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The Guardian view on air pollution: ministers must act

smog in new delhi
Smog in New Delhi, India, on Sunday. ‘Air pollution is at crisis levels in cities around the world.’ Photograph: Shams Qari/Barcroft Images

Adults who grew up in less polluted days can cope with pollution. But when a child’s lungs are damaged, they are damaged for life

November 8, 2016 — On Sunday, the capital city of one of the world’s fastest growing economies was effectively shut down in an emergency act. The reason was not terrorism, but air pollution. The Continue reading The Guardian view on air pollution: ministers must act

‘Every breath is an effort’: Delhi residents suffer amid smog crisis

an Indian man and his family ride a bike during heavy dust and smog
An Indian man and his family ride a bike during heavy dust and smog in Delhi. Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPA

Using the hashtags #DelhiSmog and #DelhiChokes, locals are voicing concern over heavy pollution shrouding the city

November 7, 2016 — Residents and visitors to Delhi are struggling to cope with severe levels of toxic air pollution that have prompted authorities to declare an “emergency situation” in the city.  Continue reading ‘Every breath is an effort’: Delhi residents suffer amid smog crisis