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...
A heavy fog has blanketed most of northeastern China and forced schools to suspend classes, close an airport and cause major traffic headaches.
Saeed Kamali Dehghan RESIDENTS of Tehran are blaming US-led sanctions for unprecedented levels of air pollution that have repeatedly forced the closure of universities and schools in the past month.
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 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.
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...
Peter Hannam Sydney's air pollution levels have again soared, this time from a combination of fog and smoke from the on-going bushfires.
Peter Hannam Sydneysiders can expect another day of high smog levels as smoke from nearby bushfires blankets the city.
Peter Hannam When it comes to global warming, do clouds have a silver lining?
As China's economy slows, the new leadership faces the difficult challenge of reviving growth even as an increasing proportion of the population resists any further deterioration of the nation's...
Air pollution is an underestimated scourge that kills far more people than AIDS and malaria and a shift to cleaner energy could easily halve the toll by 2030, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.
Peter Hannam The lights go off - but Earth Hour organisers are urging participants to make a bigger switch.
Chinese are learning to say 'no' the status quo as rampant pollution takes its toll.
The departing chief of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson, says she cringes whenever she is asked if President Barack Obama is truly serious about confronting climate change.
Daryl Loo, Feiwen Rong BEIJING ordered government vehicles off the roads as part of an emergency response to ease air pollution that has smothered China's capital for the past three days, while warning the smog will...
The Loaded Dog
Earth Hour proved a truly explosive topic when we asked readers if they would join in the anti-global warming campaign.
Australia will join the US-led international Climate and Clean Air Coalition to support action to reduce pollutants.
Chinese authorities have set tougher rules to combat air pollution by ordering all big cities to monitor tiny particles that do serious damage to health.
Glenn Chapman Two Greenpeace activists have been arrested after being pried from a giant iPod in front of Apple's headquarters during a protest against using dirty energy to power data centres.
Glenda Kwek THE devastating Pakistan floods are caused by a static jet stream, meteorologists say.