Air Pollution Effects On Humans: Wildfire Smoke More Hazardous Than Thought

 Scientists have flown through wildfires to learn more about the air pollution they produce, and the news is worse than expected. 

Noise pollution poses severe health hazard

 Sound pollution poses as a severe health hazard in the city. On city streets sound pollution are caused by hydraulic horns of vehicles. 

70% of Companies in China Found Violating Air Pollution Standards

 More than 70% of the companies recently investigated by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection failed to meet the government’s emission standards and regulations. 

Air pollution is killing wildlife and people

 Measures to cut air pollution need to be extended beyond urban areas, say representatives of six wildlife organisations. Plus Dr Richard Carter warns that avoiding main roads won’t protect you from small particulates 

Paris agreement: US states and mayors fight climate change after Donald Trump pulls US out of deal

 From coast to coast and beyond, American politicians are taking on the challenge at a local level 

New Pollution Map Offers Unprecedented View of City's Air Quality

It's sometimes hard to understand how good or bad the air quality is around you, but a new air pollution map for the city of Oakland, California, offers the highest-resolution view to date of air quality on a block-by-block basis, according to a new study. 

 Popsicles made of pollution 


IIT-Bombay professor wins award for trapping carbon to reduce pollution

 The research assumes significance since India is the fourth largest emitter of carbon dioxide, which affects both environment and health. Carbon dioxide, when released into the atmosphere, is known to remain for around 100 years. 

Pollution scare from wastewater discharge at Adelaide's Christies Beach ends

 One of Adelaide's main beaches has reopened after a pollution scare shut down a nearly half-kilometre section of it last week. 

My Turn: Senators, protect Arizonans from toxic air pollution

 President Trump recently took the first major steps towards undoing Obama’s climate legacy, issuing an executive order that would undo federal rules that limit greenhouse gas emissions, including the Clean Power Plan. 


Focus Tijuana pollution contaminates South Bay beaches at astounding rate

 Beaches in the county’s South Bay have long suffered from dirty swimming conditions. From the coveted surfing spot at the Tijuana Slough to the mellow beaches along Coronado’s Silver Strand, sewage from south of the U.S.-Mexico border regularly pollutes these shorelines. 

Britain's report into air pollution and diesel to be revealed

The British Government has failed in a court bid to delay publication of its air pollution strategy.

Different Pole, Same Problem: Plastic Pollution in Antarctica’s Ocean

 Another study has just come out—revealing that plastic pollution has been discovered in deep-sea sediments and surface waters in the Antarctic marine ecosystem. The similarities between this research and the study I wrote about earlier in the week on plastics in the Arctic are very troubling. 

Video shows massive waste, air pollution at oil & gas sites on public lands

 Earthworks released a video taken April 25 showing massive amounts of otherwise invisible air pollution on public lands in Utah, just west of Grand Junction, Colorado. The video comes right as Senate leaders say they will vote on whether to use the Congressional Review Act to permanently revoke the Bureau of Land Management's natural gas waste rule that would significantly reduce this pollution in January 2018.

Cancer, Congestion, Pollution Among The Outcomes Of Longview Coal Export Project:

 A project that would export 44 million tons of coal a year from Longview, Washington, would raise the cancer risk for people living near rail lines, create traffic jams with its mile-long coal trains and increase global greenhouse gas emissions by 2 million tons. 

Study: Believe you can stop climate change and you will

 If we believe that we can personally help stop climate change with individual actions - such as turning the thermostat down—then we are more likely to make a difference, according to research from the University of Warwick.

In US, Water Pollution Worries Highest Since 2001

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

63% worry a great deal about pollution of drinking water

57% worry a great deal about pollution of rivers, lakes and reservoirs

Low-income and nonwhite Americans more concerned about water pollution

Union slams TTC over subway air pollution study, raises concerns about worker health

Airborne pollutants in subway system up to 10 times higher than outside air, study found


Tracking down water pollution through DNA of algae

 Diatoms between 0.01 and 0.02 mm, consisting of a single cell surrounded by an artificially colored silica skeleton. The alga in green is present in clean environments, while the orange one lives in more polluted water. 

We just hit 410 ppm of CO2. Welcome to a whole new world

 In pre-industrial times, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere stood at 280 parts per million. And that number has been rising ever since, warming the planet by 1.8 degrees F (1 degree C) along the way. 

Global warming 'hiatus' doesn't change long term climate predictions – study

 An apparent hiatus in global warming that spawned a decade-long controversy has had no impact on long-term climate projections, a detailed analysis has concluded. 

Share the Response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s paper on Clean Fuel Standardbig news

 Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in submitting comments in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) Discussion Paper on a Federal Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). 

Setback for clean water in Kentucky

 As utilities have gotten better at scrubbing air pollution out of their emissions, more toxic substances go into the waste water. This is LG&E’s Trimble generating station.



Plastic Pollution is Threatening the Arctic

 Last week, a new study published in in the journal Science Advances found that the Arctic Ocean is accumulating high concentrations of plastics―specifically in the Greenland and Barents seas. 

This mobile game lets you 'clean up' plastic pollution from the ocean

 Plastic bags, straws, bottles, and toys clutter the world's oceans, from the depths of the Mariana Trench up to the frigid North Pole. 

How The Oceans Became Choked With Plastic

 Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as far as the eye can see. 

Could This Caterpillar Help Solve one of the World’s Pollution Problems?

 Researchers may have found a solution to the problem of plastic pollution–a caterpillar’s larvae that have the very unusual ability to digest plastic. 

Roads made from recycled plastic may be the thing to come in Iceland (VIDEO)

 The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration has funded preliminary research into roads made from recycled plastic waist instead of conventional asphalt. The preliminary results are positive.

Could making climate change a 'pro-life' issue bring conservatives on board?

 The terms "pro-life" and "pro-environment" are not normally linked, but a growing number of Christian leaders insist they should be. 

Things aren't as they seem.....