More than half of the country’s 135 coal-fired power plants are running on fumes.
World Health Organisation issues its first air quality guidelines since 2005, which aim to reduce deaths from key pollutants that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases by moving towards clean sources of energy.
Indonesian court rules President Joko Widodo and six other top officials neglected to fulfil citizens' rights to clean air, orders them to improve poor air quality in capital.
Delhi, one of the world’s most polluted cities, enjoyed some respite up until September in part thanks to a virus lockdown.
Prolonged exposure to pollutants can cause diabetes, lung disease and cancer, and early evidence suggests air pollution may be linked to higher death rates among Covid-19 patients.
Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer products company whose brands include Dove soap and Knorr soup, said it was responding to the "scale and urgency" of the climate change crisis.
Researchers are tracking dramatic drops in traditional air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, smog and tiny particles as most people remain indoors amid coronavirus lockdowns across the world.
Images by the US space agency Nasa are clear, in February the concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) fell dramatically in Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic, passing from an indicator that was red/orange to blue.
Burning fossil fuels, primarily coal, oil and gas, causes about 4.5 million deaths every year worldwide, more than three times the number of lives lost to road accidents, research says.
The business venture offers clean oxygen as the city's air contains tiny and toxic pollutants that penetrate lungs and bloodstreams and cause life-threatening diseases.
In recent years, smog has become a problem for some cities in Pakistan and neighboring India due to industrial and transport pollution and the practice by farmers to burn stubble crop.
According to independent online air quality index monitor AirVisual, New Delhi was the most polluted major city in the world, at twice the level of Lahore in Pakistan, which was a distant second.
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