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April 17, 2019: Over half of people in England struggle to see more than 10 stars in Orion, study showsLight pollution is hindering a starry view of the night sky for more than half of people across England, a census has found.Fifty-seven per cent of stargazers struggled to see more than 10 stars, while just 2% of participants said...
April 17, 2019: As residents are advised to keep windows closed we want to hear from UK readers about measures to tackle poor air qualityResidents of a newly approved south London housing development will live in an area where illegal levels of air pollution are so bad they will be told to keep their windows closed.Nitrogen dioxide...
April 16, 2019: A remote Pacific Island and a park on the South Africa-Botswana border have this week been declared the world’s eighth and ninth Dark Sky Sanctuaries as the list of the best places to go stargazing far from light pollution continues to grow.
April 15, 2019: INTERIOR WATCHDOG LAUNCHES PROBE INTO NEW SECRETARY: The top watchdog for the Department of Interior has opened up an investigation into newly confirmed Secretary David Bernhardt.Deputy inspector general Mary L. Kendall wrote in a letter to...
April 14, 2019: One of the most fascinating themes of the emerging digital world is the way in which this perfect confluence of a tsunami of data, computing power and AI can be harnessed for societal good. Could the future of pollution mapping involve intelligent drones and AI processed satellite imagery?
April 12, 2019: Air quality assessment advises that occupants of Lewisham development should shut windowslA south London housing development has been approved in an area where air pollution is so high that residents will be advised to keep their windows closed.Nitrogen dioxide exceeds legal limits on the busy road where the develop...
April 12, 2019: Between 2010 and 2015, roughly 4 million children globally developed asthma annually from inhaling nitrogen dioxide produced largely by motor vehicle exhaust, a new study says.
April 12, 2019: Between 2010 and 2015, roughly 4 million children globally developed asthma annually from inhaling nitrogen dioxide produced largely by motor vehicle exhaust, a new study says.
April 10, 2019: Puerto Rico has announced that it will end coal-based power generation next year, with Governor Ricardo Rosselló highlighting a rapid transition to renewable energy. This announcement comes shortly after the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act (PS 1121) was approved by the territory's Senate.
April 10, 2019: Villagers say mine run by subsidiary of UK-based firm has caused illness and deaths Two thousand Zambian villagers who say their lives have been ruined by toxic runoff from the world’s second-largest opencast mine have won the right to pursue a claim through the English courts.In a landmark judgment, the supreme c...
April 10, 2019: Around 4 million children develop asthma each year because they breathe in polluted air, scientists have warned.
April 10, 2019: Equivalent of 11,000 new cases a day occur worldwide due to toxic air from traffic, researchers sayFour million children develop asthma every year as a result of air pollution from cars and trucks, equivalent to 11,000 new cases a day, a landmark study has found.Most of the new cases occur in places where pollution ...
April 9, 2019: The Air of the Anthropocene project is a collaboration between digital artist Robin Price and environmental scientist Prof Francis Pope. The work uses experimental photography to visualise the amount of hazardous fine particulate matter (PM2.5) present in the air Continue reading...
April 8, 2019: We spoke to dermatologists about how to combat the effects of air pollution on our skin.
April 8, 2019: Survey reveals backing for emissions charging to tackle air pollution and congestionAlmost three-quarters of Londoners support charging drivers of dirty vehicles in an effort to tackle the capital’s air pollution crisis, according to a study.The survey, released on the day the mayor, Sadiq Khan, launches his ultra...
April 8, 2019: The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general says data released to the public about municipal sewer discharges is not accurate.
April 5, 2019: Nine out of 10 respondents to a survey about the impact of plastic waste on the environment say they are concerned or very concerned about the problem, and 82 per cent say they believe that government should be doing more to tackle it.
April 5, 2019: As President Trump makes his third visit to California on Friday to tour the border in Calexico, state lawmakers and Mexican leaders will meet at another end of the state’s southern boundary to discuss what they see as a crisis in the border region: high levels of air and water pollution. The inaugural...
April 5, 2019: Lights from cities, towns and highways have polluted the sky, significantly reducing the number of stars and other celestial objects, including the Milky Way, that would otherwise be visible.
April 4, 2019: Scientists warn that social and economic price of plastic waste to global society has been underestimatedPlastic pollution in the world’s oceans costs society billions of dollars every year in damaged and lost resources, research has found.Fisheries, aquaculture, recreational activities and global wellbeing are al...
April 3, 2019: The countdown begins to the launch of one of the world's boldest attempts to tackle air pollution.
April 2, 2019: U.S. army personnel in South Korea are being allowed to wear masks while in uniform to defend against a different kind of attack: fine dust pollution.
April 2, 2019: Engineer worried factory waste was contaminating Bristol water supplies, papers showNewly discovered letters written by Isambard Kingdom Brunel more than 175 years ago show the pioneering engineer was aware of some of the the environmental impact as he helped to industrialise Britain.Brunel worried that factory wast...
April 1, 2019: Marine litter is an emerging environmental threat affecting all world’s oceans, new research shows how it is washed into the sea and deposited by 'trash-turbidites' on the seafloor.
April 1, 2019: No breach of annual limits so far in 2019, after 2017’s first breach within five daysTwo million people in London are living with illegal air pollution, according to the most recent data. However, nitrogen dioxide levels are falling and could reach legal levels within six years.In 2017, London saw its first breach...