Category Archives: USA & Canada

Tens of thousands of deaths linked to weak US air pollution rules – study

Researchers linked nine causes of death with a certain type pollution when reviewing medical records of deceased veterans US air pollution rules could be hugely insufficient in preventing deaths, experts are concluding from a new study of the likely causes … Continue reading

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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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Harmful emissions from traffic, trucks, SUVs: New Canada’s national air pollution report

Almost one third of Canadians live near a major road—and this means they go about their everyday lives exposed to a complex mixture of vehicle air pollutants. A new national study led by University of Toronto Engineering researchers reveals that … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: how LA beat the ‘blight on the land of sunshine’

Decades before a Greenpeace warning on smog in Asia, LA found a novel way to tackle the problemMany Asian cities are facing new air pollution challenges and are struggling to stem smog emergencies. According to a recent study by Greenpeace, … Continue reading

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More than half a million Americans exposed to toxic air pollution face cancer risks above EPA guidelines

Neighbors used to barely notice the drab, low-slung industrial building across the river from downtown. The corporate name on the sign out front had changed a few times over the years. Truck traffic in and out of the loading docks … Continue reading

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Air Quality Advisory declared for Northeast Ohio

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency declared an Air Quality Advisory for Northeast Ohio. The advisory for ground-level ozone is in effect throughout the entire day on Monday. Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties are affected … Continue reading

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Air quality plummets as wildfire smoke hits Alaska’s most populous cities

Smoke and soot from central Alaska wildfires have afflicted the subarctic city of Fairbanks with some of the world’s worst air pollution in recent days, forcing many residents indoors and prompting one hospital to set up a “clean air shelter.” … Continue reading

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Pollution is a ‘significant’ problem at 401 national parks, report says

More than 96% of national parks assessed in a recent report are “plagued by significant air pollution problems,” and some of California’s most iconic parks are among the most troubled, according to one of the nation’s largest nonprofit conservation associations. … Continue reading

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