Coronavirus: Delhi takes emergency measures amid 'third wave'

COVID-19 infections and deaths have fallen from a mid-September high nationally, but in Delhi, India's most populous state, the situation looks very different. Last week, it recorded its highest i...

In India, polluted air spells trouble for virus patients

NEW DELHI (AP) — A thick quilt of smog lingered over the Indian capital and its suburbs on Friday, fed by smoke from raging agricultural fires that health experts worry could worsen the city’s fight a...

Lockdown reveals fresh air, cleaner rivers in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s extended lockdown to curb the coronavirus outbreak has shut down schools, workplaces, industries, transport, and forced people to stay home. It also led to a...

Coronavirus might have saved more lives in China than it cost: Stanford researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of March 23, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed 3,270 lives in China, according to official figures from that country; but the lives saved by the reduction in air p...

Unhealthy levels of smog choke Thai capital for over a week

BANGKOK (AP) — Unhealthy levels of smog have choked Bangkok for more than a week, as the Thai capital's residents fume over the ineffectiveness of government measures to combat the problem. ...

China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about ...

China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns abo...

Taipei 101 disappears as China dust storm attacks Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a monstrous dust storm descends on Taiwan, "red" pollution alerts have been issued at weather stations across northern Taiwan, and visibility has become so po...

Monster China dust storm triggers red pollution alerts in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a massive dust storm from China begins to descend on Taiwan, over a dozen air quality monitoring stations in the north of the country and on outlying islands showed &qu...

Video shows China dumping pollution on Taiwan Mon.,Tue.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Qiufen (秋分), the autumn equinox, begins today (Sept. 23), WeatherRisk Explore Inc. President Peng Chi-ming (彭啟明) has posted a forecast model projecting a large wave of ...

Bangkok schools closed over air pollution concerns

BANGKOK (AP) — More than 400 schools in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, have been shut as several weeks of dangerously unhealthy air pollution causes increasing concern. Prime Minister ...

India's mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air

PRAYAGRAJ, India (AP) — Thousands of portable toilets line roads constantly swept clean, drinking water flows from newly installed taps, electric substations power a massive tent city and billboards e...

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia. In Bangkok, a combination of construction dust, auto exhaust and other pollut...

South Korea: Record high smog pollution from China raises health concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea has been suffering serious smog levels in recent days, and as usual, the culprit is China’s heavy industry across the Yellow Sea. Seoul has reported f...

Indian firefighters battle air pollution in New Delhi

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have ordered firefighters in the capital to sprinkle water from high-rise buildings to settle dust and stop garbage fires and have banned construction activity amid...