ARTICLES RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION

Humanity's emissions '100-times greater' than volcanoes

2019-10-01 20:37

Human activity churns out up to 100 times more planet-warming carbon each year as all the volcanoes on Earth, says a decade-long study.

The real (and unaccounted) costs of coal power

2019-08-26 11:39

Measuring the cost of pollution is hard, as the effect is not limited to one territory or even country. However, perhaps most alarming is the hidden health costs for future generations, as evidence in recent research.

Breathe easier, New York City: Clean-air taxi rules are working

2019-07-11 05:31

'The past decade has seen steady improvements in the quality of air in New York City, and clean-air taxis appear to be one contributing factor.'

Scores ill, schools closed in Malaysia due to toxic fumes

2019-06-25 14:05

Scores of people have fallen ill and hundreds of schools have been closed in Malaysia due to toxic fumes believed to have come from a chemical factory, authorities say.

As air pollution increases, so do ER visits for breathing problems

2019-06-23 15:30

Rising ozone levels have been linked to increased emergency room visits for respiratory conditions, including asthma, a new study has found.

Cleaner air linked to lower asthma rates in kids

2019-05-24 09:33

In a new study that looked at nine California communities, researchers found that reductions in certain pollutants were tied to a 20% reduction in the odds of children developing asthma.

Government wants townships to use more electricity - and may give them one free unit for every unit bought

2019-05-17 13:46

Wood, coal and paraffin burning causes massive pollution in South Africa's townships. It is hoped that households can be encouraged to use electricity instead.

Eskom deals in denial about premature deaths

2019-04-04 08:27

Eskom is killing us. If it were committed to reducing its pollution, it would simply comply with the Minimum Emission Standards. Anything less is a betrayal of our future, writes Melita Steele

Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in Indonesia

2019-04-01 19:38

Researchers say Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to one of the most polluted over the past 2 decades, shaving 5 years from life expectancy in some regions.

Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates - study

2019-03-13 12:27

Air pollution causes 790 000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according to a study.

 

Malaysia to make it rain as Indonesian smog pollutes air

2019-09-09 16:38

Malaysia prepared to seed clouds after air quality in parts of the country reached unhealthy levels due to smog from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia, an official says.

Air pollution means pregnant women can't breathe easy

2019-07-21 15:30

Are air pollution levels linked to pregnant women delivering babies prematurely?

Coal dust and smog plague lives in Mpumalanga

2019-06-27 12:59

South Africa has placed a heavy bet on coal for its development, but campaign groups say health and climate costs are high.

Concern over air monitoring gaps

2019-06-24 12:33

Well, neither does anyone else it appears, according to reports from the municipality.

Death in the Highveld: Landmark case shows how burning coal is killing people

2019-06-11 12:48

New research revealed in court papers shows that we can no longer ignore the impact of burning coal on air pollution deaths in the Highveld.

Air pollution hotspots in Europe

2019-05-22 11:44

Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains - Europe's air pollution hotspots are clearly visible from space on most sunny weekdays.

WATCH: London introduces Ultra Low Emission Zone to combat air pollution

2019-04-09 06:22

An Ultra Low Emission Zone has been introduced in London by the mayor, Sadiq Kahn.

Air is so dirty in northern Thailand, leader flies to see it

2019-04-03 07:38

The air hanging over Thailand's far north has become so polluted that it has drawn a visit by the prime minister to see in person what is being called a severe health crisis.

WATCH: South Koreans fight smog their own way - with pork

2019-03-20 20:47

Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise due to an old belief.

WATCH: Millions in India gather for world's largest religious event

2019-01-15 17:18

India's mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air, a sign that government officials are struggling to grapple with the country's worsening air pollution.

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