air pollution

Grabar-Kitarovic, Lavrov find solution to air pollution caused by Bosanski Brod oil refinery

Croatia and Russia have found a solution for the problem of air pollution caused by a Russian-owned oil refinery in Bosanski Brod, northern Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has been poisoning residents of Slavonski Brod, a town across the Sava River in Croatia, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in Munich on Sunday.

EU issues final warning to five countries over air pollution breaches

The European Commission sent final warnings on Wednesday to Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Britain for failing to address repeated breaches of air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

Beijing issues yellow alert for smog ahead of vehicle ban

Beijing issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution on Tuesday, just as the city was preparing to ban high-emission vehicles from its roads.

More than half of Chinese cities choking under smog

Air pollution was reported on Wednesday by more than half of the 338 Chinese cities monitored by the country's environmental protection authority.

Norwegian capital bans diesel vehicles over air pollution

A ban on driving most diesel cars on roads in the Norwegian capital of Oslo went into effect Tuesday in an attempt to tackle harmful air pollution.

Sydney issues air pollution alert as temperatures soar

An air pollution alert has been issued for Sydney as much of city and surrounding areas brace for sweltering summer heat, according to health officials. 

China smog shuts motorways, cancels flights

China's air and road transport was hit by thick smog in north and central parts of the country Monday, state media reported, as high pollution levels continued to affect the region.

Suffocating Sarajevo orders alternating traffic to combat pollution

Air pollution in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo has gone far beyond critical in recent days, prompting an emergency committee to ban half of the city's cars from the roads, the daily Avaz reported Saturday online.

Paris limits cars on road after suffering worst pollution in 10 years

Paris has implemented limits on the number of cars on its roads after being hit by its worst and most prolonged air pollution in at least 10 years.

Severe air pollution reported in Bosnian industrial cities

Air pollution in major cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina has again reached alarming levels, with the concentration of pollutants exceeding permitted limits in Tuzla, Zenica and Sarajevo, the country's weather service reported on Monday.

Slavonski Brod residents protest against air pollution

More than 4,000 residents of the eastern town of Slavonski Brod rallied in the central town square on Thursday to warn once again about air pollution caused by an oil refinery in Bosanski Brod, a town in the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its Serb entity, across the Sava River.

Delhi halts construction, diesel generators in air pollution battle

Cricket matches were cancelled Sunday and school holidays extended as air pollution levels in the Indian capital continued to hover way above safe levels with no sign of respite.

Delhi, Indian cities choked with pollution after Diwali fireworks

Pollution levels hit alarmingly high levels in New Delhi and vast parts of India on Monday, the morning after Diwali, as smoke from huge quantities of fireworks clogged up the air.

Pollution data paints dirty image of German cities

Excessive levels of pollution were recorded in the majority of tests conducted on busy German streets in 2015, government data revealed Friday.

Germany's most polluted city calls on residents to leave cars at home

The south-western German city of Stuttgart has called on residents to leave their cars at home indefinitely to reduce harmful air pollution levels that have fallen foul of EU standards for years.

Indian capital launches car restriction plan to curb pollution

Authorities in New Delhi Friday launched a plan to limit the number cars on the roads to tackle alarming levels of pollution in the city.

Rome and Milan still heavily polluted despite car traffic bans

Air pollution in Rome and Milan has remained dangerously high despite emergency traffic restrictions adopted this week to reduce contamination from carcinogenic fumes, official data showed Tuesday.

Rome retracts decision to ban car traffic to limit air pollution

Rome and Milan are Italy's two biggest cities, with populations of 2.9 million and 1.3 million respectively. During the traffic restrictions, people in both metropolises will be offered reduced-price public transport tickets.

Bosnia: Sarajevo coated in smog, residents advised to stay at home

All manufacturing plants using solid fuels were instructed to reduce their operational capacities or lower temperatures by three centigrades.

Beijing students ordered indoors as smog again shrouds northern China

Air pollution kills about 4,000 Chinese people a day, with coal burning a key contributor, according to the scientific paper published by independent research group Berkeley Earth.