air polution

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28 11 2021 | 08:50

Artworks to highlight air pollution’s role in death of London girl

Breathe: 2022 by Dryden Goodwin will pay tribute to Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah of Lewisham Public artwork that pays homage to Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, whose exposure to air pollution contributed to her …

24 11 2021 | 15:40

Nasa images show how Delhi is being buried in ‘a river of smoke’ that can be seen from space

Schools and colleges shut indefinitely after India’s top court terms poor air quality levels an ‘emergency’ Recent satellite images released by Nasa show Delhi and the surrounding regions resembling…

22 11 2021 | 14:49

Delhi News Highlights: Schools to remain shut till further orders due to air pollution, online classes to continue

Delhi News: Delhi schools to remain shut due to rising air pollution; SKM to hold another meeting on November 27 to decide on the future course of action. Follow for more updates. Delhi News…

21 11 2021 | 10:51

Electric cars are not a magic bullet for air pollution

Sarah Woolnough from the British Lung Foundation on why fewer vehicles are a better solution, not just cleaner ones

14 11 2021 | 09:02

Ammonia from farms behind 60% of UK particulate air pollution – study

Problem is causing £8bn a year in health damage but can be tackled cost-effectively, say scientists Sixty per cent of the tiny particles polluting the air in the UK are from ammonia leaking from…

09 11 2021 | 13:58

Nearly 300 flights within UK taken by government staff … every day

Green campaigners are aghast as report shows increases in many departments despite a drive to cut emissions Ministers and civil servants took nearly 107,000 domestic flights in Britain in just one…

31 10 2021 | 20:09

Climate change: Greenhouse gas build-up reached new high in 2020

The build-up of warming gases in the atmosphere rose to record levels in 2020 despite the pandemic, according to the World Meteorological Organization. The amounts of CO2, methane and nitrous oxide…

16 10 2021 | 12:49

Two dozen countries announce commitment to EU-US global methane pledge

As political support grows to place methane emissions reduction at the top of the global agenda, 24 additional countries agreed on Monday (11 October) to sign the EU-US-led Global Methane Pledge…

04 10 2021 | 13:42

Air pollution likely cause of up to 6m premature births, study finds

Global analysis of indoor and outdoor pollution also finds link to low birth weight. Air pollution is likely to have been responsible for up to 6 million premature births and 3 million underweight…

01 10 2021 | 15:48

Cutting methane should be a key Cop26 aim, research suggests

Oil and gas producers could reduce emissions at low cost or even at a profit by staunching leaks, says thinktank

24 09 2021 | 15:22

WHO slashes guideline limits on air pollution from fossil fuels

Level for the most damaging tiny particles is halved, reflecting new evidence of deadly harm The World Health Organization has cut its recommended limits for air pollution and urged nations to…

16 09 2021 | 12:56

Climate impact of a transatlantic flight could cost global economy $3,000

Economic cost of climate crisis has cut 37% from global GDP this century, say researchers A return flight from the UK to New York could cost the global economy more than $3,000 (£2,170) in the long…

13 09 2021 | 16:24

Study: Balkans coal-fired plants responsible for thousands of deaths.

Pollution from coal-fired power stations on the European Union’s southeastern border are estimated to have caused thousands of deaths in the region due to breaches of legally-binding limits on…

13 09 2021 | 14:27

More than 47,000 Brazilians hospitalised every year due to wildfire air pollution

As Amazon sees record levels of destruction, health impacts are being felt hardest among young children and old people. More than 47,000 people living in Brazil are hospitalised due to air pollution…

10 09 2021 | 13:32

‘Most extreme’ air pollution slashing life expectancy by up to a decade in India, damning new report finds

People in India are having their life expectancy cut by as much as nine years because of increasing air pollution, according to a new report by a US research group. At least 480 million people in…

02 09 2021 | 08:27

Air pollution is reducing our life expectancy by more than two years

The average global citizen loses 2.2 years of life with the current levels of air pollution, with residents in the most polluted cities lose up to five years of their lives, according to a new study…

02 09 2021 | 08:13

Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds

Dirty air is a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids, with coal burning the leading cause Air pollution is cutting short the lives of billions of people by up to six years,…

31 08 2021 | 10:07

Air pollution linked to more severe mental illness – study.

Exclusive: research finds small rise in exposure to air pollution leads to higher risk of needing treatment Exposure to air pollution is linked to an increased severity of mental illness, according…

23 08 2021 | 12:33

Toxic air pollution is affecting over 3.1 million school children across England

City Hall analysis shows 3.1 million school children are being exposed to air pollution levels exceeding World Health Organisation limits on PM2.5. School areas in London have shown to have much…

17 07 2021 | 13:40

Simultaneous triple threat: Global warming, air pollution and COVID-19

Vital signs – Temperature check: Never before did I even think that this planet of ours would be affected by the three simultaneous threats of global warming, air pollution and COVID-19, any one of…