Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Air pollution in China – in pictures
Monday April 21st 2014, 11:24 am

Beijing and broad swaths of six northern provinces have spent the past week blanketed in a dense pea-soup smog that is not expected to abate until Thursday

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'32 die from air pollution each year'
Monday April 21st 2014, 10:41 am

AIR pollution killed more than 30 people in Inverclyde in just one year, experts have claimed.

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Air quality board to consider another relaxation of diesel rules
Monday April 21st 2014, 2:18 am

Under pressure, air quality board might again give small trucking operations more time to comply with rules to clean up diesel emissions. California air quality officials are again moving to relax tough rules to clean up aging diesel trucks that are among the state’s worst remaining sources of air pollution.

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Indonesia's forest fires feed 'brown cloud' of pollution choking Asia's cities
Monday April 21st 2014, 12:22 am

An acrid blanket of haze is hanging over the cities of south-east Asia, where 700,000 people a year die prematurely from the effects of air pollution. Industry and climate change are being blamed, but governments are slow to act High above the vast Indonesian island of Sumatra, satellites identify hundreds of plumes of smoke drifting over the oil palm plantations and rainforests. They look …

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Vermont air director leaves big legacy.
Sunday April 20th 2014, 2:00 pm

Over the 44 years in which Dick Valentinetti served as Vermont’s air quality director, he made sure Vermont had responses to many of the biggest environmental issues facing society — mercury pollution, vehicle emissions, acid rain, haze, greenhouse gases and climate change.

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How the Koch brothers’ greenback influences green jobs, clean energy debate.
Sunday April 20th 2014, 2:00 pm

Just last month, the Maine Heritage Policy Center and the Beacon Hill Institute, housed at Suffolk University in Boston, released a new study attacking Maine’s efforts to promote public health and mitigate climate change through its membership in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative — a highly successful, regional cap-and-trade program that has contributed more than $92 million to the state’s economy and more than 900 new jobs between 2009 and 2011.

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Extremes on climate change cloud our common sense.
Sunday April 20th 2014, 2:00 pm

Just because many of us don’t believe global warming is a complete hoax does not mean we’re ready to start trading carbon credits on the open market.

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City debates home for air monitor.
Sunday April 20th 2014, 2:00 pm

St. Albert residents weighed in this week on which park, if any, should become home to the city’s first ever air quality monitoring station.

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Archbishop of Wales: Fundamental action needed to combat climate change.
Sunday April 20th 2014, 2:00 pm

In his Easter sermon at Llandaff Cathedral, Dr Barry Morgan called on worshippers to make fundamental changes to their way of life in order to protect the planet for future generations.

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Texas must make smart choices to control pollution.
Sunday April 20th 2014, 2:00 pm

We can win the fight against global warming, even if some Texas politicians have tied one hand behind our back. We can continue to set a strong example for the rest of the nation, and for the world. Now let’s get to work. The future depends on us.

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Land-farmed salmon: Coming (temporarily) to a restaurant or store near you.
Sunday April 20th 2014, 2:00 pm

Still have farmed salmon crossed off your short list of eco-friendly fish? A local version that’s available for a limited time in the Washington area could temporarily rewrite your rules.

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