AJ Impact

Petrol rationing and price hikes take Iranians by surprise

Drivers in Iran were caught off-guard by snap plan that includes a steep increase in the cost of motor fuel.

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Mumbai ranks as the world's worst city for driving

Calgary, meanwhile, takes top spot for vehicular infrastructure, traffic safety, driver behaviour and road costs.

Mumbai ranks as the world's worst city for driving

Environment

Schools shut due to Delhi's smog but children run a race

People slam organisers of 'Run for Children' as Delhi schools closed due to hazardous air quality level in the capital.

Schools shut due to Delhi's smog but children run a race

Health

Climate change exposes children to lifelong health harm: Doctors

A new study says impacts of climate change could burden an entire generation with disease and illness.

Climate change exposes children to lifelong health harm: Doctors

India

In Mumbai, toxic air plagues poor residents of housing colony

Surrounded by chemical factories, more than 5,000 families live in Mahul and many report health problems.

In Mumbai, toxic air plagues poor residents of housing colony

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These countries have some of the world's worst emissions gains

In 2018, India, the US and China witnessed the largest increases in greenhouse gas emissions.

These countries have some of the world's worst emissions gains

United Kingdom

UK: Bonfires, fireworks send air pollution levels soaring

Air pollution measured at eight times safe levels as Brits mark anniversary of attack on Parliament.

UK: Bonfires, fireworks send air pollution levels soaring

India

'Delhi in ICU': Spike in respiratory diseases due to toxic smog

Severe pollution has been choking India's capital, prompting the government to declare a public health emergency.

'Delhi in ICU': Spike in respiratory diseases due to toxic smog

Asia

Delhi gasps under 'eye-burning' smog amid worst pollution crisis

Authorities put restrictions on private vehicles and shut schools as pollution level hovers around dangerous levels.

Delhi gasps under 'eye-burning' smog amid worst pollution crisis

India

'Gas chamber': Pollution hits record high in New Delhi

Five million face masks to be distributed in schools but experts say a lot more needs to be done by the government.

'Gas chamber': Pollution hits record high in New Delhi

AJ Impact

Tesco to eliminate 1 billion pieces of plastic packaging by 2020

The retail chain said it would replace plastic bags with paper ones in its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Tesco to eliminate 1 billion pieces of plastic packaging by 2020

Asia

Cricketers hit nets under smoggy skies in New Delhi

Filthy air polluted by rural crop fires and urban traffic and factories reached dangerous new levels in India's capital.

Cricketers hit nets under smoggy skies in New Delhi

Wild Animals

Oil spill threatens rare Bangladeshi dolphin breeding zone

At least 10 tonnes of diesel spread across an area of 16 kilometres, an official said.

Oil spill threatens rare Bangladeshi dolphin breeding zone

India

Delhi fights hazardous pollution after Diwali fireworks

Supreme Court bans most fireworks for the Hindu festival of lights but few revellers follow the order.

India: Delhi fights hazardous pollution after Diwali fireworks

Pollution

China winter smog targets not enough to offset last year's surge

Flexibility in anti-smog measures last year led to higher pollution amid concerns weakening economy undermining resolve.

China winter smog targets not enough to offset last year's surge