Pollution in Beijing was stuck at unhealthy levels for the sixth straight day, prompting warnings for people to stay indoors as thick grey smog shrouded the capital a week before the annual meeting...
Sydneysiders are being urged to avoid the outdoors due to air pollution caused by high ozone levels.
The punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state's drinking water supply.
Steel factories and thermal power plants in eastern China frequently exceed national standards, according to a study led by an environmental group in Beijing.
Natalie O'Brien It is one of the most beautiful and productive regions in the country, dotted with award-winning wineries, famous horse studs, olive groves and beef and dairy farms.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified outdoor air pollution as a leading cause of cancer in humans.
Lucy Carroll, Peter Hannam Health authorities are bracing for an increase in hospital admissions and sickness as Sydney's air quality drops to levels not seen since the Red Dawn dust storms four years ago.
Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region...
NSW would be lucky to survive Thursday's fires, the worst in more than 10 years, with fewer than 100 homes destroyed. By late today, emergencies warnings had been declared in seven areas.
Peter Hannam Sydneysiders can expect another day of high smog levels as smoke from nearby bushfires blankets the city.
Rachel Browne, Heath Gilmore Emergency treatments for breathing problems have risen sharply due to the significant air pollution resulting from bushfire smoke.
Kim Arlington, Heath Gilmore, Rachel Browne Emergency planning in Australia makes far more detailed provisions for managing animals than it does for the needs of children, a report has found.
Peter Hannam Sydney's air pollution levels have again soared, this time from a combination of fog and smoke from the on-going bushfires.
Ben Grubb A smoke haze caused by bushfires and subsequent backburning in the north and west of NSW that blanketed Sydney on Saturday saw air quality deteriorate and pollution levels soar 15 times above normal...
Peter Hannam November is shaping up to be another unusually warm month, with the heat, a lack of rain and the prospect of more bouts of windy weather likely to keep NSW's fire-fighting resources stretched.
Peter Hannam Temperatures are dropping in Sydney but windy conditions are likely to keep fire crews busy.
Ben Grubb, Peter Hannam Pollution soared four times higher than levels deemed hazardous and hundreds of fire alarms went off, in one case stranding train passengers, as thick haze from bushfires engulfed the city on...
Tom Arup Victoria should overhaul its energy supply and change its approach to planned burns as part of efforts to stop worrying declines in the state's environmental health.
Shanghai warned children and the elderly to stay indoors for at least a seventh day this month, intensifying pressure on local authorities to control the worst smog since government monitoring began...
Peter Hannam An environment study into the effects of dust from coal trains has apparently been doctored, with the federal and NSW government misled - perhaps willingly, according to a local activist group and...