Tag Archives: Air Pollution

Beijing is tackling air pollution at street level

Beijing just announced a new policy to control the number of cars without local licences on the road in order to ease traffic and reduce air pollution. Starting November 1 next year, people can no longer drive cars with non-Beijing … Continue reading

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Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns

Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns More than 4.5m affected, says UN group, while tests suggest children’s shorter height increases exposure on busy roads More than 4.5 million children in the UK are growing up in areas … Continue reading

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South Asian monsoon efficiently purifies the air of pollutants, but also distributes them across the globe

The same phenomenon recurs every year. During the dry season, in winter, burning fossil fuels and biomass in South Asia creates a huge pollution haze: the Atmospheric Brown Cloud. How and why it disappears as soon as the rainy season … Continue reading

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Smoke from El Niño fires subdued dawn chorus in Singapore

In 2015 the El Niño drought brought severe fires to Indonesia’s forests and peatlands. The resulting air pollution spread across much of Southeast Asia. Now a study has linked the haze to changes in the dawn chorus some 300 km … Continue reading

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Delhi’s air pollution still ‘severe’

Although Delhi’s pollution level has decreased, the severity of the situation continues to exist for the sixth consecutive day. The pollution level that dipped to ‘severe plus’ state has come to ‘severe’ category due to rapid dispersion of pollutants, Centre-run … Continue reading

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People in Manchester ‘exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution’

Report finds life expectancy in region reduced by average of six months due to pollution Dangerous levels of air pollution are having a devastating impact on the health of people living in Greater Manchester and costing the regional economy £1bn every year, … Continue reading

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Beijing one of China’s worst offenders in air pollution in May

China’s capital was once again identified as one of the worst places for air quality in May, ministry data showed on Wednesday, although general air quality in its nearby regions improved. Concentration of small breathable particles, known as PM2.5, rose … Continue reading

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Study Shows Air Pollution Makes Genetic Changes in the Brain

There’s little question that air pollution is toxic for the human body. Studies have shown that particulate matter in the air can lead to lung disease, heart disease, strokes, and lung cancer. But researchers thought the brain might be protected due to … Continue reading

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