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Nepal's schools close as air pollution hits alarming levels

Nepal's schools close as air pollution hits alarming levels

Nepal has ordered schools to close for four days after air pollution climbed to hazardous levels, forcing millions of students to stay home across the country.

Northern India chokes on toxic smog day after Diwali festival

Northern India chokes on toxic smog day after Diwali festival

Hundreds of millions of Indians in north India woke up on Sunday to toxic air following Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, after many revellers defied bans on using firecrackers to celebrate.

Trump calls India, China air 'filthy'

Trump calls India, China air 'filthy'

US President Donald Trump on Thursday described the air in India and China as "filthy" as he denounced Democratic rival Joe Biden's plans to tackle climate change.

Schools in Indian capital reopen, air quality still unhealthy

Schools in Indian capital reopen, air quality still unhealthy

Schools in India's capital New Delhi reopened on Wednesday after closing for two days due to a spike in air pollution that triggered a public health emergency and prompted protests

Indian capital Delhi gasps under choking smog

Indian capital Delhi gasps under choking smog

India's capital New Delhi was enveloped in heavy, toxic smog Sunday -- the worst levels in recent years -- with flights diverted or delayed

New Delhi declares public emergency as pollution at year's worst

New Delhi declares public emergency as pollution at year's worst

Authorities in New Delhi declared a public health emergency on Friday and closed schools and all construction activity until next week as air pollution in the city hit its worst level this year.

In legal first, court faults France over air pollution

In legal first, court faults France over air pollution

A court on Tuesday found the French state had failed to take sufficient steps to limit air pollution around Paris, a legal first in the country hailed by environmental campaigners as a victory for victims of dirty air.

Reducing air pollution key strategic plan, says minister

Reducing air pollution key strategic plan, says minister

Reducing air pollution and its causes is one of the top priorities of the strategic plans of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment ...

Indian court eases firecracker ban even as pollution soars

Indian court eases firecracker ban even as pollution soars

India's top court on Tuesday eased a ban on fireworks for a major Hindu festival despite air pollution in New Delhi and other cities again reaching danger levels.

Bangkok air pollution warning, children asked to stay indoors

Bangkok air pollution warning, children asked to stay indoors

Residents in Bangkok, one of the world's top tourist destinations, were warned on Thursday the city's air quality had hit dangerous levels just days after the country's pollution ...

Air pollution closes all schools in Tehran

Air pollution closes all schools in Tehran

All schools in Tehran will remain closed on Tuesday because of dangerously high levels of air pollution blanketing the Iranian capital, authorities said.

Dutch court takes heat off government in air pollution fight

Dutch court takes heat off government in air pollution fight

Air pollution in the Netherlands is worse than European rules permit, but the government is doing enough to limit emissions, a Dutch court ruled on Wednesday ...