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@MisterFleming Says, “It’s Not About The Environment,” As He Pimps More Porsche Pollution In @LATimes. How Bad Does Climate Have To Crater Before Charley Gets A Clue? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 100

Exploding, Dirty, Polluting Torrance Refinery Continues To Terrorize Residents As It Spews Lies Along With Climate Killing Carbon

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2019 130

Polluting Posers With Pickup Trucks Make Greedy Carmakers Rich And Don’t See The Fossil Free Future Coming #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 130

Study: plant roadside hedges rather than trees to combat near-road pollution

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Urban planners should plant hedges—or a combination of trees with hedges—rather than just relying on roadside trees if they are most effectively to reduce pollution exposure from cars in near-road environments, according to a new study from the University of Surrey.

2019 145

Euro Parliament Environment Committee votes for tightened air pollution targets

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The Environment Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament tightened up a European Commission proposal and called for more ambitious national caps on emissions of six main pollutants in order to cut emissions by 70% across the EU and save €40 billion (US$44 billion) in air pollution costs by 2030. It is estimated that around 400,000 people a year die prematurely across the EU from air pollution. That proposal sets national ERCs for the six air pollutants.

2015 87

@LATimes Car Porn Shamelessly Pimps Cars That Will Soon Be Banned For Killing Climate, Polluting Air & Destroying Health Of Children #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 130

Swiss study finds that studies on air pollution that ignore impact of noise overestimate effects of pollution on heart attacks

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Air pollution and transportation noise are both associated with an increased risk of heart attacks. However, studies on air pollution which do not take into account traffic noise tend to overestimate the long-term effect of air pollution on heart attacks, according to a study conducted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. Where air pollution is high, the level of transportation noise is usually also elevated.

2018 81

Study finds US air pollution deaths nearly halved between 1990 and 2010

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A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that deaths related to air pollution in the US were nearly halved between 1990 and 2010. and ozone from a 21-year computer simulation of air pollution across the US.

2018 116

Study finds wind concentrates pollutants with unexpected order in an urban environment

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A new study has found that pollutant particles carried by these flows prefer to accumulate in specific regions of the urban environment and even form coherent structures, rather than scattering randomly. It was not known if such structures were robust enough to manifest in the environment. The researchers used Lagrangian measures, depicted by finite-time Lyapunov exponents, to characterize transport patterns of inertial pollutant particles formed in urban flows.

Ricardo Energy & Environment launches real-world vehicle emissions monitoring service with individual vehicle identification in the UK

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In the UK, increasing pressure to reduce the impact of pollution from vehicles has led to growing interest in the introduction of Clean Air Zones and Low Emission Zones. The data recorded can be used to identify the most polluting vehicle types (i.e.

2017 112

Study links PM2.5 pollution with millions of preterm births globally

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A new study, led by a team from The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York, has found that in 2010, about 2.7 Environment International. Recent research has suggested that exposure to air pollution could also be a risk factor.

2017 122

European Environment Agency report finds carbon capture and storage could also impact air pollution

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In addition to keeping anthropogenic CO 2 out of the atmosphere, this technology will lead to benefits and trade-offs for air pollution, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report shows that while CCS may have an overall positive effect on air pollution, emissions of some pollutants may increase. The EEA report identifies some of the potential benefits and trade-offs for the main air pollutants.

Crowdsourcing air pollution measurements: iSPEX-EU 2015

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Atmospheric aerosols play an important but as-yet poorly understood role in climate and air quality, with significant impacts on the environment, health, and air traffic. This type of measurement is crucial in assessing the impacts of atmospheric aerosols on environment and health.

2015 115

Mayor of London launches international study on effect of air pollution on children’s health: CHILL

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More 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Children are especially vulnerable to traffic pollution, with evidence showing stunted growth of children’s lungs in polluted areas worldwide, leaving them at risk of lifelong breathing disorders and earlier death.

2018 90

Study finds that babies in strollers can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than their parents

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Babies in strollers can be exposed to up to ~60% higher average concentrations of pollution than their parents, causing potential damage to their frontal lobe and impacting on their cognitive abilities and brain development, according to a study by researchers at the University of Surrey (UK).

2018 95

Cost of air pollution revealed

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Potential harmful effects of air pollution are well known – but just what is the monetary cost of Europe’s largest polluting facilities? According to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), air pollution from the 10,000 largest polluting facilities in the continent cost citizens between €102billion and €169billion in 2009 alone.

