NYC taxi mpg requirements also cut pollution, study confirms

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New York City's efforts a decade ago to clean up pollution from old taxi models has worked—mostly—a new study shows. air pollution Taxis

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Researchers say world faces air pollution pandemic

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Air pollution is responsible for shortening people’s lives worldwide on a scale far greater than wars and other forms of violence, parasitic and vector-born diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and smoking, according to an open-access study published in Cardiovascular Research.

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EPA panel says air pollution not harmful

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EPA air pollution Andrew WheelerIt isn't just global warming emissions that the EPA plans to deregulate. At a meeting last Thursday, a key air quality standards board at the agency cast doubt on longstanding findings that particulate matter—the microscopic particles spewing from diesel tailpipes—can cause health problems leading to premature deaths. In the absence of.

EPA dissolves boards of pollution scientists

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Under acting administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal-industry lobbyist, analyzing those pollutants will be left to the EPA's internal Clean Air Scientific Advisory. emissions EPA air pollutionThe EPA has dismissed two panels of outside scientists that advised the agency on particulate matter and ground-level ozone, which have been linked to smog and respiratory problems.

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Study links air pollution to dementia and cardiovascular disease

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People continuously exposed to air pollution are at increased risk of dementia, especially if they also suffer from cardiovascular diseases, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal JAMA Neurology. Patients with cardiovascular diseases who live in polluted environments may require additional support from care providers to prevent dementia, according to the researchers.

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PM2.5 pollution linked to higher glaucoma risk

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Living in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness, according to a new UCL-led study in the UK. We have found yet another reason why air pollution should be addressed as a public health priority, and that avoiding sources of air pollution could be worthwhile for eye health alongside other health concerns.

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Hyundai system purifies cabin air, raises awareness about pollution levels

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emissions health air pollutionAs virtuous as one might be in choosing a vehicle that doesn’t produce tailpipe emissions, there’s a hazy reality to traveling by car: That you’re stuck breathing emissions from other gasoline or diesel vehicles—especially fine particulate emissions, which are some of the most concerning for health and tend to linger within.

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Severe drought influences ozone pollution

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Drought conditions can have complicated effects on ozone air quality, so to better understand the process, researchers have analyzed data from two ozone-polluted cities before, during and after the California drought. Although ozone in the stratosphere protects the earth from ultraviolet radiation, at ground level the molecule is a harmful air pollutant to humans, animals and plants.

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New analysis suggests Uber adding significantly to pollution and traffic in European cities

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Uber is adding more polluting car trips to already-clogged European cities such as London and Paris, new analysis by European NGOs suggests —contributing to air pollution and climate change and exploding the company’s sustainability claims.

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EPHA: Coronavirus threat greater for polluted cities; clean air returning to cities in lockdown

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Those living in polluted cities are more at risk from COVID-19, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) warned today. Air pollution can cause hypertension, diabetes and respiratory diseases, conditions that doctors are starting to link to higher mortality rates for COVID-19.

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Truck modifiers behind "Diesel Brothers" hit with $850,000 fine for pollution

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A federal judge has ordered the stars of the Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers to pay an $851,451 fine for air pollution, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. Sometimes, the spotlight can have drawbacks.

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Study estimates ~4M children worldwide develop asthma each year because of NO2 air pollution

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The study is the first to quantify the worldwide burden of new pediatric asthma cases linked to traffic-related nitrogen dioxide by using a method that takes into account high exposures to this pollutant that occur near busy roads, said Susan C.

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Study finds association between air pollution, coronary atherosclerosis in Chinese population

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Researchers from the University at Buffalo (UB), with colleagues in the US and China, have provided pathophysiologic evidence of the effect of air pollution on cardiovascular disease in China. Their findings also suggests that China may need to revise its standard for one type of pollutant.

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Study links air pollution to increased emergency department visits for heart and lung disease

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New research by George Mason University found that exposure to certain air pollutants is linked to increased emergency department (ED) visits for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. We estimated associations between twelve ambient air pollutants of both primary (e.g.

