Blog posts tagged in air pollution
Complaint: Pollution measures relaxed by CDPHE leadership
By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post
Colorado officials responsible for controlling air pollution this month ordered employees to stop measuring surges of harmful sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulates, according to a whistle...
By Aman Azhar March 15, 2021
For Vicki Cruz, a social worker who lives in the Magnolia Park section of Houston, her health situation couldn’t have gotten a whole lot worse since she came down with Covid-19 over Christmas.
And then it did, when a hard freeze and snowstorm hit Texas last ...
By Laura Sanicola, Erwin Seba NEW YORK/HOUSTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this past week, according to figures provided to the state, as refineries and petrochemical plants in the region scrambled to shut production during frig...
Shared from the 10/5/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By The Associated Press
CARLSBAD, N.M.» Leading oil companies in the Permian Basin are working with a Colorado-based nonprofit environmental organization to better track emissions from the industry as it tries to curb pollution.
Air pollution makes people more vulnerable to respiratory infections; climate change brings people in closer contact with animals that can spread disease. BY NEELA BANERJEE MAR 12, 2020
￼Doctors and public health researchers are getting an increasingly accurate and nuanced picture o...
Shared from the 4/5/2020 The Denver Post eEdition
Scientists study the impact as coronavirus pandemic results in less driving and industrial activity By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post
So long, sulfur dioxide. Goodbye, carbon monoxide.
At least temporarily, air pollution that hurts ...
https://www.inverse.com/science/second-hand-smoke-us-maps Scientists estimate that each year in the U.S., outdoor air pollution shortens the lives of about 100,000 people by one to two decades.
As it turns out, much of this pollution originates not in a person’s own neighborhood, but up to hundreds...
Shared from the 2/9/2020 The Denver Post eEdition
Take a deep breath – you can do this Small actions by residents can add up quickly to improve air quality By Sue McMillin Columnist for The Denver Post-extract
Here is what you can do.
• Refuel your vehicle during cooler even...
Oct. 2, 2019 at 10:18 a.m. PDT
RIO DE JANEIRO — The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest dropped significantly in September, a month when fires typically increase, Brazil’s satellite research agency reported.
The number of fires since the beginning...
Shared from the 6/27/2019 The Denver Post eEdition
European airports plan for net zero carbon emissions
By The Associated Press
LIMASSOL, CYPRUS» An organization representing airports in 45 European countries said Wednesday that it plans to get airports to achieve net zero carbon emission...
This story originally appeared on Undark and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
At the railway hospital in Patna, India earlier this year, an old woman took a raspy breath and croaked out her name: Annapurna Devi. For five years, her son says, the 70-year-old has been una...
According to recent data from the WHO, “9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.”
The data also blames the alarming death toll of 7 million people every year on outdoor and household air pollution.
It further states that “around 3 billion people – more than 40% of the w...
By John Upton
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As the deadliest fires in California history swept through leafy neighborhoods here, Kathleen Sarmento fled her home in the dark, drove to an evacuation center and began setting up a medical triage unit. Patients with burns and other severe injuries were disp...
Google Street View cars have driven millions of miles across the globe, capturing 360-degree images of roadways and communities on all seven continents. Now, scientists and environmentalists are teaming up to add pollution trackers to the vehicles so they can monitor natural gas ...
By Anna McGurk
With avenues of protest and online discussion strictly controlled, artists in China are finding increasingly creative ways to voice their frustration at their cities' appalling air pollution.
It's easy to see why: at the end of 2016, an area of China larger than Spain and Portu...
With only days to go before the deadline, Volkswagen AG (VW) and the U.S. government reached a partial settlement over how to deal with the automaker’s “dieselgate” emissions scandal.
Volkswagen agreed to fix or buy back some 500,000 vehicles caught up in the crisis. What wasn’t ...
Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological and respiratory disorders in their children, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
Fine particles from car exhaust, pow...
More than a thousand diesel cars have been caught without an essential pollution filter that traps deadly particles, according to government figures. But experts warn the rogue practice of removing the filters, which contributes to air pollution-related deaths, could be far more widespread.
Catching a snowflake on your tongue just isn’t as fun when mercury-tainted precipitation enters the equation.
In central areas of North America, mercury levels in rain appear to be rising, according to a recent study from The Science of the Total Environment, despite the fact that me...
Local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will play a "central role" in improving air quality and reducing emissions to comply with EU limits, according to a UK government consultation.
The Supreme Court ruled in April that the UK government had to submit new plans setting out how it...