Renault Attacks Idling Pollution At Schools

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As a result, "1 in 3 children in the UK breathe unsafe levels of air pollution," according to Renault. 27% of parents in the UK admit to idling while waiting for their children — men more than 50% likely to do so than women (or more than 50% likely to admit it).

Air Pollution: Here For All Seasons?

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An email in my inbox today proclaimed, “it’s September and we’re heading into pollution season in many regions.” Does pollution have a season? I was taken aback.

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New Study Shows Air Pollution Has Decreased In The US — Mostly In Rich, White Communities

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However, the areas that were the most polluted in 1982 are still the most polluted in 2020. Air Quality Health Research Science air pollution Arizona Arkansas California Los Angeles Oklahoma PM2.5 Pollution Texas

EU Parliament Tells VdL To Make Shipping Polluters Pay

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MEPs said that for the first time shipping industry polluters must pay for their emissions in the EU carbon market. The European Parliament this week voted for ships to be required by EU law to cut their carbon emissions.

200,000 Americans A Year Die From Air Pollution

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As we consider perhaps more than ever how much different things cause death in the USA, I think it's good to take note of the vast number of premature deaths that come as a result of air pollution — 200,000 a year in the United States. Below is an article I published in August 2017.

You Need To Know About Nitrogen Pollution — A CleanTechnica Exclusive

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Agriculture Climate Change Green Economy Haber-Bosch process nitrogen Nitrogen pollution Pivot Bio synthetic nitrogen fertilizerHow do microbes break down organic matter and help agricultural sustainability.

Cleaning Up Our Polluted Air Would Save More Money Than It Costs

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The effects of polluted air are twice as severe as previously thought, according to the latest research. Fossil Fuels Health Science air pollution dave roberts Dr. Vox Drew Shindell IPCC secondary effects of air pollution

California Air Pollution Drops In Every County During Pandemic

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While social distancing is slowing the spread of COVID-19, it’s also significantly reducing air pollutant and greenhouse gas levels across the state. Californians have now been sheltering in place since March 20.

Early Exposure To Traffic-Related Air Pollution Linked To Increased Risk Of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Traffic pollution is a distinct cause of neurodevelopmental disorders, according to new research out of the University of California at Davis.

Link Between Air Pollution & Vascular Damage, Study Finds

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A link between exposure to air pollution and vascular (heart) damage has been found in a new study. The study, led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and supported by the la Caixa Foundation, found new evidence about the negative effects of air pollution on cardiovascular health. Air Quality Health Research Science air pollution COVID-19 heart disease India study

Roadside Filters Could Scrub 99% Of Air Pollution

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Reducing the output of harmful emissions is a necessary thing, but what can we do about the pollution that's already out there? Air Quality air pollution Carbon Emissions environment pollution solution urban planning

Road Microplastics Are Polluting The Oceans & Heating The Planet

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Air Quality Cars Clean Transport Climate Change Coupled Model Intercomparison Project GAINS (Greenhouse gas–Air pollution Interactions and Synergies) model Norwegian Institute for Air ResearchThose minuscule particles of plastics produced by car tires and brakes can't do much damage, right? They're so, well, tiny, and nearly imperceptible -- yet devastating. Did you know that road microplastics produce more than 200,000 tons of minute plastic particles that blow into the oceans every year.

Air Pollution Is Killing Honeybees, New Study Finds

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Air pollution isn't just affecting us humans, but also our furry, scaly, and winged co-inhabitants on this planet — honeybees. Air Quality Health Research Science bees Bengaluru Honeybees India National Center for Biological Sciences

55.3% Of The World’s Population Exposed To Increasing Air Pollution

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A new study shows that over half of the world's population is exposed to increasing air pollution. Air Quality Health Research Science air pollution

COVID-19 Lockdown Illustrates Connection Between People, The Earth, & Pollution

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Despite the turmoil caused by the coronavirus, people are waking to find they have a new view of the world thanks to a dramatic drop in pollution. Air Quality Clean Power Climate Change coronavirus COVID-19 Pollution

Another Study Shows: Air Pollution Hurts Us — A Lot

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Another scientific article is out on the health effects of air pollution, and this one exposes both the long and the short of it. The comprehensive study proves what numerous other studies and common sense told us: air pollution hurts us.

Air Pollution “Pandemic” Worse Than Wars, Parasitic & Vector-Born Diseases, HIV/AIDS, And Smoking

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Air pollution is taking three years from your life, on average, worldwide. Recent findings indicate that the world is facing an air pollution “pandemic.”. Air Quality Coal Fossil Fuels Health Natural Gas Oil Research Science air pollution Air pollution deaths Cardiovascular Research co2 emissions European Society of Cardiology Global Exposure Mortality Model HIV malaria parasitic smoking smoking deaths vector-born diseases

Air Pollution Plummets As China, Europe, New York Go On COVID-19 Lockdown

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The European Environmental Agency (EEA) has confirmed NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) data that shows a rapid, dramatic reduction in air pollution over those areas most affected by the COVID-19 lockdowns. Air Quality Cleantech News Climate Change Fossil Fuels Research Science air pollution China coronavirus COVID-19 data esa NASA Pollution qir quality satellite images

Local Pollution Has A Global Impact

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Pollution, especially stuff dropped into rivers, lakes, and streams has to go somewhere. Cleantech News Media Water ireland louisiana lsu Mississippi River Pollution river pollutionLittering in rivers is a common thing in many countries. In many areas of the world, basic refuse management systems are lacking or people are just too lazy to walk over a trash can to properly dispose of their water bottle, plastic [&hellip.

