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Environment & Pollutions
Updated July 4, 2015


Air Pollution Is Worse On 4th of July - Shape Magazine

Shape Magazine

Sorry to be a buzzkill on a holiday weekend: Fireworks significantly increase air pollution, causing the air on the night of the Fourth of July to be 42 ...

Ecuador, first stop on Pope tour, highlights environment exhortation - Yahoo News

Yahoo News

In the first papal document dedicated to the environment, the Argentine-born pontiff urged world leaders to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the ...

Environment Canada cancels smog advisory for areas of Toronto - CityNews


Environment Canada and the province of Ontario have cancelled a smog and air health advisory for the areas of Toronto it had issued an advisory for ...

Harvard study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3500 US lives a year

Business Insider

Past studies have found that between 20,000 and 30,000 Americans die each year because of health problems from power plant air pollution, study ...

Pollution May Be Linked To Low Birth Weight

University Herald

Pregnancy (Photo : Flickr) Being exposed to high levels of pollution can adversely affect fetal growth and development, according to a recent study.

The Top 3 Polluting States in America

Motley Fool

When it comes to pollution, not all states are created equal. While some states maintain their clean and green image, others are digging deeper into ...

Extreme sulphur dioxide pollution over Nikel


He has measured the air pollution in the Norwegian, Russian borderland for years and is cooperating with researchers in the Murmansk region.

UK weather: How to stay safe in London's air pollution cloud

The Independent

Today is the London's worst day of the year for air pollution. Previous smog episodes have caused spikes in ambulance calls for breathing problems ...

Toxic smog: Air pollution could trigger asthma attacks and heart problems

Scottish Daily Record

Warnings have been issued by officials that the air pollutions could potentially trigger heart problems and asthma attacks in vulnerable people, with ...

Daily Express weather warning: beware a shower of extreme inaccuracy

The Guardian

Easter 80F heatwave? Or 10 inches of snow? Why are we offered such absurd predictions from the Daily Express? It's time for a real weather report .

Can Monsanto's big data play really help farmers and the environment?

The Guardian

When Monsanto bought Climate Corporation, critics worried the data company would lose its environmentalist edge. CEO David Friedberg argues it's ...

Uranium mining has documented risks

Arizona Daily Sun

The watershed of Grand Canyon is vitally important to the Canyon's wildlife, indigenous peoples of the area, those who recreate in northern Arizona, ...

Malaysia's indigenous hit hard by deforestation

Yahoo! Maktoob News

Indigenous peoples' claims of ownership to their land are rarely acknowledged by the Malaysian government when it decides to grant logging ...

Three charts that explain why you should leave Delhi right now


Despite at least 15 private and public studies warning about the increasing levels of air pollutants in the capital in the last seven years, the state—and ...

Air pollution may be related to anxiety levels in women: study

The Globe and Mail

Women who live in areas with higher air pollution may also have higher anxiety, according to a new analysis. “It's a really interesting finding and ...

Coal the biggest contributor to toxic air pollution: study

Sydney Morning Herald

Australia's coal industry is driving increases in air pollution according to a new analysis which names coal mining as the dominant source of air ...

Obama exploits the environment for his new global carbon goals

Fox News

The Obama administration will struggle to justify the lack of environmental progress achieved from such a deal, especially when American jobs ...

Researchers in the UK use tampons to identify river and household sewage pollution

The Standard Daily

pollution A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering in the UK have devised a cheaper and more effective technique ...

Crediton father of four diagnosed with cancer after exposure to asbestos

Exeter Express and Echo

He spent time working at a number of sites in Devon, including the St Regis Paper Mill, the Yeo Valley factory in Blagdon, the Greendale Business ...

Sexual mutations in deep-sea fish linked to human pollution: Oregon environment news

The testicle from a male trout which contains a developing egg is an example of "intersex" conditions that can result from pollution. ((Image courtesy of ...

Anxiety Symptoms Raised by Air Pollution

Medical Research News and Interviews on (blog)

Dr. Power: Everyday exposures to toxicants and pollutants may ...

Study links air pollution with anxiety; calls it a “leading global health concern”

Scope (blog)

Yesterday, the British Medical Journal published an article linking air pollution with anxiety, as well as an editorial on air pollution's health effects and ...

Man-made pollution may be affecting deep-sea fish

Medical News Today

A study that examined changes to the sex organs and livers of deep-sea fish in the northeast Atlantic Ocean suggests pollution from human activity ...

Supreme Court Seems Split on What Is 'Appropriate' in Setting Clean Air Costs

New York Times

... the justices heard cases on two other sets of environmental regulations — one aimed at limiting power plant pollution that wafts across state lines, ...

Under the Dome' pollution documentary blocked on Chinese websites

South China Morning Post (subscription)

He said he agreed with Chai's call to make information on pollution available to the public, a move that was key to combatting air pollution.

Toxic smog hits UK: Air pollution health alert is set trigger asthma attacks and heart problems ...

