Delhi remains engulfed in toxic smog; schools shut, entry of trucks banned – WION

India’s capital Delhi and the surrounding areas meanwhile continue to battle the toxic smog blanket that has engulfed the region. In the latest effort to reduce air pollution, the commission for air quality management has issued a slew of orders to combat the situation.

Lebanon left without power as grid shuts down

Lebanon has been left without electricity, plunging the country into darkness amid a severe economic crisis. A government official told Reuters news agency the country’s two largest power stations, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, had shut down because of a fuel shortage. The power grid “completely stopped working at noon today” and was unlikely to restartContinue reading “Lebanon left without power as grid shuts down”

Huge Oil Spill From Syrian Power Plant Spreads Across Mediterranean Coast

Satellite images show the leak spreading some 20 kilometers north of its source, and authorities say ​work is underway to clean the coast in the rocky areas A massive oil spill caused by leakage from a power plant inside one of Syria’s oil refineries is spreading along the coast of the Mediterranean country, Syria’s stateContinue reading “Huge Oil Spill From Syrian Power Plant Spreads Across Mediterranean Coast”

Problems at Taishan nuclear plant in China serious enough to warrant shutdown, co-owner warns

The French power company that co-owns a nuclear plant in China has said they would shut it down if it was up to them, because of damage to its fuel rods. However, the decision to close the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant, located in the southern province of Guangdong, is ultimately up to its Chinese operator.Continue reading “Problems at Taishan nuclear plant in China serious enough to warrant shutdown, co-owner warns”

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