air polution

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20 01 2021 | 09:26

Atmospheric CO2 in 2021 will reach level 50% higher than before industrial era, says Met Office.

Grim milestone to come as humans continue to drive emissions through burning fossil fuels and deforestation Atmospheric CO2 will hit a level this year that is 50 per cent higher than before the…

20 01 2021 | 08:19

Air pollution will lead to mass migration, say experts after landmark ruling.

Call for world leaders to act in wake of French extradition case that turned on environmental concerns. Air pollution does not respect national boundaries and environmental degradation will lead to…

15 01 2021 | 09:45

Man saved from deportation after pollution plea in French legal 'first'.

Court says man would face ‘worsening of his respiratory pathology due to air pollution’ in country of origin. A Bangladeshi man with asthma has avoided deportation from France after his lawyer…

11 01 2021 | 12:31

Pollutionwatch: fine particles affect lungs of those near airports.

Trial finds reduced lung function and heart changes in young people who exercised near Schiphol. For seven months in 2018, a lorry trailer was parked near a runway at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.…

01 01 2021 | 14:39

Pollution killed nearly 1.7m people in India in 2019 – study.

Lancet report finds that toxic air caused rise in lung cancer, stroke and other diseases. Pollution accounted for nearly 1.7m premature deaths in India in 2019, or 18% of all deaths, according to a…

27 12 2020 | 08:14

Deploying 5G will lead to spike in CO2 emissions, French climate council warns

Rolling out 5G technology could lead to a sharp increase in power consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, a report published by France's High Council on Climate warns. The report, published…

27 12 2020 | 07:09

Wood burners triple harmful indoor air pollution, study finds.

Wood burners triple the level of harmful pollution particles inside homes and should be sold with a health warning, says scientists, who also advise that they should not be used around elderly people…

22 12 2020 | 16:52

Urgent action needed to measure air pollution worldwide.

Beijing has shown how regular objective monitoring can lead to big improvements in air quality.

19 12 2020 | 11:06

Air pollution a cause in girl's death, coroner rules in landmark case.

Coroner says failure to reduce pollution levels to legal limits was factor in death of Ella Kissi-Debrah, who had severe asthma. A coroner has made legal history by ruling that air pollution was a…

19 12 2020 | 10:56

The Morrison government subsidising dirty fuel amid the climate crisis beggars belief.

Angus Taylor seems to be wilfully ignoring Australia’s huge transport emissions problem.

05 12 2020 | 12:49

‘Flights to nowhere’ are soaring in the pandemic, but at what environmental cost?

As an airline in Taiwan launches a three-hour ‘flight to nowhere for singles looking for love’, Daisy Dunne asks how such services can be justified in the era of the climate crisis

01 12 2020 | 12:19

Air pollution where girl died in London 'should have been treated as emergency'.

Inquest into Ella Kissi-Debrah’s asthma death hears Lewisham council was slow to tackle issue. Illegal levels of air pollution in the area where a nine-year-old girl lived and died should have been…

28 11 2020 | 07:49

Delhi Covid crisis worsened by soaring pollution levels.

Indian capital records highest single day rise in cases as monitor says pollution is at 14 times WHO safe level. Delhi’s 20 million residents are facing a double health crisis as high levels of…

25 11 2020 | 07:23

European governments failing to protect citizens from air pollution, data reveals

Pollutants from farming, heating and vehicles beyond levels needed to ensure breathable air. Governments across Europe are failing to protect their citizens from toxic air pollution, with most…

19 11 2020 | 12:56

India and Pakistan dominate WHO's air pollution database.

The region contains 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. Historical data sheds light on why.

19 11 2020 | 10:05

1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions – study.

Exclusive: Researchers say Covid-19 hiatus is moment to tackle elite ‘super emitters’ Frequent-flying “‘super emitters” who represent just 1% of the world’s population caused half of aviation’s…

16 11 2020 | 07:08

Tiny air pollution rise linked to 11% more Covid-19 deaths – study

Evidence is now strong enough that preventive action should be taken, scientists say. A small rise in people’s long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with an 11% increase in deaths from…

05 11 2020 | 08:04

How Air Pollution, Food Delivery and Plastic Waste Are Connected.

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a link between air pollution, food delivery and plastic waste.

03 11 2020 | 07:50

Small increases in air pollution linked to rise in depression, finds study.

Exclusive: Cutting pollution levels may help to reduce rates of mental health problems, say scientists Small increases in people’s exposure to air pollution are linked to significant rises in…

30 10 2020 | 12:06

Dubai unveils plans to construct Coal-Fired Power Plant.

In the southern desert of Dubai in the UAE, a new wonder is rising but it’s not another skyscraper as the region is famed for, instead, a coal-fired power plant is underway. The construction of the $…