Air Quality

Observatory will seek to recalibrate balance between climate activism and public health.
Gregory Scruggs April 20, 2017

Residents of Mongolia’s capital will hold a protest next week to raise awareness about hazardous particulate levels, Bloomberg reports. 

December 23, 2016

The move lasts through the month of January, when India’s capital is often thick with haze, the Hindustan Times reports. 

December 22, 2016
Athens, Madrid, Mexico City and Paris will phase out the technology over the next decade, while announcing commitments on climate and air quality.
Gregory Scruggs December 8, 2016

India’s capital may reinstate temporary restrictions on vehicles, the Times of India says.  

November 8, 2016

The free global database was launched by a married couple that traveled to Ulaanbaatar to study air pollution, Earth & Space Science News reports.

July 28, 2016

The prohibition follows recent moves by London and Paris to ban or limit older vehicles from city roads, the Times of India and NPR report. 

July 25, 2016

Proposals include charging a fee for drivers entering the city with older, polluting cars, blue & green tomorrow reports.

July 12, 2016

Residents of Seoul tend to downplay South Korea’s role as a major contributor to the city’s deteriorating air quality, NPR reports. 

June 7, 2016

A sharp increase in ozone levels is occurring despite anti-pollution efforts, PRI reports. 

May 18, 2016

After outfitting pigeons with air-pollution sensors, a London startup plans to expand the concept to humans. 

April 28, 2016

The half-billion dollar loan is part of a broader initiative designed to boost energy efficiency, reduce emissions and promote cleaner fuels, the World Bank says.

April 7, 2016

Urban air quality is at risk, the mayors of 20 European cities wrote in an op-ed in Le Monde and El Pais

March 18, 2016

China’s capital plans to construct five wind tunnels designed to blow pollutants away and cool the urban environment, CCTV-America reports.

March 3, 2016

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says it’s time to reclaim the city’s streets from cars and turn them over to public transit, cyclists and pedestrians, The Star reports. 

January 12, 2016

Air purifiers and protective masks are de rigueur for residents of cities where hazardous smog is common, the New York Times reports. 

January 6, 2016

A scheme to clean the air by banning half the city’s drivers each day has not been vetted, Dinesh Mohan writes in the Indian Express.

December 27, 2015

The city’s five million cars and motorbikes are the main source of noxious emissions that worsen in the winter, the Gulf Times reports. 

December 21, 2015
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