11,000 Air Pollution-Related Deaths Avoided In Europe As Coal & Oil Consumption Plummet

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Air Quality Coal Fossil Fuels Health Natural Gas Oil Policy & Politics Research Science air pollution Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air China clean air co2 emissions COVID-19 Europe NASA NO2 pollution pandemics united statesScientists are observing what the idling of cars and factories, and plummeting of the fossil fuel business, reveals in the satellite data from NASA and other vital environmental databases.

The Importance Of Reducing Light Pollution

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While light pollution is a topic we've covered here before, it's something that doesn't get enough attention. Buildings Consumer Technology Energy Efficiency Green Economy Health Lighting Policy & Politics Dr. Kelsey Johnson International Dark Sky Association light pollution

Is It True That A Tesla Creates More Pollution Than A Conventional Car?

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This question gets asked a lot: "Is it true that a Tesla creates more pollution than a conventional car?" Air Quality Clean Transport Climate Change Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV batteries EV pollution greenhouse gases Pollution Tesla

The Brain, Air Pollution, & CO2 — The Years Project Connects The Dots (Videos)

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Air Quality Fossil Fuels Health Natural Gas Oil Policy & Politics Research Science air pollution air pollution Alzheimers air pollution brain health Alzheimers brain Brain health enviromental research Medical research The YEARS Project"Excess CO2 isn’t just heating the planet, it’s making our brains fuzzy," according to research from Harvard University.

Union of Concerned Scientists: Inequitable Exposure to Air Pollution From Vehicles in the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic

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Asian American, African American, and Latino residents in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region are exposed to substantially more air pollution from cars, trucks, and buses than other demographic groups.

This Space Technology Can Cut Climate Pollution On Earth: MethaneSAT 

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The latest science warns that the window for preventing the most catastrophic global warming is closing fast. A seemingly small difference — just half a degree Celsius — can intensify the effects.

California Focused On Cleaning Up Heavy-Duty Truck Pollution

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Next Thursday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will vote a proposal to reduce smog-forming and soot emissions from heavy-duty vehicles sold in the state over the next decade.

New Harvard Study Links COVID Deaths & Air Pollution — Interview With Dr. Francesca Dominici

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A new study was made public this week that sheds light on the connection between COVID-19 health impacts and air pollution. and what researchers plan to do next to further our understanding of air pollution’s impact on coronavirus health outcomes. I sat down (virtually of course) with Dr. Francesca Dominici, author and Director of the Data Science Initiative at Harvard’s T.H.

Study: Uber & Lyft Create More Pollution In Net

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Uber and Lyft create more pollution than trips according to new data from a study conducted by the Union of Concerned Scientists. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Fossil Fuels Green Jobs Polls/Surveys Research Science Smartphone Apps Lyft Pollution ridesharing UberThese trips produce an estimated 69% more carbon emissions than driving by yourself.

New York City is using its fleets to fight air pollution

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Cities Pollution Prevention Transportation & MobilityIn a "race to the top," more cities are gaining unprecedented insights toward cleaning up air quality.

The Most Successful Air Pollution Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of

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International consensus on cross-border environmental issues has been difficult to achieve, but the 40-year-old Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air-Pollution (or LRTAP as it is known to development professionals) has enjoyed great, if largely unsung, success in the fight against air pollution and climate change.

Minnesota Clean Cars Will Save Money & Cut Pollution, New Study Shows

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An independent consultant report released today confirmed that Minnesota’s efforts to adopt a clean cars program will significantly cut air pollution, benefit public health, and save consumers money.

Airborne Coronavirus: Scientists In Italy Find Coronavirus On Air Pollution Particles

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Air Quality Health Policy & Politics Research Science air pollution disease COVID-19 COVID-19 and the Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19 epidemic fine particulates (PM 2.5 How far can that invasive airborne coronavirus that shut down much of the world travel? Further, perhaps, if it latches onto some particulates.

Uber Adds To Pollution & Traffic In European Cities

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In terms of health, I believe pedestrian life, and more abundant, affordable electric mass transit is best. Yet, due to lack of good transit, inconvenience, work, and a litany of other issues, too many of us depend on car travel.

Rethinking food packaging can dent the plastic pollution crisis

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Circular Economy Food & Agriculture Plastic Waste Pollution PreventionAlthough the global economy is increasingly wrapped in plastic, companies of all sizes are dramatically reducing their use of it.

The Journal of Epidemiology: Linking Air Pollution Nanoparticles & Incident of Brain Tumors

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Science and modern biochemistry have all kinds of answers on the brain and human health, but scientific knowledge alone can't stop air pollution. They can let us know that air pollution is indeed a threat to the brain's and body's core functions.