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Canada boasts 115 of the cities with the cleanest air on the planet, according to the World Economic Forum.
The city’s 180 e-waste bins are credited with keeping 23 tons of electronics out of landfills since last year, Eco-Business.com reports.
There would be more alarming headlines about dangerous smog in Africa’s megacities if pollutants were measured, The Conversation reports.
IBM researchers are designing software that can project how bad the city’s air pollution might be and recommend steps to alleviate it, the MIT Technology Review reports.
When mayors were summoned to Beijing for meetings on air pollution, fast and dramatic improvements in air quality followed, Chinadialogue reports.
The Indian government has developed master plans for increasing reliance on solar energy in 46 cities, including Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the Economic Times reports.
The inferno that destroyed part of a major Chinese city released dangerous toxins into the air and contaminated water, Chinadialogue reports.
The new environmentally conscious Chinese cities “are just too small, too remote, too class-exclusive and expensive,” CityMetric reports.
The number of environmentally friendly buildings in China has multiplied by more than 150 times since 2008, Eco-Business reports.
The island nation is employing sensors and other technology in its push to be more environmentally conscious, the Straits Times reports.
Sudden collapses of earth in dozens of Chinese cities are blamed mostly on over-extraction of water, minerals and oil in urban areas, CityMetric reports.
The city wins plaudits for emphasizing waste management and discouraging residents from relieving themselves outdoors, FirstPost reports.
Corruption, engineering flaws and violations of land-use regulations derailed the planned city of Dongtan near Shanghai, Chinadialogue reports.
In the latest round of testing, 19 Chinese cities satisfied air-quality standards, Reuters reports.
The bizarre occurrence sparked concerns about the level of flammable pollutants being dumped into a city lake, the Bangalore Mirror reports.
Taiwan’s capital and largest city would become the third in Asia to receive ‘fair trade’ certification, Taiwan Today reports.