Officials warned that tomorrow air pollution could trigger deadly asthma attacks and heart problems especially in vulnerable people. Experts said ...

Tony Abbott unveils plan to save Great Barrier Reef

The Guardian

Greg Hunt, the federal environment minister, said he was in the process of visiting “a great number” of the 21 countries that sit on the committee and ...

Gormley climate change artwork shown for first time in the Guardian

The Guardian

The piece, called Connection, shows a disturbing silhouette of a giant body against a deep glow which could be manmade or natural. Both the body ...

Ecologically disastrous dams may get the go-ahead

The Guardian

In mid-February, the ministry of environment and forests virtually approved six hydropower dams. This is the latest in an 18-month-long debate on the ...

Wild boars arrive in Istanbul due to loss of habitat

The Guardian

Wild boars are returning to Istanbul as giant construction projects shrink their habitat in the city's northern forests. Last week, a group of boars stormed ...

China Pollution Film Vanishes as Xi Pledges to Fight Smog


“We are going to punish, with an iron hand, any violators who destroy ecology or environment, with no exceptions,” the official Xinhua News Agency ...

Environment until age one, not only genes, play key role in babies' eventual adult height

Jerusalem Post Israel News

The Journal of Pediatrics publishes study saying that while genetics do have a significant effect on a person's height, so, too, do environmental ...

Buddhist Monks Ordain Trees To Protect The Environment

Huffington Post

What would the world look like if people believed nature to be as sacred as a spiritual leader? Phrakru Pitak Nanthakthun, a Buddhist monk in ...

POLLUTION: Tiniest particles appear to be riskiest


IMPLICATION: This study, along with many others on air pollution health ... quality health standards and set emission for cars, trucks and other vehicles ... “Ultrafines appears to be one of the worst, if not the worst, actor in air pollution.

Plans to phase out coal power urged

Daily Mail

Political leaders risk derailing efforts to tackle climate change unless they set out clear plans to phase out dirty coal powered stations by the early ...

NB Media C

Plans to phase out coal power urged

Daily Mail

Political leaders risk derailing efforts to tackle climate change unless they set out clear plans to phase out dirty coal powered stations by the early ...

NB Media Co-op

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – If Indigenous voices in the Maritimes had up until now been relatively silent in publicly opposing TransCanada's 'Energy East' ...

Depth of plastic pollution in oceans revealed


Wind and waves can mix buoyant ocean plastics throughout the water column, but most of their mass remains at the sea surface, according to ...

High pollution cuts most Indian lives short by three years


The World Health Organization rates India's air pollution as some of the worst—ranking 13 of the country's cities among the 20 most polluted in

Ocean Plastic Pollution's Shocking Death Toll on Endangered Animals

Yahoo News

Tens of thousands of individual animals from hundreds of marine species—including every kind of sea turtle and around half of marine ...

Switzerland becomes first country to submit Paris climate deal pledge

The Guardian

... the use of international credits meeting high environmental standards will allows Switzerland to contribute to quick emission reductions, while at the ...

Exxon Settles $9 Billion Pollution Case in New Jersey for Far Less

New York Times

The lawsuits, filed by the State Department of Environmental Protection in 2004, ... But some legal and environmental experts who were told about the ...

New hopes that tar sands could be banned from Europe

The Guardian

... on sustainability criteria for biofuels in the European Parliament, according to Jos Dings, the director of the Transport and Environment think tank.

Keystone XL pipeline threatens environment

Indianapolis Star

The Keystone XL pipeline is a threat to our national security. The carcinogen benzene is usually used to dilute the tar sands enough that it can flow.

Environment Canada issues extreme cold warning for Toronto, GTA

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

The city's cold snap doesn't appear to be ending any time soon. Environment Canada issued yet another extreme cold warning for Toronto ...

Pollution Effects

Tropical Rainforest Animals

Pollution effects on animals, humans and the environment can be devastating. Learn more here.

China must cut pollution by half before environment improves: official


Zhai Qing, China's deputy minister of environmental protection, told a ... current levels if we are to see noticeable changes in environmental quality," he ...

Indigenous People Reject Engineered Pine as Environmental Damage Increases


Indigenous Environmental Network IEN rejects genetically engineered loblolly pine trees approved by the US Department of Agriculture USDA for ...

Environment body bans eateries, shops along animal corridors in Kaziranga


"Animals being living creatures and part and parcel of environment, certainly need due care and protection and their killing on the roads adds to ...

Environment Minister Rob Stokes and state agencies urged to act on Sydney environmental ...

Sydney Morning Herald

This is one of a list of environmental issues nine Sydney councils along the Georges River have demanded the state government address.

Indigenous Protesters Occupy Oil Field In The Amazon And Threaten To Shut It Down If They Are ...

True Activist

Indigenous protesters in Peru occupied over a dozen oil wells last week, demanding compensation for the pollution of their ... Breaking News.

Scotland breaks European air quality standards — pollution has become a 'public health crisis'

The Independent

Among the 11 sites in which pollution levels are getting worse are St John's Road and Queensferry Road in Edinburgh, and Whitehall Street in ...

