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September 23, 2020: All vehicles create carbon emissions and cause congestion. The coronavirus crisis should help us break our dependence on themCould it be true? That this government will bring all sales of petrol and diesel cars to an end by 2030? That it will cancel all rail franchises and replace them with a system that might actua...
September 23, 2020: New York City has seen a 33% increase in air pollution since strict lockdown ended.
September 19, 2020: Water pollution is an ‘invisible crisis’, the World Bank says, and through its excessive water usage, the apparel and textile industry is a major contributor. In 2015 alone, the sector used 79 billion cubic metres of water.
September 18, 2020: A new report has revealed the world's worst plastic waste offenders along with the steps they are taking to obstruct and undermine international efforts to end the plastic waste crisis.
September 18, 2020: The annual award scheme run by the James Dyson Foundation announced the UK national winners of 2020 edition on Thursday. The Tyre Collective will receive £2,000 in prize money to develop a tool that reduces pollution by capturing particles of tires.
September 17, 2020: Data reveals just 14% of good ecological standard and none of good chemical standardAll rivers in England have failed to meet quality tests for pollution amid concerns over the scale of sewage discharge and agricultural chemicals entering the water system.Data published on Thursday reveals just 14% of English rivers...
September 17, 2020: Even if countries fund massive cleanup efforts and dramatically improve waste management infrastructure, new research suggests it won't be enough to save Earth's ecosystems from plastic pollution.
September 17, 2020: In the ongoing clean up of the major oil spill on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, new results reveal the ecological impact is much worse than initially disclosed. Large areas of the South East coast of Mauritius are now off-limits amid a secretive cleanup operation and nationwide protests.
September 15, 2020: Exposure to high levels of air pollution can increase the risk for stroke in people with atrial fibrillation by more than 20%, a study published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open found.
September 15, 2020: A look at the impact of wildfire smoke, as it increasingly becomes a source of air pollution.
September 14, 2020: The smoke forced a handful of county-run COVID-19 test sites to close; one assault on our lungs making it harder for us to monitor another.
September 14, 2020: Air quality across the state has plummeted as fires continue to burn.
September 11, 2020: Experts say climate change must be addressed to combat worsening wildfire seasons.
September 11, 2020: A new study published Friday is the latest linking pollution exposure to a greater risk of dying from the coronavirus.The study published by IOP found that an increase in the concentration of multiple pollutants from a class known as hazardous...
September 11, 2020: As the sun rose over the western United States on Wednesday, residents in San Francisco stepped outside into an otherworldly scene. The sun was dimmed and everything appeared rusty orange as dense smoke from wildfires burning across the West obscured the sky. “It reminded me of that scene in Independence Day w...
September 11, 2020: TGIF! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill's roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at rfrazin@thehill...
September 10, 2020: A coalition of Mid-Atlantic states is suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), arguing it hasn’t done enough to protect the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay.The suit from Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Delaware argues the EPA...
September 10, 2020: The attorneys general of three mid-Atlantic states and Washington, D.C., on Thursday sued the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing it of failing to protect the Chesapeake Bay.
September 10, 2020: Annual deaths have dropped to 1990 levels after 2013 peak thanks to concerted action in key citiesIt is a long time since images of a smoggy Beijing were in the news. India now leads the World Health Organization’s (WHO) league table of polluted cities.A new study shows that annual deaths from air pollution in Chi...
September 8, 2020: The bloc's environment agency says pollution contributes to hundreds of thousands of deaths each year.
September 8, 2020: Analysis finds work absences related to poor air are costing Britain about £600m annually Polluted air in the UK causes 3m working days to be lost every year owing to people getting sick or taking time off to care for sick children, new research suggests.Cutting air pollution and meeting the World Health Organizati...
September 7, 2020: European Environment Agency calls for strong action to protect most vulnerable in societyCutting air pollution and improving green spaces in cities would immediately improve the health of the poorest people in society, a report from Europe’s environmental watchdog has found.Environmental factors inflict greater da...
September 3, 2020: Asphalt baking in the summer sunshine is no fun for tender feet, but a new study suggests it's not doing your lungs any favors either.
September 2, 2020: A newly published study notes that ozone pollution has risen over the past 20 years in the Northern Hemisphere.
September 2, 2020: Scientists find 300% increase in harmful particulates emitted during hot weather Emissions from asphalt are a significant source of air pollutants in cities, especially in hot weather, a study shows.Researchers found that when asphalt was exposed to hot summer conditions it resulted in a 300% increase in emissions o...