Pollution

The world is abandoning coal-fired electricity at an astonishing pace

Coal is the dirtiest of fossil fuels—it produces per kilogram the least amount of energy and the greatest amount of pollution—and the world is quickly abandoning it.<p>According to findings published by the NGOs Greenpeace and CoalSwarm on Wednesday (Oct. 18), countries are using coal less and less to …

Energy

Pollution Is Officially Our Most Fatal Disease, According To The Lancet

There are scores of preventable diseases that kill millions every year. We fight malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS, cholera, and a host of others with our charity initiatives, aid donations, and volunteer hours. But, behind so many illness all is a killer more vast, and it’s something <i>we</i> created: …

Public Health

Smog defies China's Communist Party congress

Beijingers are going without barbecue. Construction sites have halted work. Factories hundreds of kilometres away have halted production.<p>Despite …

Environment

Three quarters of Londoners back Mayor's T-charge to tackle pollution

Three-quarters of Londoners back Sadiq Khan’s £10 weekday T-charge to cut levels of toxic air in central areas, a survey revealed today.<p>The British …

Environment

Toxic tensions in the heart of 'Cancer Alley'

JUST WATCHED<p>EPA: Plant emits 99% of US chloroprene pollution<p>Replay<p>More Videos ...<p>MUST WATCH<p><b>LaPlace, Louisiana (CNN) —</b> Geraldine Watkins sits at the kitchen table in her ranch home, rattling off the names of friends and relatives in her small Louisiana town who've died of cancer over the last 40 …

Health

Pollution deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

"Pollution kills at least nine million people and costs trillions of dollars every year, according to the most comprehensive global analysis to date, …

Politics

Be sure you’re breathing clean air with the Atmosphere Sky Air Treatment System

As fresh and crisp as the fall air may be now, in a few months, many of us will be keeping our windows tightly closed in hopes of keeping out the …

Gear & Gadgets

Diwali: Smog chokes New Delhi despite firework ban

With millions celebrating in the Indian capital, authorities banned the sale of fireworks to prevent an air pollution crisis. But the night after …

World News

New Research Proves Just How Deadly Pollution Really Is

Scientists are constantly doing their best to spread the word regarding the dangers of pollution and the damage it causes to the environment. …

Environment

Delhi's pollution level soars after Diwali; air quality enters 'severe' zone Firstpost Photo 1

Environment

The US is the only developed country on a list of nations with the highest pollution-related deaths — here are the top 10

• <b>Pollution is one of the leading causes of death worldwide.</b>• <b><br>The US is the only developed country in the top 10. It ranks at number eight.</b>• <b><br>It is estimated that toxic exposure caused at least 9 million premature deaths in 2015.</b><p>Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing …

Science

A day after Diwali, Indian cities woke up to some insane pollution levels

A day after India celebrated Diwali (Oct. 19), the festival of lights, cities across the country are gasping for breath.<p>In New Delhi, India’s capital city of 16 million people, the air quality crossed even the danger level with extremely high PM 2.5 content in the air, according to US embassy’s …

Environment

Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban Yahoo7 News

New Delhi (AFP) - New Delhi was shrouded in a thick toxic haze Friday after a night of frenzied Diwali fireworks sent the air quality plummeting …

Environment

Does Eating Right Protect You From Air Pollution?

In recent weeks, wildfires have devastated parts of Northern California, killing at least 42 people, incinerating entire neighborhoods and sending thousands fleeing. I live on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, and for a few days last week, as gray ash rained down on my doorstep, and the sun …

Healthy Eating

Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales.<p>Residents of the sprawling Indian capital, which already ranks among …

Environment

UK has one of the worst pollution death rates in Europe, major study reveals

The UK has one of the worst records of pollution death of any country in Europe, a major study has found.<p>Around 50,000 deaths last year in the UK can …

Environment

Extreme air pollution in Ireland caused by ‘burning of solid fuel’

Such fuels promoted as ‘low-carbon’ but are devastating in terms of air pollution – expert<p>less than a minute ago

Environment

Delhi is choking on bad policy, not firecrackers

A file photo. In Delhi, Diwali ushers in months of unbreathable air. The city boasts, by some measures, the most polluted air in the world. Photo: …

Environment

Pollution responsible for 8% of deaths in Britain as toxic smog claims 50,000 lives

More than 8% of all deaths in Britain are now directly linked to pollution, experts have found.<p>The figure has risen from 40,000 to 50,000 in the UK, …

Environment

Diwali 2017: Bothered by the rising pollution this festive season? Here's how technology can help you protect yourself

Diwali is here. And as is the case every year, it brings with it lots of pollution. In fact, this year despite the ban on firecrackers, <b>air pollution</b> …

Environment

Pollution’s annual price tag is $4.6 trillion and 9 million dead

Diseases caused by pollution account for about one-in-six deaths worldwide. Photo: HT<p><b>New York:</b> Pollution in all its forms killed 9 million people in …

Environment

We Still Don't Know Much About How Wildfire Smoke Affects Our Health

Little research has been done on this pollution's specific effects.<p>SAN FRANCISCO ― As California continues to weather its worst blazes in state history, the specific impacts of wildfire smoke on human health continue to elude scientists.<p>Since igniting earlier this month, the cluster of fires in <b></b>the …

News (U.S.)

Study: Pollution Deadlier Than War, Disaster, Hunger

Environmental pollution is the largest cause of disease and death, killing more people each year than war and violence, according to a new study published by the Lancet medical journal. The study found that at least 9 million premature deaths in 2015 were caused in part by toxic exposure, though …

Environment

Eight designs that could help reduce global pollution

Pollution poses a serious threat to the world's land, air and oceans, so one of our Good Design for a Bad World talks will look at ways of reducing …

Environment

AP PHOTOS: Indians mark Diwali amid pollution concerns

Diwali, a major Hindu festival for more than a billion Indians, includes lighting oil lamps or candles to symbolize a victory of knowledge over …

Environment

Delhi's air quality this Diwali is better, says Central Pollution Control Board

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India

Is Delhi's Diwali firework ban an attack on Hinduism?

<b>It was meant as a way to tackle air pollution - but it ended up as the subject of a fierce online debate about religion.</b><p>India's supreme court banned selling firecrackers during Diwali, igniting an uproar as some saw the ban as an attack specifically on Hinduism's biggest festival.<p>Chetan Bhagat, the …

India

Gross posters showing London’s pollution problem are going up on the Tube

<b>Most Londoners do their best not to think about the toxic levels of pollution filling the city air.</b><p>But there’s going to be no hiding from it when …

London

India Diwali: Delhi acts against pollution menace

<b>India's capital is enacting a plan to curb combat hazardous smog, as air pollution in Delhi hits "very severe" levels.</b><p>The plan, which includes traffic restrictions and the shutdown of a major power plant, was announced after Delhi saw severe pollution last year.<p>The measures, which were ordered by a …

Environment

Gurgaon air quality worsens, respiratory illnesses on the rise

City-based hospitals have reported a spike in the number of patients complaining of respiratory diseases over the last week, coinciding with the dip …

Environment