Tagged: smog

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Beijing creates smog squad

City officials have created a new environmental police squad in an effort to tackle Beijing’s persistent smog problems. The city was under an orange alert last week, the second-highest warning level in China’s four-tiered...

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India’s smog thwarts carmakers’ plans

With the Indian capital New Delhi choking in the smog, the municipal government is taking action against diesel vehicles. German carmakers in particular will face more obstacles in the future. As Frederic Spohr in...

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Air pollution kills millions each year

Each year 3.3 million people die prematurely from the effects of air pollution worldwide – a figure that could double by 2050 if emissions continue to rise at the current rate. Elke Bunge reports...

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Hold your breath in New Delhi

Think twice before choosing to visit New Delhi over Beijing. Turns out that the air quality in the Indian capital is worse than Beijing, making it the most polluted city in the world. And...