India and Brazil Wednesday signed an agreement in Brasilia on cooperation in the field of environment, the external affairs ministry said.

According to the latest World Health Organisation estimates on "Ambient (outdoor) air pollution in cities database 2014", Patna is the second most polluted city in the world, in terms of PM2.5 emissions.

Air pollution in Pakistan’s urban centers is among the most severe in the world. Every year, it results in more than 20 thousand premature deaths among adults and in almost five million cases of illnesses among young children in Pakistan. In addition, urban air pollution affects the quality of life and the economy and environment of Pakistan.

Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang province, plans to shut down more than 250 high-polluting factories and relocate 12 others in order to improve its air quality.

BHUBANESWAR: The Biju Patnaik airport is set to get ISO-14001 tag, a recognition given to airports by international organization for standardization, Geneva, for meeting environmental parameters.

This report reviews recent developments in China’s formal national air pollution policies from late 2011 to late 2013. It also reviews the related legal framework and administrative structure of implementation of air pollution prevention and control measures in China, to illustrate the context and legal significance of these trends.

London: Britain’s monarch is exposed to the worst air pollution in Britain.

The Talabira mines have now hit the green hurdle. The mines were at the centre of controversy through October over whether the Prime Minister was right in jointly allocating them to Aditya Birla group firm, Hindalco.

But now the empowered panel of the environment ministry has sent the joint venture company a series of queries before it is willing to consider giving a license to Talabira II to operate.

The government of Japan has developed the joint credit mechanism (JCM) to mitigate climate change and help developing countries achieve low-carbon growth by mobilising technology, markets and finan

Air quality in the Kathmandu Valley has been deteriorating continuously, particularly in the last two decades. And air pollution has imposed huge costs on the society and the environment.

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