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China’s neighbors are getting a whiff of its terrible pollution

Turns out China isn’t the only country choking on its smog.<p>In the first week of 2017, more than half of Chinese cities suffered from air pollution, and 31 of them issued a red alert (link in Chinese), which requires measures like limiting car usage and closing factories. Now China’s neighbors are …

China

Smog Police: New Beijing Force Created To Tackle Air Pollution

Beijing is launching a new police force aimed at tackling its persistent smog problem.<p>This comes after a month of particularly severe air quality that left the capital and dozens of other Chinese cities blanketed in thick, brown smog.<p>The city's acting mayor, Cai Qi, announced over the weekend that …

London breaks legal limits on air pollution in just five days in 2017

London isn’t the best place to take a deep breath right now. Lambeth’s Brixton Road broke annual air pollution limits in only five days in 2017, with …

Pollution

The Real Reasons China Is Struggling To Control Its Pollution Problems

China’s problems with severe air pollution are back in the news. Last week, smog levels in China reached historic levels; as many as 32 cities were …

Getting a better grip on gas taxes

When 195 nations joined to fight climate change in the 2015 Paris Agreement, leaders hailed the occasion as “historic” and “a tremendous …

Introduce parking controls near London schools when pollution hits toxic levels, says peer

Labour peer Baroness Jones said that schools should be fitted with air monitors.<p>Children should be stopped from using outside school playgrounds when …

Living Near Major Roads Linked to Dementia Risk, Study Says

People who live near a major road are more likely to develop dementia than those who live further away, according to new research.<p>The study, …

Researchers find link between dementia and exposure to vehicular pollution

People who live in close proximity to high-traffic roadways appear to have a higher risk of dementia than those who live farther away, say researchers, suggesting that air pollution from vehicles may be a factor in the development of the neurological disease.<p>In a study published in this week's …

Green court's order for an audit of buildings in Delhi is a new frontier in the fight for clean air

Indoor air quality receives far less attention even though a significant portion of the population spends 90% of their time inside.<p>As if by …

Air Quality

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