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December 12, 2019: Faced with imminent new global marine pollution rules, shipping companies and insurers are puzzling over the risks.
December 10, 2019: Locals report the worst
December 10, 2019: A new study from Heal the Bay shows that little progress has been made in reducing stormwater pollution from the county's storm drain system.
December 9, 2019: Demonstrators wearing gas masks glue hands to breeze blocks outside tube stationClimate change activists wearing gas masks have blocked a central London road to demand the next government tackles “deadly levels of air pollution” in the capital.Six Extinction Rebellion protesters dressed in hi-vis suits glued the...
December 9, 2019: In a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that long-term exposure to ozone in the atmosphere has significant effects on lung function, particularly among heavy smokers.
December 8, 2019: Officials cancel all outdoor public events and warn citizens to remain indoors.
December 7, 2019: As air quality plummets on the Australian east coast as a result of devastating bush fires, residents of cities clogged with smog share their coping strategiesThe east coast of Australia is in the grip of a bushfire and air pollution crisis. But plummeting air quality levels are a regular occurrence in cities in Ind...
December 7, 2019: Hermit crabs are feeling the devastating effects of plastic pollution.
December 6, 2019: Asthma and heart attacks fall rapidly and babies born healthier, review findsCutting air pollution can prevent deaths within weeks, according to scientists. They found the health benefits of clean air were “almost immediate and substantial” and stretched into the long term, saving billions of dollars.The review ...
December 6, 2019: Report finds a third of young adults buy new festive sweater every yearBritons’ love of novelty Christmas jumpers is helping to fuel the world’s plastic pollution crisis, a report has warned.Whether emblazoned with flashing lights or alpine motifs, 12m jumpers are set to be snapped up this year, despite 65m alre...
December 5, 2019: Experts fear species decline after huge number of deaths on Henderson and CocosMore than half a million hermit crabs have been killed after becoming trapped in plastic debris on two remote island groups, prompting concern that the deaths could be part of a global species decline.The pioneering study found that 508,0...
December 5, 2019: Kenyan John Kieti campaigned to stop a factory belching out toxic fumes by sharing pollution data.
December 5, 2019: The Trump administration failed to do a cost-benefit analysis to assess air quality or take into account the impact on children’s health when it sought to eliminate pollution limits on heavy-duty trucks with rebuilt engines, according to a report from an EPA watchdog on Thursday.
December 4, 2019: A local artist is turning the mountains of plastic garbage that wash up on beaches into dramatic sculptures of the very marine life threatened by the deluge of plastics.
December 3, 2019: The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to speed up the process by which industry permits are granted after they are challenged before the agency’s appeals board.According to a proposed rule posted in the Federal Register Tuesday, the agency...
December 3, 2019: AIR CARE: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday released its newest definition for ambient air in a move critics say will ease burdens on polluting industries.On its surface, the guidance deals less directly with air quality than it...
December 1, 2019: High levels of air pollution may increase your chances of developing the vision-robbing illness glaucoma, a new study suggests.
November 29, 2019: Food packaging is filling up landfills and polluting our oceans, where materials like plastic and polystyrene can take centuries to decompose.
November 29, 2019: Biotech startup Carbios has created a method to break down plastics more easily for recycling.
November 28, 2019: Plants will close during coldest months in a bid to reduce high levels of fine dust particlesSouth Korea will temporarily shut down up to a quarter of its coal-fired power plants next month in an attempt to combat dangerously high levels of fine dust pollution.The country’s energy ministry said 14 plants would be ...
November 27, 2019: To neighborhood activist Kim Wasserman, this e-commerce incursion into Little Village is still a prime example of environmental racism.
November 27, 2019: Plastiglomerates, Pyroplastics and Plasticrusts are new kind of rocks resulting from marine plastic pollution.
November 27, 2019: Coral reefs are battling disease outbreaks and warming oceans. Copper pollution tips the balance in whether they recover from disease, providing a local solution for coral reef recovery.
November 27, 2019: Results chime with earlier review indicating almost every cell in the body may be affected by dirty airThe number of health problems linked to air pollution could be far higher than previously thought, according to research suggesting hospital admissions for conditions ranging from heart failure to urinary tract inf...
November 25, 2019: Air pollution may trigger Alzheimer's-like brain changes and speed memory decline in older adults, a new study suggests.