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Signficant Air Pollution Plagues Almost All U.S. National Parks

Ozone and other pollutants are obscuring views, hurting plants and causing health concerns for visitors at 96 percent of parks National parks are places people often go to get away from the problems of urban life. But a new report … Continue reading

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Dust, high temperatures bring Delhi’s air quality down to ‘poor’

The Aravalli range plays a critical role in checking sand migration from the Thar Desert to Delhi-NCR; but they now stand degraded Since the evening of May 6, the particulate matter 10 (PM10) concentration in Delhi has plunged to the … Continue reading

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City of Amsterdam to ban polluting cars from 2030

Gasoline and diesel fueled cars and motorcycles will be banned from Amsterdam from 2030 in an effort to clean up the city’s air, the Dutch capital’s council said on Thursday. “Pollution often is a silent killer and is one of … Continue reading

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Diagnosing urban air pollution exposure with new precision

A new review of studies on levels of urban exposure to airborne pollutants and their effects on human health suggests that advanced instrumentation and information technology will soon allow researchers and policymakers to gauge the health risks of air pollution … Continue reading

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‘Dangerously high’ levels of air pollution found in Northern Ireland

Poisonous air across Northern Ireland is contributing to illness and early death for many people, it has been claimed. The stark warning comes as an investigation into air quality in Belfast revealed “dangerously high” levels of pollutants. Levels of nitrogen … Continue reading

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Gasping for air in Kabul

In winter, Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, is not for the faint-hearted—below-zero temperatures are not uncommon and snowfalls are frequent and sometimes heavy. With an average temperature of -1°C, January is the coldest month, with occasional drops to -25°C. Located at … Continue reading

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One in six people dying of lung cancer in UK are non-smokers, experts say

Scientists blame rise on car fumes, secondhand smoke and soot from wood-burning stoves Growing numbers of non-smokers are being diagnosed with lung cancer, many at a stage when it is incurable, experts in the disease have revealed. They blame the … Continue reading

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What are the ten towns with the worst air pollution in France?

Residents of Brittany and Normandy were warned this week that sand particles from the Sahara desert were adding to already high pollution levels in their regions. But where are the ten towns with the worst air pollution in France? Earlier … Continue reading

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