Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Paris global warming effects: Winter air pollution is highest in 10 years.
Wednesday December 07th 2016, 2:00 pm

In response, the city has made public transportation free for the second day in a row and has limited which cars are allowed to drive, the Independent reported Wednesday.

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London will double its spending on cycling infrastructure.
Wednesday December 07th 2016, 2:00 pm

That money will pay for more bike lanes and bridges. Can it also buy a genuine cultural change?

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London mayor to double funding to tackle air pollution.
Wednesday December 07th 2016, 2:00 pm

Campaigners, health charities and neighbourhood groups have welcomed plans by the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, to more than double funding to clean up the capital’s dirty air.

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Environmental group seeks private donations to help South Portland fight pipeline lawsuit.
Wednesday December 07th 2016, 2:00 pm

A local environmental group has launched a crowdfunding video campaign Tuesday to raise at least $25,000 toward legal costs that are nearing $1 million.

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Taxing denial: Putting American climate denial to use.
Wednesday December 07th 2016, 2:00 pm

If America wants to damage the world’s climate, destabilize the planet and cause havoc to the health of its citizens by promoting toxic energy solutions, then it is only fair that America should pay to clean up the mess it creates and compensate the victims.

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Los Angeles Supervisor Kuehl appointed to air quality board, ending GOP control of smog rules.
Wednesday December 07th 2016, 2:00 pm

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed liberal Democrat Sheila Kuehl to replace conservative Republican Michael D. Antonovich on Southern California’s air quality board Tuesday, ending GOP control over the panel and potentially shifting it back toward stricter regulation of polluters.

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House panel quizzes EPA on VW zero emission vehicle fund.
Wednesday December 07th 2016, 2:00 pm

A U.S. House panel on Tuesday questioned the Environmental Protection Agency’s diesel emissions settlement with Volkswagen AG, which requires the German automaker to invest $2 billion in zero emission vehicle efforts over 10 years.

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Five west African countries ban ‘dirty diesel’ from Europe.
Wednesday December 07th 2016, 2:00 pm

Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast to block imports from oil companies and traders of diesel with sulphur levels many times European limit.

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Indians look for solutions only when toxic pollution soars.
Tuesday December 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

The news that the Indian capital is one of the dirtiest cities in the world is three years old. But the awareness that it’s toxic enough to leave its citizens chronically ill and requires long-term lifestyle changes is relatively nascent.

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Anchorage slated to upgrade streetlights to ‘smart grid’ technology.
Tuesday December 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

Anchorage’s city-owned electric utility is slated to outfit thousands of streetlights with LED bulbs and wireless controls that can dim or brighten the lights remotely or alert city officials to burned-out bulbs.

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Yellow fever epidemic in Africa shows gaps in vaccine pipeline.
Tuesday December 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

The outbreak was stopped by a huge vaccination campaign that stretched supplies by diluting doses.

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