Tag: Pollution

Dirty Air, Higher Dementia Risk?

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s long been know that pollution can damage the heart and lungs, but new...

How the American South is paying the price for Europe’s ‘green’ energy

By Majlie de Puy Kamp, CNN Photographs by Will Lanzoni, CNNVideo by Matthew Gannon, Demetrius Pipkin & Nick Scott, CNN Published July 9, 2021 Andrea...

Delhi’s NO2 pollution increased by 125 pc in one year: Study

Delhi recorded an increase of 125 per cent in NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) pollution between April 2020 and April 2021, according to a Greenpeace India study...

Foam containing ‘forever chemicals’ used against plant fire

A company hired to help extinguish a fire that gutted a northern Illinois chemical plant this week used foam containing toxic compounds that have tainted...

The climate solution adding millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere

How California’s Forest Carbon Offset Rules Allow Inflated Climate Benefits One way the California Air Resources Board determines the number of credits for a project...

America’s Unhealthiest Cities for Polluted Air

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — More than 40% of Americans live with unhealthy air, according to the American Lung...

View: Budget 2021 is a shot in the arm for India’s war on air pollution

Just like the vaccine shots for Covid-19, Budget 2021 has come as a shot in the arm for India’s war on air pollution. The allocation...

Which Seafood Has the Most Microplastics?

MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Those mussels, oysters and scallops on your plate may come with a secret ingredient: microplastics. Researchers at...

Another pandemic: India’s fight against single-use plastic falls victim to Covid

Walk into a salon these days and prepare to be greeted by stylists in layers — of PPE suits, masks, face shields and gloves, all...

Political accusations fly thick and fast over reasons for air quality dip

New Delhi: Even as a smoky haze begins to settle over Delhi-NCR marking the start of the capital’s ‘pollution season’, political accusations are flying thick...

Diesel Generators Ban in NCR: In new pollution plan, National Capital Region bans use of electricity generators

The use of electricity generators, except those needed for essential or emergency services, has been banned in the national capital region as part of the...

Could Wildfires Have Long-Term Health Effects?

Sept. 25, 2020 — Along with the rest of the world, Sarah B. Henderson, PhD, watched as massive wildfires blazed across California, Oregon, and Washington....

Smartphones without chargers: Greenwashing attempt from Apple and Samsung

“All smartphones must be sold without chargers.” This attention-grabbing headline, like the ensuing article celebrating the possible withdrawal of chargers by Apple and Samsung in...

Investors are now asking big companies to disclose environmental impact report

Increasing number of investors are now asking companies to disclose data on the environmental impact of their activities. More than 100 investors, holding assets worth...

Automaker trade backs U.S. on effort to weaken fuel efficiency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group representing many major automakers on Friday backed the Trump administration’s decision to weaken Obama administration fuel efficiency standards but said...

French, Dutch join forces to urge EU to show teeth on trade

PARIS (Reuters) – France and the Netherlands have joined forces to urge the European Union to enforce environmental and labour standards more forcefully with countries...

China to cut new energy vehicle subsidies by 10% this year

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will cut subsidies on new energy vehicles (NEV) such as electric cars by 10% this year, the finance ministry said on...