Pollution

A city covered in trees will fight air pollution in China

It's easy to find buildings laced with greenery in order to reduce their CO2 footprints. But what about an entire city? That's on its way. Construction has started on Liuzhou Forest City, a 30,000-person urban development where every building will be covered in pollution-reducing plants (over 1 …

Air Pollution

China's new environment minister urges 'protracted war' on pollution

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday appointed a new environment minister who has promised a "protracted battle" to clean up the nation's notoriously polluted air, water and soil.<p>Xinhua news agency named the minister as Li Ganjie, 52, who takes up the job less than a month after he was named the …

China

Ocean plastic pollution in Scotland – in pictures

A Greenpeace expedition around Scottish coastlines has found plastic in the feeding grounds of basking sharks, in the habitats of puffins, seals and whales, and in the nests and beaks of seabirds

Environment

Where Is the Air Filter Cover on a Troy-Bilt String Trimmer Air Filter? | Home Guides | SF Gate

A dirty air filter on a Troy-Bilt string trimmer causes the engine to lose power or use more fuel while running. The air filter keeps oil, dirt, and moisture out of the carburetor while the engine is running. These unwanted particles get sucked into the carburetor and into the engine when they pass …

Power Tools

Plastic pollution found on some of Scotland’s most beautiful and remote beaches

It was a sea journey that took in some of Scotland’s most beautiful and remote places – from the Bass Rock to the Isle of Rum and the Shiant Isles in …

Environment

Cleaning the air saves lives and creates an engine for job growth

The Clean Air Act has a long, well-documented history of reducing pollution, and thus improving – and often even saving – lives in America.<p>This …

Environment

100 days of Manohar Parrikar sarkar in Goa: After big-ticket defence deals, CM grapples with garbage heaps

Tourists are attracted to Goa's splendid beaches like iron filings to a magnet. The rustle of palm fronds in the sea breeze is music to their ears, …

India

Environmental projects expected to improve quality of life for city's residents

Beijing municipal government has focused its attention on clean energy development, improving water treatment and garbage disposal, and other …

Environment

This urban ‘tree’ cleans as much polluted air as an entire forest

Air pollution might be invisible, but it results in 7 million premature deaths each year. Fortunately, there’s a solution – the CityTree is a …

Air Pollution

Germany demands costly recall of 12 million diesel cars: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Transport Ministry is pushing carmakers to update the engine management software in up to 12 million diesel vehicles in the country, people familiar with the talks told Reuters on Monday.<p>The move shows how German lawmakers are flexing their muscles ahead of national …

Environment

Futuristic domes let you experience world's worst pollution

<b>(CNN) —</b> In New Delhi, the heat is oppressive, with burning pyres of rubbish assaulting your nose. In São Paulo and Beijing, thick smog shrouds the city and stings your eyes. In London, the diesel engines of black cabs have become the ambient background noise of the capital. Yet on the quiet shores …

Environment

Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production: Hardest-hit areas are big solar investors: China, India, Arabian peninsula

Hardest-hit areas are big solar investors: China, India, Arabian peninsula<p>Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution …

Air Pollution

Climate change is making cities sick and we need to act

Urban Canadians are feeling the impact of climate change. Flooding in Quebec this spring damaged nearly 1,900 homes in 126 municipalities, causing …

Air Pollution

New annual air quality targets already exceeded in Christchurch and Kaiapoi

Christchurch and Kaiapoi have already exceeded new annual air quality targets just four weeks into winter.

Air Pollution

Potentially steep pollution fines for Colorado oil producer

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state regulators are pursuing potentially steep fines of more than $100,000 a day against an oil and gas …

Air Pollution

Lorries illegally polluting the atmosphere with emission 'cheats' face crackdown

Lorries that are illegally polluting the atmosphere via emission "cheats" face a crackdown, with random checks beginning in August.<p>The Government announced a new push to catch operators and drivers that try to cheat the law by using illegal or fake modifications to get around clean air rules.<p>Some …

Air Pollution

Brian Head Fire not polluting the Wasatch Front ... yet

Southern Utah's Brian Head Fire is burning so hot, the chemicals that would typically create elevated levels of ozone around the blaze are being …

Salt Lake City

Sadiq Khan: Gove must get a grip on 'life and death' air pollution crisis

Mayor of London wants urgent meeting with new environment secretary to press for action on toxic air quality<p>The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has requested an urgent meeting with the new environment secretary, Michael Gove, to urge him to get a grip on Britain’s “life and death” air pollution crisis.<p>…

Air Pollution

Fungal toxins in the home can easily become airborne and be inhaled, says study

Toxins from household fungi can easily become airborne and cause health problems, a new study has found.<p>A group of researchers found that three types …

Environment

Could giant vacuums and magnetic wands clean up the air on the tube?

Never one to rest on his laurels, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has got a new plan to tackle air pollution on the tube – and it involves vacuums and …

Air Pollution

BRICS pledges environment cooperation

Environmental ministers and officials from BRICS nations called for more cooperation on air pollution and climate change to tackle pollution during …

Air Pollution

The Surprising Ways Office Air Quality Can Impact Your Work

How buildings are killing you softly<p>We are much more creative and smarter outdoors. Still we choose to spend 22 hours a day indoors.<p>A normal day in …

Arianna Huffington

Krakow’s Essential Accessory: A Smog Mask

The protective gear helps defend against the city’s dangerous air pollution—and can make a fashion statement. Photographs by Tomer Ifrah<p>Ewa …

Air Pollution

Which kind of pollution irks Americans the most?

<b>From industrial contamination to civilian litter, a new survey ranks our loathing when it comes to messing up the planet.</b><p>Pollution is everywhere. …

Environment

Superbug alert on Tube prompts deep-cleaning

As part of air quality improvement measures announced by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, the intensified cleaning regime will aim to reduce commuters' …

UK News

Latest diesel car models remain highly polluting, tests show

Six new vehicles including Land Rover and Suzuki are adding to air pollution crisis, despite stricter rules coming in months<p>The latest diesel car models are failing to meet pollution limits when on the road, just three months ahead of stricter new tests, independent tests have found. Results show …

Autos

Cedric the Entertainer sues SoCalGas over ‘ultra-hazardous’ well leak and his neighbors are glad

Saying he and his family continue to suffer illnesses and that the property value of his Chatsworth estate has tumbled, actor and comedian Cedric The …

Environment

Groups Defend National Parks From BP Cherry Point Refinery Pollution

NPCA is challenging oil giant BP’s expansion permit in Whatcom County, WA, for failure to protect air quality of Olympic National Park and North …

National Parks

Should I let my kids play outside in the smog? There's a map for that

<i>Traffic moves along the 110 freeway against a smoggy downtown skyline on March 14, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty …

Environment

Mylan Sells Asthma Treatments While It Quietly Invests in Coal

Mylan is one of the most loathsome companies on Earth. Usually, they are hated for charging people with life-threatening allergies extortionate …

Air Pollution