Category Archives: World News

Australian cities see higher death toll from worsening air pollution

Air pollution in Australia’s major cities will worsen, in turn causing more premature deaths, according to a latest Australian-linked research on Monday (July 16). More than 3,000 premature deaths in the country every year are related to urban air pollution … Continue reading

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Expansion of Odd-Even Policy Reduces Air Pollution in Jakarta

Head of Jakarta Environment Department Isnawa Adji claimed the air quality in Jakarta has improved after the expansion of odd-even policy since July 2. “In general, all parameters of air quality in Jakarta are still below the quality standard. But … Continue reading

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Stuttgart to bring in city-wide diesel ban at start of next year

Close to 200,000 owners of older diesel cars will be impacted by a ban on diesel engines in the city centre of Stuttgart that was announced on Wednesday. The state government of Baden-Württemberg decided that the diesel ban would apply … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Dundee University research finds air pollution linked to rise in hospital admissions

High levels of air pollution have been linked to spikes in hospital admissions due to breathing problems. Researchers at Dundee University studied nearly 15 years of data for air pollution levels in Dundee, Perth and the surrounding area and matched … Continue reading

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Asian residents are exposed to nine times more air pollution than Americans or Europeans

According to the World Health Organisation, about 88 percent of premature deaths in low- and middle-income countries in Asia can be attributed to air pollution. The number of road vehicles in Beijing increased from 1.5 million in 2000 to more … Continue reading

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Car cabin pollution scare prompts calls for new air conditioning rules

Experts have called for the regulation of car air conditioning systems after new trials revealed that popular models are letting in dangerous amounts of pollution. Safety tests on 11 types of car have shown huge variation the the ability to … Continue reading

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The dangers of smoke inhalation

Moorland fires continue to burn on both Lancashire’s Winter Hill and Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester, blanketing the region in smoke and ash. So what can local people do to protect themselves and their families from smoke inhalation? Smoke can … Continue reading

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Melbourne’s ‘fog’ is actually particulate pollution

It’s been another cold winter day in Melbourne, with temperatures struggling to make it to 10 degrees Celsius. And while it may look like the fog stuck around all day, there’s more to it than meets the eye. It’s actually … Continue reading

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