Obama's About to Get a Whiff of India's Air Pollution

January 22, 2015 3:29 AM

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The Times of India newspaper carried a cartoon this month of U.S. President Barack Obama wearing a gas mask when he attends the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Jan. 26. Next to it was table showing air quality, or rather the lack of it.

New Delhi’s residents have long suffered from bad air -- readings on the morning of Jan. 20 were “very unhealthy,” mostly because of trucks and cars running on dirty diesel. The Obama cartoon sums up the city’s pollution problem, but the plunge in crude oil prices may offer a solution.

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