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China Court Imposes Unprecedented Air Pollution Penalty

Voice of America - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
“With a legal approach, it marks a great beginning for the pursuit of remediation in order to push forward the country's containment of air pollution,” said Ding Jie of Wuhu Ecology Center in Anhui province, expecting the first legal victory to ease ...
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Air pollution up in a third of Chinese cities: Greenpeace

Yahoo7 News - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Beijing (AFP) - Air pollution levels rose in nearly a third of Chinese cities monitored in the second quarter, environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Wednesday.
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Shipping air pollution causes 24000 deaths a year in east Asia – study

The Guardian - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The death toll is a tiny though rising share of an estimated one million deaths caused annually by air pollution in east Asia, the study found.

On serious note: China to convert its air pollution into diamonds

Daily Times - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
BEIJING: The Chinese have progressed at a rapid pace in the last 30 years. Deteriorating air quality, though is one of the worst side effects that progress.
World's largest air purifier takes on air pollution

Eco-friendly motorcycle couriers to help reduce air pollution in Tehran

Tehran Times - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
TEHRAN - Some 600 eco-friendly electric motorcycle couriers will start working in central Tehran in a bid to reduce air pollution in the megacity, the director of Tehran's Air Quality Control Company has said. Hopefully by the beginning of the second ...
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Researchers use city pigeons to study air pollution

Humanosphere - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Air pollution is one of the greatest threats to humans, caused by humans, today. The public is increasingly aware of the health and economic costs of air pollution, which has a disproportionate impact on the world's poor. But efforts to combat the ...

Government Misses Air Pollution Report Deadline

Blue & Green Tomorrow - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
In April this year, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (Efra), a cross-party parliamentary group which acts as a policy watchdog for Defra, published a report requiring the government to take action on air pollution before certain deadlines.

Cyclists to ride in protest at air pollution of Heathrow's third runway - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Cyclists with a keen interest in the environment will be taking part in a Critical Mass ride on September 17th to protest a third runway at Heathrow.
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Air Pollution Highest in World's Poorest Cities

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
In 98% of cities with populations greater than 100 000 in low- and middle-income countries, people are breathing air with pollution levels that exceed World Health Organization (WHO) safety limits, according to the latest WHO Global Urban Ambient Air ...

The Connection between Lung Cancer and Outdoor Air Pollution - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S. When you think of risk factors for lung cancer, what comes to mind?

Air pollution above permissible levels at Hopes College area

Times of India - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Coimbatore: Two weeks after the citizen driven air pollution monitoring exercise was launched in Coimbatore, the readings taken at Hopes College where a sensor was installed has shown that pollution levels at this spot was higher than permissible levels.

Air pollution causes wrinkles and premature ageing, new research shows

The Guardian - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Air pollution is prematurely ageing the faces of city dwellers by accelerating wrinkles and age spots, according to emerging scientific research.

Fuel Tech Awarded Air Pollution Control Orders Totaling $2.3 Million

Business Wire (press release) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
WARRENVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fuel Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTEK), a world leader in advanced engineering solutions for the optimization of combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications, today announced the receipt of ...
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Oil giants agree to pay $425 million to reduce air pollution

RT - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Six oil refineries will be modified to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants by thousands of tons in a $425 million settlement over alleged Clean Air Act violations.


FierceWireless - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
LONDON - July 20, 2016 - Drayson Technologies is today announcing its plans to build the world's most advanced air pollution map, for Greater London, and new partnerships with Gophr and Inmarsat to achieve this aim. UK courier company Gophr will ...
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'Code Orange' air pollution alert issued as heat wave begins

Baltimore Sun (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Air pollution is expected to reach unhealthy levels Friday as a heat wave sets in, forecast to last into early next week. A "Code Orange" alert is in effect, indicating pollution concentrations that could make breathing more difficult for people with ...
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China Faces More Air Pollution Deaths

Radio Free Asia - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The study released last month by the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) follows World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that air pollution causes at least 6.5 million premature deaths a year worldwide. In 2014, the WHO put the death toll ...

Watch: Air pollution emerges as one of India's silent killers

Firstpost - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Air pollution is the single biggest environmental crisis that we face in this world. One in eight deaths are caused by air pollution. Air pollution is responsible for causing illnesses such as lung cancer, heart diseases and a stroke. It's also known ...
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Sadiq Khan is already tackling London's air pollution crisis

Left Foot Forward - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Sadiq Khan, the new Labour Mayor of London, made tackling London's dirty air one of his key campaign pledges - and less than a week after he took office in May, he made his first statement on improving air quality, saying that he would be launching a ...
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Air pollution along coast expected to be bad today

Press Herald - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
... for “unhealthy” levels of ground-level ozone along the Maine coast from Kittery to Acadia National Park. In addition to unhealthy levels of polluted air along the coast, the DEP also expects moderate levels of pollution farther Down East and in ...