air pollution

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-...

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.