Thailand pledges to take action to reduce air pollution

Thailand pledges to take action to reduce air pollution

Thai officials on October 20 pledged to take action to address a spike in air pollution that came before the normal peak of seasonal haze.
Air pollution shortens Thais' lifespan by 1.8 years: report

Air pollution shortens Thais' lifespan by 1.8 years: report

More than 90 per cent of the population in Thailand are living in poorer air conditions than the safety standard set out by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and this condition can shorten the average lifespan of Thais by 1.8 years, according to a report by Air Quality Life Index.
Air pollution kills 1,200 children a year: EU agency

Air pollution kills 1,200 children a year: EU agency

Air pollution still causes more than 1,200 premature deaths a year in under 18's across Europe and increases the risk of chronic disease later in life, the EU environmental agency said Monday.
Severe air pollution hits Thailand’s Chiang Mai city

Severe air pollution hits Thailand’s Chiang Mai city

The historical city of Chiang Mai has been under thick smog as a result of hazardous pollution levels in northern Thailand, triggering concerns about the impact on locals’ health and tourism, a key sector of the economy.
Air pollution remains alert in Thailand"s northern areas

Air pollution remains alert in Thailand"s northern areas

Parts of the upper northern and northeastern areas of Thailand remained cloaked in hazardous levels of smoke haze on March 28 with the worst pollution still in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district.
Europe's industrial air pollution costing hundreds of billions: report

Europe's industrial air pollution costing hundreds of billions: report

Air pollution from industries in Europe causes health and environmental damage estimated at up to 430 billion euros ($500 billion) for a single year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Wednesday.
Slow-charging progress in e-mobility in need of boost

Slow-charging progress in e-mobility in need of boost

Rising air pollution amidst the rapid urbanisation in developing countries like Vietnam is a headache for authorities and citizens alike. Alongside Vietnam’s plan to ban motorcycles from big cities that remains in limbo, the country’s transition to e-mobility and building out the relevant infrastructure seems equally uncertain.  Phuong Thu reports.
Demand for charging stations causes jam in EV advancement

Demand for charging stations causes jam in EV advancement

As air pollution in big cities passes far beyond acceptable limits, the interest in electric vehicles is rising. However, the lack of an adequate charging infrastructure looks to be a major roadblock on the journey towards a clean vehicle transition.
UL Healthy Building event supports growing demand for healthy buildings

UL Healthy Building event supports growing demand for healthy buildings

In an effort to generate awareness and solutions for healthier buildings in Vietnam, UL and the VGBC co-hosted a Healthy Buildings event in Ho Chi Minh City
Curtailing the air threat for humans

Curtailing the air threat for humans

As the red alarm is sounded over air pollution in Southeast Asia, the demand for dust masks and air purifiers has been skyrocketing in Vietnam, urging home appliance manufacturers to launch new, optimised products.
Post-retreat, AirVisual affirms "Hanoi is not the most polluted city"

Post-retreat, AirVisual affirms "Hanoi is not the most polluted city"

IQAir AirVisual quickly affirmed that “Hanoi is not the most polluted city in the world” after it pulled its heavily down-rated app from Vietnam.
In China, unhappiness tracks poor air quality

In China, unhappiness tracks poor air quality

Eye-watering, throat-scratching air pollution is a major driver of big city blues in China, according to a study published on Monday (Jan 21) that matched social network chatter with fine-particle pollution levels.
Air pollution is Vietnam’s silent killer

Air pollution is Vietnam’s silent killer

Grave air pollution in Vietnam’s cities and towns, especially Hanoi, continues to cause severe health problems for Vietnam’s growing urban population. However, no effective measures have been taken to deal with the situation.