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Egypt to Stop Burning Rice Straw for Better Air Quality

In a bid against air pollution, Egypt’s Ministry of Environment is now gathering rice straws to be used for “furniture manufacturing and animal fodder,” according to Egypt Today, instead of burning them. The ministry revealed that this year alone, Egypt … Continue reading

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Economists Find First Link Between Early Childhood Exposure to Air Pollution and Later-Life Arthritis

A recent study by economists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has – for the first time – found a link between exposure to air pollution during early childhood with the development of arthritis later in adult life. Jamie Mullins, … 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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Millions more Americans breathing dirty air as planet warms – report

Forty-three percent of Americans live in places where they’re breathing unsafe air, according to American Lung Association An increasing number of Americans live in places with unhealthy levels of smog or particulate air pollution – both of which are being … Continue reading

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Khon Kaen fights against heavy haze

Thick smog has become a visible threat in Khon Kaen as it struggles with the country’s worst air pollution this week. The haze was clearly visible in this Northeast province as the level of PM2.5 and PM10 particles hit 102 … Continue reading

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Delhi air pollution surges to emergency levels

Air quality index at 12 times US government-recommended level and visibility low Delhi residents woke to a thick, grey smog on Thursday as air pollution in the Indian capital surged to emergency levels. The state-run Central Pollution Control Board’s air … Continue reading

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Air pollution skyrockets to hazardous levels in India

Toxic clouds descended upon New Delhi on Thursday, forcing residents indoors and posing significant health concerns. The lethal smog came just hours after celebrations to mark Diwali, the Hindu “festival of the lights.” Commemorating the triumph of good over evil, … Continue reading

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Beijing turns nose up at perfumes in war on smog

Hair gel and perfumes have become the latest targets in China’s war on smog. Scientists and researchers claim that “daily life emissions” from household items containing volatile organic compounds, including air fresheners and kitchen cleaners, are to blame for 12 … Continue reading

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