SUBSCRIBE NOW

SIGHT

Be informed. Be challenged. Be inspired.

Air pollution in India’s New Delhi turns ‘severe’, some schools shut

People exercise on a grass lawn near India Gate along 'Kartavya Path' on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, on 27th October, 2023.

Nw Delhi, IndiaReuters People in New Delhi woke up to a thick layer of toxic haze on Friday, and some schools were ordered to be shut for two days as the air quality index entered the “severe” category in several parts of the Indian capital.  A filthy smog forms over Delhi every winter as cold, […]

US east coast blanketed in eerie veil of smoke from Canada fires

People wear protective masks as the Roosevelt Island Tram crosses the East River while haze and smoke from the Canadian wildfires shroud the Manhattan skyline, on 7th June, 2023

New York, USReuters Schools across the US east coast cancelled outdoor activities, commercial airline traffic was slowed and millions of Americans were urged to stay indoors on Wednesday as smoke from Canadian wildfires drifted south, blanketing cities in a thick yellowish haze. The US National Weather Service issued air quality alerts for virtually the entire […]

More kids in hospital, schools shut as smog smothers Delhi

India New Delhi smog2

New Delhi, IndiaReuters More children are in hospital with breathing problems as pollution levels remain dangerously high in New Delhi, doctors warned on Wednesday, and the government shut five power stations and extended school closures to try to contain the crisis. The city of 20 million was the world’s most polluted capital for the third […]