Energy-efficient housing is reducing ventilation and trapping air pollution INDOORS – putting the health of children with breathing conditions like asthma at risk

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the biggest contributors to global warming. After the gas is released into the atmosphere it stays there, making it difficult for heat to escape – and warming up the planet in the process. 

Give councils powers to tackle indoor air pollution, experts urge

“For air quality plans to be successful, they need to be underpinned by local flexibility and sufficient funding, while issues around resourcing and capacity also need to be addressed, as well as educating the public around the need to reduce pollution.”

One in 10 child asthma cases ‘linked to traffic pollution’

What are the effects of air pollution? Air pollution tests for UK children ‘Our children are gasping’ – Senegal’s toxic air battle Lead study author Ploy Achakulwisut said: “Our study indicates that policy initiatives to alleviate traffic-related air pollution can lead to improvements in children’s health and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Air quality in Mumbai improves to ‘satisfactory’ after days of ‘poor’ air

“A reduction in maximum temperatures [compared to the last week] is leading to a decline in the AQI. In addition, the wind speed went up on Tuesday and the region is now witnessing winds from the west to the northwest. Significant deterioration of the AQI is unlikely in the remaining days of this month due […]

Making homes more energy efficient has made them more polluted inside

Professor Stephen Holgate, special adviser for the Royal College of Physicians, added: “If we ask our children to spend their childhood days in unhealthy spaces, then we’re storing up problems for future health.”

Denis Shapovalov would rather pull out of Australian Open than risk his health in polluted air

If anything similar were to happen in the main event – which starts on Sunday night, UK time – the backlash against Tennis Australia would be significant. This event is known for being player-friendly, a reputation it risks if it sends big names out to compete in a heavy smoke haze.

Bright lights, big city: the problem with light pollution

The environment has been severely damaged in and around all large cities where street and other lights are illuminated indiscriminately all night long.  Many species of animals and insects are nocturnal, and artificial lighting has severely damaged their habitats. Also, birds are disorientated when office buildings are illuminated at night, causing birds to fly into […]

Light rain fails to clean up city air

According to the early air quality warning system for Delhi-NCR, the air quality is likely to stay in the ‘poor’ category on Wednesday. “The air quality is likely to deteriorate marginally and remain in the lower-end of ‘very poor’ category on 30.01.2020,” as per the update.

Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee gives tearful first interview since explosive Netflix documentary aired that delved into his sexuality struggles and his prison suicide

It features news coverage, old photos and videos from Hernandez’s childhood and interviews with people who knew him at the different stages of his life, including his high school lover, Dennis SanSoucie, who has previously opened up about how they both felt pressured to keep their relationship secret.  

UK weather forecast: Health warning in place ahead of ‘coldest nights’ of winter

UK 5 day weather forecast Monday 20 Jan - Friday 24 Jan Today: A cold and frosty start with some mist but brightening up with good sunshine developing. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine. Cloudier from northwest England northwards with some rain for the high ground and the Northern Isles. Windier here.