International study finds air pollution leads to millions of hospital visits for asthma attacks worldwide

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They used epidemiological health impact functions combined with data describing population, baseline asthma incidence and prevalence, and pollutant concentrations. This is the first global study of the potential impacts of air pollution on serious asthma attacks that cause people to visit emergency rooms in hospitals around the world. —Dr Johan Kuylenstierna, co-author and Policy Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

2018 73

German Environment Agency study finds NO2 concentrations have serious impact on health

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Outdoor air concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) in Germany have a serious impact on health, according to a new study published by the German Environment Agency (Umwelt Bundesamt, UBA). The study also shows that NO 2 pollution is associated with diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

2018 60

Study associates in-utero exposure to PM2.5 pollution with higher blood pressure in childhood

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air pollution during the third trimester of their mother’s pregnancy had a higher risk of elevated blood pressure in childhood, according to new research by a team led by researchers from Johns Hopkins University in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. microns or less (PM 2.5 ) is a form of air pollution produced by motor vehicles and the burning of oil, coal and biomass, and has been shown to enter the circulatory system and negatively affect human health.

2018 88

Smartphones and sensors as personal, real-time pollution monitors

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Air pollution varies widely over the course of a day and by location, even within the same city. Now scientists, reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology , have used smartphone and sensing technology better to pinpoint where and when pollution is at its worst.

BREAKING NEWS: Exxon/Mobil Ordered Out of Torrance, Guilty of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

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Consider this fair and legal warning, world’s largest and most polluting oil company - I’m giving you 10 years to pack up and hit the road. Maybe they should just go take their lies and pollution somewhere else.

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Does Paris have the right solution for city pollution?

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Paris has introduced a new system for cars entering its city centre in a bid to reduce high local pollution levels. Green Cars Fuel European Union EnvironmentCrit'Air (or air criteria), aims t.

2017 60

€46 billion a year: the air pollution cost of road haulage

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Air pollution has hidden economic and health costs; causing some 3 million sick days and 350,000 premature deaths in Europe each year, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). Green credentials air pollution commercial European Environment Agency lorries

Berkeley Lab researchers launch projects to apply AI to optimize traffic and reduce pollution

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The pollution project, named DeepAir (Deep Learning and Satellite Imaginary to Estimate Air Quality Impact at Scale), is led by Berkeley Lab researcher Marta Gonzalez, who is also a professor in UC Berkeley’s City & Regional Planning Department. The novelty here is that while the environmental models, which show the interaction of pollutants with weather—such as wind speed, pressure, precipitation, and temperature—have been developed for years, there’s a missing piece.

2018 73

Two-year study in Canada finds large trucks disproportionately contribute to higher levels of black carbon pollution

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The comprehensive study led by U of T Professor Greg Evans and collaborators at Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, as well as the Metro Vancouver Regional District involved measuring vehicle emissions near roads in Vancouver and Toronto, including the 401, North America’s busiest stretch of highway. Research consistently links traffic emissions to negative effects on both the environment and human health.

2018 81

Lancet Commission report estimates pollution responsible for 9 million premature deaths globally in 2015; 16% of deaths

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Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today, according to the newly released report detailing the adverse effects of pollution on global health by the The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. Pollution is costly.

2017 90

WUSTL study finds use of air conditioning reduces in-car pollution

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Traffic is a major source of harmful pollutants; daily peak exposures tend to occur near roadways or while traveling—or being stuck—on them. Their paper is published in Atmospheric Environment. That gave them rare, real-world look at pollutant exposure.

2017 90

WHO attributes more than 1 in 4 deaths annually of children under 5 years to unhealthy environment

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Most of these diseases and conditions are at least partially caused by the environment, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. WHO estimated in 2012 that 26% of childhood deaths and 25% of the total disease burden in children under five could be prevented through the reduction of environmental risks such as air pollution, unsafe water, sanitation and inadequate hygiene or chemicals. —“Don’t Pollute My Future”. The report, Don’t pollute my future!

2017 69

U Toronto studies find traffic emissions spread farther than thought; 25% of cars causing 90% of pollution

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A trio of recently published studies from a team of University of Toronto engineers has found that air pollution could be spreading up to three times farther than thought, contributing to varying levels of air quality across cities. 25% of cars causing 90% of pollution.

