Cases of pollution-related health hazards like wheezing, co ...More


Pratibha Masand
Air pollution in Mumbai doubles , Friday, January 25, 2013

MUMBAI: The heavy fog enveloping the city during early mornings is an ominous indicator of Mumbai's deteriorating air quality. Official readings since mid-January evidence that owing to cooler weather ...More


New in Beijing: pollution domes
by Leslie Hook
Financial Times , Friday, January 25, 2013

The latest trend at Beijing’s posh international schools is pollution domes—giant pressurised canopies that can cover sports fields, playgrounds or tennis courts—so that children can have recess and p ...More


Pollution touches hazardous levels in Visakhapatnam
TNN
Times of India , Friday, January 18, 2013

VISAKHAPATNAM: This once sleepy fishing hamlet, as Vizag was referred to in its earlier days, was considered to be the ideal getaway for people wanting to better their health. So salubrious was the cl ...More


Chinese media urges action on air pollution
By Terril Yue Jones
Reuters , Thursday, January 17, 2013

Chinese media said on Monday the government had to take urgent action to tackle air pollution, which has blanketed parts of the country at dangerous levels in recent days, and one newspaper called for ...More


Pollutionwatch: December often a peak month for winter smog
Gary Fuller
The Guardian , Thursday, January 17, 2013

December is often a peak month for winter smog. Over 60% of the most serious UK smogs since 1873 have been in December. During December 2012, high pressure centred over Iceland led to settled weather ...More


Pollution triggers breathing woes
By Wang Qingyun ( China Daily)
China Daily , Thursday, January 17, 2013

Smog has helped trigger a wave of respiratory ailments in the past several days in Beijing, while flu viruses such as H1N1 continue to spread across the city, experts said. Ma Anlin, deputy director ...More


Public anger in China over dangerous levels of air pollution spills into state media
Economic Times , Thursday, January 17, 2013

BEIJING: Public anger in China at dangerous levels of air pollution, which blanketed Beijing in acrid smog, spread Monday as state media queried official transparency and the nation's breakneck develo ...More


Record Beijing air pollution forces warning from China officials to keep kids indoors
CBS News , Thursday, January 17, 2013

BEIJING Beijing schools kept children indoors and hospitals saw a spike in respiratory cases Monday following a weekend of off-the charts pollution in China's smoggy capital, the worst since the gover ...More


Pollution board puts Kurla firms on notice
By Vishwas Waghmode
DNA , Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has issued notices to two Kurla-based plants manufacturing ready mix concrete, asking why action should not be taken against them, and directing them to comply ...More


2012 was among 10 warmest years in global record: Report
Economic Times , Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WASHINGTON: Last year was among the top 10 warmest in the modern global record, two US climate-watching agencies reported on Tuesday, less than a week after 2012 was declared the hottest ever in the c ...More


As pollution concerns rise, China pledges emission curbs
Ananth Krishnan
The Hindu , Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rising public concerns over hazardous pollution triggered by intense smog that blanketed Chinese cities for much of the past week has prompted the government to pledge fresh emission curbs and to susp ...More


Cities react to outrage over air pollution
By Yan Shuang and Yin Yeping
Global Times , Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Public outrage over the choking smog that has blanketed a large part of China for more than 10 days has prompted many cities to shut down factories, ban the use of officials' cars and attempt artifici ...More


China pollution anger spills into state media
AFP
Times of India , Tuesday, January 15, 2013

BEIJING: Public anger in China at dangerous levels of air pollution, which blanketed Beijing in acrid smog, spread on Monday as state media queried official transparency and the nation's breakneck dev ...More


Beijing air pollution soars to toxic levels
Saibal Dasgupta, TNN
Times of India , Monday, January 14, 2013

BEIJING: Chinese meteorological authority has issued a yellow alert for fog indicating dangerous levels of smog in China's northern and western regions, including major cities like Beijing and Chengdu ...More


Is the financial crisis good for the environment? Pollution falls by 40 per cent in Greece since 2008
By Nick Mcdermott, Science Reporter
Dailymail , Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Even in these hard economic times, every cloud has a silver lining. Scientists have discovered that Athens, one of Europe's most polluted cities, has seen a drastic reduction in pollution since 2008 ...More


Biofuel production threatens air quality and crop yields, study finds
Reuters
The Guardian , Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Fighting climate change by producing more biofuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air pollution and cause almost 1,400 premature deaths a year in Europe by 2020, according to a new study ...More


Annual Buildup of Air Pollution Chokes Tehran
Chethan Kumar, Byramangala
New York Times , Monday, January 07, 2013

TEHRAN — Already battered by international threats against their nation’s nuclear program, sanctions and a broken economy, Iranians living here in the capital are now trying to cope with what has beco ...More


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