RIGA, Aug. 11, Xinhua - Latvia's environment minister Romans Naudins has entrusted Riga City Mayor Nils Ushakovs to immediately solve the problem of air pollution in downtown Riga, LETA reported on Monday.

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LOS ANGELES, Aug.7, Xinhua - More than 150 environment experts gathered here Thursday to attend the "2014 Los Angeles Environmental Forum", which will discuss water, air and soil pollution management and other green technologies.

8.9 2014 Los Angeles Environmental Forum kicks off 

Photo taken on Aug. 7, 2014 shows a scene of the "2014 Los Angeles Environmental Forum" in Los Angeles, the United States. (Xinhua/Yang Lei C)

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U.S. Congresswoman Zhao Meixin speaks during the "2014 Los Angeles Environmental Forum" in Los Angeles, the United States, on Aug. 7, 2014. (Xinhua/Yang Lei C)

MANILA, Aug. 7, Xinhua - The Philippine government has adopted a strategy of improving resiliency to climate change, a senior government official said Thursday.

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BRUSSELS, Aug. 7, Xinhua - The European Union (EU) has launched a mobile app called AirProbe to help the public track how much ozone, black carbon and other pollutants they are exposed to, according to an official statement issued on Thursday.

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BEIJING, Aug.4 , China Daily - Beijing will issue a new urban planning strategy by the end of this year that will for the first time contain a plan to preserve large and green "air corridors".

An urban air corridor is a new field being researched by ecological departments both at the city and national levels.  

8.5 Beijing considers air corridors to reduce pollution

A mask-wearing woman walks in the Temple of Heaven during an extremely smoggy day in Beijing in July. Li Wen / Xinhua

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