Category Archives: Air Quality

Air pollution from traffic linked to brain cancer for first time

We bike down the West Side Highway, run along Fifth Avenue and do yoga on rooftops, all to improve our well-being — but what if we’re doing so at the expense of our long-term health? A new study from researchers … Continue reading

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Tehran Schools Close Over Choking Smog

Air Quality Index in Tehran on Tuesday hovered around 130, above the threshold of “unhealthy for sensitive groups”, which has pushed authorities to take a further drastic measure to curb the smog. Based on a number of polluting factors, the … Continue reading

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Hazardous air quality warning as smoke from bushfires spreads across NSW and Queensland

Hazardous air quality warning as smoke from bushfires spreads across NSW and Queensland Residents in Sydney and other parts of the east coast advised to stay indoors where possible to avoid air pollution   Much of Sydney and the Hunter … Continue reading

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Aviation emissions’ impacts on air quality larger than on climate, study finds

New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has quantified the climate and air quality impacts of aviation, broken down by emission type, altitude and location. The MIT team found that growth in aviation causes twice as much damage … Continue reading

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Nature might be better than tech at reducing air pollution: Restoring native vegetation could cut air pollution and costs, study finds

Adding plants and trees to the landscapes near factories and other pollution sources could reduce air pollution by an average of 27 percent, new research suggests. The study shows that plants — not technologies — may also be cheaper options … Continue reading

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Industrial Growth Creates Nagging Air Pollution in Vietnam

Five years ago, a car bound for the Ho Chi Minh City airport from downtown might get stuck in a couple of quick jams, costing just an extra minute. Now big swathes of the Vietnamese financial center are congested, and … Continue reading

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Winter air pollution brings ′choking season′ to Balkans

With the onset of winter, many Balkan cities, such as Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb, become enveloped in a thick cloud of smog. But instead of tackling the problem, politicians are playing it down. In recent days, the Serbian capital, Belgrade, … Continue reading

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Toxic Tube air ‘is a health risk to travellers and staff’

PASSENGERS and staff on the London Underground risk breathing in air pollution 18 times worse than above ground, according to scientists. They absorb toxic particles known as PM2.5 — which have a diameter of less than 2.5 millionths of a … Continue reading

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