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Air pollution is a real heartbreaker. No, really.

Grist - ‎2 hours ago‎
A 10-year study published in The Lancet this week links living with air pollution to serious heart disease. While scientists have long associated long-term air pollution exposure with cardiovascular disease, research had been limited. That's why the ...
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Sadiq Khan joins air pollution court case against UK government

The Guardian - ‎20 hours ago‎
“The government's current air quality plan with respect to London is based on the very limited ambition of the previous mayor to tackle air pollution and isn't enough to protect Londoners health,” said Khan. “I know from personal experience that the ...
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New Tars Sands Impact on Air Pollution Found

Scientific American - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, showed that the production of tar sands and other heavy oil—thick, highly viscous crude oil that is difficult to produce—are a major source of aerosols, a component of fine particle air pollution ...

Fairbanks borough air pollution levels worst in US

Washington Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
FARIBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Data shows air pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough remains at the highest levels in the nation and has failed to show significant air quality improvement. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports ( ...

Reading's air pollution levels set to increase this week

getreading - ‎8 hours ago‎
People with lung and heart problems should steer clear of outdoor physical activity in Reading today as increased levels of air pollution are expected. Reading usually enjoys relatively clean air but the Department for Environment, Food and Rural ...

Increasing rainfall 'will reduce city air pollution'

Shanghai Daily (subscription) - ‎19 hours ago‎
INCREASING rainfall is likely to alleviate the air pollution that enveloped the city yesterday, said forecasters. Drizzle and foggy skies yesterday cut visibility to 1 to 2 kilometers in most of the city.
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'Suggestive evidence' for link between air pollution, heightened stillbirth risk

Science Daily - ‎May 25, 2016‎
To date, two reviews of the available evidence have pointed to a link between air pollution and stillbirth. But the strength of the association found was weak, and further evidence has since emerged, prompting the authors to carry out a systematic ...
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UN Warns of Continued Lethality of Air Pollution

Bloomberg BNA - ‎21 hours ago‎
May 25 — Air pollution-related deaths worldwide, already estimated at 7 million people a year, will continue to rise without stringent actions, especially in the developing world, according to reports presented at the Second Session of the United ...

Alberta's oilsands industry is a huge source of harmful air pollution - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Alberta's oilsands industry is one of the biggest sources in North America of harmful air pollutants called secondary organic aerosols (SOAs), a new Environment Canada study has found.
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This air purifier doesn't just filter indoor air pollution, it destroys it

Treehugger - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Instead of just catching indoor air pollutants, the Molekule device is claimed to actually destroy them by breaking them down into harmless elements.

Air quality worse than China

Liverpool City Champion - ‎7 hours ago‎
Recent hazard reduction burns have seen air pollution in Sydney's south-west reach levels worse than in Beijing. Liverpool's air quality index (AQI) peaked at 162 at 8am on Monday, May 23. This is in the 'very poor' range on the AQI scale. By Tuesday ...
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Alberta's oilsands industry is a huge source of harmful air pollution, study says - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Alberta's oilsands industry is one of the biggest sources in North America of harmful air pollutants called secondary organic aerosols (SOAs), a new Environment Canada study has found.

Oilsands a leading source of organic aerosol air pollution in North America, study finds

Edmonton Journal - ‎22 hours ago‎
A new study in the journal Nature finds that Alberta's oilsands are one of the largest sources of organic aerosol air pollution in North America. Data from airborne measurements over the bitumen-producing region in August 2013 found that oilsands ...

Inconsistent thermal plant policy worsens air pollution

Korea Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Earlier this month, the Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) released an evaluation of the Ministry of Environment's air pollution policy for Seoul and the surrounding metropolitan area. The evaluation reported that thermoelectric power plants on the ...

Air Pollution 'Could Raise Stillbirth Risk'

Medscape - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Researchers investigating whether air pollution can increase the risk of stillbirth say there is enough "suggestive evidence" for a link and that further studies should be carried out.
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Beijing experience in battling air pollution worth sharing - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A UN report lauded Beijing's efforts to battle air pollution but said it needs to do more to meet particulate matter standards.
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Precision Castparts Promises Independent Review Of New Air Pollution Controls

OPB News - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Portland company Precision Castparts met Wednesday night with a group of neighbors concerned about air pollution from the company.
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Pollution spike and air quality issues in Ontario, Quebec

The Weather Network - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 3:23 PM - After weeks of chiller-than-usual temperatures, warm weather has flooded into Ontario with above-seasonal weather expected to extend into the next few days.

Air pollution in North Pole worse than Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Detroit combined

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - ‎May 26, 2016‎
On winter days, when chimneys are churning out smoke and the air is stagnant, a thick haze settles on the area off Badger Road, burning people's eyes, throats and noses.

European pioneers battle air pollution in the courts

EUobserver - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Taking a national government to court is not the nicest method to get things done, but some environmental organisations and municipal governments are using this last resort method to force a change in air-quality policies. “It is not a desirable fight ...