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London on pollution 'high alert' due to cold air, traffic, and wood burning

Camden, City of London, and Westminster hit 10 out of 10 on index, while pollution levels across UK also peaked<p>London has been put on “very high” alert as cold and still weather, traffic, and a peak in the use of wood-burning stoves combined to send air pollution soaring in the capital and across …

Beneficial cardiovascular effects of reducing exposure to particulate air pollution with a simple facemask

Intervention study<p>Fifteen subjects (20–45 years) completed the study. Subjects were predominantly female (13:2) with a mean height of 164 cm (95% CI, …

China's toxic smog is linked to one-third of deaths in the country, study says

The findings by Nanjing University's School of the Environment, which were published in the November edition of the journal the <i>Science of the Total Environment</i>, provides the latest scientific estimates of the health cost of China's notorious smog.<p>The latest bout of smog began last Friday, affecting …

Beijing Smog is being turned into an ornament...learn how China is making its pollution beautiful - IBTimes India

Beijing was found to have 17 times higher limits of air pollution than what WHO recommends.<p>A Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde along with his team …

Delhi air turns foul again as pollution crosses ‘severe’ mark on Christmas | delhi

Christmas morning in Delhi was a foggy, cold affair this year, with air quality plunging to the ‘severe’ category of pollution.<p>The 24-hour rolling …

Pollution

6 UNSETTLING FACTS ABOUT THE INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN YOUR HOME

We’ve all experienced that sudden coughing fit from inhaling a particularly aggressive cloud of dust, or a high concentration of fumes from a …

New project to measure UK air pollution from the air

Scientists have carried out their first test flight of a project to measure UK air pollution from the air.<p>The Natural Environment Research council will embark on a mission to fly through and analyse plumes of pollution emitted by urban areas across the country.<p>The aim is to build a picture of how …

Air pollution damages arteries of even healthy young adults, new study shows

Tiny particles of air pollution can damage the inner lining of veins and arteries in young and healthy people, putting them at greater risk of heart …

The Dutch are tackling air pollution with another giant vacuum device

Last year, Derek and Lloyd both wrote about Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde's Smog Free Project where he installed giant air purifying towers in parks …

The Rush Hour Commute Is Quite Literally Killing Us

We think we'll work from home tomorrow...<p>Just in case you weren’t already enjoying sitting stationary in gridlock traffic, here’s something to make …

How to save ourselves from the invisible gas choking us to death

Insight<p>Cities are battling to meet legal standards for air pollution, but even that isn't enough to make air safe, says <b>Michael Le Page</b><p>WHEN you hear …

Delhi Still the World’s Most Polluted Megacity

Delhi’s air is the worst among world megacities, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed recently, even as IndiaSpend‘s "#breathenetwork" of air-quality sensors reported fine-particulate-matter (PM2.5) levels were almost fourtimes above daily safe levels, on average, for the seven-day period …

Clean Air For Liveable Cities

Almost every day, we hear news about high air pollution episodes in cities: in Milan and Rome at the end of 2015, in Stuttgart in January 2016, but also in many other cities throughout the world. These episodes raise public concern, cause health complaints and sometimes make air pollution literally …

UK government isn't monitoring toxic air pollution found in human brains

UK government isn’t monitoring toxic air pollution found in human brains<p>Emma Howard<p>@EmmaEHoward<p>en_GB<p>article<p>Toxic nanoparticles from air pollution …

Air Pollution Found To Kill More People In Africa Than Malnutrition Or Unsafe Drinking Water

There is an unfolding public health crisis occurring across Africa. In the first attempt to calculate the impact of air pollution on the continent, …

Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun

Cycling is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel, and thanks to this solar-powered bike lane that glows in the dark, it just got even …

The Incredible Benefits Of Riding A Bike.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>2</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) If you are looking for a cheap, easy, and enjoyable way of getting fit, why not take up bicycling? …

A Playground That Teaches Kids to Love Their Bike

Many would-be cyclists are too intimidated by traffic to hit the road on two wheels, but a new Seattle park gives both kids and adults a place to …

The Complete Guide to Commuting by Bicycle

Let’s face it, you don’t spend nearly enough time outdoors on your bike. You’re lucky if you get in 50 miles in a week. So why not commute by …

Commuting

How air pollution affects office workers—and the economy

FOR anyone who has tried jogging through smog, the physically sapping impacts of air pollution should come as no surprise. But pollution doesn’t just …

With Air Pollution Up, Delhi Appeals To Centre Neighbouring States To Stop Crop Burning

Delhi government on Tuesday appealed to the Centre and governments of three neighbouring states to take effective steps for prevention of burning of …

Pollution

Verifying Traffic Ban Effects on Air Pollution

1. Introduction<p>Air pollution started to become a problem for human beings with the industrial revolution [14, 19, 20]. During the second half of the …

'Bulk of Delhi’s pollution comes from neighbouring States'

An analysis of Delhi’s air pollution and future trends says that 60% of Delhi’s particulate matter pollution comes from neighbouring Haryana and …

Where is the good, where the bad air - interactive air pollution map by WHO

In 2014 over the half of the world’s population was living in cities. The dense infrastructure, elevated percentage of built up areas, traffic and a …

World's largest air purifier makes debut in China

The world’s largest air purifier, designed for now as an environmentally-conscious experiment and art installation, has made its debut in Beijing, China.<p>Created by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, the seven meter tall air purifying tower treats 30,000 cubic meters every hour. It collects more than 75 …

These US cities have surprisingly terrible air quality

SO WHEN YOU THINK OF CITIES WITH AIR POLLUTION, you think of LA, right? Or maybe New York? Big cities do have some serious air pollution, but you …

Air Quality

Southeast Asia's Unsafe Air Costs Lives, National GDP

Home<p>Arts & Culture<p>Culture<br>• Music & Art<br>• Travel<br>• Explore<p>Anatomy of a Teen Magnet: Da Nang's Golden Bridge and the Giant Hands<p>Vietnamese Author Nguyen Ngoc …

Vietnam

Why do our cars have better air quality than our homes?

As noted in an earlier post, Elon Musk has a penchant for silly names. He claims his cars’ ventilation system has a Bioweapon Defense Mode. They …