Recent News Headlines : Air Pollution

10 INDIAN CITIES TOP WHO LIST OF MOST POLLUTED IN THE WORLD


NEW DELHI AP -- The most recent air pollution data from the World Health Organization gives India a dubious lead... READ MORE

3rd May, 2018 0

90% OF PEOPLE BREATHE POLLUTED AIR; NEW DELHI IS WORLD'S MOST POLLUTED BIG CITY


Compiling air pollution levels from more than 4,300 cities and towns in 108 countries... READ MORE

3rd May, 2018 73

AS CHINA CLEANS UP ITS ACT, INDIA'S CITIES NAMED THE WORLD'S MOST POLLUTED


Of those deaths, 3.8 million were from indoor air pollution from unhealthy cook stoves, a huge problem in India... READ MORE

3rd May, 2018 664

7 MILLION PEOPLE EVERY YEAR ARE DYING FROM EXPOSURE TO OUTDOOR AND INDOOR AIR POLLUTION.


Many of the UK's cities also have air quality levels that far exceed the safe guidelines set out by the World Health Organisation... READ MORE

2nd May, 2018 56

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER AFTER WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION'S REPORT


The WHO report indicates that Delhi is placed at number six with an annual average PM2.5 concentration as 143 micrograms per cubic metre in 2016... READ MORE

2nd May, 2018 3

ACCELERATE EFFORTS TO ADDRESS AIR POLLUTION


The combined effects of household air pollution and ambient air pollution become increasingly hard to address if not tackled early, the World Health Organization official said... READ MORE

2nd May, 2018 0

STATES SUE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO MAINTAIN VEHICLE FUEL-EFFICIENCY STANDARDS


Pruitt accused the Obama Administration of rushing ahead with the new fuel efficiency rules... READ MORE

2nd May, 2018 3623

AIR POLLUTION INEQUALITY WIDENS BETWEEN RICH AND POOR NATIONS


Jenny Bates, Friends of the Earth air pollution campaigner, said this showed the need for more research and stronger policies... READ MORE

2nd May, 2018 527

AMERICA'S HUGE SUCCESS IN CUTTING SMOG AT RISK OF BEING ERODED, EXPERTS WARN


If the developing world sees we are not serious about climate change and air pollution, they will be less willing to do something... READ MORE

2nd May, 2018 742

THE HUMAN COST OF FOSSIL FUELS


Ploy Achakulwisut We should account for the costs of disease and death from fossil fuel pollution in climate change policies... READ MORE

27th April, 2018 1403

PRUITT UNVEILS CONTROVERSIAL 'TRANSPARENCY' RULE LIMITING WHAT RESEARCH EPA CAN USE


Pruitt unveils controversial transparency rule limiting what research EPA can use... READ MORE

25th April, 2018 13

PRUITT PROMISED POLLUTERS EPA WILL VALUE THEIR PROFITS OVER AMERICAN LIVES


It's simply another way for the EPA to put industry profits above public health benefits... READ MORE

24th April, 2018 4451

CHINA'S CLEAN AIR MARKET COULD REACH US$3.19 TN


Nation poised to become the world's largest market for clean air technology in several key areas report... READ MORE

19th April, 2018 69

MORE THAN 95% OF WORLD'S POPULATION BREATHE DANGEROUS AIR, MAJOR STUDY FINDS


Burning solid fuel such as coal or biomass in their homes for cooking or heating exposed 2.6 billion people to indoor air pollution in 2016, the report found... READ MORE

17th April, 2018 4522

CALIFORNIA SAYS A CAR-EMISSIONS DEAL WITH TRUMP COULD BE DOABLE


California's top air-quality regulator sees hope for a deal with the Trump administration over fuel economy and emissions standards... READ MORE

11th April, 2018 38

EPAS WAR WITH CALIFORNIA PROVES AMERICA NEEDS A CARBON TAX


EPA also threatened to revoke California's ability under the Clean Air Act to impose its own greenhouse gas standards... READ MORE

10th April, 2018 559

AIR IN A BOTTLE? HOW COMPANIES SELL CANADIAN NATURE


Much of the demand for Vitality Air comes from China where air pollution is a major problem... READ MORE

8th April, 2018 965

AIR POLLUTION: UK GOVERNMENT'S FAILED LEGAL BATTLES COST TAXPAYERS A?500,000


The judge ruled the government's 2017 air quality plan so poor as to be unlawful... READ MORE

5th April, 2018 3204

SCOTT PRUIT TARGETS WAIVER LETTING CALIFORNIA FORGE TOUGHER EMISSIONS LIMITS


President George W. Bush's administration made its own move against California's unique say on emissions standards in 2007, for the first time denying California its waiver... READ MORE

