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Smog Season Safety Matters

By Rebecca Watts Hull, Director, Mothers & Others for Clean Air and Irene Barton, Georgia PTA and East Cobb resident. When parents think about summertime in metro Atlanta, they probably picture relaxed evenings at the ball field, the laughter...
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Most Satisfied With Air, Water Quality

Washington (UPI): People living in Europe and Asia are most satisfied with their air and water quality, with Hong Kong the least, surveys of 140 countries indicated. The Gallup surveys found a median of 75 percent of adults from 140 countries...
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UK Air Pollution Causes Serious Health Concerns

13,000 premature deaths in the United Kingdom were caused by emissions from cars, planes, power plants, and trucks, according to a new study by MIT Researchers. The findings, published in this month’s issue of the journal Environmental Science...
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Air Pollution Levels a Concern in New Hampshire

New Hampshire officials say air pollution concentrations have reached unhealthy levels in southwestern parts of the state. The Department of Environmental Services says a combination of pollution transported from surrounding areas, cold, calm...
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Beijing vs. U.S. Embassy on PM 2.5 : Comparing Pollution Data

Beijing’s municipal government began releasing new air-pollution data over the weekend that will likely raise questions among government critics who worry that authorities aren’t going far enough to better track air quality. On Saturday,...
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Pollution from Fracking ‘is Unlikely’

It is “extremely unlikely” that ground water supplies would be polluted by methane as a result of controversial “fracking” for shale gas, UK geologists said today. And although the process, which uses high-pressure liquid pumped deep...
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Have A Green Diwali

Air and noise pollution aside, a fiery Diwali celebration is bad news for flora and fauna. As you keep the lights ready this Diwali, perhaps it’s time to pause and reconsider your plans. For years, we’ve known that Diwali, as celebrated...

The Sky Is Not Falling: Pollution In Eastern China Cuts Light, Useful Rainfall

New research shows that air pollution in eastern China has reduced the amount of light rainfall over the past 50 years and decreased by 23 percent the number of days of light rain in the eastern half of the country. The results suggest that...

Air Pollution

Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or damages the natural environment, into the atmosphere. The atmosphere is a complex,...

Organic Carbon Compounds Emitted By Trees Affect Air Quality

A previously unrecognized player in the process by which gases produced by trees and other plants become aerosols-microscopically small particles in the atmosphere-has been discovered by a research team led by scientists at the California Institute...
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