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Noise pollution remains a major environmental health problem in Europe, with the transport sector being a major cause. Road traffic noise is the dominant source affecting human exposure above the EU's threshold of 55 decibels (dB) for daily exposure ...
The River Irwell appears to have been polluted for a second time in three weeks. Countless fish and insects died following reports a pesticide which was poured down a drain and devastated a 25-mile stretch of the river from Rawtenstall into Manchester ...
The monitoring has raised concerns about pollution risks to Lough Lein, the largest of the Killarney lakes. The lake, a major tourist attraction and angling amenity, experiences annual algal blooms problems, despite extensive measures mitigating ...
A celebrity has kicked off yet another round in the battle against loudspeakers. It is a pity that those in the business of religion have taken offence and countered ...
Environmental groups want Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection to reconsider its draft water pollution permit for the Brunner Island coal-fired power plant. The latest draft permit, released Friday, would delay the plant's deadline to ...
Stacks of smoke are clouding the skies in Delhi. You see and smell the fumes, feel them in your lungs at every traffic intersection.
This is one of the findings of a recently-released UK study conducted by researchers led by Shane Hussey at the University of Leicester into pollutants released into the air from industry and other sources - which, say local experts, can be extended to ...
FAIRBANKS - Old wood stoves would be banished in parts of Fairbanks and North Pole and selling wet wood would be prohibited from August to February under recommended new smoke pollution control measures. The suggestions by the air pollution ...
Ministers were under a court direction to produce tougher draft measures to tackle illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution, which is largely caused by diesel traffic, by 4pm on Monday. The government's original plans had been dismissed by judges ...
New Delhi: Two years after it was started, India's National Air Quality Index (NAQI) does not provide a reliable picture of pollution in cities.
Light pollution causes a plethora of problems throughout the world. Affecting stargazing opportunities, messing with our natural circadian rhythms, wasting energy, and killing wildlife are only a few of the serious problems caused by light pollution ...
To try to mitigate against noise pollution, the government has put in place several measures, including tighter enforcement of construction sites and urban planning regulations.
Residents of neighborhoods in northern Jerusalem - especially those living near the Atarot industrial zone - need to be very aware of the pollution density readings issued by the Environment Ministry on a daily basis, and those with weaker hearts and ...
Global plastic consumption reached more than 110 million tons in 2009. Plastic can take up to 1000 years to degrade. When it does degrade, it can end up as ...
Global plastic consumption reached more than 110 million tons in 2009. Plastic can take up to 1000 years to degrade. When it does degrade, it can end up as ...
On the one hand, an admirable, and increasingly important social imperative, the Chinese government's focus on air pollution, has resulted in a crackdown on a range of polluting industries. Coal-fired power stations around Beijing and other major ...
In a bid to curb pollution in the national capital, the Delhi pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued show cause notices to over 400 guesthouses and hotels in Paharganj demanding a reply within 15 days as to why consent to operate was not taken ...
We've also reported on how a recent study concluded that the benefits of physical activity almost always outweigh the negative effects of pollution for those cycling in urban areas. Researchers say their findings should encourage people out of their ...
The Sacramento region has made progress in fighting ozone pollution but remains on the top 10 list of most polluted areas in the country, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association.
Almost two thirds of Britons are living in areas with illegal levels of air pollution, new analysis has revealed. Nearly 40 million citizens live in towns and cities where the levels of harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are above legal limits set by the ...
Ministers were under a court direction to produce tougher draft measures to tackle illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution, which is largely caused by diesel traffic, by 4pm on Monday. The government's original plans had been dismissed by judges ...
Add items to your routine that will protect your skin from harmful pollution aggressors this Earth Day.
The Coosa River downstream from a Georgia Power plant near Rome could be affected by the Trump administration's decision to delay Obama-era wastewater ...
pollution from Europe caused a drought in India that was one of its worst ever natural disasters, affecting more than 13 crore people, according to new research.