4th April, 2018 0

EPA ANNOUNCES EASING OF CAR AND TRUCK EMISSIONS STANDARDS


The EPA, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will work to come up with new standards... READ MORE

3rd April, 2018 998

CHINA 'ENVIRONMENT CENSUS' REVEALS 50% RISE IN POLLUTION SOURCES


China 'environment census' reveals 50 percent rise in pollution sources... READ MORE

31st March, 2018 383

BLUE STATE/RED DISTRICT: PRO-TRUMP HOUSE VOTES COULD HAUNT HEARTLAND INCUMBENT JEFF DENHAM


During his time in the Legislature, Denham received extensive financial support from health-care insurance companies and providers... READ MORE

29th March, 2018 57

AIR POLLUTION 'KILLING SEVEN MILLION A YEAR, MOSTLY IN ASIA'


Air pollution in India was such a huge problem, many people "just shut down and accept it", rather than trying to find engaging ways to counter the problem... READ MORE

23rd March, 2018 110

LONDON AIR POLLUTION ACTIVISTS 'PREPARED TO GO TO PRISON' TO FORCE ACTION


One of the protesters arrested, Genny Scherer, 67, said, We all pay the price for the continuing illegal levels of air pollution... READ MORE

19th March, 2018 568

WORLD'S COLDEST CAPITAL SEEKS TO KICK ITS DEADLY COAL HABIT


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Mongolians have long relied on folklore to explain how miserably cold their winters are... READ MORE

17th March, 2018 18

GOVERNMENT PLANS TO TACKLE AIR POLLUTION ARE UNLAWFUL, COURT RULES


Government plans to tackle air quality are unlawful and do not go far enough, a senior judge has ruled... READ MORE

22nd February, 2018 252

EVERYDAY ITEMS LIKE COLOGNES, CLEANING PRODUCTS ARE BIG SOURCE OF AIR POLLUTION, STUDY FINDS


Follow-up research in Los Angeles, notorious for its air-quality problems, found that the prevalence of VOCs in the air from chemical products matched the authors' estimates... READ MORE

16th February, 2018 300

Trending News Headlines : Air Pollution

DELHI BLANKETED IN TOXIC HAZE HAS BECOME A GAS CHAMBER


A thick haze has settled over New Delhi, where pollution has hit hazardous levels... READ MORE

8th November, 2017 20781

EPA WIPES ITS CLIMATE CHANGE SITE DAY BEFORE MARCH ON WASHINGTON


Previously, the website housed data on greenhouse gas emissions from large polluters and reports on the effects of climate change and its impact on human health... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 20072

REVEALED: EVERY LONDONER BREATHING DANGEROUS LEVELS OF TOXIC AIR PARTICLE


Paul Morozzo, clean air campaigner at Greenpeace said London air isn't safe to breathe... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 17671

NEW DELHI'S 'GAS CHAMBER' SMOG IS SO BAD THAT UNITED AIRLINES HAS STOPPED FLYING THERE


An advisory on United's website said travel to New Delhi was suspended through at least Tuesday... READ MORE

11th November, 2017 15411

INDIA'S CAPITAL IS STRUGGLING TO BREATHE AS POLLUTION LEVELS SOAR


The Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency, warning people not to go out... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 8478

AIR POLLUTION PLAN CANNOT BE DELAYED, HIGH COURT TELLS GOVERNMENT


He said it was essential to publish draft plans to cut air pollution immediately to safeguard public health... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 8288

BRITAIN FLOUTING DUTY TO PROTECT CITIZENS FROM TOXIC AIR POLLUTION - UN


The UK has illegal levels of air pollution and successive governments have fought us in the courts rather than tackling it effectively... READ MORE

11th September, 2017 6668

AIR POLLUTION: SADIQ KHAN CALLS FOR BAN ON WOOD-BURNING STOVES


Wood-burning stoves could be banned in some areas to combat air pollution under proposals by the London mayor, Sadiq Khan... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 6040

NEARLY 40 MILLION PEOPLE LIVE IN UK AREAS WITH ILLEGAL AIR POLLUTION


In April last year, MPs said air pollution was a public health emergency... READ MORE

23rd April, 2017 5655

NINE-YEAR-OLD SUES INDIAN GOVERNMENT OVER CLIMATE CHANGE INACTION


It calls on the tribunal to direct the government to take effective, science-based action to reduce and minimise the adverse impacts of climate change ... READ MORE

7th April, 2017 5530

REVEALED: GOVERNMENT SPENT A?370,000 LOSING AIR POLLUTION LEGAL BATTLES


Earlier in October, ClientEarth sent a legal letter demanding that the environment secretary Michael Gove sets out a range of new measures to address air pollution... READ MORE