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EEA data show air pollution goes down as Europe takes hard measures to combat coronavirus

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The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) data confirm large decreases in air pollutant concentrations—of nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) concentrations in particular—largely due to reduced traffic and other activities, especially in major cities under lockdown measures. The EEA’s data show an accurate picture of the drop in air pollution, especially due to reduced traffic in cities. In Bergamo, there has been a constant decline in NO 2 pollution over the past four weeks.

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Study finds rapid health benefits following air pollution reduction

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Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and significant impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to new open-access research published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The study by the Environmental Committee of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) reviewed interventions that have reduced air pollution at its source. It’s critical that governments adopt and enforce WHO guidelines for air pollution immediately.

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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.

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Trump EPA: less enforcement of laws, more leeway for polluters

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The same can be said for industrial polluters and environmental-law. Environmental emissions Politics EPA air pollution Donald TrumpIn grade school, students commonly ran through the halls when teachers or other school staff weren't looking. Signs forbidding the act of sprinting past lockers did little to deter the practice, since there was no incentive not to run unless someone present was enforcing the rule.

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Emissions Analytics finds pollution from tire wear can be 1,000x worse than exhaust emissions

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Pollution from tire wear can be 1,000 times worse than a car’s exhaust emissions, Emissions Analytics has found.

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Polluters pay, 2020 Kia Soul EV, hydrogen internal combustion: Today's Car News

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London's new pollution charge on older vehicles makes it really expensive to drive older cars into the city. emissions tax hydrogen fuel cell Today in Car News air pollutionWe had a first chance to drive the new 2020 Kia Soul EV. And our latest Twitter poll asks what GM should do with the Volt name now that it no longer produces the car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. First announced in 2017, the city.

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Harvard/Nanjing study: China’s war on PM2.5 pollution is causing more severe ozone pollution

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In early 2013, the Chinese government declared a war on air pollution and began instituting stringent policies to regulate the emissions of PM 2.5. pollution is falling, harmful ground-level ozone pollution is on the rise, especially in large cities. The researchers from SEAS and NUIST found that particulate matter acts like a sponge for the radicals needed to generate ozone pollution, sucking them up and preventing them from producing ozone.

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Global study links daily exposure to ozone pollution to increased risk of death

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Ground level ozone is a highly reactive gas commonly found in urban and suburban environments, formed when pollutants react in sunlight. Recent reviews suggest that 80% of the world’s population in urban areas are exposed to air pollution levels above the WHO threshold.

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Cars now clean enough that household products rival them for air pollution

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Today's cars emit less than 1 percent of the three "criteria" pollutants that came out of their tailpipes half a century ago. emissions EPA carbon dioxide air pollutionThe first major emission controls on motor vehicles were introduced in 1975 with the advent of the catalytic converter. They emit relatively so little carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and hydrocarbons that the collective.

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NUS study finds correlation between PM2.5 pollution and employee productivity

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A study by researchers from the National University of Singapore Department of Economics ( NUS Economics ) has found a correlation between pollution and productivity of employees. The researchers, led by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo, gathered information from various factories in China and discovered that exposure to air pollution over several weeks can reduce employee productivity. The severity of pollution was determined by measuring how many fine particles less than 2.5

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MIT study: half of US deaths related to air pollution are linked to out-of-state emissions

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The study focuses on the period between 2005 and 2018 and tracks combustion emissions of various polluting compounds from various sectors, looking at every state in the contiguous United States, from season to season and year to year.

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Chalmers team develops optical nano-sensor for detecting pollution

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a small, optical nano-sensor for pollution detection which can be mounted onto an ordinary streetlight. The technology is already in use in western Sweden, and researchers and other interested parties hope that the sensor could soon be used in many broad contexts. A collaboration with the University of Sheffield is also underway.

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Photos reveal how polluted the U.S. was before EPA was founded

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emissions government EPA History climate change regulation air pollutionIt can be argued that the current presidential administration appears to lack interest in the traditional mission of the Environmental Protection Agency. As a candidate, Donald Trump advocated wholesale repeal of environmental regulations and increased production of fossil fuels. He has also called climate science a "hoax" created by China to hurt.

