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Riyadh 'among most polluted cities'

Saudi capital Riyadh has been ranked one of the most polluted cities in the world, a report quoting a World Health Organization (WHO) study said. It named Ahvaz, the capital of the Khuzestan Province in Iran, to be suffering the w

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Vast land too polluted to farm in China

About 3.33 million hectares (8 million acres) of China's farmland is too polluted to grow crops, a government official said on Monday, highlighting the risk facing agriculture after three decades of rapid industrial growth. Ch

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Bahrain moves to combat marine pollution

A national plan to combat marine pollution in Bahrain was yesterday approved by the Cabinet. It aims to achieve a speedy, effective and co-ordinated response to pollution caused by oil leaks, harmful biological materials or hazard

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China offers $816m rewards to fight pollution

China said on Monday it would give rewards amounting to 5 billion yuan ($816.91 million) for curbing air pollution in six regions where the problem is serious, underscoring government concern about a source of public anger. The Fi

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China to invest $277bn to curb air pollution

China plans to invest 1.7 trillion yuan ($277 billion) to combat air pollution over the next five years, state media said on Thursday, underscoring the new government's concerns about addressing a key source of social discontent.

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Malaysia declares emergency as smoke pollution thickens

Malaysia declared a state of emergency in two parts of the southern state of Johor on Sunday as smoke from land-clearing fires in Indonesia pushed air pollution above the level considered hazardous.

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Airlines agree plan for tackling emissions

Global airlines have agreed on a proposal for tackling aircraft emissions in a bid to break international deadlock over an issue that has stoked fears of a carbon trade war. Airlines representing 85 per cent of global traffic urge

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Airlines agree plan for tackling emissions

Global airlines have agreed on a proposal for tackling aircraft emissions in a bid to break international deadlock over an issue that has stoked fears of a carbon trade war. Airlines representing 85 per cent of global traffic urge

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Bahrain firms face pollution clampdown

Companies found guilty of flouting recommended air pollution limits in a Bahrain village are facing legal action, said a report. The warning comes as an Italian company nears completion of a six-month study into air quality levels

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Biofuels not so green?

Green schemes to fight climate change by producing more bio-fuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air pollution and cause almost 1,400 premature deaths a year in Europe by 2020, a study showed on Sunday. The report sa

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