Breakthroughs, trends and innovations from cities around the globe
Residents of Mongolia’s capital will hold a protest next week to raise awareness about hazardous particulate levels, Bloomberg reports.
The move lasts through the month of January, when India’s capital is often thick with haze, the Hindustan Times reports.
India’s capital may reinstate temporary restrictions on vehicles, the Times of India says.
The free global database was launched by a married couple that traveled to Ulaanbaatar to study air pollution, Earth & Space Science News reports.
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.
Proposals include charging a fee for drivers entering the city with older, polluting cars, blue & green tomorrow reports.
Residents of Seoul tend to downplay South Korea’s role as a major contributor to the city’s deteriorating air quality, NPR reports.
A sharp increase in ozone levels is occurring despite anti-pollution efforts, PRI reports.
After outfitting pigeons with air-pollution sensors, a London startup plans to expand the concept to humans.
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.
Urban air quality is at risk, the mayors of 20 European cities wrote in an op-ed in Le Monde and El Pais.
China’s capital plans to construct five wind tunnels designed to blow pollutants away and cool the urban environment, CCTV-America reports.
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.
Air purifiers and protective masks are de rigueur for residents of cities where hazardous smog is common, the New York Times reports.
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.
The city’s five million cars and motorbikes are the main source of noxious emissions that worsen in the winter, the Gulf Times reports.
Dust control machines retrofitted for cities spray liquid that removes some harmful particulates from the air, Quartz reports.