Mexico halts Chinese mega-mall project after damage to environment

Los Angeles Times

After a protracted legal tug of war, Mexico's environmental protection agency ruled this week that the project, which has been in the works since 2013, ...

Panama's Indigenous Fight Against Proposed Dam

The Liberty Beat

Panama's Indigenous Fight Against Proposed Dam ... Indigenous communities in Panama's Ngabe Bugle region will be meeting with ... Related News ...

Hereford charity receives £500000 boost to help families in Bangladesh

Hereford Times

"Land is flooded – ruining food supplies and sources of income, houses are flooded or swept away, and dirty water spreads disease and ruins clean ...

MPs: Ban fracking to meet carbon targets

BBC News

The government's drive for shale gas should be put on hold because it would lead to more reliance on fossil fuels, the Environmental Audit Committee ...

Pollution Effects

Tropical Rainforest Animals

Pollution effects on animals, humans and the environment can be devastating. Learn more here.

Yamuna water not fit even for bathing, says pollution board report

Hindustan Times

Despite the Supreme Court's intervention and attempt to clean the Yamuna in Delhi, the level of pollution in the river remains toxic with the water not .

Environment: Oxygen-depleted dead zones caused by reservoirs killing endangered fish embryos

Summit County Citizens Voice

Pallid sturgeon, native to the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, were listed as an endangered species in 1990. The species has a lifespan of more than a ...


Conserve Energy Future

Pollution, Causes and Effects: Pollution occurs when pollutants contaminate the natural surroundings; which brings about changes that affect our .

Feds: Pipeline expansion won't hurt environment

The Journal News |

The agency overseeing the proposed Algonquin pipeline expansion concluded Friday that the project won't have significant environmental impacts.

Environment Official: Saltwater Spill Reached Missouri River

ABC News

Water testing has shown that saltwater contamination from a massive pipeline spill in northwestern North Dakota reached the Missouri River, the ...

The Cost of Chinese Air Pollution

Tufts Now

China's fabled air pollution assaulted Linda Greer, J76, the moment she arrived in Beijing in 2008, on her first trip there for the Natural Resources ...

The Disastrous Story Of Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

Think plastic pollution in the ocean is somebody else's problem? Think again. The “environmental abomination” of plastic pollution, and its effects on ...

Watch This Haunting Seven-Minute Film About China's Insane Air Pollution


Greenpeace East Asia today released a seven-minute film by director Jia Zhangke about China's toxic air. The impressionistic piece, Smog Journeys, .

Is bacon causing air pollution in China?

Fox News

Officials in Sichuan are blaming locals who smoke bacon at home for the recent spike in heavy air pollution. Though bacon-smoking is not the only

Obama's India trip will focus on environment, terrorism talks with Modi

Washington Times

President Obama will meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend to discuss terrorism and the environment. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

China's smog provides cover for burglar in novel by environment official


BEIJING (Reuters) - China's pollution crisis has inspired an environmental regulator in a smog-blanketed northern province to write a novel whose ...

New Justice Department Environment Chief Takes Helm Of Gulf Spill Case


Cruden ranks the Gulf oil spill as one of the most significant environmental disasters of our time. It "deserves ... all of our energy to make sure nothing ...

Clean Sky: a dirty business?

MRO Network

Trouble is, such a standard can only be implemented by 2020 at the earliest and ICAO's Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP)

Ryan Richardson: Quitting smoking leads to healthier pets

Joplin Globe

Nicotine is listed as a major toxin to pets by the ASPCA through both direct contact and via secondhand smoke. They also cite the residue left on the ...

With smoking ban in bars, New Orleans would be catching up with most of U.S.

The New Orleans Advocate

Back in 2002, when the New York City Council was considering then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban smoking in indoor public places, ...

Why Kathleen Wynne's looming cash grab won't help the environment

Toronto Sun

Here's what the United Nations Environmental Program -- the UN is the main driver of global carbon pricing schemes -- said about cap-and-trade in ...

Damaged infrastructure, poor design caused Longueuil diesel leak: Environment Quebec

Quebec's environment ministry says the Longueuil diesel spill started with a leak in the underground tank that fuels the water treatment centre's ...

Indigenous group had no say in Tasmanian wilderness area plan

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Dirty Water Is Leading to Obesity and Diabetes in California


"The prevalence of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in California is higher among low-income minority populations than white affluent populations.

Indonesian indigenous groups look to tourists to protect forests

Source: Reuters – Indonesian indigenous communities launched a project on Friday to encourage foreign tourism in ancestral forests to slow the ...

 Stanford professors urge withdrawal from fossil fuel investments

The Guardian

Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani is one of the signatories of the Stanford faculty letter. Photograph: Reuters. Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment ...

Poland's shale gas revolution evaporates in face of environmental protests

The Guardian

A shale gas exploration drilling rig near Majdan Sopocki, south-east Poland, owned by state oil and gas company PGNiG. Photograph: Stanislaw ...