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How London's next mayor could fix air pollution – and save lives

The Conversation UK - ‎17 hours ago‎
Each year, nearly 9,500 people die due to London's air pollution. It's one of the biggest challenges for the capital's next mayor - literally a matter of life and death.
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Study: US Oil Field Source of Global Uptick in Air Pollution

ABC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.
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UK government faces second court battle over air pollution plans

The Guardian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
ClientEarth argues the government is in breach of its legal duty to produce new air quality plans to cut pollution to legal levels in the “shortest possible time”, despite being ordered to do so by the supreme court in 2015.
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Texas Court: Houston Overstepped with Air Pollution Rules

Texas Tribune - ‎11 hours ago‎
In passing two ordinances designed to regulate air pollution, the city of Houston overstepped its authority and illegally subverted state law, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Will Pennsylvania Cut Oil and Gas Air Pollution?

Truth-Out - ‎15 hours ago‎
Oil and gas field residents ask important questions, such as "Are the wells and facilities polluting the air?" and "Is that why I'm sick?
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Ban On Big Diesel Cars Won't Reduce Air Pollution, Says Industry Body

NDTV - ‎8 hours ago‎
New Delhi: A day ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on ban on big engine diesel cars and SUVs in Delhi NCR, auto industry body today said such restriction is not going to achieve the desired objective of reducing pollution and will only vilify diesel ...

Study finds chemical giant contributing to Newcastle air pollution

ABC Online - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
"So we've put some pollution reduction programs in at Orica in relation to their operations there. "We'll have a better idea soon as to how effective that's been.

Air Pollution: Even Small Amounts Could Have Long-Term Effects For Developing Fetus

Parent Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
"Twenty years ago, we showed that high levels of air pollution led to poor pregnancy outcomes, including premature births," said senior author, Xiaobin Wang, MD, ScD, MPH, as per Science Daily.

Air pollution monitoring units in New Town

Times of India - ‎17 hours ago‎
KOLKATA: Alarmed with locals' concern over deteriorating air quality, the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has decided to install sensor-based air quality monitoring units across the township. A guideline for proper disposal of ...

Will Pennsylvania cut oil & gas air pollution?

Earthworks (blog) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Oil and gas field residents ask important questions, such as “Are the wells and facilities polluting the air?” and "Is that why I'm sick?

EU presidency pushes for tougher air pollution targets

ENDS Europe (subscription) - ‎14 hours ago‎
The Dutch Presidency of the EU has urged member states to support tighter restrictions on air pollution during closed trialogue negotiations, a high level EU source told ENDS.
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Delhi odd-even policy: Key air pollutant, surface-level ozone lower than last April

The Indian Express - ‎15 hours ago‎
Delhi odd-even policy: Key air pollutant, surface-level ozone lower than last April. The volume of ozone saw a sharp dip in the first three days of odd-even scheme, but since then, it has been rising, although the spike has not been as steep as last ...

Even a little air pollution may have long-term health effects on developing fetus

Science Daily - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological and respiratory disorders in their children, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research ...

How NASA Is Using Space-Age Technology To Stop Air Pollution

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The U.S. space agency, along with agencies in Europe and South Korea, is making plans to launch a fleet of air pollution sensors into space.

Can Uber-Style Buses Help Relieve India's Air Pollution?

Yale Environment 360 - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
India's megacities have some the deadliest air and worst traffic congestion in the world. But Indian startups are now launching initiatives that link smart-phone apps and private shuttle buses and could help keep cars and other motorized vehicles off ...
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Toxic air: Long-term exposure to air pollutants ups cancer risk

Hindustan Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
Prolonged exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of cancer in humans, warns a new study. The findings add to mounting concern around the health risks of long-term exposure to ambient fine particulate matter, researchers from the University of ...
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Portland State University Launches New Toxic Air Pollution Study

OPB News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Portland State University, the city of Portland and Multnomah County announced plans Wednesday to spend $125,000 on a two-year study of the city's toxic air pollution. Officials said the research is designed to respond to an outpouring of public ...

Peruvian town faces another 14 years of air pollution from mine

Mongabay.com - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The new environmental air quality standard for sulfur dioxide will be complied with in La Oroya starting in 2030. It has a value of 80 micrograms per cubic meter (ug/m3) per day and not 20 micrograms, as has been required in the rest of the country ...

Even low levels of air pollution appear to affect children's lung health

Science Daily - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Rice and colleagues found that children exposed to higher levels of air pollution, including fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and soot (black carbon), had worse lung function than those living in less polluted areas.

Graphene sensor detects individual molecules to warn of indoor air pollution

The Engineer - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Air pollution in homes and work places, which can cause health problems such as headaches, nausea and breathing difficulties, could be detected with an ultra-sensitive graphene sensor.
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