Global air pollution from burning fossil fuels costs $8 billion each day, more than 3% of the value of goods and services produced daily, as people fall sick, miss work and need medical care, according to a report published on Wednesday.
Environmental groups and New Delhi residents staged a protest at India Gate on Tuesday to press for action on air pollution.
Indian capital New Delhi and several other regions in northern India witnessed no respite from air pollution as the air quality continued to deteriorate and became the most hazardous Monday morning in the city ever.
Vietnam has warned its people to limit outdoor activities because the air quality in the Southeast Asian country has persistently been at “unhealthy”levels for days.
Singapore’s air quality deteriorated to “unhealthy” levels on Saturday for the first time in three years, data from the National Environment Agency (NEA) showed, threatening to deepen a regional dispute over forest fires.