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  • Indian capital braces for worst air quality this festive week

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Air quality in New Delhi will deteriorate to "severe" levels this week when Indians set off firecrackers to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights, a government scientist said, leaving many at risk of respiratory problems.
  • Smog chokes Beijing marathon, but should be gone for APEC

    When cold wind didn’t arrive as expected, participants in the annual Beijing Marathon had to endure the 26-mile race in the thick smog surrounding the city. But world leaders coming to China’s capital for an APEC summit in November won’t...

    Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste

    A single Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day. Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded. Disposable...

    Heavily polluted India launches national air quality index

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has launched a new air quality index to help citizens understand complex pollution data and its implications for their health, the environment minister said on Friday. A World Health Organization (WHO) study of 1,600 cities...

    Universal Studios to open Beijing theme park in 2019

    Universal Studios to open Beijing theme park in 2019
    After 13 years of negotiations and planning, Universal Parks & Resorts said Monday it would open a $3.3-billion, 300-acre theme park in Beijing. The company and its Chinese partners did not set an opening date, but state-run media said the complex would...