air polution

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30 06 2020 | 08:28

EU SHAME: Most states MISSING air pollution targets - damning report.

MOST European Union countries are at risk of missing their targets for reducing health-damaging air pollution for both 2020 and 2030, the European Commission said on Friday. In its first report on…

22 06 2020 | 08:36

Climate crisis poses serious risks for pregnancy, investigation finds.

Air pollution and heat exposure linked to negative outcomes Researchers discover ‘pretty scary health burdens’ More than a decade of overwhelming evidence links air pollution and heat exposure with…

22 06 2020 | 07:51

‘Final blow’ to aviation climate plan as EU agrees to weaken rules.

EU member states will back an industry proposal to reduce airlines’ climate obligations in response to the coronavirus pandemic, at the UN aviation forum. The climate plan for aviation is losing its…

17 06 2020 | 07:08

Gas ‘completely dominated’ discussion about Covid-19 recovery, commission adviser says.

Focus should shift to renewables to avoid risk of being stranded with fossil fuel infrastructure, AMWU national secretary says. A member of a government Covid-19 recovery taskforce has rejected the…

14 06 2020 | 14:29

'Surprisingly rapid' rebound in carbon emissions post-lockdown.

Busier roads to blame, with fears of worse to come as workers shun public transport. Carbon dioxide emissions have rebounded around the world as lockdown conditions have eased, raising fears that…

13 06 2020 | 09:11

Mines are hotspots for spread of Covid-19, study finds.

  About 4,000 mine workers infected in 18 countries Virus spread to indigenous communities near mines Mining sites in Canada, the US and around the world have become hotspots for the spread of…

13 06 2020 | 08:55

Omission of air pollution from report on Covid-19 and race ‘astonishing’.

Failure to consider dirty air as a factor in higher death toll among ethnic minorities wholly irresponsible, say critics. The failure to consider air pollution as a factor in the higher rates of…

08 06 2020 | 07:11

Scientists: We've Found the Cleanest Air on Earth.

Atmospheric researchers have pinpointed the spot on Earth with the cleanest air. It's not in the midst of a remote jungle, nor on a deserted tropical island. Instead, the cleanest air in the world is…

08 06 2020 | 06:57

Air pollution in China back to pre-Covid levels and Europe may follow.

Cleaner skies were a silver lining of pandemic but data indicates air quality receding as lockdowns eased. Air pollution in China has climbed back to pre-pandemic levels, and scientists say Europe…

07 06 2020 | 11:14

Visibility study of Nairobi, Kampala and Addis Ababa reveals big air pollution problems.

The global coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on economies worldwide. However, one of the few positive consequences of travel restrictions and industrial downturn has been a…

06 06 2020 | 09:18

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Are at Their Highest in 23 Million Years.

Scientists find coronavirus crisis has had little impact on overall concentration trend. Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have risen strongly to a new peak this year, despite the impact of…

02 06 2020 | 08:54

Cut air pollution to help avoid second coronavirus peak, MPs urge.

Cross-party group highlights new evidence on how dirty air may worsen infections Air pollution must be kept at low levels to help avoid a second peak of coronavirus infections, according to a cross-…

31 05 2020 | 08:55

World’s largest all-electric aircraft set for first flight.

The world’s largest all-electric aircraft is about to take to the skies for the first time. The Cessna Caravan, retrofitted with an electric engine, is expected to fly for 20-30 minutes over…

15 05 2020 | 07:17

Drop in pollution may bring hotter weather and heavier monsoons.

Scientists say fewer particles and polluting gases means more sunlight can reach Earth’s surface. The dramatic improvements in air quality associated with the coronavirus lockdown could increase…

11 05 2020 | 07:32

‘Postcard from the future’: Virus and solar cause record fall in CO2.

Business interruption during the coronavirus crisis has caused a 14% fall in demand for electricity in Europe over the past month. Combined with record solar output, this has caused a 39% drop in…

07 05 2020 | 07:18

Emptying Skies to Cut Airline Emissions 38% in 2020, Report Says.

Airlines’ carbon emissions could drop by more than one-third this year as travel demand sinks, a trend that could continue as businesses reassess their need to fly, according to the Australia…

07 05 2020 | 07:05

Gas stoves making indoor air up to five times dirtier than outdoor air, report finds.

Gas stoves are making people sick, contributing pollution that makes indoor air up to two to five times dirtier than outdoor air, according to a new report. Despite the risks, regulators have failed…

06 05 2020 | 08:30

Coronavirus detected on particles of air pollution.

Exclusive: Scientists examine whether this route enables infections at longer distances Coronavirus has been detected on particles of air pollution by scientists investigating whether this could…

02 05 2020 | 07:39

Pollutionwatch: why has particle pollution increased under lockdown?

Air pollution from traffic has dropped but particles also come from gas heating and agriculture. News reports have focused on reductions in air pollution from traffic during the lockdown, but…