Recent News Headlines : Air Pollution

FUELING DISSENT: HOW THE OIL INDUSTRY SET OUT TO UNDERCUT CLEAN AIR


He gets a second dose at the end of the day before heading home from St John Bosco Elementary School, in San Antonio, Texas... READ MORE

14th December, 2017 1024

STATES SUE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR FAILING TO ENFORCE SMOG RULES


Becerra was joined by the attorneys general in Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington state... READ MORE

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14 STATES SUE U.S. GOVERNMENT OVER ALLEGED FAILURE TO ENFORCE SMOG RULES


Becerra was joined by the attorneys general in Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington state... READ MORE

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FOURTEEN STATES SUE TO ALLEGE US FAILURE TO ENFORCE SMOG RULES


Becerra was joined by the attorneys general in Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington state... READ MORE

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CALIFORNIA FIRES: HOSPITAL-STYLE MASKS DON'T PROTECT AGAINST SMOKE


These are astounding levels, said Michael Jerrett, chair of the University of California-Los Angeles Environmental Health Sciences department... READ MORE

8th December, 2017 133

AS WORLD RISKS BEING SWAMPED BY TIDAL WAVE OF PLASTIC WASTE, NATIONS AGREE ON PLAN TOWARD CREATING 'POLLUTION-FREE PLANET'


Eight million tons of plastic waste is dumped into the ocean every year, killing marine life and entering the human food chain, UNEP added... READ MORE

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TRAFFIC FUMES IN CITY STREETS 'LARGELY WIPE OUT EXERCISE BENEFITS FOR OVER-60S'


Chung said traffic pollution might also affect younger people doing their shopping in the heart of a city... READ MORE

6th December, 2017 1021

UN OFFICIAL HAILS CHINESE EFFORTS TO REDUCE CAPITAL CITY'S AIR POLLUTION


An official with the United Nations environmental agency on Saturday has hailed the Chinese government efforts in reducing the level of air pollution in Beijing... READ MORE

3rd December, 2017 0

'FIT MAN' DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER


At the EU level, the poor air quality in cities across Europe is causing concern... READ MORE

30th November, 2017 657

UK GOVERNMENT 'BEING DRAGGED SCREAMING' TO TACKLE AIR POLLUTION


MPs say ministers are showing no confidence in tackling the illegal levels of air pollution that prematurely kill an estimated 40,000 people a year... READ MORE

30th November, 2017 763

BRITONS AMONG THE INJURED AFTER DANCEFLOOR OF TENERIFE NIGHTCLUB COLLAPSES


Number of Britons injured after dancefloor of nightclub collapses in Tenerife... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 434

MORE THAN 20 INJURED AFTER FLOOR COLLAPSES IN TENERIFE NIGHTCLUB POPULAR WITH BRITONS


More than 20 injured after floor collapses in Tenerife nightclub popular with Britons... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 243

LONDON CANNOT BID FOR NATIONAL CLEAN AIR FUNDING, MAYOR SAYS


The government's new air quality plan doesn't commit to doing very much at all... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 613

BREATHLESS IN DELHI: A TASTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ARMAGEDDON | BRIGID DELANEY'S DIARY


We monitored the air pollution compulsively on something that looked like an egg-shaped portable lava lamp, as well as various apps... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 1087

'MY EYES ARE BURNING': DELHI HOLDS HALF MARATHON DESPITE POLLUTION WARNING


The US embassy website on Sunday showed levels of the smallest and most harmful airborne pollutants hovered near 200... READ MORE

19th November, 2017 906

CAMPAIGNERS SAY MINISTERS KNEW DIESEL WAS DAMAGING PEOPLE'S HEALTH 'DECADES AGO'


Government ministers have known about the adverse effects of diesel cars on people's health for decades, campaigners say... READ MORE

17th November, 2017 131

'MAYBE THE SMOG CAN BRING US TOGETHER'


Parts of Pakistan have been enveloped by deadly smog in recent weeks, with the city of Lahore suffering almost as badly as the Indian capital Delhi... READ MORE

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NEW DELHI'S POLLUTION PROBLEM IS SO BAD THAT SOME DIPLOMATS ARE PACKING THEIR BAGS


Indian pedestrians walk near the India Gate monument amid heavy smog in New Delhi on Oct. 20, the day after the Diwali Festival... READ MORE

17th November, 2017 1551

UK GOVERNMENT '10 YEARS LATE' ON AIR QUALITY TARGETS


The cost of health impacts from air pollution, including fine particulate matter and nitrogen oxides, is estimated at ?20bn... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 353