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UNICEF: 300M children worldwide breathing air exceeding WHO pollution guidelines by 6x or more

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The report, “ Clear the Air for Children ”, uses satellite imagery to show that some 2 billion children live in areas where outdoor air pollution, caused by factors such as vehicle emissions, heavy use of fossil fuels, dust and burning of waste, exceeds WHO minimum air quality guidelines.

2016 106

EEA finds only mixed progress for Europe’s transport sector in meeting environment, climate goals; GHG emissions up 25% since 1990

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The EEA Briefing “ Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM)” gives the annual progress assessment based on a series of indicators which track the progress of the transport sector in meeting related policy targets and objectives. Air pollution.

2017 78

Free Earth Day Movie Friday, April 22, in Manhattan Beach

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If you don’t know how damaging plastics are to our environment here are two free showings on Earth Day 2011 – Friday, April 22 – of the movie BAG IT that will enlighten you and make you angry. From my great friends, Carolyn Miller and Transition South Bay L.A.

2011 180

Greyrock, NREL study determines reduction in GHG and criteria pollutant emissions from using synthetic fuels produced from flare gas

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A “well-to-wheel” life cycle assessment (LCA) by a team from synthetic fuels producer Greyrock ( earlier post ), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has determined the potential reduction of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutant emissions from the use of synthetic fuels directly converted from flare gas. This blend was also found to reduce criteria air pollutant emissions by an average of 28%, 18%, 24% and 5.5%

2018 88

Congressman introduces “Super Pollutant” emissions act

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US Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction Act (SUPER Act) of 2013, legislation aimed at combating short-lived climate pollutants, which are only somewhat addressed by disparate government programs. The short-lived climate pollutants (also called super pollutants) include black carbon, a primary component of soot; tropospheric ozone, the principle component of urban smog; methane; and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

WHO: 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air; 7M deaths per year

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New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal a death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution. Air pollution threatens us all, but the poorest and most marginalized people bear the brunt of the burden. If we don’t take urgent action on air pollution, we will never come close to achieving sustainable development.

2018 60

Portable sensors enable monitoring of pollution on smart phones; inferring pollution maps with greater granularity

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Boxes represent pollution reading locations during that window. Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have built a portable pollution sensors that transmit transmit their air quality readings to smart phones, allowing users to monitor air quality in real time.

PM2.5 pollution linked to blood vessel damage in healthy young non-smoking adults

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Fine particulate matter air pollution (PM 2.5 ) may be associated with blood vessel damage and inflammation among young, healthy adults, according to new research in Circulation Research , an American Heart Association journal. Air pollution is known to contribute to cardiovascular disease and related deaths. What remained unclear, however, was how air pollution actually affects the blood vessels to increase the risk of disease.

2016 87

Planet-Warming Texas Oil Refineries Embrace Communist Chinese Stance on Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions. CO2-Belching Texas Polluters Pony Up Millions To Overturn California’s AB 32

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Just mosey on over to the Republic of Texas where two of America’s biggest polluting oil companies are ponying up millions of dollars to pay for an initiative on the California ballot that would suspend our state’s Global Warming Solutions act, AB 32.

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Study finds automobile tires are a potential source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes to the environment

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A new study by researchers from Stockholm University concludes that automobile tires may be a potential previously unknown source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes—a type of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)—to the environment. PAHs primarily occur in complex mixtures; many are classified as carcinogenic/mutagenic environmental toxins with the potential to cause negative long-term effects both in humans and in the aquatic environment.

Study: air pollution may shorten telomeres in newbornsa sign of increased health risks

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A study conducted before and after the 2004 closure of a coal-burning power plant in Tongliang, China, found that children born before the closure had shorter telomeres than those conceived and born after the plant stopped polluting the air. Results appear in the journal Environment International. Further follow-up is needed to assess the role telomere length plays in health outcomes in the context of early life exposure to air pollution.

2018 65

Large scale epidemiological study associates PM2.5, NO2 pollution with kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer death

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Air pollution is classified as carcinogenic to humans given its association with lung cancer, but there is little evidence for its association with cancer at other body sites. However, in a new large-scale prospective study led by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, researchers observed an association between some air pollutants and mortality from kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer.

2017 65

UN Environment report says national GHG pledges only bring one-third of reductions needed for Paris Agreement

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The eighth edition of UN Environment’s Emissions Gap report, released ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, finds that national pledges only bring approximately one-third of the reduction in emissions required by 2030 to meet climate targets, with private sector and sub-national action not increasing at a rate that would help close this gap. The report also covers an assessment of the potential contribution from reductions in short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs).

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