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January 20, 2021: World Health Organization estimates air pollution kills more than 7 million people each yearLimiting air pollution to levels recommended by the World Health Organization could prevent more than 50,000 deaths in Europe annually, according to research.The WHO estimates air pollution kills more than 7 million people ea...
January 19, 2021: The claimants allege a toxic discharge poisoned water sources and destroyed farmland.
January 19, 2021: Fifteen states and two cities sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday for declining to tighten air quality standards for ozone pollution, the main ingredient in smog. According to a statement, the states and cities argue that...
January 15, 2021: Call for world leaders to act in wake of French extradition case turning on environmental concernsAir pollution does not respect national boundaries and environmental degradation will lead to mass migration in the future, said a leading barrister in the wake of a landmark migration ruling, as experts warned that gov...
January 13, 2021: A coalition of 17 states and New York City are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its decision not to tighten major air pollution standards. The petition for review of the decision to retain current standards for fine...
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January 12, 2021: Researchers say in a new study that wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all small particle air pollution in parts of the western U.S. in recent years
January 12, 2021: Court says man would face ‘worsening of his respiratory pathology due to air pollution’ in country of originA Bangladeshi man with asthma has avoided deportation from France after his lawyer argued that he risked a severe deterioration in his condition, and possibly premature death, due to the dangerous levels o...
January 8, 2021: Banks are coming under pressure to tackle plastic pollution through their lending policies. A new report claims they are not applying any lending criteria to loans to companies in the plastics value chain.
January 6, 2021: A new government report says gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019 for the first time in five years
January 6, 2021: Automakers' fuel efficiency went down and vehicle pollution went up for the first time in five years in 2019, according to a report released Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The report, which analyzed data for model year 2019...
January 5, 2021: Iran is demanding the parent company of a South Korean tanker seized Monday pay damages.
December 28, 2020: The idea was simple: compare the difference in exposure to unclean air among wealthy and poor families by tracking two kids for a day. Pulling it off was trickier.
December 23, 2020: In 2019, deaths and disability caused due to air pollution cost India a GDP loss of 1.36% valued at 6.8 billion. This is the key takeaway from a recent study published in the peer-review scientific journal The Lancet.
December 23, 2020: Lancet report finds that toxic air caused rise in lung cancer, stroke and other diseasesPollution accounted for nearly 1.7m premature deaths in India in 2019, or 18% of all deaths, according to a study that lays bare the human cost of the country’s toxic urban air.A report published by the Lancet says pollution in...
December 22, 2020: The huge stimulus bill passed by Congress also mandates a new study that is supposed to report in 6 months on how much carbon must be removed from the atmosphere by 2050.
December 22, 2020: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state has reached an agreement with Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy on a 06 million plan to clean up a plume of underground contamination.
December 18, 2020: Tiny particles of air pollution were already known to raise people's risk of developing heart and lung disease, but a new study suggests they might also raise the risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
December 18, 2020: The Chinese Communist Party has lied about COVID-19 from the start. And Beijing’s malignant behavior doesn’t stop with the pandemic,
December 18, 2020: Exclusive: Burners should be sold with health warnings, say scientists who found tiny particles flooding into roomsWood burners triple the level of harmful pollution particles inside homes and should be sold with a health warning, scientists have warned, and they advise people not to use them around elderly people o...
December 17, 2020: Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah was living
December 17, 2020: China's increase in biodegradables is outpacing its ability to degrade plastic, warns Greenpeace.
December 17, 2020: Ella Kissi-Debrah suffered from severe asthma and was hospitalized 27 times in the last years of her life. In 2013, she died in hospital at age nine after an asthma attack. A U.K. coroner has now ruled air pollution contributed to her death.
December 17, 2020: Local authorities deferring schemes to reduce toxic emissions as calls rise to put WHO targets into UK lawMeasures to tackle illegal air pollution which kills tens of thousands of people a year in the UK are being delayed or shelved despite growing evidence of the health risks of toxic air.Several local authorities ...
December 17, 2020: This week’s ruling that pollution was a factor in the death of a nine-year-old Londoner, Ella Kissi-Debrah, must be a watershed Air pollution in British cities must urgently be reduced. The public, and particularly people who have asthma – or other conditions that place them at increased risk from breathing part...