Tag Archives: Pollution

14Nov/17

Delhi residents look to move out of smog choked city

NEW DELHI, INDIA (NOVEMBER 14, 2017) (ANI) – New Delhi residents on Tuesday (November 14) said they wanted to leave the city to be able to breathe easy as a thick cloud of toxic smog continued to hang over the capital for a second week.
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19Oct/17

India cracks down on air pollution as Diwali begins

The Indian government orders diesel generators and a power plant in Delhi to be shut down as air quality in the capital deteriorates ahead of the Hindu festival of lights, when a night of firecrackers sends pollution levels rocketing. Samantha Vadas reports. Continue reading

12May/17

Study finds sea salt is contaminated with microplastics

Plastic waste we’ve been throwing in the ocean is now coming back to us via the food we eat.
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28Dec/15
Smoke billows from chimneys in central Rome, in front of St. Peters's Basilica dome.

Three-day ban on private cars starts in Italy’s Milan to lower air pollution levels

Smoggy Christmas in Italy prompts emergency measures, with Milan imposing a total ban on private cars in the city and its hinterland for three days to lower air pollution levels.

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22Nov/15

Government holds second “car-free day” to clean Delhi air

Indian capital New Delhi observes its second “car-free day” in south west area in a bid to control air pollution and traffic congestion.

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24Aug/15

Wars improve air quality in the Middle East

MAINZ, GERMANY, CAIRO, EGYPT, ATHENS, GREECE, ANBAR PROVINCE, IRAQ, ALEPPO, SYRIA
(REUTERS, SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – Amid the increase in death, displacement and overall chaos in the Middle East over the past five years, Professor Jos Lelieveld of the Max-Planck Institute, says he has spotted one area where statistics indicate a decrease. He says, air pollution has declined significantly.
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01Aug/15

London council cracks down on wealthy drivers showing off their supercars

Authorities in London introduce crackdown on noisy ‘supercars’ in and around the exclusive district of Knightsbridge. Residents say they’re being driven to distraction by late-night revving engines and racing by the cars, many of whose drivers come from the Gulf States.
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07Jun/15

Philippine environment campaigners clear coastline trash to mark World Oceans Day

Volunteers pick up trash along the south-west coast of the Philippine capital ahead of World Oceans Day commemorations.

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