Showing posts with label air pollution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label air pollution. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

South Africa: Industrial pollution blamed for rise in diseases

People living along the coast in the South African city of Durban have long complained about the effects of toxic industrial pollution.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

New fears over damage from air pollution on blood system

Nanoparticles found in vehicle exhaust fumes can build up in damaged blood vessels and stay in the blood system for months, potentially raising the risk of a heart attack or a stroke, a new study suggests.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

China Going to 'Make Skies Blue Again': 1.6 million people in China die annually from diseases caused by air pollution

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection announced the start of intensified air pollution monitoring program in 28 cities, expected to be in force for one year, local media reported on Thursday.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Beijing's last large coal-fired power plant suspends operations

Beijing's last large coal-fired power plant suspended operations on Saturday, meaning the capital has become China's first city with all its power plants fueled by clean energy.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

New standard on aircraft CO2 emissions adopted, deputy UN spokesman says

The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has adopted a new aircraft CO2 emissions standard which will reduce the impact of aviation greenhouse gas emissions on the global climate, Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesman, said here Monday.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pollution reaches "unbearable" level to humanity: UN official

Pollution has reached a level which is unbearable to humanity, and one of the important solutions to current emergency is to invest in renewable energy, said UN Environment Program Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

European Commission warns five member states for air pollution breaches

The European Commission on Wednesday warned Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Britain for continually breaching air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and urged them to take action to address the problem.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Beijing welcomes Year of the Rooster engulfed in smog from firecrackers

Beijing and other cities in northern China on Saturday welcomed the Year of the Rooster enveloped by a thick cloud of smog from the customary fireworks and firecrackers lit by millions of Chinese people to celebrate the New Year and scare off evil spirits.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Beijing to launch environmental police force. 300,000 high-polluting old vehicles will be phased out in 2017

Beijing will strengthen environmental protection in 2017 by organizing an environmental police force to step up supervision and accountability in its 16 districts, acting mayor Cai Qi said Saturday.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

London's famous red buses becoming greener

London's double-deck red buses are as familiar in the capital as the changing of the guards and the chimes of Big Ben.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Sunday, January 01, 2017

24 Chinese cities on pollution red alert

A total of 24 Chinese cities are on red alert due to serious air pollution, which will affect many people's new year holiday plans.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Madrid to Cut Traffic Volumes in Half as Pollution Rises

Madrid said on Wednesday all privately-owned cars with even-numbered registration plates will be banned from the Spanish capital's roads on Thursday to curb rising air pollution.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Source of major pollutant in China's smog revealed

Scientists said Wednesday they have solved the perplexing puzzle of how a major smog component, known as sulfate, forms during haze events in northern China, including Beijing.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

China’s smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger

China’s smoggiest city closed schools Dec. 21 as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to children’s health.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Paris restricts traffic on new pollution episode

A new peak in air pollution forced Paris authorities to restrict tragic in French capital on Dec. 16, Paris authorities said on Thursday.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Paris lifts traffic restriction due to expected improvement in air quality

Alternating traffic imposed in Ile-de-France region since Dec. 6 on high pollution level, will be removed over the weekend due to an expected improvement in air quality, Paris prefecture said on Friday.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Paris limits traffic for fourth day running due to high pollution level

Vehicles are to be banned from circulating in Paris and in 22 neighboring municipalities on Friday for the fourth successive day due to poor air quality, the city authorities said on Thursday.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Closure of schools in Tehran extended due to alarming air pollution

Kindergartens and schools will remain closed for a second consecutive day on Tuesday due to heavy air pollution, Press TV reported on Monday.

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