23rd October, 2017 5347

POLLUTANTS FROM FRACKING COULD POSE HEALTH RISK TO CHILDREN, WARN RESEARCHERS


Pollutants released during fracking processes could pose a health risk to infants and children, according to researchers studying chemicals involved in shale gas operations... READ MORE

25th October, 2017 5243

VEHICLES ARE NOW AMERICA'S BIGGEST CO2 SOURCE BUT EPA IS TEARING UP REGULATIONS


Environmental groups and previous administration officials fear this will lead to a further weakening of emissions standards... READ MORE

1st January, 2018 5166

TRUMP TO SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDER UNDOING OBAMA'S CLEAN POWER PLAN


Pruitt said the Trump order would undo the Obama administration's clean power plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants... READ MORE

27th March, 2017 4411

IN LAHORE PAKISTAN SMOG HAS BECOME A FIFTH SEASON


One is Mr. Omar, who installed air monitors in Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Karachi, where he lives... READ MORE

10th November, 2017 4281

DELHI PANICS AS DEADLY SMOG RETURNS


Delhi sees pollution levels soar in winter due to farmers in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana states burning stubble to clear their fields... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 3945

HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARED, POLLUTION SOARS IN NEW DELHI


Crop burning and industrial pollution from adjoining states add to the bad air in New Delhi, according to experts... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 3877

INDIA'S RISING TEMPERATURES ALREADY DEADLY, STUDY SHOWS


Scientists have warned for years that climate change will make heat waves more intense, more frequent and longer lasting... READ MORE

9th June, 2017 3434

UK GOVERNMENT SUED FOR THIRD TIME OVER ILLEGAL AIR POLLUTION FROM DIESELS


The law requires the final plan to bring air pollution down to legal levels in the shortest time possible... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 3420

'SEE YOU IN COURT': ACTIVISTS READY FOR TRUMP TO RELAX SMOG AND DRILLING RULES


With the Trump administration poised to roll back rules on smog and drilling off Alaska and the east coast, environmental campaigners are ready for legal action... READ MORE

9th April, 2017 3194

CRUISE SHIPS SHOWED CONTEMPT FOR CUSTOMERS BY BREAKING CLEAN AIR PLEDGE, REPORT SAYS


Nabu is calling on all cruise ships worldwide to ban their use of heavy fuel and to install particulate filters on all ships... READ MORE

5th September, 2017 3145

GLOBAL POLLUTION IS THE WORLD'S BIGGEST KILLER AND A THREAT TO SURVIVAL OF MANKIND, STUDY FINDS


Air pollution deaths in Southeast Asia are on track to double by 2050, he added... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 3115

AIR POLLUTION AS BAD FOR WELLBEING AS PARTNER'S DEATH, SAY RESEARCHERS


Authors of Can Clean Air Make You Happy? say exposure to nitrogen dioxide can be as damaging as 'big-hitting' life events... READ MORE

17th April, 2017 3092

WHAT'S PM 2.5 AND WHY IS NEW DELHI, LAHORE SMOG SO BAD?


In New Delhi, smog levels of PM 2.5, the particles most damaging to health, have reached 40 times the World Health Organization's safe limit... READ MORE

8th November, 2017 2843

'MODERN AIR IS TOO CLEAN': THE RISE OF AIR POLLUTION DENIAL


For the last two years, Prakash Javadekar has been India's environment, forests and climate change minister... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 2831

UK CITIZENS ARE TAKING AIR POLLUTION MONITORING INTO THEIR OWN HANDS


Residents in Lancing and Shoreham, West Sussex, have also teamed up to explore air pollution levels... READ MORE

1st September, 2017 2736

NORTHEAST STATES SUE EPA OVER AIR POLLUTION FROM MIDWEST


FILE PHOTO: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference to announce a state-based effort to combat climate change in New York, New York, U.S. March 29, 2016... READ MORE

27th December, 2017 2730

GOVERNMENT FAILS TO COMMIT TO DIESEL SCRAPPAGE SCHEME IN UK CLEAN AIR PLAN


This feeble plan won't go anywhere near far enough in tackling this public health emergency... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 2659

CHINA-BUILT AIR-CLEANING BIKES HEADING FOR BRITAIN'S STREETS


The smog-free bikes will first roll out in China, before they are made available in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 2651

HONG KONG VERSUS SINGAPORE: THE BATTLE FOR BEST EXPAT CITY


Hong Kong suffers from higher costs, while Singapore boasts cheaper office rent -- about half the price on a per square meter basis, the report said... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 2556


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