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Dirty fuel crackdown won't prevent thousands of deaths from air pollution

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
Air pollution would cause the deaths of at least 2500 people across Sydney and Melbourne in the year 2030 even if the federal government swiftly clamped down on poisonous car fuels, a government-commissioned report has found.
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EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution

The Seattle Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
“Addressing pollution from aircraft is an important element of U.S. efforts to address climate change,” said Janet McCabe, EPA's acting assistant administrator for air and radiation.
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Burning coal for gas in UK seabeds would flame pollution, says report

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
Plans to set fire to coal under the seabed at up to 19 sites around the UK would cause significant climate pollution, groundwater contamination and toxic waste, according to a report by environmentalists.

China sends environmental teams to inspect steel mill pollution

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
China's massive steel sector is regarded as a major source of air pollution, particularly in Hebei province, the country's largest producer of the metal and the location of seven of the country's 10 smoggiest cities last year.

Pollution run-off into Reef to be targeted

9news.com.au - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Tenders have been called for two Queensland government projects which are aimed at reducing pollution run-off into the Great Barrier Reef.

Pollution watchdog initiates steps for clean air in 17 cities

Times of India - ‎15 hours ago‎
KOLHAPUR: The Maharashtra pollution control board (MPCB) has swung into action to take immediate and time-bound steps to curb air pollution in 17 major cities in the state, including Kolhapur, Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik and Nagpur, after a ...

How noise pollution interrupts your health

Switzer Financial News - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Recent WHO figures have suggested that one in eight death scores globally are directly related to air pollution, whereas one in four deaths in China are a direct consequence of both indoor and outdoor pollution. Pollution is defined as the presence (or ...

Phuket disgrace: plastic pollution in the Andaman

Phuket Gazette - ‎12 hours ago‎
PHUKET: My concerns over plastic pollution were stimulated anew by an excellent analysis in the China Daily called 'Drowning in Plastic', and also by the cover story in a recent edition of the Phuket Gazette in which a seasoned local fisherman ...

Government moves to tackle e-waste pollution

China.org.cn - ‎16 hours ago‎
"Many workshops discharged untreated acid wastewater directly into the rivers," said Zheng Jinxiong, deputy director of the Guiyu Recycling Economic and Industrial Zone, who witnessed the severe air, water and soil pollution caused by unregulated ...

Installing pollution monitors in plants becomes herculean task?

Times of India - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
INDORE: Highly polluting industries of the region that have been asked by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board to install real time monitoring equipment to keep a check on emissions and effluents are unable to get timely technical assistance, service ...

Air pollution standards breached in Timaru for twentieth time

Timaru Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
Pollution continues to be an issue in Timaru as air quality standards are breached again. Timaru hit its twentieth day of high pollution on Friday - more than the number of breaches recorded by the same time last year and the seventh time air quality ...

Blueair says new study linking air pollution to childhood mental illness is alarming

Benzinga - ‎5 hours ago‎
A dangerous link between polluted air and childhood mental illness is exposed in a newly published study by Swedish researchers.
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Beijing to build 'World's largest purifier' to help fight smog pollution

Daily Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
Take a trip from Beijing's International Airport into the centre of town and you're more than likely to encounter familiar scenes of the capital's smog problems.
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China firm fined for pollution in landmark case

Yahoo7 News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Air pollution saw a modest improvement in the second quarter, with air quality improving in most cities year-on-year, the environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Wednesday in a report, citing data collated from China's environmental protection ...
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Better road network will not cause more pollution say CBI/Ibec business chiefs

the Irish News - ‎17 hours ago‎
BUILDING a network of better roads across Ireland will not cause higher pollution levels, business chiefs said. Corporate leaders on both sides of the border called for a comprehensive all-island motorway and dual carriageway system costing €11.6 ...

Study: Car-sharing reduces pollution, cars

The San Diego Union-Tribune - ‎17 hours ago‎
A new study of car sharing networks in San Diego and four other cities shows they've reduced pollution and taken thousands of cars off the street in recent years by filling in the small gaps faced by those who commute using mass transit or bicycling ...

Research to address health impact of indoor air pollution

China.org.cn - ‎13 hours ago‎
Research will be launched to evaluate the health impact of indoor air pollution in urban public spaces by the International Ecological Economy Promotion Association (IEEPA), announced Li Junyang, secretary-general of the IEEPA, at a seminar in Beijing ...

Second source of pollution discovered at scenic north-east park

Press and Journal - ‎10 hours ago‎
A second source of pollution has been identified at a north-east park which one resident claims has been allowed to become an “open sewer”.

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 ...

Expert: Tackle pollution in drainage system first

The Star Online - ‎18 hours ago‎
PETALING JAYA: River pollution should be tackled upstream where the drains are, said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) River Engineering and Urban Drainage Research Centre director Prof Dr Nor Azazi Zakaria.
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