POLLUTED ASIA

SOOT turned the white handkerchief around Abhash Kumar Sharma's face to black as the police officer tried to direct gridlocked traffic in the Indian city with the world's dirtiest air. ...

[KANPUR, India] Soot turned the white handkerchief around Abhash Kumar Sharma's face to black as the police officer tried to direct gridlocked traffic in the Indian city with the world's...

[SHANGHAI] Shanghai will curb output from industries like petrochemicals, steel, cement and shipbuilding on days of heavy pollution from this year, the government of China's biggest city said in...

[BERLIN] German carmakers have a moral obligation to refit heavily polluting diesel vehicles on the country's roads, environment minister Svenja Schulze said, but conceded that the government...

[WASHINGTON] The US Supreme Court said Monday it will examine a complaint by Indian villagers who say they are suffering from pollution caused by a coal power plant funded by a US-based institution.

[BRUSSELS] The European Union executive will propose at least a 30 per cent reduction target for CO2 emissions from trucks by 2030, an EU source said on Monday, as the bloc seeks to slash greenhouse...

[BEIJING] China's environment ministry has ordered three northern cities to stop approving new polluting projects in the next six months after they failed to meet air quality targets over the...

[GENEVA] More than 90 per cent of the global population is breathing in high levels of pollutants, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, blaming poor air quality for some seven million...

[YANGON] Firefighters in Myanmar scrambled to put out a fire in a massive garbage dump on the edge of its largest city, Yangon, as foul-smelling smoke from the burning trash that injured dozens...