Delhi closed more than 1,700 schools on Friday and Saturday because air pollution there is too dangerous for children’s lungs.
By PBS NewsHour
Portland, Oregon, prides itself on being very focused on the environment. So many people were shocked to discover that certain neighborhoods contain high levels of toxic metals. Scientists made the discovery when ordinary moss samples taken from all over town…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Tuesday, facing a Friday deadline, the Senate failed to advance a federal spending bill to keep the government in operation. And, the Syrian government’s offensive to take back Aleppo has shifted into high gear.
The first-ever red alert for smog was issued in Beijing Monday. Schools were encouraged to close and restrictions were applied to factories and traffic.
A new study by Italian researchers has found that smog is wearing down many of Rome's most famous monuments. And in Paris, the Eiffel Tower is now being used to monitor air quality. NewsHour's Chistopher Booker reports.
By Nsikan Akpan
Satellite measurements suggest that economic and civil unrest cut air pollution in the Middle East.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today that his country will take new steps to address their growing air pollution problem. Speaking from Delhi, Modi said the Indian government will begin monitoring air quality in 10 cities,…
Chinese journalist and environmental activist Chai Jing describes in a video that’s gone viral the moment China’s pollution problem hit home. She was bringing her sick infant daughter home from the hospital and felt compelled to cover her nose with…
By Rebecca Lee
More cities in India have "extremely high levels" of air pollution than in China, the Economist reports.
The Chinese government restricted traffic, closed factories and instituted public holidays to ensure foreign leaders in Beijing for this year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit would enjoy a clear, blue sky.
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