Pollution

Insight: China's industrial heartland struggles in Beijing's fight against smog

SHIJIAZHUANG, China (Reuters) - Severe natural gas shortages are hitting businesses and residents across China's industrial heartland as an unprecedented government effort to clean up an environment devastated by decades of unbridled growth backfires.<p>Factories are closing or operating at reduced …

China

7 Steps to avoid health issues during Delhi's smoggy winters

Just like every year, thick toxic smog descends over the national capital during winters. As a result, Dilliwalahs face an increase in number of …

Air Purifiers

7 Reasons To Wear An Air Filter Mask, Whether Or Not Your City Is Smoggy

Bad air quality may seem like a less pressing issue compared to other current events, but it is deadly and has a global impact. On Oct. 19, a …

Clean Air Act

Bad air warnings in effect for Bay Area

Air deemed potentially “unsafe” but not nearly as bad as recent scares<p>The air quality warnings currently in effect for Wednesday and Thursday in certain Bay Area counties call for conditions not nearly as bad as those from the fall, but they do warrant caution, particularly in the North Bay and …

San Francisco

SC asks Centre to examine economic loss due to health hazards caused by Delhi air pollution

<b>New Delhi:</b> The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre whether they have looked into the aspect of economic loss due to health hazards caused by …

India

Cutting Carbon Emissions Could Seriously Change the Course of Sea Level Rise

There are many good reasons to cut carbon pollution now, but perhaps none is more important than slowing sea level rise. A new study unveiled at the …

Climate Change

'Flexible' approach to farm pollution favoured

<b>The environment secretary wants "the right balance" of regulation, voluntary measures and investment to tackle pollution from farming.</b><p>But although backing an "all-Wales approach", Lesley Griffiths has stopped short of extending Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) at this stage.<p>She will look at giving …

News (Wales)

I Finally Found the Best Air Purifier — and It's on Amazon (on Sale)

Feeling like there might be airborne chemicals and pet dander floating around your home or just that your allergies are worse than usual? Then you might want to consider getting an air purifier. Buying one is certainly not the be-all and end-all when it comes to ridding a space of toxins in the air …

Home

Brixton has just become the second low emission bus zone in London after Putney

London mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled the second low emission bus zone in the capital in Brixton, which follows the Putney launch in March.<p>The new …

Seven Sisters Road

Air quality warnings in effect in California as Thomas fire advances

Protective face masks are selling out in stores as the Thomas fire continues to devastate Southern California.

Southern California

Did air pollution cause a deadly Chinese landslide?

Air pollution in China has led to higher rates of asthma, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, and—according to The Lancet—it contributed to 1.1 …

New Zealand News

Business Illegally Dumped Hazardous Waste In Chester County: AG

The president of Cedar Grove Environmental is facing charges from the state Attorney General for illegally dumping, storing hazardous waste.<p>Felony …

Philadelphia

5-Year-Old Moves NGT Against Noise Pollution from Delhi Metro

A five-year-old petitioner approached the NGT on Tuesday complaining of noise pollution from Delhi Metro's operations.<p>The petition of Samriddhi …

India

Mid-City Neighborhood Evacuated Following Gas Leak

Share This Article:<p>A gas leak in a Mid-City residential neighborhood Wednesday forced the evacuation of nearby homes, according to a fire …

San Diego

Bullseye Glass Sues State and County Officials, Saying It's Been Unfairly Maligned, Regulated

It's Bullseye Glass's turn to sue.<p>Presenting itself as a caring business unfairly and improperly maligned over faulty testing, the Southeast Portland …

Portland, OR

Rain brings relief from pollution

The capital received 7.8 mm of rainfall between 5 30 p.m. on Monday and 8 30 a.m. on Tuesday. The shower not only brought down the maximum …

Air Quality

Exposed to wildfire smoke? 5 questions answered

The intense wildfires in southern California are triggering air quality alerts. What do health experts know about how inhaling smoke affects human …

Science

Air quality findings to be released in New Year

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 12:49pm<p>(Environment Yukon)<p>A pilot study into air pollution in Whitehorse is being reviewed by stakeholders including the …

Yukon Territory

Choking on Beijing's Clean Air Costs

Getting Chinese farmers to burn natural gas has become a lucrative business.<p>The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, conceived as China's answer to …

China

We know polluting cars are killing us. So why do we put up with it?

The evidence of the damage air pollution does is undisputed. We should come to see car journeys as a last resort<p>If petrol and diesel vehicles were invented today, what possible justification would there be for allowing unchecked ownership? Knowing all we do about the damage wrought by burning …

Opinion

Air pollution has a massive impact on early brain development

Air Scare<p>We already know that air pollution kills, with thousands of people in the US succumbing to conditions caused by poor air quality every year. …

Environment

10 ways to improve indoor air quality

There is increasing recognition that air pollution is not just an outdoors problem, it is important to also consider indoor air quality. Indoor air …

News (Ireland)

If youre pregnant, the pollution can seriously harm your baby

A new study adds to growing evidence that exposure to air pollution before conception or even during the first month during pregnancy increases the …

Pregnancy

Fires May Be Fading, But Smoke Still Plagues Venice-Mar Vista

Though crews have the LA County wildfires mostly contained Venice-Mar Vista residents are advised to take precautions for the smoke.<p>LOS ANGELES, CA — …

Los Angeles

Air pollution fine particles linked to poor sperm quality

(Reuters Health) - Exposure to fine particles in air pollution may be another factor that affects men’s sperm quality and their fertility, suggest …

Health

Can the Affluent Be Convinced to Ride Transit in Delhi?

Despite severe air pollution, higher-income residents of Delhi prefer to drive or hail cars rather than ride the metro. What will change their minds?<p>Every winter when New Delhi’s air quality reaches hazardous levels, much of the conversation about it tends to focus on two causes—the practice of …

Transportation

Robotic Fish to Monitor Pollution

To monitor the levels of antibiotics in the water, among other pollutants, researchers from the United States have created a new robotic fish that …

Middle East

What's Killing You? - poor air quality

<b>What's Killing You?</b><p>Parkinson's disease, but there is good news. Three high-intensity workouts each week could delay symptoms and dramatically slow …

Parkinson's Disease

Beijing's air pollution is like everyone smoking 3 cigarettes a day

STR / AFP / Getty Images<p>Air quality in industrial Chinese cities has improved over the last year, although pollution levels typically deteriorate …

Air Quality

Air quality health issues will linger long after SoCal wildfires get under control, experts say

As the wildfires raged on in Southern California, many patients at Adventist Health in Glendale and Simi Valley sought advice on how to handle the …

Los Angeles