Global Weather News

August 19, 2019: Coal-fired stations in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley and NSW’s Lake Macquarie region among biggest hotspots for deadly sulphur dioxide, report findsPower stations in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley and New South Wales’s Lake Macquarie region have been named on a list of the world’s biggest hotspots for toxic air pol...
August 13, 2019: While most of us do not have the power to make the air cleaner, there are some ways to protect yourself.
August 13, 2019: Smog can spike during hot days. A new study finds that the effects of breathing air pollution may be cumulative. Long-term exposure may lead to lung disease, even among people who've never smoked.
August 13, 2019: The researchers' conclusions are based on an 18-year study which involved over 7,000 subjects across six metropolitan areas in the United States.
August 12, 2019: Bright Blue calls for zero VAT on electric cars and rewards for reporting idling vehiclesVehicle fuel taxes should rise to combat the air pollution crisis in the UK, with an extra charge on diesel, according to the conservative thinktank Bright Blue.A report calls for VAT to be abolished on electric cars and for cit...
August 11, 2019: A new study shows how toxic waters from Chicago may be preventing the expansion of an invasive fish into the Great Lakes.
August 10, 2019: Environment Agency analysing Somerset stream but says there are no reports of dead wildlifeA mysterious substance that has turned a tributary of a river in the West Country bright blue is being investigated by the Environment Agency.Tests are being carried out on the River Frome in Somerset this weekend after the wa...
August 5, 2019: Samples from the River Sheppey are being tested and the cause is expected to be known later.
August 4, 2019: From crabs to whales, bacteria to humans, the plastic in our seas is harming life all along the food chainScientists from the University of Tasmania reported last week that plastic ingestion is having a negative impact on the health of flesh-footed shearwaters, a near-threatened species of seabird. The study found t...
August 2, 2019: Some studies suggest cleaning up the air could unintentionally accelerate global warming. New research revealed little evidence of a strong inverse relationship between air quality and warming.
August 1, 2019: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved to finalize a rule Thursday that would ease the air pollution permitting process for certain power plants and manufacturers.Since the early days of the Trump administration, the EPA has argued the...
August 1, 2019: HOW ABOUT SOME NSR WONKINESS?: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved to finalize a rule Thursday that would ease the air pollution permitting process for certain power plants and manufacturers.Since the early days of the Trump...
July 31, 2019: Coil-shaped carbon nanoparticles can decompose microplastics without harming marine organisms.
July 30, 2019: Winter nights in Ulaanbaatar can drop to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Many residents without electricity burn coal to heat their homes, leading to toxic air and health problems.
July 26, 2019: Although air quality has improved significantly since the 1990s, a new study claims that pollution still causes lung cancer, heart attacks and strokes that kill more than 30,000 Americans a year.
July 26, 2019: How does noise pollution affect marine life? This question was originally answered on Quora by Bill Streever.
July 25, 2019: Four of the world’s largest automakers, including the Ford Motor, have struck a deal with California to reduce tailpipe pollution.
July 25, 2019: Despite improved air quality since the 1990s, pollution still causes lung disease, heart attacks and strokes that kill more than 30,000 Americans each year, a new study estimates.
July 24, 2019: The country is rolling out a major new trash policy. Residents already hate it.
July 24, 2019: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island works with an artist to upcycle bottles and takes other measures to go plastic-free.
July 24, 2019: The risk of West Nile virus spreading among animal populations and making the jump from birds to humans may be greater in areas with light pollution.
July 23, 2019: Before you head to the beach this summer, you might want to double-check the water conditions.
July 23, 2019: The beverage giants join other companies like Clorox, Becton Dickinson and Ecolab, which ended memberships with the Plastics Industry Association last year.
July 23, 2019: Home to some of the world's most polluted cities, India has announced a big push for electric vehicles.
July 18, 2019: Environmental groups condemn cutting of company’s fine from £37.7m to £3mEnvironmental groups are demanding one of Britain’s biggest water companies be made to pay tens of millions of pounds to restore the damage to habitats and wildlife caused by thousands of pollution spills into the rivers and beaches acros...