air polution

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07 04 2021 | 11:58

China Experiences Worst Sandstorm in a Decade.

Beijing skies turned yellow Monday as air pollution reached hazardous levels after the worst sandstorm in a decade coincided with an industrial boom following last year's COVID lockdown.

07 04 2021 | 10:31

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Mediterranean urban air pollution and mobility

  A very recent original research article of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Lab (#ReSEL) is now published in “Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects”(Taylor…

07 04 2021 | 09:56

Pollution from Europe’s coal plants responsible for ‘up to 34,000 deaths each year’

Exclusive: Research ‘adds to growing evidence about the co-benefits of responding to climate change and air pollution together’, a scientist tells The Independent. Air pollution from Europe’s coal…

05 04 2021 | 09:50

There's another pandemic under our noses, and it kills 8.7m people a year

While Covid ravaged across the world, air pollution killed about three times as many people. We must fight the climate crisis with the same urgency with which we confronted coronavirus.

03 04 2021 | 07:11

Oil firms knew decades ago fossil fuels posed grave health risks, files reveal.

Exclusive: documents seen by Guardian show companies fought clean-air rules despite being aware of harm caused by air pollution. The oil industry knew at least 50 years ago that air pollution from…

01 04 2021 | 09:49

Road pollution affects 94% of Great Britain, study finds.

Exclusive: Roads make up 1% of the country but the pollution produced may harm wildlife everywhere. Pollution from roads affects virtually every part of Great Britain, with 94% of land having some…

22 03 2021 | 14:53

Teenage Activists Post Signs to Warn of Toxic Air in London Neighborhoods.

A group of teenagers, living in some of London's most polluted communities, are posting roadsigns highlighting the disproportionate impact air pollution has on people of color.

12 03 2021 | 14:22

Global emissions cuts must be ‘10 times higher’ for world to meet climate goals.

Stark findings come at ‘critical moment’ for global climate action, the study’s lead author tells The Independent. Global emissions cuts pre-Covid were just one tenth of the level needed to meet the…

26 02 2021 | 08:40

Experts identify 'super-plant' that absorbs roadside air pollution.

Bushy variety of cotoneaster works best in areas of heavy traffic, say researchers, while other plants can cool buildings or reduce flooding. Bushy, hairy-leafed cotoneaster is a “super plant” that…

26 02 2021 | 08:37

UK’s largest emitters should pay carbon taxes, says citizens’ climate jury.

A panel of 23 citizens from Tees Valley and County Durham also said the UK’s journey to net zero should ‘increase equality in society’. The UK’s biggest emitters should be made to pay carbon taxes…

21 02 2021 | 08:01

Air pollution significantly raises risk of infertility, study finds.

Exclusive: With 30% of infertility unexplained, pollution could be an ‘unignorable’ risk factor, scientists say Exposure to air pollution significantly increases the risk of infertility, according…

18 02 2021 | 10:41

PM2.5 air pollution behind an estimated 160,000 deaths in world’s 5 biggest cities in 2020.

Jakarta, Indonesia, 18 February 2021 – PM2.5 air pollution was behind approximately 160,000 deaths in the world’s five most populous cities in 2020, according to a Greenpeace Southeast Asia analysis…

16 02 2021 | 09:28

Tough air pollution targets needed to cut health inequalities, say MPs.

Cross-party committee says deprived groups contribute least but suffer most from dirty air. The government must set tough new air pollution targets to reduce the stark health inequalities suffered…

09 02 2021 | 08:44

Air Pollution Is Linked to Permanent Vision Loss, Study Finds.

Air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of progressive and irreversible vision loss, a large, long-term study found.

03 02 2021 | 09:20

Air pollution linked to higher risk of irreversible sight loss.

Large UK study found small pollution rise associated with more cases of age-related macular degeneration. Small increases in air pollution are linked to an increased risk of irreversible sight loss…

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.…