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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...
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Particulate matter and NO2 air pollution are associated with increased risk of severe heart attacks despite being within European recommended levels, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Jean-Francois Argacha, a cardiologist at University Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel-Vri...
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Majority of Parks Experience Days Risky for Vulnerable Visitors; Four Parks Regularly Unsafe for Most People WASHINGTON –A new analysis, released today by National Parks Conservation Association, shows that every one of the 48 national parks with the greatest Clean Air Act protections are plagued b...
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The rhetoric is there, but issues of oversight appear to be blocking real progress. By Lotus Yang Ruan March 16, 2015 In early March, a debate over China’s action (or inaction) on the environment gripped both Chinese and international media. While air pollution and other environmental degradation...
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21. The workers in Shanghang, Fujian, China, were cleaning the dirty water in the cesspool. 22. The smoke surrounded the buildings in Beijing. 23. In Pingba, China, a boy was swimming in the polluted reservoir. 24. In Shantou, Guangdong, China, a boy was walking in the dirty water full of g...
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11. An albatross died because of eating plastic in the ocean 12. The serious haze in Hong Kong forces people to take picture with another picture. 13. People sail on the Chao Lake, which was filled with alga, in Hefei, China. 14. The serious air pollution in Beijing. People have to wear mas...
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Noble Energy Inc. Agrees to Make System Upgrades and Fund Projects to Reduce Air Pollution in Colorado WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 22, 2015: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice and the State of Colorado today announced a settlement with Houston-based Noble Energy, Inc. resol...
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After years of local battles across the state of Colorado, the fracking debate is about to come home to roost. On Feb. 10, a coalition of youth, businesses, community and religious leaders announced their opposition to fracking — which is currently in the planning stages not only in Denve...
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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. Liu Chunla...
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Beijing raised its pollution alert from yellow to orange, the second highest, Friday as pollution levels reached 20 times recommended limits. The Air Quality index in Beijing reached 470, with anything over 300 considered severe pollution, while in neighboring Hebei province Dangerous PM2.5 particl...
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The aviation industry is growing so quickly that its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are expected on present trends to triple globally by 2050. The industry itself is committed to reducing its emissions, but technological and political constraints are hindering rapid progress. Technologically, the f...
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Individuals with heart disease should avoid being outside during rush-hour traffic, and policymakers should "urgently" pass laws to lower the levels of air pollution by reducing the use of fossil fuels, declared a major European heart-disease organization, the European Society of Cardiology, in a po...
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Fresh off their legislative victory against the Keystone XL pipeline, Democratic senators are pushing a bill that would tax carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels that would rise every year. Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Brian Schatz of Hawaii first introduced the Amer...
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Kids who are exposed to the highest levels of air pollution before birth have a greater risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms than their less exposed peers, according to new research. In the study, researchers looked at levels of compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydro...
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Pollution and climate change due to human influence is “clear,” and the observed effects are “unprecedented,” according to a report released Sunday by a United Nations panel. The 116-page report is the fifth since 1990 prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The ...
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Air pollution affects millions of people, not just in China and Hong Kong but in big cities all over the world. It’s important to educate yourself about the causes and impacts of air pollution, as well as the air quality in your neighborhood, so as to better protect yourself and your family. You ca...
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Southern Californians' cancer risk from air pollution has dropped 65% since 2005 but is still too high in many areas, regional air quality regulators said in a report released Thursday. They attribute much of the improvement to tough state and local regulations, incentive programs and cleaner fuels...
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The WHO has released a new study ranking countries with the worst air pollution. When we consider air pollution most of us will automatically think of China. However, it was nowhere to be found in the top 10 offenders. This, by the way, is not because they’ve suddenly cleaned up their act, but rathe...
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Findings by University of Montana Professor Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, MA, MD, Ph.D., and her team of researchers reveal that children living in megacities are at increased risk for brain inflammation and neurodegenerative changes, including Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Calderón-Garc...
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Though a burst of clear skies last Monday allowed Beijingers to marvel at a magnificent Mid-Autumn Festival moon, a blanket of smog choked the capital the next morning, reminding citizens of China’s grave air pollution woes. However, that same Tuesday, September 9th, the Legislative Affairs Office o...
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