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India’s first air pollution warning system in Ahmedabad hopes to reduce deaths, health hazards

Apart from displaying the pollution levels in various parts of the city, people will be forewarned of excessive pollution days.<p>The first Indian …

Air quality advisory issued for Fort McMurray due to wildfire smoke

FORT McMURRAY — Alberta Health Services has issued an air quality advisory for Fort McMurray and other communities because of smoke from …

How UK Cities Are Dealing With The Problem Of Air Pollution

Solar-powered buses, clean air initiatives and new technologies.<p>The problem of air pollution in cities isn’t new. Back in 1661, diarist John Evelyn …

High air pollution levels may hit India’s solar power generation plans

<b>New Delhi:</b> High pollution levels could play spoilsport in India’s solar power generation plans, say experts.<p>For instance, in the National Capital …

The Very Real Effects Air Pollution Has On Your Health

And the young may be most vulnerable.<p>The World Health Organisation reports that each year 3.7 million people die prematurely from the effects of …

Nearly half the country has missed its five-year water quality targets, Greenpeace research shows – so what can be done about water pollution?<p>Shanghai, with its chic cafes, glitzy shopping malls and organic health food shops, is emblematic of improving quality of life for China’s urban middle …

Pollution

Noise pollution and air pollution both have negative effects on heart health: study

It is not just the pollution caused by traffic that is affecting our health, but also the noise according to a new European study, which found that …

Diesel sales in May are down 20% with industry insiders blaming lack of government clarity for consumer uncertainty<p>Demand for new diesel cars plummeted by a fifth last month amid rising concerns over air pollution.<p>Approximately 81,500 new diesel cars were registered in the UK in May, down 20% on …

Elections

Two billion drinking contaminated water: WHO

<b>Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday,</b> …

Clean Drinking Water Standards Are Much Harder To Enforce Than They Should Be

A case in California is proof: The state has known about the carcinogenic risks of the chemical TCP for decades, but is only now considering regulating it.<p>Before the California state legislature began cracking down on agricultural pesticide use in the mid-1980s, farmers injected their lands with …

Air Pollution Causes 4.2 Million Premature Deaths Around The World

While air quality is improving in much of the world, in some already polluted places like India, it’s getting much worse.<p>If smoking, a cholesterol-filled diet, and high blood pressure doesn’t kill you, then the polluted air might. In 2015, ambient pollution was the fifth leading cause of death …

Air pollution exposure may increase risk of dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disease that eventually strips sufferers of their ability to remember, communicate and live independently. …

From Cambodia to California, industrial-scale sand mining is causing wildlife to die, local trade to wither and bridges to collapse. And booming urbanisation means the demand for this increasingly valuable resource is unlikely to let up<p>Times are good for Fey Wei Dong. A genial, middle-aged …

Urbanization

City of burning lakes: experts fear Bangalore will be uninhabitable by 2025

On the evening of Thursday 16 February, residents in the south-east part of Bangalore noticed huge plumes of smoke rising into the sky. The smoke was coming from the middle of Bellandur Lake – the biggest lake in the city at a little over 890 acres. They realised the seemingly impossible had …

Pollution

Rapid warming trend sees heat records in Australia outnumber cold records by 12 to one over the past decade<p>The heatwave that engulfed southeastern Australia at the end of last week has seen heat records continue to tumble.<p>On Saturday 11 February, as New South Wales suffered through the heatwave’s …

Climate Change

How machine learning is revolutionizing digital enterprises

According to the prediction of IDC Futurescapes, two-thirds of Global 2000 Enterprises CEOs will center their corporate strategy on digital transformation. A major part of the strategy should include machine-learning (ML) solutions. The implementation of these solutions could change how these …