'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

PUSH TO OUTLAW BAD AIR AS DELHI SLUM DWELLERS CHOKE


Nimrita Sharma is a teacher at a daycare center in Delhi's Ravidass slum... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 1564

'DON'T PANIC' SAYS INDIAN MINISTER AS SMOG CRISIS DEEPENS


Delhi is now the world's most polluted capital according to the WHO, with pollution levels that regularly exceed those of Beijing... READ MORE

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'DON'T PANIC' SAYS INDIAN MINISTER AS SMOG CRISIS DEEPENS


Delhi is now the world's most polluted capital according to the WHO, with pollution levels that regularly exceed those of Beijing... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 0

PARENTS ANGRY AS DELHI SCHOOLS REOPEN DESPITE SMOG


Doctors say children are particularly vulnerable to air pollution and this can cause long-term damage to their lungs... READ MORE

13th November, 2017 0

PARENTS ANGRY AS DELHI SCHOOLS REOPEN DESPITE SMOG


Doctors say children are particularly vulnerable to air pollution and this can cause long-term damage to their lungs... READ MORE

13th November, 2017 0

IN DELHI, YOU CAN TASTE THE POLLUTION IN THE AIR -- BUT NOBODY CARES


Last Wednesday, central New Delhi's count of harmful PM2.5 particles exceeded a staggering 1,000 on the US EPA's air quality index... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 1236

NEW DELHI ENGULFED BY POLLUTION SO BAD UNITED AIRLINES HALTS FLIGHTS


Britain's government has issued an advisoryA to travelers thatA severe air pollution is a major hazard to public health in Delhi... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 537

UNITED AIRLINES HALTS FLIGHTS TO NEW DELHI ON POOR AIR QUALITY


Other airlines were still flying to the national capital and it was not clear if they will follow United Airlines' move to suspend flights... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 982

DELHI'S 'GAS CHAMBER' IS TRIGGERING A HEALTH CRISIS


Air Quality Index AQI recordings have consistently hit the maximum of 999... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 886

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


Some parts of New Delhi have pollution 40 times the World Health Organization-recommended safe level... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 2122

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

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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

SCOTT PRUITT VOWS TO SLASH CLIMATE AND WATER POLLUTION REGULATIONS AT CPAC


Pruitt demurred when asked if the EPA should be abolished, citing the very important work it does in water and air pollution that crosses state lines... READ MORE

25th February, 2017 11485

A PUSH FOR DIESEL LEAVES LONDON GASPING AMID RECORD POLLUTION


London's air pollution today is different from seven decades ago, and more insidious... READ MORE

18th February, 2017 10035

POLLUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR A QUARTER OF DEATHS OF YOUNG CHILDREN, SAYS WHO


It found that 300 million of these children live in areas with extreme air pollution, where toxic fumes are more than six times above the health guidelines... READ MORE

6th March, 2017 9850

DONALD TRUMP 'TAKING STEPS TO ABOLISH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'


President Trump said during the campaign that he would like to abolish the EPA or 'leave a little bit'... READ MORE

2nd February, 2017 8696

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

INDIAS AIR POLLUTION RIVALS CHINAS AS WORLDS DEADLIEST


The United States and Europe have made good progress in cutting fine particulate air pollution since 1990... READ MORE

14th February, 2017 7974

INDIAS AIR POLLUTION RIVALS CHINAS AS WORLDS DEADLIEST


The United States and Europe have made good progress in cutting fine particulate air pollution since 1990... READ MORE

14th February, 2017 7968

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

CLIMATE CHANGE MAY BE INTENSIFYING CHINAS SMOG CRISIS


The effect of climate change on air pollution might extend beyond China... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 4861

PANT BY NUMBERS: THE CITIES WITH THE MOST DANGEROUS AIR - LISTED


Tetovo in Macedonia - a city of 50,000 near the Kosovo border - has the worst PM2.5 air pollution in Europe, according to the WHO data... READ MORE

13th February, 2017 4712

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

EUROPE ESCALATES ACTION AGAINST UK FOR BREACHING AIR POLLUTION LIMITS


UK fails to apply environmental law on air quality, water standards, and the conservation of several species, EU review reveals... READ MORE

6th February, 2017 3850

YOU'RE MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM AIR POLLUTION IN INDIA THAN CHINA, STUDY SAYS


Indians face greater health risks from air pollution than people living in China, a new study has found... READ MORE

14th February, 2017 3785

LONDON TO INTRODUCE ?10 VEHICLE POLLUTION CHARGE, SAYS SADIQ KHAN


His plan to cut air pollution includes extending the ultra-low emission zone beyond central London to the North and South Circular roads from 2019... READ MORE

17th February, 2017 3442

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

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