'Hazardous' smog chokes India's capital

NEW DELHI: Smog in New Delhi hit “hazardous” levels on Thursday (Nov 3) as smoke from thousands of crop fires in northern India combined with other pollutants to create a noxious grey cocktail enveloping the megacity. Levels of the most dangerous particles – PM 2.5, so tiny they can enterContinue Reading

Hong Kong September heat record broken twice

HK: Hong Kong has damaged two heat records for September in a little over a 7 days, the city’s weather conditions observatory said Tuesday (Sep 13), because the crowded financial center swelters through the hottest summers. The Hk Observatory said a temperature of thirty-five. 4 degrees Grad was recorded onContinue Reading

10 times normal rainfall drove vast Pakistan flooding: ESA

PARIS: Rainfall 10 times heavier than usual caused Pakistan’s devastating floods, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Thursday (Sep 1), as it released satellite images of a vast lake created by the overflowing Indus river. Rains, described by United Nations chief Antonio Guterres as a “monsoon on steroids” haveContinue Reading