Air pollution may have killed 30,000 people in a single year, study says

While particulate matter has decreased over the past two decades, researchers still linked the pollution that remained to deaths across the country. The team also controlled for a variety of factors — including age, education, poverty and smoking rates — that could have explained why areas with more pollution saw worse health.

DC, NoVa Region Endured 86 Days With High Levels Of Air Pollution

In Northern Virginia, for example, Fairfax County Public Schools was chosen recently as one of 16 districts to receive the first phase of electric school buses by the end of 2020 through a Dominion Energy initiative. The other school divisions chosen to receive electric school buses in the first phase are Alexandria, Arlington, Charles City, […]

Six central ministries bought more air purifiers as Delhi battled toxic air: Reuters

That compares with at least 140 air purifiers bought for $55,000 during 2014-2017 for the six ministries and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office, as previously reported by Reuters. The latest data on purchases for Modi’s office was not available.

Red Sea releases 220,000 tons of harmful hydrocarbon gases into the atmosphere every year – more than the human pollution produced by the UAE, Kuwait or Turkey

‘Sea level is often communicated as a really slow process that you can’t do much about … but the next 30 years really matter,’ lead author Dr Matthias Mengel, of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, in Potsdam, Germany, told Reuters.

Indian ministries buy more air purifiers as capital battles toxic air

That compares with at least 140 air purifiers bought for $55,000 during 2014-2017 for the six ministries and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office, as previously reported by Reuters. The latest data on purchases for Modi’s office was not available. (reut.rs/2ppjyBj)

Heavy traffic pollution may affect kids’ brain development

Children participating in CCAAPS were brought to the clinic at ages 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 12 years. During each visit, caregivers filled out questionnaires that asked about the children’s health, general wellbeing, housing characteristics and residential history. At age 12, the children were assessed on reading ability, executive function, mental health, intelligence and […]

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.”

Even low particulate matter pollution is bad for the heart, says study

“Our study supports recent evidence that there is no safe level of air pollution — finding an increased risk of cardiac arrest despite air quality generally meeting the standards,” Professor Kazuaki Negishi, co-author and Professor, University of Sydney School of Medicine, said in a statement.

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.

Light rain fails to clean up city air

Gurugram The city received a spell of light rain on Tuesday morning, followed by another spell in the evening, recording 3.2mm of rainfall between 8.30am and 8.30pm on Tuesday, according to the data recorded at the Palam observatory of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).