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Henderson Island: Pacific graveyard for plastic pollution

At first sight the scenes could be mistaken for the aftermath of a teenagers’ beach party.<p>It is in fact an uninhabited island, one of the most remote in the world, and only visited every few years.<p>Henderson Island in the South Pacific is now being tagged the world’s most polluted: a new study …

Pollution

Smog in key northern China region rises in first four months of year | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Air pollution in a key Chinese region surrounding Beijing worsened in the first four months of this year, despite tough new campaigns to enforce green regulations and punish offenders, official data published on Tuesday showed.<p>Vehicles drive on the Fourth Ring Road during the …

UK air pollution deadlier than across half of western Europe, reveals WHO report

Air pollution in the UK is more deadly than in about half of western Europe, according to a major report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) into …

Pollution

Studio Roosegarde’s smog-sucking bikes clear the air while you cycle

“Smog Free Bicycles” are coming to Beijing<p>The same Dutch designer who brought a giant smog-sucking tower to Beijing is now designing smaller, more personal smog-sucking devices: Bikes. Dan Roosegarde’s Smog Free Bicycle works in essentially the same way as his giant air-purifying towers, vacuuming …

Air pollution is falling in the UK but still breaking limits in cities - find out how high it is in your area

Under a new Government clean air strategy, some types of wood burners, car tyres, brakes, cleaning solvents, fertilisers and solid fuels will be banned from sale.<p>It is part of a new push to cut air pollution, which causes thousands of premature deaths in the UK every year. Pollution varies …

Beijing’s deadly air pollution has forced it to close all of its large coal-power plants

Pollution in Beijing can sometimes literally go off the charts. The result, unsurprisingly, is the death of thousands of people each year.<p>What makes it worse for Chinese bureaucrats, who maintain strict control of the news, is that hiding air pollution is hard. The Beijing sky rarely ever shows its …

How Climate Change Covered China in Smog

Air quality in Beijing has a lot to do with snowstorms in Siberia.<p>When smog gets bad, the air becomes more than a coolness on your skin or a haze on the horizon. When smog gets bad, you can taste it.<p>“Today, Shanghai air really has a layered taste. At first, it tastes slightly astringent with some …

Climate Change

China Air Pollution: 'Green Necklace' Project Could Help Beijing's Smog Problem

Chinese officials are taking a green approach to solving the country’s air pollution problem, starting with a new project in Beijing and the …

Study: Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad

<b>By Seth Borenstein</b>, <i>The Associated Press</i><p>WASHINGTON – A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows …

How cheap foreign-made products could be killing thousands

Airborne particles cause more than 3m early deaths a year

GOVERNMENTS fret over traffic and other local nuisances that create filthy air. But research just published in <i>Nature</i> by Zhang Qiang, of Tsinghua …

Particles

This is how much global trade costs, not in dollars but in premature deaths caused by pollution

Smoke billows from stacks in Shanxi, China. (Kevin Frayer / Getty Images)<p>Rich countries like the United States import tons of stuff from China and other less-developed nations. In so doing, we not only send our dollars abroad — we’re also exporting premature deaths that would have occurred here if …

Air Pollution Links People Thousands Of Miles Apart In Deadly Ways

International trade and global air currents mean we all share the costs.<p>Air pollution and its costs travel, which means countries can’t fix this problem alone, according to an article published Thursday in the journal Nature.<p>The researchers looked in particular at how the human costs of ambient air …

This is how much air pollution we breathe every day in Britain's cities

Apart from the occasional blast of fumes so strong it left an acrid, industrial taste for a few fleeting seconds, there was little to suggest there …

Pollution

Toxic mercury in aquatic life could spike with greater land runoff

A highly toxic form of mercury could jump by 300 to 600 percent in zooplankton—tiny animals at the base of the marine food chain—if land runoff …

Trump's unpredictability already troubles U.S. friends | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” rhetoric and confrontational negotiating style have sparked frantic calls to the White House and Congress from diplomats and lobbyists concerned the United States no longer has their back.<p>U.S. army soldiers attend an official …