India's top court has criticized authorities for not doing enough to curb New Delhi's dangerous levels of air pollution, calling it a "blatant and grave violation of right to life."
A potent combination of pollutants, agricultural practices, weather conditions, and geography has shrouded India's capital in a toxic, throat-searing cloud of brown smog.
Actress Priyanka Chopra has posted a picture of herself wearing a mask while filming in New Delhi, as the heavily polluted Indian capital grinds to a halt amid "unbearable" levels of smog.
Residents of India's capital are set to suffer record-levels of smog for at least a week, even as the local government puts in place emergency measures to try and tackle New Delhi's heavily polluted air.
Five million New Delhi children will be given face masks by the government as the city battles heavy smog so toxic that it threatens to force schools to shut.
People across India are preparing for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. They're selling colorful lamps, cleaning and decorating homes, and buying clothes for the celebrations.
As smog from Indonesia's sprawling forest fires chokes neighboring Malaysia, authorities there have distributed 2 million face masks to students in affected areas, state news agency Bernama reported Thursday.
Dozens of people have been arrested over suspected involvement in massive forest fires in Indonesia, where thousands of hectares of ecologically rich land have been burned, engulfing the region in a thick toxic haze.
Long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ground-level ozone, is like smoking about a pack of cigarettes a day for many years, a new study says, and like smoking, it can lead to emphysema.
India accounts for seven of the world's 10 cities with the worst air pollution, according to a new report, but previously smogbound Chinese cities have seen a marked improvement.
Thailand's Ministry of Education has ordered all schools in Bangkok and some surrounding provinces to close for the remainder of the week amid concerns over dangerous levels of air pollution.
Parts of Asia are chocking under a thick layer of smog, leading at least one country to experiment in extreme forms of weather modification in an attempt to clear the toxic brown skies.
The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly signaled it may allow states to release more ozone air pollution, commonly known as smog, dirtying the air in those states and neighboring ones, but the agency did not review the health impact of such a move.
Sometimes to win the war against pollution, you have to beat a tactical retreat.
They look lifted from the pages of science fiction: like industrial monoliths from "Blade Runner," or the Martian pods in "War of the Worlds." But these giant towers, looming over the skyline of Delhi, India, land with benevolent intentions.
Air pollution could be more damaging to our health than previously thought, according to a new study.
More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found.
Schools will be closed for the third day straight on Wednesday in parts of Tehran, as severe air pollution continues to blanket the Iranian capital, according to the state-run Press TV. Schools will also be closed in the neighboring Alborz province.
As it grapples with toxic smog, the Delhi government has turned to an unusual solution to tackle its air pollution problem.
Test cricketers from Sri Lanka and India have resumed play Monday despite soaring air pollution levels that left players vomiting and struggling to breathe.