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Mongolia tackles pollution problem

Mongolia’s government is attempting to cut down on pollution caused by the burning of coal and wood by subsidising clean stoves. Mongolia is known as the “Land of Eternal Blue Sky”, but its capital of Ulaanbaatar is one of the … Continue reading

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Greece tries to dodge CO2 emission rules

Greece is using its six-month presidencey of the European Union to propose an easing of carbon enissions rules for member states that are in recession.About a fifth of the country’s electricity comes from plants that burn cheap fuel. Right now, … Continue reading

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‘Delhi air pollution higher than Beijing’ report denied

The head of an environment measurement index has denied media reports suggesting it found air quality in the Indian capital, Delhi, to be worse than the China’s capital, Beijing. The Environmental Preference Index did not rank cities as it did not have comparative data, … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s ore export ban comes into effect

Law requiring minerals to be processed domestically has some fearing job losses and worsening air pollution. On Sunday, the Indonesian government put into effect a ban on exporting raw ore from the mineral-rich country. The ban – which included a … Continue reading

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Hazardous Air Pollution Shrouds Beijing

Beijing pollution levels have soared to the worst in months on Thursday, reaching hazardous levels. Morning traffic was shrouded in thick smog. Four highways had to be closed. Commuters wore masks, fearing they could get sick. [Mi Xi, 25-Year-Old TV … Continue reading

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Colossal’ 15,000 tonne tyre fire visible from space

Firefighters have been battling a “colossal” tyre fire at a recycling plant in North Yorkshire, which they say could take weeks to clear. 15,000 tonnes of tyres went up in smoke, and the huge black plume in Sherburn in Elmet … Continue reading

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Dangerous Beijing pollution has index hit top of scale

China’s capital has been shrouded in dangerous smog, cutting visibility down to a few hundred meters. —————- OUR COMMENT: Few countries are known for their deeds but the rest are known for only their words. China is one of these … Continue reading

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