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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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Forest fires cause pollution worse than that in toxic cities, says NRSC study

NRSC found that such high-magnitude events had the potential to destroy a wide variety of flora and fauna as the levels of pollution become higher than those in some highly polluted cities.   As massive fires engulfed forests in Uttarakhand last … Continue reading

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The lethal effects of London fog

After the Great Smog of 1952 killed up to 12,000 Londoners, the country cleaned up its act. But today, pollution of another kind may be just as insidious – and almost as lethal. Imagine smog so thick that you can’t … Continue reading

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Heathrow expansion risks deepening London’s air pollution crisis

The UK government’s Airports Commission has recommended that a new runway at Heathrow should go ahead, but only with a legally binding commitment to control air and noise pollution. If the government decides to act on Howard Davies’ recommendation (and … Continue reading

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Calls grow for full fossil fuel reckoning

From the International Monetary Fund to doctors, voices calling out the fossil fuel industry over its health costs are becoming louder – and more numerous. But a lot depends on the definition of “cost.” Six major European energy companies have … Continue reading

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European automakers criticize new tests to weed out ‘dirty diesels’

European automakers voiced concern over an upcoming regulation that will require diesel car emissions to be tested under “real world” conditions. The new rule will require diesel vehicles sold in the EU to undergo tests on roads rather than in … Continue reading

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Cleaner air from tackling climate change ‘would save millions of lives’

Tackling climate change would save millions of lives a year by the end of the century purely as a result of the decrease in air pollution, according to a new study. The study is published as scientists from around the … Continue reading

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Diesel fumes more damaging to health than petrol engines

Diesel fumes are significantly more damaging to health than those from petrol engines, according to research which shows that related air pollution contributes to lung disease, heart attacks, asthma and other respiratory problems. The findings, published by the Department for … Continue reading

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