Gulf Times - air-quality
Dust storm envelops swathe of northern China

Dust storm envelops swathe of northern China

A dust storm enveloped a swathe of northern China on Thursday dragging down air quality and visibility and prompting warnings for children and old people to stay indoors.

As smog returns, Beijing says skies are getting cleaner

As smog returns, Beijing says skies are getting cleaner

The Chinese capital was on the second-highest orange smog alert in the depth of winter on Tuesday as city officials said the air quality was improving overall, citing data for the whole of last year.

Madrid lifts partial car ban as pollution eases

Madrid lifts partial car ban as pollution eases

Madrid on Thursday lifted an unprecedented ban on half of most private cars as pollution in the Spanish capital eased up.

China chokes under heavy smog with worse ahead

China chokes under heavy smog with worse ahead

Hospital visits spiked, roads were closed and flights cancelled on Monday as China choked under a vast cloud of toxic smog, with forecasters warning worse was yet to come.

India capital to install roadside air purifiers to cut smog

India capital to install roadside air purifiers to cut smog

Delhi's government announced Friday that it will install air purifiers and a mist-making device at major road intersections in the Indian capital to curb choking levels of pollution.

Strolling and selfies as Paris' Champs-Elysees goes car-free

Strolling and selfies as Paris' Champs-Elysees goes car-free

The sight of cars thundering down Paris's most famous boulevard was replaced on Sunday by people strolling, cycling and taking selfies in the sun as the Champs-Elysees went traffic-free.

Diesel cab drivers protest ban in India's smog-choked capital

Diesel cab drivers protest ban in India's smog-choked capital

Hundreds of taxi drivers protested in New Delhi on Monday against a ban on diesel cabs, the latest initiative aimed at improving air quality in the world's most polluted capital.