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  1. 1. news | 15 Jan 2015

    Pollution soars in Chinese winter smog

    By AFP

    » Pollution levels soared in Beijing on Thursday to readings more than 20 times WHO recommended limits, as an annual bout of intense smog returned to haunt the Chinese capital despite government vows to address the plague.

  2. 2. learning | 15 Mar 2013

    Air Pollution: Northern Thai "hell in the air"

    About health

    By Jon Fernquest

    » Wildfires in Myanmar & Thailand caused sudden dangerous levels of air pollution in northern Thailand. Children, older people & asthma suffers told to stay indoors.

  3. 3. news | 22 Jan 2015

    China air quality dire but 'improving'

    By AFP

    » BEIJING - The skies of China's notoriously smog-filled cities saw a marginal improvement last year, according to figures released by Greenpeace Thursday, but pollution remained far above national and international s...

  4. 4. opinion | 10 Jan 2015

    Incinerator power plant spells end to waste problems

    energy

    Newspaper section: News

    » In 2013, a Pollution Control Department's survey showed there to be 26.77 million tonnes of waste in the country, while there were only 2,490 waste disposal entrepreneurs nationwide.

  5. 5. news | 07 Jan 2015

    China encourages environmental social groups to sue

    By AFP

    » China on Wednesday granted public interest groups more power to sue those that flout environmental protection laws, the country's highest court said, as Beijing steps up efforts to curb pollution that regularly chok...

  6. 6. news | 04 Jan 2015

    Karachi's defensive mangrove barrier faces triple threat

    By AFP

    » KARACHI - Thick mangroves have long protected Karachi, southern Pakistan's sprawling metropolis, from battering by the Arabian Sea, but pollution, badly managed irrigation and years of illegal logging have left this...

  7. 7. news | 31 Dec 2014

    China firms fined $26m for pollution

    By AFP

    » BEIJING - Six Chinese companies have been fined $26 million for discharging tens of thousands of tonnes of waste chemicals into rivers, state media said, the biggest such penalty ever in China.

  8. 8. news | 10 Dec 2014

    PCD seeks  Klong Dan legal advice

    POLLUTION

    By Apinya Wipatayotin, Newspaper section: News

    » The Pollution Control Department (PCD) has asked for legal advice on whether it should hold back paying 9.6 billion baht in a compensation dispute to the NVPSKG consortium, which built the Klong Dan waste water plant, un...

  9. 9. news | 09 Dec 2014

    Building coal plants 'negates' pollution cut targets

    environment

    By Apinya Wipatayotin, Newspaper section: News

    » Environmentalists believe Thailand will struggle to reach a targeted 7% cut in greenhouse gas emissions (GGE) by 2020 if more coal-fired power plants are built.

  10. 10. news | 07 Dec 2014

    Paris mayor wants to limit cars

    By AFP

    » The mayor of Paris said Sunday she wanted the city's historic centre to become "semi-pedestrianised" as she laid out a plan to tackle traffic and pollution in the French capital.

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