Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

World Malaria Day: WHO on the fight against malaria.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

The disease is loosening its grip on the world, but there are still 400,000 deaths from malaria every year – mostly in Africa. DW spoke to WHO’s Dr Pedro Alonso about why we need to keep the issue in the spotlight.

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Smoking is responsible for 80 percent of all lung cancer worldwide.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Dr Lim Hong Ling is a senior medical oncologist with more than 25 years of experience in the field and a special interest in lung cancer, as well as head and neck cancers.

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Seattle-based seafood processor, EPA settle on alaska clean air violations.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

A Seattle-based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Alaska.

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Revised landfill spray bill wins DEQ approval.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Monday was deja vu all over again for the House Environment Committee, which for the second time in five days approved legislation that would require state environmental regulators to allow the disposal of landfill wastewater and any leaking fluids by spraying it into the air over the dump without a permit.

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Pollution from Canada’s oil sands may be underreported.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Canadian scientists have found that the standard way of tallying air and climate pollution from Alberta’s oil sands vastly understates pollution levels there – by as much as 4.5 times, according to a Canadian government study published Monday.

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Listen: Mother and son fight for environmental justice.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Like many teens who grew up in Barrio Logan, Francisco Martinez, 19, suffers from asthma.

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Lifeline for nuclear plants is threatening wind and solar power.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

The push to save U.S. nuclear plants for the sake of fighting climate change is threatening support for the bread and butter of clean power: wind and solar.

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Is California’s toxic waste regulator letting oversight slide?
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Critics accuse the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control of being indifferent to the public, cozy with polluters and slow in enforcing regulations.

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High court orders UK government to explain clean air plan delay.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

The government has been ordered back to the high court to explain its last-minute bid to delay publication of the UK’s clean air plan.

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Germany opposes key EU reforms prompted by Volkswagen scandal – document.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Germany is opposing key elements of a European Union proposal to overhaul how vehicles are licenced and tested to prevent a repeat of the Volkswagen emission cheating scandal, according to an EU document.

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Concerns explode over new health risks of vaping.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Researchers link e-cigs to wounds that won’t heal and ‘smoker’s cough’ in teens.

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