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Pakistan: How Lahore's smog is harming residents

Momina Rajput took her two-year-old daughter and left Pakistan's second-largest city Lahore in early November after experiencing continuous bouts of coughing and breathing difficulties. "Whe...

Pakistani cultural capital is now world's most polluted city

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A thick cloud of smog that enveloped Pakistan's cultural capital on Wednesday has earned it the ignominious title of the world’s most polluted city, according to a Swiss air qu...

Smog chokes Indian capital as air pollution levels soar

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sky obscured by thick, gray smog. Monuments and high-rise buildings swallowed by a blanket of haze. People struggling to breathe. In the Indian capital, it is that t...

New Delhi closes schools for a week over toxic smog

New Delhi authorities on Saturday said schools in the Indian capital would be closed for a week as a Supreme Court judge suggested imposing a pollution lockdown. "Schools will be shut so that ch...

'What fear?': Hindus bathe in frothy, polluted Indian river

NEW DELHI (AP) — One of India's most sacred rivers appears to be coated with a thick layer of snow. Except it isn't. A vast stretch of the Yamuna river is covered with white toxic fo...

India: New Delhi's air quality worsens after Diwali

Air pollution levels shot up to dangerous levels in New Delhi on Friday morning after Diwali night, according to the federal air quality index. A barrage of firecrackers exploded in the sky that nigh...

Why Pakistan has some of the most polluted cities in the world

Air pollution is a major problem confronting Pakistan, with cities like Lahore and Karachi ranking among the most polluted worldwide. According to data released by IQAir, a global environmenta...

Summer highs for Spring Scream and Tomb Sweeping holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be summery temperatures during the annual Spring Scream celebrations over the holiday period, with the mercury rising as high as 34 degrees Celsius in Pingtung ...

Beijing enveloped in hazardous sandstorm, second time in two weeks

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese capital Beijing woke on Sunday morning shrouded in thick dust carrying extremely high levels of hazardous particles, as a second sandstorm in two weeks hit the city due...

Mercury drops in Taiwan, haze from China arrives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold wave with dust and sand from China arrives Sunday night (March 21), bringing lower temperatures and pollution across Taiwan. According to the Central Weather Bur...

Taiwan's weekend weather mild, followed by cooler temperatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It will get a little cooler Sunday (March 21) as a cold front causes a 10 degrees Celsius drop in temperatures for the north of Taiwan. This will mean lows of around 17...

Beijing hit by worst sandstorm in a decade

Beijing and parts of northwestern China were covered in a layer of thick dust on Monday brought by heavy winds blowing in from the Gobi desert. More than 400 flights were canceled at both of Beijing&...

38 red alerts issued for air pollution in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Western Taiwan was hit by heavy pollution this morning (March 12), triggering red alerts at 38 weather stations across the country. On his Facebook page at 6 am Friday...

Western Taiwan blanketed by 'unhealthy air' for second day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Western Taiwan is being shrouded by a thick layer of polluted air for the second day in a row today (Feb. 26), with 13 weather stations flashing red alerts and 37 showing ...

Heavy air pollution hammers northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Northern and western Taiwan were hit by a thick layer of smog today (Feb. 25), triggering a red alert at 13 weather stations and an orange alert at 26. Air quality toda...