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17 07 2021 | 13:40

Simultaneous triple threat: Global warming, air pollution and COVID-19

Vital signs – Temperature check: Never before did I even think that this planet of ours would be affected by the three simultaneous threats of global warming, air pollution and COVID-19, any one of…

17 07 2021 | 11:08

Air Quality: Commission decides to refer GREECE to the Court of Justice of the European Union over poor air quality

The European Commission has today decided to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union for poor air quality caused by high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2). When the limit values set…

30 06 2021 | 09:36

Clean Air Day: Over a quarter of UK schools are above WHO air pollution limits.

On Clean Air Day 2021, Global Action Plan released new data which finds over a quarter of all UK schools, are located in areas which are above World Health Organization (WHO) air pollution limits for…

25 06 2021 | 10:00

UK refuses to commit to immediate lowering of air pollution limits.

Government accused of disregarding coroner’s words about death of Ella Kissi-Debrah, aged 9. The government has refused to commit to an immediate lowering of legal levels of air pollution as a…

23 06 2021 | 14:22

Pollution could be sucking the youth out of you, quite literally.

Our messy ways were bound to catch up to us at some point. Exposure to pollution in all its forms could be making us age faster, according to new research.

26 05 2021 | 09:27

UK plastics sent for recycling in Turkey dumped and burned, Greenpeace finds.

Turkey has become the latest destination for British plastic waste, which ends up dumped, burned or left to pollute the ocean, a Greenpeace investigation has found.

26 05 2021 | 08:09

Air pollution linked to ‘huge’ rise in child asthma GP visits.

Exclusive: consultations for asthma and other respiratory infections go up with increased dirty air, finds study A “huge” increase in the number of visits to doctors by children with asthma problems…

21 05 2021 | 18:56

Asia is home to 99 of world’s 100 most vulnerable cities.

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta – plagued by pollution, flooding and heatwaves – tops risk assessment ranking. Of the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards all but one are in…

03 05 2021 | 08:09

How could the reopening of UK’s pubs lead to significant rise in air pollution?

Pollution created by one outdoor gas heater for five hours a day is almost the same as that from heating an entire home for a day, according to a new report. The reopening of the UK’s pubs and…

27 04 2021 | 09:57

IEA forecasts 5 per cent rise in global CO2 emissions in 2021.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has forecasted that global CO2 emissions will rise by 5 per cent in 2021   The International Energy Agency (IEA) has forecasted that global CO2 emissions will…

27 04 2021 | 09:38

Beijing skies turn yellow as sand and dust engulf Chinese capital.

The skies over Beijing turned yellow and air pollution soared to severe levels as a giant cloud of sand and dust particles rolled into the city, propelled by strong winds from the north of China. It…

14 04 2021 | 11:54

Small Percentage of Frequent Flyers Are Driving Global Emissions, New Study Shows.

Another study finds evidence that the majority of climate-damaging flights are undertaken by a small minority of frequent travelers.

13 04 2021 | 12:34

Despite pandemic shutdowns, carbon dioxide and methane surged in 2020.

Carbon dioxide levels are now higher than at anytime in the past 3.6 million years Levels of the two most important anthropogenic greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane, continued their…

13 04 2021 | 10:27

China sandstorms highlight threat of climate crisis.

Experts say extreme weather including droughts will become more common as planet heats. Recent sandstorms that shrouded Beijing in a post-apocalyptic orange haze and intensive droughts in other…

13 04 2021 | 08:28

Mysterious Plumes of Methane Gas Appear Over Bangladesh.

Satellites show large, frequent emissions over Dhaka—the latest discovery as scientists hunt for sources of the potent greenhouse gas.

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.