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These standards aim to reduce harmful air pollution from passenger cars and trucks. By supporting strong clean car standards, we can reduce the risk of asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes and other health problems, as well as hospitalizations, emergency room visits and even early deaths attributed to air ...
AIR POLLUTION. EPA's Midwest chief must steer clear of key ozone decision. Sean Reilly, E&E News reporter. Published: Thursday, March 29, 2018. The head of U.S. EPA's Midwestern regional office is barred from involvement in a looming air quality decision of keen interest to her former boss, Wisconsin Gov.

A new WebVR experience launched this month is teaching users about air pollution around the planet. There's Something in the Air is a VR data visualization experience created by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Brookline Interactive Group (BIG), The Public VR Lab, and Datavized ...
MADISON — The air could get a little thicker around Racine County, according to some state documents. Documents filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources show emissions from Foxconn Technology Group's manufacturing complex planned for Mount Pleasant would rank among the ...
Nepal's performance seems to be worst when it comes to protecting environment and combating air pollution. Nepal is among the bottom five countries on the Environmental Performance Index 2018, plummeting 27 points from 149 in 2016, according to a biennial report by Yale and Columbia Universities ...
People need to be made aware of the issues of air pollution and climate change and start communicating with each other about them. I'm taking this visible action because I want to give people something to talk about; we are calling on the mayor to sit down with community groups and discuss solutions to ...

New EPA figures show emissions of three of the five main air pollutants increased in 2016. One of the chemicals - Ammonia - went above EU safety limits for the first time. Emissions of two of the other air pollutants, nitrogen oxides and non-methane volatile organic compounds, while in compliance with EU ...
Catharine Fitzsimmons, the chief of the air quality bureau of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, told Congress in 2007 that state agencies “do not have the luxury of ignoring any significant source of air pollution.” The largest animal farms house thousands of dairy cows or beef cattle, tens of ...
Air quality in Beijing reached dangerous levels Wednesday as extreme smog and a sandstorm hung heavy in China's capital city. Residents were asked to keep children indoors, secure doors and shut windows, and to wear masks and scarves when venturing outside. The amount of fine particles, known as ...
Report: Foxconn plant would add to air pollution in Wisconsin. Associated Press ... MADISON— State documents show emissions from Foxconn Technology Group's planned manufacturing complex would rank among the highest in southeastern Wisconsin for toxins that create air pollution known as smog.
According to World Health Organization (WHO) data reported in The Huffington Post in 2016, air pollution kills 3 million people yearly, and 22 of the world's most polluted cities are in India. Further data from the WHO and the International Energy Agency (IEA), published in Business Insider in 2017, shows that India has the ...
Britain will be hit with European Commission legal action for persistently ignoring EU rules on deadly air pollution, a breach which could result in huge fines from the bloc's highest court. The Telegraph has learnt that Britain is among the worst offending member countries that will be hit by new “infringement ...
Foxconn Plant Would Add to Air Pollution in Wisconsin ... from Foxconn Technology Group's planned manufacturing complex would rank among the highest in southeastern Wisconsin for toxins that create air pollution. ... The DNR has given preliminary approval for four Foxconn air pollution control permits.
Plans by Foxconn Technology Group for a massive manufacturing complex in Racine County would represent a major new source of air pollution in an area already struggling with summer smog problems. Emissions from the company's operations in Mount Pleasant would rank among the highest in ...
As the world around us becomes smarter and more connected, the way we move and travel around the places we live is also becoming more intelligent - largely thanks to technology. With many people fed up of sitting in lengthy traffic jams every day, and environmental concerns impacting more and more ...
Washington, D.C. March 26, 2018 – On the day that seven environmental groups filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration's rollback of an air pollution control rule, a new report concludes that the rollback will allow many industrial plants across the U.S. to switch off their pollution control systems ...
Environmental pollution in Cairo is undeniably a problem. Although Egypt is beginning to tap into its enormous potential for renewable energy – projects have now begun to build the Middle East's largest wind farm and the world's largest solar park – waste disposal is hugely inadequate, and water pollution ...

