AFP (Apr. 15, 2016) New Delhi imposes driving restrictions that will take around a million cars off its roads for the second time this year, seeking to improve air quality in the world's most polluted capital.
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AFP (Jan. 1, 2016) More than a million private cars are banned from New Delhi's roads, as authorities begin trialling drastic new measures to cut smog in the world's most polluted capital.
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AFP (Jan. 15, 2016) New Delhi wraps up a trial of draconian driving restrictions that has taken around a million cars off the roads and seen even judges and diplomats carpool in the world's most polluted capital.
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AFP (Dec. 20, 2015) Bulgaria's capital Sofia, a city of about 1.3 million people, is the European capital with the most polluted air, data by the European Environment Agency shows. The air pollution, blamed in part on ... watch video
AFP (June 10, 2012) It's the highest navigable lake in the world and the longest in South America. But it's also one of the most polluted. Lake Titicaca, on the border between Bolivia and Peru, is fighting for its ... watch video
Reuters (Mar. 4, 2013) Scientists in Denmark have built a device designed to clean polluted air by accelerating natural atmospheric processes, helping to get rid of chemicals and smells. ... watch video
Sep. 27, 2016 Nanofibers are more absorbent and better for the environment, say researchers, who note that their new material would have less of an environmental impact and be safer for ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 A team of scientists studying solar cells made from cadmium telluride, a promising alternative to silicon, has discovered that microscopic "fault lines" within and between ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Soil is a major carbon pool, whose impact on climate change is still not fully understood. According to a recent study, however, soil carbon stocks and could be modeled more accurately by factoring ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 Utah's iconic Rainbow Bridge hums with natural and human-made vibrations, according to a new study. The study characterizes the different ways the bridge vibrates and what ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 If you chop a magnet in half, you end up with two smaller magnets. Both the original and the new magnets have “north” and “south” poles. But what if single north and south poles exist, just ... read more
Sep. 20, 2016 Habitat degradation poses a greater risk to the survival of turtles and tortoises than rising global temperatures, according to new research. More than 60 per cent are listed as vulnerable, ... read more
Sep. 20, 2016 Every plant and animal has a unique genetic composition, which makes a lake like a bowl of DNA soup—every spoonful contains the combined DNA of the lake’s inhabitants. Scientists have only ... read more
Sep. 23, 2016 A new study on the Greenland Ice Sheet provides valuable insight on climate change, using unique research methods to establish new estimates of ice loss for both modern and ... read more
May 5, 2016 The health benefits of walking and cycling outweigh the negative effects on health of air pollution, even in cities with high levels of air pollution, according to a new study. This new evidence ... read more
Oct. 29, 2015 A new study has described how Delhi suffers a toxic blend of geography, growth, poor energy sources and unfavorable weather that perpetuates and propagates its dangerously high levels of air ... read more
Mar. 30, 2015 The beneficial effects of exercise are more important for our health than the negative effects of air pollution, in relation to the risk of premature mortality, new research shows. In other words, ... read more
Aug. 19, 2013 Live in a large city like New York, London, Beijing or Mumbai, and you are likely exposed to more air pollution than people in smaller cities in surrounding areas. But exactly how a city's ... read more