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By David Lary | Air Pollution

China Is Set to Build This Smog-Eating 'Forest City' Filled With Tree-Covered Skyscrapers

It's so beautiful.<p>The eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, like many of the country's urban areas, suffers from intense smog.<p>The Air Quality Index, which …

Urbanism

We just hit 410 ppm of CO2. Welcome to a whole new world.

This is not normal: We’re on track to witness a climate unseen in 50 million years by mid-century.<p>In pre-industrial times, the concentration of …

Climate Change

New window screen treatments could capture 90 percent of air pollutants

Why it matters to you<p>When your city is smoggy, even the air in your home can get polluted quickly. But that may soon change with these new window …

Environment

EPA: Arctic Alaska oil well spewing natural gas into environment

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A federal official says crews in Alaska are ready to shut down an oil well that is misting natural gas on the frozen North Slope, …

Oil

Month of misery in store for hay fever sufferers, say scientists

Hay fever sufferers face another month of misery from tree pollen with scientists also predicting an early start to the grass pollen season.<p>The birch pollen season, which began around 10 days sooner than last year, has left millions experiencing symptoms and now allergy scientists expect the grass …

Immunotherapy

MCD Election 2017: Swaraj India promises a pollution free, environmentally friendly Delhi

Ten days ahead of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) elections, the new political party led by Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan — Swaraj …

South Asia

9-year-old girl seeks clean air for her generation, sues Indian government over pollution

Ridhima Pandey is living proof that no one's too young to fight climate change.<p>The nine-year-old girl recently filed a legal case against the Indian government for failing to curb greenhouse gas emissions from factories, vehicles, and agriculture. The petition accuses officials of neglecting their …

Environment

This gizmo lets your iPhone check the air

It's easy enough to check the ingredients on the foods that we buy, but how do we know what's in the air that we breathe? Well, there are …

Sneakers

Air pollution might be invisible – but it can strip the skin from my face

For most people, air pollution is barely noticeable.<p>However, like up to 10 per cent of the population, I am something of a canary in the coal mine.<p>In …

Environment

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 …

Environment

What you should know about this little-noticed Trump order on methane pollution

Buried in the sweeping executive order President Trump signed this week to undo critical climate and public health protections was a provision …

Environment

China's Hebei promises new assault on smog after 2017 spike

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Heavily-polluted Hebei province in northern China will take more action to shut "backward" coal-fired power plants, promote new energy vehicles and relocate more industries, it said on Saturday after a surge in smog levels in January and February.<p>Hebei, home to six of China's …

China

U.S. National Academies panel endorses human air pollution tests

A panel of outside experts has broadly endorsed U.S. Enivronmetnal Protection Agency’s (EPA's) use of voluntary human testing in air pollution …

Environment

Satellite eye on Earth: February 2017 – in pictures

Vibrant vegetation in a Venezuelan lake, Saharan dust in snowy Sierra Nevada, cloud vortices in South Korea, a vast solar farm in China, and a lone ship in the Atlantic are among our satellite images this month<p>Every so often, a vibrant green colour infuses the waters of Lake Maracaibo. Floating …

Climate

California Air Resources Board votes to keep emissions requirements, vowing to protect the environment even if the EPA won’t

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted unanimously to continue implementing higher emissions standards in their meeting on Friday. This sets California’s clean-air agency up for a fight against the federal Environmental Protection Agency, which recently signaled that they aren’t too …

Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service

Photos Reveal More Than 200 Bright Blue Arctic Lakes Have Started Bubbling With Methane Gas

Not good.<p>Satellite images have revealed more than 200 strange, bright blue lakes in Russia's Arctic regions that are bubbling "like jacuzzis" as a …

Google Street View Is Helping Scientists Spot Methane Leaks

In a new collaboration, the tech giant is sniffing out emissions in a handful of American cities.<p>Methane is pretty much invisible to humans’ senses of sight and smell. As the second most prevalent greenhouse gas in America, methane leaks pose a significant challenge in the fight against climate …

Corporate Sustainability

Climate Change May Be Intensifying China’s Smog Crisis

BEIJING — Chinese leaders, grappling with some of the world’s worst air pollution, have long assumed the answer to their woes was gradually reducing the level of smog-forming chemicals emitted from power plants, steel factories and cars.<p>But new research suggests another factor may be hindering …

Pollution

Toyota Mirai billboard actually purifies the air around it

These new billboards can reverse thousands of vehicles' worth of nitrogen dioxide emissions.<p>Billboards don't really <i>do</i> anything -- except for Toyota's new Mirai billboards, which are actually engineered to clean the air around them.<p>From April 3 to May 28, Toyota will put up 37 billboards around Los …

Alternative Fuel

China to Plant ‘Green Necklace’ of Trees Around Beijing to Fight Smog

Senior Chinese officials have tried tackling their country’s chronic air-pollution problem in piecemeal ways — fining some polluting companies, investing in alternative energy sources and ordering lower-level officials to enforce standards, for example.<p>To the dismay of many, pollution levels remain …

China
Pollution

Siberia permafrost: There are over 7,000 methane-filled bubbles 'ready to explode' in the Arctic

There are over 7,000 gas-filled bubbles in remote parts of Siberia that are set to explode, scientists have discovered. Following extensive field …

Biofuel mixture could cut jet particle emissions by more than half, study suggests

Cleaner fuels offer environmental benefits, but so far remain costly<p>A blend of conventional jet fuel with biofuel has been found to significantly …

Loss of Arctic sea ice is hitting Beijing hard with more intense air pollution

The loss of sea ice in the Arctic has been linked to worse air pollution in Beijing despite efforts to reduce emissions of smog-creating gases and …

‘Airpocalypse’ smog events in China linked to melting ice cap, research reveals

Stagnant weather caused by fast-melting Arctic ice helped create conditions for China’s recent extreme air pollution events, scientists say<p>Climate change played a major role in the extreme air pollution events suffered recently by China and is likely to make such “airpocalypses” more common, new …

Global Warming

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