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Data: Northern China pollution up by 16 percent in January
Air pollution in 39 major northern Chinese cities rose 16 percent on the year in January, official data showed, with surging industrial activity making it increasingly unlikely they will meet their winter emissions targets.
China vows no leeway for underperformers in war on pollution
China will order detailed punishment measures for officials in regions that miss air quality targets this winter, refusing to accept unfavorable weather or mounting economic pressure as excuses, an environment ministry official said.
China's pollution control meets 2018 targets
China has met its annual target for pollution control in 2018, with more blue skies, cleaner waters and greener mountains.
Government’s ‘world leading’ air pollution strategy is ‘missed opportunity’, say campaigners
UK government plans to tackle toxic air pollution have been described by green campaigners as a ‘missed opportunity’ to tackle the problem of traffic emissions.
Planting roadside hedges may combat pollution exposure
Planting roadside hedges, rather than just relying on trees, can most effectively reduce pollution exposure from cars in near-road environments, according to scientists including one of Indian origin.
Delhi air pollution surges to emergency levels
Delhi residents woke to a thick, grey smog on Thursday as air pollution in the Indian capital surged to emergency levels.
Delhi hit by severe pollution again
The air quality in New Delhi has once again entered the ‘severe’ zone on Monday. It was earlier in ‘very poor’ category but the situation has now become worse and has once more touched the mark of severity.
With steel waste in crosshairs, China extends its war on pollution
China’s self-styled war on pollution is extending to a new front: The solid waste that makes up thousands of slag heaps around the country, a byproduct of its record steel output.
Pollution and flu bring steep rise in lung-related illnesses
Accident and emergency departments have seen attendances due to lung-related illnesses almost double in under a decade as increasingly virulent flu strains and a rise in air pollution take their toll.
China lambasts city for turning blind eye to oil pollution
China's environment ministry has slammed a northeastern city for ‘turning a blind eye’ to pollution from small-scale oil refining that was made illegal in 1996, underlining Beijing's struggle to clean up the country's environment despite tightening rules.
Air pollution levels ‘forcing families to move out of cities’
An increasing number of parents are shunning good schools because of the local air quality while some are even looking to move out of cities altogether, as fears over the effects of diesel emissions on health mount.
EPA seeks new truck pollution rules; says air won't suffer
The US President Donald Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to rewrite rules that limit pollution from heavy trucks but that the EPA says slow the economy.
A window into the deadly pollution in India's capital
Air quality has been deteriorating over recent weeks in India’s capital New Delhi as farmers burn crop residue in neighboring states and the smoke combines with industrial and vehicular emissions.
Air pollution is the ‘new tobacco’, warns WHO head
Air pollution is the ‘new tobacco’, the head of the World Health Organization has warned, saying the simple act of breathing is killing seven million people a year and harming billions more.
China regions accused of faking pollution compliance in new probe
Four more Chinese regions have been accused of faking efforts to rectify environmental problems and paying only lip service to the country's war on pollution, according to reports published by the environment ministry on Monday.

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