The issue of air pollution caused by transport in urban centres was the focus of the recent Beirut Urb-Hackathon, in which young professionals met to tackle the problem. The event, under the theme “Data-Urbanism: Reducing City Air Pollution from Transport,” was the first hackathon in the region and the ...
The county says its monitoring has shown the air has been clean and getting cleaner over the years. This could be due to factors such as less drilling over the years, tightened state oil and gas air-pollution rules even as the county's well count has grown, and cleaner-burning vehicles on Interstate 70 and ...
WITH respiratory problems among residents of Washington Gardens and its environs worsening and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) apparently doing little to alleviate the situation, People's National Party (PNP) Councillor Norman Perry is looking to bring a class action suit against ...
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Quicker action to cut fossil fuel emissions and slow climate change could prevent as many as 153 million premature deaths worldwide this century, new research contends. That's how many lives could be saved in 154 of the world's largest cities through ...
AIR POLLUTION. EPA rebuffs challenge of Exxon plant permit. Sean Reilly, E&E News reporter. Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018. U.S. EPA has rejected a challenge to the Texas operating permit for one part of Exxon Mobil Corp.'s giant Baytown refinery and petrochemical complex near Houston.
Acting quickly to curb greenhouse gas emissions would reduce air pollution and stop premature deaths, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. This could help avoid 153 million premature air pollution deaths and save millions of lives within this century. The study, which was led by Duke ...
Health advocates fear that a massive federal review of the risks posed by soot and other air pollution could be undermined by a new Environmental Protection Agency policy that would block the use of non-public scientific data, such as health studies that promised patients confidentiality. In an exclusive ...
When we talk air pollution, it's standard to take a look at our gas-guzzling cars. Until electric cars become the norm in America, vehicles will be a major environmental concern. But there's a surprising category that could be preventing the U.S. from reaching our zero-emission goals: personal care products.
Research at UC Davis continues to help identify sources of air pollution that have previously avoided detection. In two recent discoveries, household product use in Los Angeles was identified as a major source of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), while soil in the heavily fertilized San Joaquin Valley was ...
Victoria's pollution watchdog has failed to properly monitor air quality across the state with many highly-populated centres going unchecked, a scathing review has found. A report by the Victorian Auditor General has revealed the Environment Protection Authority was unable to show that its data collection ...
WASHINGTON, March 8 (Xinhua) -- A new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute to impaired cognitive function in school-age children. The study, published Thursday in the journal Biological Psychiatry, ...
BERLIN, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Nitrogen oxide pollution is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Germans each year, a study published on Thursday by the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) warns. According to the study, 6,000 individuals died prematurely in 2014 of cardiovascular diseases ...
The House voted Thursday to loosen certain air pollution standards for a specific kind of coal-fired power plant. The Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Act, which passed 215 to 189, would set less stringent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for hydrogen chloride and ...
As countries like China make progress in reducing air pollution, regional planners should be prepared for the cleaner air to cause a jump in temperatures even above those expected under global warming scenarios. At the same time, Samset says, rising temperatures will likely lead to an increase in ...
A new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute to impaired cognitive function in school-age children. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry, reports that the air pollution levels related to brain ...
Bulc added that she was "not sure whether free public transport" was necessary to fight air pollution. The controversial suggestion was made by the German government in a letter to Brussels last month, as one of a range of possible measures Berlin is pondering to reduce pollution and avoid fines over ...
The House voted Wednesday to delay air pollution rules that the Obama administration had written for brickmakers and residential wood-burning heaters. Lawmakers voted 234-180, mainly along party lines, to pass the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act. The legislation ...
The streets around N.C. Central University recently became the laboratory for a two-year experiment examining air pollution. John Bang, an environmental health professor at NCCU, wanted to know if pollution along Alston Avenue and Lawson Street posed a health risk to residents, commuters and ...
A woman covers her mouth with a handkerchief while walking through the streets of Ahmedabad, India. (Jill Ryan / WBUR Boston's NPR News Station / Flickr). Breathing the air in the Indian capital of Delhi is equivalent to smoking nearly 50 cigarettes a day. Yet the Indian government continues to face ...
'Leeds can be a world-leader on tackling air pollution'. Traffic on Wellington Road, Leeds, near the Armley Gyratory, once named Britains 4th most polluted road.
The ban on outdoor burning was already in place in Chiang Mai and it would be enforced until April 20 in order to prevent air pollution in the province. In Lampang, the military led a team of officials from relevant agencies to inspect top soil mining businesses, as local people had complained that lorries ...
The air pollution mitigation plans in place in the UK currently aren't enough on their own to address the issue, and need to be improved, the union's High Court has ruled, according to recent reports. The ruling follows from a legal complaint issued by lawyers working for Client Earth, which was intended to ...
From left, Fairbanks City Mayor Jim Matherly, North Pole Mayor Bryce Ward, borough Mayor Karl Kassel, borough Air Quality Manager Nick Czarnecki, state Air Quality Director Denise Koch and Dan Brown, federal air quality project manager. Amanda Bohman/News-Miner. Amanda Bohman. Facebook ...
Rome has said it will ban diesel cars in an attempt to combat air pollution. The Italian capital is one of the most traffic-clogged cities in the world. But the damage done by those engines is threatening the thousands of historic monuments that are found there. Now cars with diesel engines will be banned from ...
Anyone who follows environmental issues on Capitol Hill has likely seen them—groups of women in bright-red T-shirts with small kids in tow. These are the volunteers of Moms Clean Air Force, and they're pushing lawmakers to consider how U.S. EPA's actions will affect families. The "supermoms" have ...
BERLIN — Germany's highest administrative court ruled on Tuesday that vehicles can be banned from some city streets as part of efforts to improve air quality in urban areas, a decision that could have far-reaching consequences for the country's automakers and the diesel technology they promoted for ...
Air pollution is thought to cause and contribute to as many as 40,000 deaths a year in the UK already, especially among vulnerable people such as those with existing respiratory problems, and young children, whose health can be permanently damaged by exposure to the pollutants at a young age.
NEW YORK: Exposure to air pollution, even imaginative, may lead to unethical behaviour such as crime and cheating, according to a study conducted on adults in India and the US. ... "Our findings suggest that air pollution not only corrupts people's health, but also can contaminate their morality," said Lu.
Air pollution in the Thai capital has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks, with residents complaining of smog and respiratory problems. Some schools were closed yesterday while others kept children indoors. Air Quality Index (AQI) formulas usually include up to six main pollutants including ...
Air pollution is a serious global concern, linked by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to over 5.5 million deaths every year. It has been described as a greater threat to the world population than malaria and HIV combined. As policymakers and scientists scramble for ways to battle the deadly smogs and ...
Air pollution is a crisis that has been smothering Europe for years, and that, until recently, has been largely ignored by European governments. But the tide is slowly turning – the main drivers behind this being ordinary people and environmental and health groups. Across Europe, they have been suing their governments for ...
By 2010, the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused the U.S. to reduce total emissions of six principal air pollutants by more than 41 percent (while GDP increased by more than 64 percent). Today, the Environmental Protection Agency enforces the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for those six common air ...
Think of California smog, and you might picture brown haze over a crowded freeway. But farmland in the Golden State emits about the same amount of certain pollution-forming gases as on-road vehicles, a new study shows. That's much more than researchers had previously estimated, bumping up ...


 

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