Pollution

How dusting your house can actually help you detox

Forest bathing is hot right now but the truth is that most of us spend 90 per cent of our time indoors in our homes, offices, schools, shopping …

Environment

Calgary hasn't been this hazy since man walked on the moon

If you think Calgary's hazy summer has been particularly bad, you're not just blowing smoke.<p>Since July 8, as B.C.'s wildfires flared out of control …

Canadian News

Moss could be used to monitor urban pollution, Japanese scientists say

Japanese scientists believe that moss – a common plant in the island nation – could be used as a 'bioindicator' to gain valuable insight into …

Environment

Serious farm pollution breaches rise in UK – and many go unprosecuted

Environment Agency figures show severe incidents are weekly occurrence as farms struggle with cost of pollution prevention despite subsidies<p>Serious pollution incidents in the UK from dairy, poultry and pig farms are now a weekly occurrence, leading to damage to wildlife, fish, farm livestock and …

Environment

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for August 22

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22)</b> — Some local government units have suspended classes on Tuesday, due to the heavy rains caused by Tropical …

Philippines

L.A. warns homebuilders, but not residents, of traffic pollution health risks

For five years, Los Angeles has been issuing health advisories to housing developers, warning of the dangers of building near freeways. But when the city moved to alert residents as well, officials rejected it.<p>Planning commissioners axed a provision to require traffic pollution signs on some new, …

Environment

Air emissions drop even as Port of LA has busiest year ever

<i>Cargo ships are loaded at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC</i>Emily GuerinNew data from the …

Southern California

Bengaluru's Varthur lake spills toxic foam on streets hitting traffic movement

17-Aug-2017<p>The Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru is spilling toxic foam again and this has grown to such an extent that the residents are now constantly …

Environment

Invisible and ignored: air pollution inside the homes of Nairobi’s residents

<b>Kanyiva Muindi and Blessing Mberu | African Population and Health Research Center</b><p>Air pollution is a visible problem in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The …

Air Pollution

Renewable Energy Isn't Just Cutting Costs, It's Saving Lives

Clean Energy, Clean Air<p>Renewable energy is very much in the limelight these days, as country after country experience how these sources can keep at …

Air Pollution

Mould Spores and Indoor Air Quality: Ventilation and Particle Distribution

Nowadays, energy efficiency is winning the debate, but is it at the expense of optimal air quality for breathing?Air, whether from indoors or …

Study: Probiotics Can Help Trees Clean Up Toxic Waste

Humans like their yogurt and new research indicates the trees that clean up toxic waste stand to benefit from probiotics too.<p>Poplar trees clean …

Oregon

Health benefits of wind and solar offset all subsidies | Ars Technica

Estimated economic benefits of renewables in the US is $87 billion.<p>Wind and solar energy are obviously essential in reducing carbon emissions, but …

Air Pollution

Asthma, COPD Led To 3 Million Deaths Worldwide In 2015: Study

Two common chronic respiratory conditions -- asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -- led to over three million deaths worldwide in …

Air Pollution

Stray Dogs In India Turned Blue After Swimming In Polluted River

At least 5 stray dogs in India have turned blue after swimming in a heavily polluted river near Navi Mumbai.Submitted by:

Cats

Meet the Brothers Kayaking Down the World's Most Polluted River

By Gary Bencheghib and Sam Bencheghib<p>We have all heard about the accumulation of plastic pollution in our ocean and the devastating effects it is …

Environment

Northern China air quality worsens in January-July: ministry

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Air quality worsened in China's northern region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei in the first seven months of this year, piling pressure on authorities to crack down on firms in their efforts to meet politically crucial 2017 pollution targets.<p>The region's 13 cities racked up an …

Environment

Mobile Moss Structures Can Filter Our Dirty City Air

Think globally, scrub locally.<p>That could be the slogan for a new technology coming out of Europe that uses high-tech mobile moss structures to scrub …

Air Pollution

News24.com | World treaty to ban and reduce mercury poison comes into force

Tiny drops of this poison can be found in human teeth, in fresh fish, in light bulbs, paints, batteries and even cosmetics.

News (South Africa)

Australia emits mercury at double the global average

A report released this week by advocacy group Environmental Justice Australia presents a confronting analysis of toxic emissions from Australia’s …

Environment

Study finds Israeli power plants' efforts reduce number of deaths from air pollution

The Environmental Protection Ministry reports that a change to a cleaner type of fuel led to the reduction in mortalities

Air Pollution

Japanese professor blames pollution from China for build-up of mercury on Unesco island

A Japanese professor has blamed high levels of mercury in frost in forests in southern Japan on pollution from China.<p>The study, by Osamu Nagafuchi, a …

News (China)

Air pollution ups stress hormones, alters metabolism

(This version of the story refiles to change millimeters to micrometers in paragraph 2)<p>By Anne Harding<p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breathing dirty air causes stress hormones to spike, new research suggests, which could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution is associated with heart …

Air Pollution

US wind and solar power helped prevent up to 12,700 deaths

The massive increase in wind and solar energy helped prevent the premature deaths of up to 12,700 people over a nine-year period in the US, according …

Air Pollution

Dogs are turning BLUE because of 'high levels of pollution in a dirty river'

Stray dogs living near a river have been turning the heads of locals thanks to their bizarre blue fur.<p>But while their bright coats may look fun, the …

Environment

Poor air quality is the true cost of coal

Smoky Sydney skies this week are a reminder of the cost air pollution is having on our community. While toxic emissions from coal-fired power …

Air Pollution

Plastic in the sea smells like food to fish, finds new study

Plastic starts to smell like food to fish after it has been in the sea, according to research that sheds new light on how the artificial, toxic …

Oceans

Despite suffocating pollution and deadly driving, running is gaining momentum in China

SHANGHAI (AFP) - A group of elderly Chinese joggers are pounding along a deserted motorway when suddenly a taxi plows into the back of them, knocking …

Shanghai

'No warning': Calls for earlier pollution alerts after smoke cloaks Sydney again

A second day of heavy pollution levels over Sydney caused by controlled fires in the Blue Mountains has prompted calls for earlier warnings and a …

Australian News

Australian coal-power allowable pollution would be illegal in US, Europe and China – report

Environmental Justice Australia report says Australian coal-fired power plants regularly exceed lax limits imposed on them<p>Australian coal-fired power stationsare allowed to produce levels of toxic air pollution that would be illegal in the US, Europe and China, and may exceed even the lax limits …

Environment