Smog

A washerman collects the clothes spread for drying at an over-bridge as city is seen enveloped in thick layer of smog in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Schools in India's capital have been shut for Thursday and Friday after air quality plunged to a severe category for the third consecutive day, enveloping New Delhi in a thick gray haze of noxious air. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
November 14, 2019 - 7:53 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools in India’s capital are shut on Thursday and Friday after a thick gray haze of noxious air enveloped the city for the third consecutive day, and angry residents blamed authorities for holding an annual children’s race. Buildings and monuments were largely obscured by smog...
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An elderly woman begs as a couple walks wearing pollution mask in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Schools in India's capital have been shut for Thursday and Friday after air quality plunged to a severe category for the third consecutive day, enveloping New Delhi in a thick gray haze of noxious air. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
November 14, 2019 - 5:03 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools in India’s capital are shut Thursday and Friday after a thick gray haze of noxious air enveloped the city for the third consecutive day, and angry residents blamed authorities for allowing an annual children’s run. Buildings and monuments were largely obscured by smog and...
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Volunteers and policemen wear pollution masks and stand at a busy crossing with the banner saying obey odd and even, remove pollution, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Authorities in New Delhi are restricting the use of private vehicles on the roads under an "odd-even" scheme based on license plates to control vehicular pollution as the national capital continues to gasp under toxic smog. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
November 04, 2019 - 3:14 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi restricted many private vehicles from the roads Monday to try to lessen pollution as people gasped and their eyes burned in toxic smog that exacerbated a public health crisis. The "odd-even" scheme will restrict private vehicles with odd-number license plates to driving...
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Delhi's sky line is seen enveloped in smog and dust in New Delhi, India, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. An expert panel in India's capital has declared a health emergency due to air pollution choking the city, with authorities ordering schools closed until Nov. 5. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
November 04, 2019 - 1:13 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in New Delhi are restricting private vehicles from the roads on alternating days to control vehicular pollution as people in the national capital continues to gasp under toxic smog. The measure restricts private vehicles with odd-number license plates to driving on odd...
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October 30, 2019 - 12:51 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in smog-plagued Warsaw revealed plans Wednesday to further limit car access to the city center, cut down on coal heating in private homes and expand green areas in a drive to improve the city's air quality. Especially in the fall and winter, when the air is damp...
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October 30, 2019 - 11:46 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in smog-plagued Warsaw are revealing plans to further limit car access to the city center, cut down on coal heating in private homes and expand green areas in a drive to improve the city's air quality. Especially in the fall and winter, when the air is damp and...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2014 file photo, drivers enter Sacramento on Highway 50 to come to a near stand still as traffic backs up in West Sacramento, Calif. The Trump administration's environmental battle with California intensified Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, as the Environmental Protection Agency warned the state that it could lose federal highway funds if it doesn't clean up its air. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 24, 2019 - 6:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday blamed California's worst-in-the nation air quality on shoddy paperwork, calling on the state to overhaul its plans for cleaning up toxic smog or risk losing billions in federal road dollars. The government's warning is the latest battle...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2014 file photo, drivers enter Sacramento on Highway 50 to come to a near stand still as traffic backs up in West Sacramento, Calif. The Trump administration's environmental battle with California intensified Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, as the Environmental Protection Agency warned the state that it could lose federal highway funds if it doesn't clean up its air. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 24, 2019 - 6:19 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday blamed California's worst-in-the nation air quality on shoddy paperwork, calling on the state to overhaul its plans for cleaning up toxic smog or risk losing billions in federal road dollars. The government's warning comes days after the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 11, 2019, file photograph, southbound Interstate 25 traffic lanes bog down to a crawl at the interchange with Interstate 70 just north of downtown Denver. On Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing to decide whether to lower the ozone status of Denver and eight other northern Colorado counties from "moderate" to "serious," a move that would force the state to take action to clean the air but which businesses have voiced objections over meeting any possible regulatory changes. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 06, 2019 - 6:00 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado took the unusual step of inviting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to downgrade the air quality rating of the state's biggest population center, and not everyone thinks that was a good idea. The EPA held a hearing Friday on whether to lower the ozone status of Denver...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, as traffic rolls along Speer Boulevard in the foreground, the skyline is shrouded as pollution fills the air in Denver. Colorado has taken the unusual step of inviting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to downgrade the air quality rating of the state’s biggest population center, and not everyone thinks that is a good idea. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 06, 2019 - 4:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado took the unusual step of inviting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to downgrade the air quality rating of the state's biggest population center, and not everyone thinks that was a good idea. The EPA held a hearing Friday on whether to lower the ozone status of Denver...
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