Tag Archives: New York City

NYC air pollution at all-time low, data reveals 

New Yorkers can breathe a little easier — air pollution in the city is at the lowest level ever recorded, new data from the city Health Department shows. The amount of particulate matter in the air — considered the most … Continue reading

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From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid’s main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, … Continue reading

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Air Pollution NYC | Air Pollution Manhattan

Thank God for Central Park, because everywhere else in the city is pretty damn polluted. According to a new study from MIT Senseable City Lab, most New Yorkers are breathing toxic air. If you thought the air in your office … Continue reading

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Air pollution threat hidden as research ‘presumes people are at home’: study 

Previous investigations fail to reveal impact of ‘world’s largest human health threat’ because they do not account for people’s movement, researchers say The true impact of air pollution has been obscured by the failure to consider people’s exposure as they … Continue reading

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Tighter air pollution standards may save thousands of lives, greatly improve public health: New report includes online tool with searchable information on health risks

Reducing outdoor concentrations of two air pollutants, ozone (O3) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5), to levels below those set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would likely save thousands of lives each year, result in far fewer serious illnesses and … Continue reading

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Air pollution from ground-level ozone prompts health advisory for Wednesday 

An air quality alert in effect from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, July 6) for Suffolk and Nassau counties, the five boroughs of NYC, and Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties. The New York State Department of Environmental … Continue reading

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Heavy Smog in New York Prompts Air Quality Health Advisory

On Tuesday, for the second day in a row, an “air quality health advisory” was issued for the New York City metro area by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the State Department of Health (DOH). … Continue reading

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Is city biking hazardous to your health?

People used to say that exercising in New York City was like smoking a pack of cigarettes. Luckily, conditions have vastly improved, according to a recent NYC Health Department report, but some areas of the city continue to have high … Continue reading

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