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Pollution alert in Mexico City on eve of new driving rule Map of Mexico City Mexico  City has declared an alert after smog rose to 1 times acceptable limits on the eve of an unpopular program to reduce the number of cars Mexico City extends air pollution alert for into 4th day Map of Mexico City Mexico  The authorities saying that despite slight improvements smog levels remained at almost 1 times acceptable limits in some areas China smog sparks red alerts in 10 cities
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Mexico City issues 6th smog alert after ozone levels spike Map of Mexico City Mexico  Mexico City officials have issued their sixth pollution alert of the year and ordered more cars off the road to reduce emissions Mexico City extends traffic cuts into Wednesday over smog Map of Mexico City Mexico
Beijing pollution: Police force to combat toxic smog
Jan.7   Beijing
  A new team of environmental police will try to reduce hazardous levels of toxic smog engulfing Beijing, the city's acting mayor has said


year 2016 Top ^

May.24   Mexico  
May.3   Mexico
  Mexico City has extended into Wednesday a pollution alert that requires 40 percent of cars and trucks to keep off the streets

Apr.4   Mexico  
Mar.16   Mexico  


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Dec.23   China  
  Hazardous smog blanketing China's north-east has sparked more red alerts, with authorities advising residents in 10 cities to stay indoors
Dec.17   Beijing   Beijing issues second ever pollution red alert
  Beijing authorities have issued a second pollution red alert, little more than a week after the first ever such warning
Nov.29   Beijing   Chinese authorities boost smog alert level in Beijing  The authorities in the Chinese capital, Beijing, have issued 'orange level', their highest smog warning so far this year. Nov.27   Beijing   Beijing hit with severe air pollution  Smog engulfed large parts of the country despite efforts to clean up the foul air. The U.S. Embassy reported the level of the poisonous, tiny articles Nov.8   Northeast China   Heavy smog shrouds northeastern China as winter begins Map of Shenyang China  Air quality reached extremely hazardous levels in the city of Shenyang, as northern China began to burn coal to heat homes for winter Oct.3   Singapore   Thickening haze in Singapore prompts cancellation of swim races  Worsening smog in Singapore prompted swimming World Cup organizers to cancel 15 finals races just an hour before the session was to start

year 2014 Top ^

Oct.19   Beijing Beijing Marathon runners wear masks to combat smog   Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.23   Northeast China   Smog descends on NE China, closing roads, airport   Smog has lowered visibility to less than 50 meters (yards) in parts of northeast China, leading to the weekend closure of highways and an ai... Oct.23   Beijing   Beijing announces emergency measures amid fog of pollution  Skies regularly shrouded by a filthy gray smog, bringing chaos to the transportation network and forcing millions to seek refuge behind surgical... Oct.22   Northeast China   Airports, schools remain closed as smog blankets Chinese city   Schools, major roads and an airport remained closed Tuesday, as a thick cloud of filthy smog smothered the northeastern city of Harbin Oct.20   Northeast China Heavy smog hits north China city, flights canceled
Map of Harbin China
  Severe smog has reduced the visibility of Harbin to less than half a football field. Primary and middle schools and some highways were closed
Jun.23   Malaysia   Malaysia declares smog emergency  Malaysia has declared a state of emergency in two southern districts after smog triggered by forest fires in Indonesia reached hazardous lev...

year 2011 Top ^

Oct.8   Milan Milan bans cars to stop pollution  The city of Milan is banning all traffic from its streets for 10 hours on Sunday in an attempt to reduce smog Sep.2   Washington   Obama scraps tighter smog rules  US President Barack Obama ordered the EPA to shelve plans to reduce concentrations of ozone - one of the main contributors to smog

year 2010 Top ^

Aug.9   Moscow Heat and smog double death rate  The rate in Moscow, has doubled because of an extended streak of heat and smog. The average is 360 to 380 cases, but today is around 700

year 2008 Top ^

Jul.31   Beijing Emergency Olympics smog plan announced  Chinese officials have announced a plan to deal with Beijing's persistent pollution problem as athletes flock toward the country

year 2007 Top ^

Sep.21   Beijing   Drivers ignore No Car Day
  China is holding a No Car Day in over 100 cities as it tries to reduce smog ahead of the 2008 Olympics


year 2006 Top ^

Oct.7   Sumatra     Smoke blankets region
  Parts of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore have been hit by smog from illegal bush fires burning on Sumatra and Borneo


year 2005 Top ^

Dec.10   Tehran   Hundreds treated over Tehran smog
  More than 1,600 people have been taken to hospitals as pollution in the capital reaches critical levels


year 2002 Top ^

Sep.5   Moscow   Forest fire smog chokes Moscow
  Millions of Muscovites have been advised to stay indoors. Choking fumes brought traffic to a virtual standstill


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B. 2017-01-07 Beijing pollution: Police force to combat toxic smog Beijing
C. 2016-05-24 Mexico City issues 6th smog alert after ozone levels spike
D. 2016-05-03 Mexico City extends traffic cuts into Wednesday over smog
E. 2016-04-04 Pollution alert in Mexico City on eve of new driving rule
F. 2016-03-16 Mexico City extends air pollution alert for into 4th day
G. 2015-12-23 China smog sparks red alerts in 10 cities China
2015-12-17 Beijing issues second ever pollution red alert Beijing
I. 2015-11-29 Chinese authorities boost smog alert level in Beijing Beijing
J. 2015-11-27 Beijing hit with severe air pollution Beijing


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