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Study finds air pollution caused by corn production increases mortality rate in US

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The paper, published in Nature Sustainability , presents how researchers have estimated for the first time the health damages caused by corn production using detailed information on pollution emissions, pollution transport by wind, and human exposure to increased air pollution levels.

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Prenatal air pollution exposure linked to infants’ decreased heart rate response to stress

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A mother’s exposure to particulate air pollution during pregnancy is associated with reduced cardiac response to stress in six-month-old infants, according to an open-access study by researchers at Mount Sinai research published in Environmental Health Perspectives. This study is the first to find that particulate air pollution exposure in utero can affect heart rate variability, which is a known risk factor for health issues.

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Study suggests early childhood exposure to traffic air pollution associated with later structural changes in brain

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A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12.

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International travelers experience adverse cardiopulmonary health effects even after short stay in polluted cities

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For travelers who visit cities with high levels of air pollution, even a short stay leads to breathing problems that can take at least a week from which to recove, a new study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine finds. The study is the first of its kind, say the authors, to analyze pollution-related coughing and breathing difficulties and recovery times upon returning home, in healthy, young adults who’ve travelled internationally.

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German court rules cities may ban older diesel vehicles to cut air pollution

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After a week's delay in issuing its ruling, a German court decided that individual cities in the country may ban vehicles with diesel engines to reduce air pollution. Diesels emissions Germany Stuttgart nitrogen oxides smog air pollution Court CaseThat huge intake of breath you may have heard from across the Atlantic Ocean was the sound of German carmakers gasping at a court decision handed down on Tuesday.

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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.

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Study: air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide

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Air pollution could be causing double the number of excess deaths a year in Europe than has been estimated previously, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal. Air pollution caused twice as many deaths from CVD as from respiratory diseases.

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Citroën’s very mini EV, Bollinger’s electric-truck basis, pollution from tires: Today’s Car News

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And could pollution from tires—and brake pads—be greater than the pollution from tailpipes for some new vehicles? Bollinger gives an updated look at what’s under its electric trucks.

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How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes?

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But there's no escaping that manufacturing these vehicles, driving them for 10 years or more, and then disposing of them creates pollution that has a wide range of negative impacts. Carbon Footprint emissions EPA Argonne National Laboratory carbon dioxide plug-in cars air pollution Union of Concerned ScientistsPersonal automobiles have given hundreds of millions of people the great luxury of a convenient and comfortable mode of transportation.

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Microplastics in Arctic snow suggest widespread air pollution

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The high concentrations found in snow samples from disparate regions suggest microplastics—which may contain varnish, rubber, or chemicals used in synthetic fabrics—cause significant air pollution. They observed that while concentrations of microplastics in Arctic snow were significantly lower than the concentrations in European snow, the levels of this pollutant in the far North were still substantial.

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

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Recent research has suggested that exposure to air pollution could also be a risk factor. exposures, inclusion of provider-initiated preterm births, and exposure to indoor air pollution.

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China's Air Pollution Is Bad, But India's Is Far, Far Worse

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Discuss countries with the worst air pollution, and China typically rises to the top of the list like smoke from a chimney. Maybe it's the high-profile coverage of Beijing's smog-choked air, or the fact that China is now the world's largest new-car market, but either way the country is a poster child for pollution. emissions China India air pollution

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Large-scale study finds air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems; rate depends on age, pollutant and lung disease

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As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM 2.5 ) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest US study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages. Strosnider, PhD, MPH, and colleagues report on the associations between ground-level ozone and fine particulate pollution and ER visits for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and respiratory infections.

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Could an EU switch to on-road emission tests allow more pollution?

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Europe emissions EU Fuel Economy air pollutionThe Volkswagen diesel scandal convinced European regulators to switch from laboratory emissions testing to tests that involve actual, on-road driving. This could prevent automakers from deploying "defeat device" software like the kind used by VW on laboratory tests, as well as produce results that more closely align with what consumers can expect.

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HEI report finds current levels of air pollution have reduced life expectancy by 1.67 years on average worldwide

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This year’s report includes the latest results on air pollution exposure and its health burden around the world based on the 2017 GBD (Global Burden of Disease) study. Air pollution now reduces average life expectancy by almost as much as tobacco use (1 yr, 10 mo).

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