Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Increased air pollution linked to bad teenage behavior
Wednesday December 13th 2017, 10:45 pm

A new study linking higher levels of air pollution to increased teenage delinquency is a reminder of the importance of clean air and the need for more foliage in urban spaces.

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Bill Gates pledges $300M to help farmers adapt to climate change
Wednesday December 13th 2017, 10:40 pm

President Donald Trump wants the nation to retreat from climate change issues—and American philanthropists are not on board.

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Tide is turning for salt marshes
Wednesday December 13th 2017, 10:38 pm

In some coastal areas, salt marshes could migrate inland as sea levels rise, giving them a unique ability to adapt to a changing environment.

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As China gas crisis deepens, factories, homes lose supply
Wednesday December 13th 2017, 10:35 pm

The southern Chinese province of Hunan has warned of natural gas shortages, an official said on Wednesday, as producers rush to divert fuel to heat northern homes with temperatures plummeting and factories across the country losing supplies of the fuel.

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Watchdog: Pentagon taking few steps to prepare overseas bases for climate change
Wednesday December 13th 2017, 10:34 pm

The Pentagon has taken few steps to prepare its overseas installations for climate change, a government watchdog said Wednesday.

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Global, Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change: Study
Wednesday December 13th 2017, 10:33 pm

Last year’s global heat record, extreme heat in Asia and unusually warm waters off the coast of Alaska happened purely because the planet is getting warmer due to human activities like burning fossil fuels, a study said Wednesday.

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Electronic waste at new high, squandering gold, other metals: Study
Wednesday December 13th 2017, 10:30 pm

Electronic waste rose to a record 45 million tonnes worldwide in 2016, squandering valuable metals such as gold and copper since few trashed televisions, cellphones or other products get recycled, a U.N.-backed study showed on Wednesday.

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Russian nuclear plant says it emits leaked nuclear isotope
Wednesday December 13th 2017, 10:23 pm

A senior executive at the Russian nuclear processing plant suspected of being behind a spike of radioactivity over Europe this fall admitted Wednesday that the isotope recorded does emerge as part of the plant’s production cycle but said its levels are negligible.

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Bangladesh aims at middle-income status by 2021
Wednesday December 13th 2017, 10:20 pm

The environmental challenges facing Bangladesh, described by the United Nations as one of the world’s “least developed countries”, are monumental, including recurrent cyclones, perennial floods, widespread riverbank erosion and a potential sea level rise predicted to put about 27 million people at risk over the next two decades.

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L’Oreal turns to plant-based hair dye as natural cosmetics thrive
Wednesday December 13th 2017, 10:17 pm

L’Oreal is launching its first wholly plant-based hair dye as cosmetics companies look to win over customers who are becoming increasingly wary of chemical ingredients.

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After fires, Southern California faces risk of mudslides
Wednesday December 13th 2017, 10:15 pm

Firefighters in Southern California are slowly gaining control of one of the largest wildfires in state history, but residents may not enjoy much relief as experts said the flames are laying the groundwork for the next disaster – mudslides.

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