Kate Brown's overhaul of Oregon's air laws, an initiative begun after last year's discovery of toxic pollution around Portland's Bullseye Glass.
As photographer Jacques de Lannoy stood on an empty beach last year in Okinawa, Japan, he almost failed to notice a heap of plastic bottles that had washed ...
Earth Day's issues affect everyone on the planet. And yet, it has not been the case that those problems have affected everyone equally.
Though federal water-protection laws did exist already (the Federal Water pollution Control Act was 20 years old at that point) they were only just starting to get teeth, and technology that would facilitate a clean-up was improving.
Boston, MA. - This week, nine northeastern states presented three possible options for strengthening the best regional clean air and climate protection program in the country, the Regional greenhouse gas Initiative.
Some media outlets have claimed that air pollution will make you just as unhappy as the death of a spouse. While the quick joke will be that it depends on the spouse, it shows why economics and surveys should not be conflated with science, even by ...
Apr 2017 Austin, Texas, April 17, 2017 - A material that holds the key to cheap, fast and portable new sensors for a wide range of chemicals has been developed by chemists at the University of Texas at Austin.
Moves to clean up waterways are only band-aids, says soil scientist Graham Shepherd. The root cause of dairy pollution is too much fertiliser on farms.
It is understandable that the Trump Administration is attempting to abide by all the promises made during the presidential campaign, one of which is putting 25 million more people back to work.
A healthy portion of America's food and feed is raised in Storm Lake, primarily by agribusinesses whose farming practices, a local newspaper claimed, are to blame for nitrate pollution of the Raccoon River, the source of drinking water for a half ...
The recommendation comes from a researcher who has shown a direct link between the presence of invasive species in Irish bodies of water and the pollution from agriculture or wastewater. Darren Reidy is finalising a report for the Environmental ...
Rick Scott on Monday offered a surprise solution to the waterway pollution from contaminated Lake Okeechobee discharges. The governor asked state lawmakers to allocate $200 million to fix the Herbert Hoover Dike by 2022.
Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) - the makers of India's longest highway tunnel between Chenani and Nashri in Jammu and Kashmir - have sent a team of experts to check problems of high pollution and poor visibility being faced by ...
GURUGRAM: Millennium City reclaimed its unflattering position among the country's most polluted cities, with the air quality index (AQI) reaching 346 on ...
London mayor Sadiq Khan stressed in December, last year, that pollution levels in the city were alarming, and termed it a public health emergency, quoting an estimate of 9,000 deaths each year.
More than 3,100 government officials have been held to account for the poor implementation of pollution control measures, a problem uncovered in all seven provincial regions included in the latest round of environmental inspections by the central ...
Lahore - The Punjab government last week submitted suggestions before the Lahore High Court that how the environmental pollution could be controlled and ...
Why are these colleges and universities focusing on nitrogen pollution? Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for all living things.
Environmental pollution is a huge problem for people across the United States. The American Lung Association assessed in its annual "State of the Air" report that more than half of all Americans - 166 million people - live in parts of the country ...
"While I do not support Sonu Nigam's comments as related to noise pollution from one single religion only, I urge all concerned departments of the government to strictly enforce the noise pollution rules in accordance with the Bombay high court order ...
If you want to understand how the Chinese economy is performing and are seeking a gauge on the iron ore price, one measure is to look skyward.
Every year, the city's antiquated, inadequate sewage system pumps hundreds of thousands of pounds of pollution into the Connecticut River, sending it flowing south through Connecticut and eventually into Long Island Sound.
Livestock farmers in North Carolina, the nation's third largest hog-producing state, may soon be free from prosecution on numerous penalties over disposal of animal waste, most specifically, dealing with the intense odor produced by the massive hog farms.
As somebody who groped his way to school through winter smogs in Sheffield in the 1950s and 1960s, I have always been sceptical about the claims of ...
authors of Can Clean Air Make You Happy? say exposure to nitrogen dioxide can be as damaging as 'big-hitting' life events.


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