Showing posts with label cities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cities. Show all posts

Thursday, February 16, 2017

European Commission warns five member states for air pollution breaches

The European Commission on Wednesday warned Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Britain for continually breaching air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and urged them to take action to address the problem.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Intense heat grips eastern Australia

Eastern Australia is in the grip of an intense heatwave which has seen temperature records broken in many parts. Daytime highs have soared into the mid-40s Celsius in parts, leading to fire bans across the country's southeast.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Beijing welcomes Year of the Rooster engulfed in smog from firecrackers

Beijing and other cities in northern China on Saturday welcomed the Year of the Rooster enveloped by a thick cloud of smog from the customary fireworks and firecrackers lit by millions of Chinese people to celebrate the New Year and scare off evil spirits.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

London's famous red buses becoming greener

London's double-deck red buses are as familiar in the capital as the changing of the guards and the chimes of Big Ben.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Sunday, January 01, 2017

24 Chinese cities on pollution red alert

A total of 24 Chinese cities are on red alert due to serious air pollution, which will affect many people's new year holiday plans.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

China’s smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger

China’s smoggiest city closed schools Dec. 21 as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to children’s health.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Paris restricts traffic on new pollution episode

A new peak in air pollution forced Paris authorities to restrict tragic in French capital on Dec. 16, Paris authorities said on Thursday.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Paris lifts traffic restriction due to expected improvement in air quality

Alternating traffic imposed in Ile-de-France region since Dec. 6 on high pollution level, will be removed over the weekend due to an expected improvement in air quality, Paris prefecture said on Friday.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Paris limits traffic for fourth day running due to high pollution level

Vehicles are to be banned from circulating in Paris and in 22 neighboring municipalities on Friday for the fourth successive day due to poor air quality, the city authorities said on Thursday.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

US Scientists: Melting Polar Caps Could Spell Danger For Coastal Cities

Climate scientists have reported that sections of Antarctica’s ice shelf, previously relatively unaffected by rising global temperatures, have begun to melt.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Israel fires: Tens of thousands flee as fires hit Haifa

Tens of thousands of people are being evacuated from their homes as wildfires rage through parts of the Israeli city of Haifa.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Closure of schools in Tehran extended due to alarming air pollution

Kindergartens and schools will remain closed for a second consecutive day on Tuesday due to heavy air pollution, Press TV reported on Monday.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Emergency meeting called over New Delhi 'gas chamber' smog

India's environmental officials planned an emergency meeting as a thick blanket of smog continued to cover New Delhi on Saturday, one day after nearly 2,000 public schools were closed from unprecedented air pollution levels.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Australia a step closer to its first high speed rail network

An Australian-first high speed rail network connecting major cities Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney is a step closer to becoming a reality on Thursday, as private company Consolidated Land and Rail Australia (CLARA) Pty Ltd. prepares to submit an ambitious proposal to the government.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

WHO report says 4 Indian cities among 10 most polluted in world

Four Indian cities are among the worst air polluted 10 cities across the world, said a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Air Pollution Levels Skyrocketing in World’s Poorest Cities

A study finds more than 80 percent of urban dwellers are exposed to alarmingly high levels of air pollution, responsible for an estimated seven million premature deaths every year. This latest report on urban air quality by the World Health Organization finds those most affected live in the world’s poorest cities.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Canadian wildfire city : Wildfire spared 90 percent of Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray is largely intact despite a week of damage from the wildfires devastating Canada's oil sands region, Alberta's premier said after touring the ghost town.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Alberta wildfire could cause record insurance losses in Canada

The wildfire that destroyed the Fort McMurray region in Canada's Alberta province is expected to incur the largest insured property losses from a single disaster in Canadian history.

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