Air pollution linked to increased dementia risk

Air pollution is an established risk factor for cardiovascular health and because CVD accelerates cognitive decline.“We believe exposure to air pollution might negatively affect cognition indirectly,” said Grande. “In the study, virtually all of the association of air pollution with dementia seemed to be through the presence or the development of CVD, adding more reason […]

Coronavirus: Lockdown prompts clear fall in UK air pollution

Last week, the Dutch Met Office (KMNI) released an analysis of satellite data collected over Europe to illustrate the suppression in pollution. The agency, however, omitted the UK from this assessment, in part because the UK lockdown began after many other countries began theirs, but also because it didn’t think there was sufficient quality data. […]

India drives into BS-VI era with air pollution control in mind

Various other carmakers including Honda, Hyundai and Tata Motors have also worked towards making their products BS-VI compliant. Similarly, various two-wheeler companies and commercial vehicle players have also announced transition to BS-VI norms. On a petition filed by auto dealers’ body FADA, the Supreme Court on March 27 allowed the sale of unsold stock of […]

The world’s largest coronavirus lockdown is having a dramatic impact on pollution in India

“When we come out of the outbreak, it will be interesting to see if we invest money in the cleaner future,” he added. “(Do) we ramp up the old fossil fuel based intensive industries, or we go towards more sustainable options.”

Trump administration stops enforcing environmental laws that punish polluters after the EPA said companies could have trouble complying during the coronavirus pandemic

Other metropolitan areas, including Seattle, New York, Chicago and Atlanta, have also showed a decline after residents have been asked to stay at home in order to limit the spread of the virus. 

COVID-19: Pakistan’s air quality improves amid lockdown

Air Quality is the degree to which air is suitable or clean enough for humans, animals and plants. It is impacted by the amount of particulate matter (PM2.5) it carries, which refers to tiny particles of copper, magnesium, lithium, nickel-cobalt, arsenic, selenium, and zinc, as well as complex gaseous aerosols. Being tiny, PM2.5 particles easily […]

Evidence of King Henry II’s attempts to win back favour with the Pope after beheading Thomas Beckett is revealed in glacial ice from the Swiss Alps

 ’In that period, the biggest mining areas in Britain were around Wirksworth and Castleton in the Peak District and the mine of Carlisle which was actually based in the central Pennines,’ said Professor Loveluck. Pictured, the Odin Mine in the Peak District

Egypt draws ire with artifacts’ move to busy Tahrir Square

“The sphinxes are made of sandstone, they are part of the dry environment in Luxor, when they would be moved to Tahrir Square with all the pollution, they will deteriorate as a result of the reactions with the carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide in the air,” Hanna told The Associated Press.

U.S. to finalize fuel efficiency rewrite through 2026: sources

U.S. Senator Tom Carper, the top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee, said, “This legally flawed rule means more uncertainty and more litigation. This rule will not provide regulatory relief to automakers, it will do just the opposite.”

The EPA Is Another Coronavirus Casualty

These arguments are not perfectly aligned — in fact some of them run directly against one another. But many of them, especially those of the last category, draw on the same hopeful, even naïve, thread in environmental activism, one which has formed a part of my climate worldview as well: the common, though not universal, […]