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Shanghai’s air pollution fell to “light” levels after record smog this month prompted flight cancellations and the city warned children and elderly to stay indoors on at least seven of December’s first nine days.

China's plan to reduce smog in cities may have increased pollution overall

A new study looks at the unintended harm the plan did to poorer regions.

Exclusive: Comprehensive analysis finds harm from head to toe, including dementia, heart and lung disease, fertility problems and reduced intelligence

Revealed: air pollution may be damaging 'every organ in the body'

Exclusive: Comprehensive analysis finds harm from head to toe, including dementia, heart and lung disease, fertility problems and reduced intelligence

Growing Corn Is A Major Contributor To Air Pollution, Study Finds

Growing Corn Is A Major Contributor To Air Pollution, Study Finds

A study ties an estimated 4,300 premature deaths a year to the air pollution caused by corn production in the U.S. In some regions, the per-bushel health costs exceed the corn's market price.

About 4 million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen dioxide air pollution, according to a new study. The study, based on data from 2010 to estimates that 64 percent of these new cases of asthma occur in urban areas. Natural Asthma Remedies, Ayurvedic Remedies, Essential Oils For Asthma, Krill Oil, Asthma Symptoms, Air Pollution, Natural Treatments, Immune System, Upcycled Crafts

Millions of children worldwide develop asthma annually due to traffic-related pollution

About 4 million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen dioxide air pollution, according to a new study. The study, based on data from 2010 to 2015, estimates that 64 percent of these new cases of asthma occur in urban areas.

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Motorists could earn thousands by giving up cars for public transport

Pilot scheme launches in Coventry this year with aim of cutting congestion and pollution

Frying food and burning wood may turn homes into “toxic boxes” with high levels of air pollution trapped inside, campaigners have warned. Pollution Environment, Air Pollution, Sunday Roast, Kids Health, Cooking, Boxes, Food, English, Earth

Cooking 'may turn homes into toxic boxes of air pollution'

Fry-ups and woodburners can cause high levels of particle pollution, campaigners warn

Tony Cox, conservative chair of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, has pushed EPA staffers to specify what percentage of health problems are directly caused by pollution. Body Of Evidence, Air Pollution, Global Warming, Health Problems, The Guardian, Lunges, Death

One in six people dying of lung cancer in UK are non-smokers, experts say

Scientists blame rise on car fumes, secondhand smoke and soot from wood-burning stoves

The Roman Empire produced so much air pollution from fires in homes and on farms that it had a detectable cooling effect on the regional climate University Of Reading, Archaeological Discoveries, Greenhouse Gases, Air Pollution, Ancient Rome, Ancient Civilizations, Modern Man, Roman Empire, Global Warming

Ancient Roman air pollution caused climate change in Europe

The Roman Empire produced so much air pollution from fires in homes and on farms that it had a detectable cooling effect on the regional climate

Clean air taxis cut pollution in New York City, study finds Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Health, Manhattan Neighborhoods, Translational Research, City Clean, Air Pollution, City Streets, Public Health, Taxi

Clean air taxis cut pollution in New York City, study finds

New York City Clean Air Taxi rules are successful in cutting emissions and reducing air pollution, according to a new study by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Drexel University. Between 2009 and 2015, the legislation more than doubled the fuel efficiency of the fleet of 13,500 yellow taxis, leading to estimated declines in air pollution emissions. The findings are published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.

Edinburgh city centre goes car-free to combat air pollution: Open air yoga and chess games fill streets for trial initiative Chess Games, Edinburgh City Centre, Air Yoga, London Protest, Go Car, Air Pollution, Tall Ships, Pedestrian, Urban Planning

Edinburgh city centre goes car-free to combat air pollution

Open air yoga and chess games fill streets for trial initiative

Turns Out, California’s Famous Winter Fog Was Mostly Thanks to Air Pollution Cloud Seeding, Agriculture Industry, Valley City, Environmental Protection Agency, Weather And Climate, Central Valley, Air Pollution, Sierra Nevada, How To Level Ground

Turns Out, California’s Famous Winter Fog Was Mostly Thanks to Air Pollution

Google “California tule fog accident,” and you’ll discover how the Golden State’s notoriously thick, ground-level fog has caused a flurry of deadly car accidents in the Central Valley. The silent killer in all this, however, appears to be poor air quality, which can fuel the fog’s creation.

Rising temperatures in the Arctic may be weakening winds in China and India, lessening air flow over major cities and exacerbating winter smogs

Smog may be getting worse in some cities thanks to Arctic warming

Rising temperatures in the Arctic may be weakening winds in China and India, lessening air flow over major cities and exacerbating winter smogs

France will ban electric scooters from pavements in September, the transport minister said, in a backlash against a surge of the commuter gizmos invading pedestrian areas. Electric Scooter, Electric Motor, Electric Cars, E Scooter, Circulation, Motor Scooters, Cargo Bike, First Time, Britain

Electric scooters could be allowed on UK roads

A radical review of transport laws dating back 180 years could lead to electric scooters being allowed on Britain's roads for the first time.

A new study shows that air pollutants from the smoke of fires from as far as Canada and the southeastern U. traveled hundreds of miles and several days to reach Connecticut and New York City, where it caused significant increases in pollution Llamas, Siberia, California Wildfires, Amazon Rainforest, Chernobyl, Air Pollution, Will Turner, Natural Disasters, Global Warming

Smoke from Canadian wildfires drifts into 5 US states

Smoke from large wildfires in Canada's Alberta province has drifted into five U.S. states and is causing haze and air quality issues.

Air pollution impairs brain performance and cognitive abilities. A study finds that exposure to fine particulate matter in the first years of life is associated with poorer performance in working memory and executive attention Working Memory, After Birth, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Health, Air Pollution, Thoughts And Feelings, Medical Advice, Social Science

Exposure to air pollution before and after birth may affect fundamental cognitive abilities

A study finds that exposure to fine particulate matter in the first years of life is associated with poorer performance in working memory and executive attention.

Scientists say breathing the air in Mexico City is like smoking between a quarter- and a half-pack of cigarettes a day

Life goes on under cloud of smog in Mexico City

Scientists say breathing the heavily polluted air in Mexico City these days is like smoking somewhere between a quarter- and a half-pack of cigarettes a day.