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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Schools in India's capital New Delhi will reopen on Monday after closing for two days due to a spike in pollution levels, but air quality is likely to remain "very poor" - a notch below the most hazardous "severe" rating - raising health risks for millions of students.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's capital Delhi was shrouded in a deeper cover of toxic smoke on Thursday, as data showed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pledge to stamp out the burning of crop stubble in neighbouring states is not working.
Hanoi: Vietnam’s capital city choked on unprecedented poisonous air with the air quality index (AQI) monitored at most sensor stations reaching hazardous levels of above 300.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top court censured the federal government for its inaction in fighting pollution on Wednesday, as poisonous smog choked the streets of the capital New Delhi forcing schools to shut and half of vehicles to be banned from the streets.
REACHING about 100m into the sky, the three exhaust stacks are imposing – even from kilometres away. They seem inactive while nearby chimneys spew puffs of white smoke. Beneath the chimneys, dark hills undulate.
SELANGOR backbenchers have proposed that sensors be installed to check on water quality and odour at Sungai Langat, Sungai Semenyih and Sungai Selangor in light of frequent pollution.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Haze shrouded India's capital city again on Monday, with residents braving dangerous air quality to return to work after a weekend of clearer air and better weather.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia's east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming "catastrophic" fire conditions.
(Reuters) - Wildfires have raged across California for about a month and air problems persist in China, but no other place on Earth is battling the scale and severity of the pollution that chokes large swathes of north India.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - When a toxic smog darkened the skies over the Indian capital last weekend and air pollution peaked to its highest levels this year, Nabeela Moinuddin and Fareeda, living on opposite sides of the economic divide, were panic-stricken for their families.