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SMOG

Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 9, 2020
Italy slaps curbs on cars as pollution chokes cities
More than a dozen cities and towns across Italy introduced traffic curbs on Wednesday in a bid to cut harmful emissions following a spike in pollution.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 29, 2019
India pollution regulator threatens to shut coal-fired utilities around New Delhi
India's federal pollution regulator has warned coal-fired power plants around New Delhi that they could be shut down for failing to comply with deadlines to meet emissions standards, according to sources and a letter reviewed by Reuters.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Nov 4, 2019
India's smog-bound capital suffers worst air pollution so far this year
Air pollution in New Delhi and its surrounding towns reached the worst levels so far this year Sunday, with authorities in the world's most polluted capital city having already declared a public health emergency and ordered schools closed.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 15, 2019
Indonesian forest fires push Singapore's smog to the worst in three years
Singapore's air quality deteriorated to "unhealthy" levels on Saturday for the first time in three years, data from the National Environment Agency showed, threatening to deepen a regional dispute over forest fires.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Aug 31, 2019
Japan Times 1994: Juliana's Tokyo closes after police crack down on dress code
Thousands of young men and women turned out to dance on the last night of a farewell festival at Juliana's Tokyo, an early '90s phenomenon characterized by skin-tight dresses, sensual moves on stages and “techno” music.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 26, 2018
New Delhi residents spend Christmas indoors as smog crisis stretches into fourth day
Many Delhi residents were forced to spend Christmas indoors this year as air quality remained at "severe to emergency" levels for a fourth day, in the Indian capital's worst smog crisis this year.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Aug 20, 2018
Beijing basks in bluest skies in a decade as campaign against smog pays off
Beijing residents have been breathing some of the cleanest air in a decade as they begin to reap the benefits of China's anti-smog push.
BUSINESS
Jun 22, 2018
EPA vastly underestimating U.S. oil, gas system methane leaks: study
U.S. oil and gas drilling and related operations give off much more of the powerful greenhouse gas methane than the federal government estimates, wasting about $20 billion in fuel a year, scientists said on Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 27, 2017
Beijing tells officials not to set off New Year fireworks to curb smog
The Beijing city government has told officials to lead by example and not set off fireworks or firecrackers to welcome the Lunar New Year on Friday to help prevent smog, after the city was blanketed in choking smog earlier this month.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 15, 2017
Beijing's air pollution goal is double WHO's acceptable standard
Beijing's air quality target for 2017 is more than double the acceptable standard set by the World Health Organization, the mayor announced on Saturday in the wake of weeks of hazardous air pollution in the Chinese capital.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 10, 2017
From Iceland to Maldives, Chinese seek 'lung-cleansing' trips
Toxic haze that settled over much of China during the last three weeks has triggered a flight reflex among residents, leading to the rising popularity of smog avoidance travel packages to far-flung locations such as Iceland and Antarctica.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 2, 2017
Beijing enjoys brief respite, but choking smog to set return on Tuesday
The heavy smog that blanketed northern China over the weekend cleared somewhat on Monday, with flights in Beijing returning to normal, but it was likely only a brief respite.
EDITORIALS
Oct 11, 2015
Smog returns to Southeast Asia
Consumers can help pressure palm oil companies to stop using fire to clear land in Indonesia by supporting products certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Sep 25, 2015
Smog from Indonesia fires spurs Singapore to shut schools, urge curb in outdoor activities
Singapore will close its elementary and secondary schools on Friday as the haze from Indonesian forest fires pushed air quality into the "hazardous" range for the first time this year, covering the city-state with a layer of smog.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Sep 15, 2015
As Southeast Asia wheezes in haze, Indonesia cracks down on slash-and-burn deforestation
A worsening haze across northern Indonesia, neighboring Singapore and parts of Malaysia on Tuesday forced some schools to close and airlines to delay flights, while Indonesia ordered a crackdown against lighting fires to clear forested land.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Aug 10, 2015
Photochemical smog creeps back on hot, still days
As searing hot days continue this summer, heatstroke and heat exhaustion have sent record numbers of people to hospitals.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Apr 1, 2015
California getting 'second-hand smog' from Asia, researchers say
California is suffering from "second-hand smog" drifting in from Asia and other places, researchers said on Tuesday, even as the state's prolonged drought has made air quality worse.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2013
Yellow sand, Chinese pollutants wreak havoc
Yellow sand from China reduced visibility in many parts of the nation Saturday and will continue to drift over the archipelago through Sunday afternoon, the Meteorological Agency said.
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2013
Fukuoka gears up for China's smog cloud
The average daily amount of the toxic air pollutant PM2.5 was forecast to reach 42 micrograms per cubic meter in the city of Fukuoka on Friday, topping the national environmental standard of 35 micrograms, city officials said.

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