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2018 141

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.

PM2.5 pollution now associated with chronic kidney disease

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pollution, new open-access research published in PLOS ONE suggests that PM 2.5 Similar to smoking, air pollution contains harmful toxins that can directly affect the kidneys. High-risk patients who live in heavily populated or polluted areas should recognize the danger and take precautions, Bragg-Gresham says. If you look at areas that are heavily polluted versus areas that are less polluted, you will find more chronic kidney disease.

2018 80

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.

2018 62

USC study finds particulate matter in air pollution affects thyroid development in fetuses

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In a cohort study of a subset of 2050 newborns from the Children’s Health Study in southern California, researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found that an increase of 2 standard deviations in prenatal exposure to particulate matter in air pollution was associated with higher newborn total thyroxine (TT4) measures. USC scientists have been studying the health impacts of urban air pollution for a generation under the Children’s Health Study.

2018 98

Study suggests air pollution may be linked to heightened mouth cancer risk; PM2.5 and ozone

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High levels of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) and to a lesser extent, ozone, may be linked to a heightened risk of developing mouth cancer, suggests a study by a team of Taiwanese researchers. Exposure to heavy metals and emissions from petrochemical plants are also thought to be implicated in the development of the disease, while air pollution, especially PM 2.5 , is known to be harmful to respiratory and cardiovascular health.

2018 79

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.

2018 61

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.

2017 81

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.

2017 122

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.

Study links PM2.5 pollution to increased risk of diabetes; even low levels pose risk

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The open-access findings, published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health , raise the possibility that reducing particulate pollution may lead to a drop in diabetes cases in heavily polluted countries such as India and less polluted ones such as the United States. The main drivers of diabetes include eating an unhealthy diet, having a sedentary lifestyle, and obesity, but the new research indicates the extent to which outdoor air pollution plays a role.

2018 83

Study concludes air pollution directly affects cognition

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Results of new analysis conducted by German and Swiss researchers suggests that air pollution directly affects cognition and is not mediated by lung function; put another way, the two are independent risk factors for cognitive decline. Our findings disprove the hypothesis that air pollution first decreases lung function and this decline, in turn, causes cognitive impairment by releasing stress signals and humoral mediators into the body.

2015 106

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

2015 84

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 93

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 89

Study shows two-stroke scooters dominant source of air pollution in many cities; asymmetric polluters

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A study by European researchers has found that two-stroke (2S) scooters, although constituting a small fraction of the fleet, can dominate urban vehicular pollution through organic aerosol and aromatic emission factors up to thousands of times higher than from other vehicle classes.

2014 150

Study: ozone levels higher across China than in other countries tracking the air pollutant

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Many countries regulate ozone because of the damage the pollutant does to plants and people. Since the 1990s, tighter controls on emissions of those ingredients have lessened ozone pollution in many European and US cities. But the extent of surface ozone pollution in China hasn’t been widely recognized, in part because there were so few Chinese monitoring sites before 2012, according to the researchers.

2018 71

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.

2016 67

Cruise ships start to come under scrutiny as massive pollution machines

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Cruise ships regularly depart major ports with thousands of passengers onboard, and they are now being called out as major sources of pollution. emissions air pollution BoatsWhile increased pressure on carmakers to improve emissions continues, regulators and environmental groups are also scrutinizing over forms of transportation-related emissions.

2016 63

Crowdsourcing air pollution measurements: iSPEX-EU 2015

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The current iSPEX-EU project, which runs until 15 October, is a scaled-up version of the original iSPEX-project that enlisted the general public to contribute to the understanding of air pollution.

2015 113

New study suggests PM air pollution damages the kidneys

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Studies have shown that air pollution can have negative effects on cardiovascular health and life expectancy. Information on the relationship between air pollution and kidney disease is very scarce. Air pollution levels were also assessed using space-borne sensors from NASA satellites.

2017 78

Study links PM2.5 pollution to heart damage

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pollution to heart damage. People who were highly educated were less likely to have harmful effects on the heart from pollution. This could be due to a number of factors including better housing and workplace conditions, which reduce pollution exposure. Regarding how pollution might have these negative effects on the heart, Dr Aung said PM 2.5

2017 68

Study concludes environmental regulations drove steep declines in US factory pollution even with increased production

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The federal Clean Air Act and associated environmental regulations have driven steep declines in air pollution emissions over the past several decades, even as US manufacturers increased production, according to a study by two University of California, Berkeley, economists. In the 1960s and 1970s, people worried that Los Angeles, New York and other US cities would have unbearable air pollution levels by the end of the 20th century.

2018 71

Study: consumer products overtake transportation as largest source of VOCs air pollution in cities

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Thus, it is important to identify and quantify the most important human-produced sources of VOC emissions to effectively mitigate air pollution and improve human health, the authors said. Contributors to ambient air pollution in Los Angeles. (A

2018 117

Study finds long-term exposure to air pollution negatively impacts cognitive performance and may become more pronounced with age

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Researchers from China and the US have found that long-term exposure to air pollution impedes cognitive performance in verbal and math tests. In a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), they report that the effect of air pollution on verbal tests becomes more pronounced as people age, especially for men and the less educated. A narrow focus on the negative effect on health may underestimate the total cost of air pollution.

2018 74

Study attributes significant amount of kidney disease globally to PM2.5 pollution

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pollution is significant, according to an analysis presented at ASN (American Society of Nephrology) Kidney Week. The Global Burden of Kidney Disease Attributable to Air Pollution” (Abstract SA-OR056 ). The global toll of chronic kidney disease (CKD) attributable to PM 2.5

2017 113

Study provides more insight into air pollution mechanisms that cause cardiovascular diseases

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Air pollution, and fine dust in particular, is calculated to contribute to more than four million deaths each year. Scientists around Professor Thomas Münzel, Director of Cardiology I at the Department of Cardiology at the Medical Center Mainz of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), reviewed the mechanisms responsible for vascular damage from air pollution together with scientists from the UK and the US.

2018 64

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 87

DOE: highway vehicles responsible for a declining share of pollutants

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Highway vehicles are responsible for a declining share of pollutants in the US, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). More than half of all carbon monoxide (CO) emissions in 2002 were from highway vehicles; by 2016 that fell to 30%.

2017 78

Carnegie study finds climate impact of particulates varies greatly depending on where the pollution originated

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This work is part of a larger $1.5-million National Science Foundation project with collaborators at UC San Diego and Stanford University that looks at the combined climate, health, and decision-making dimensions of greenhouse gases in comparison to shorter-lived pollutants like aerosols.

2018 83

Gasoline Car Test Drive: Noisy, Wasteful, Polluting, Fast But Pricey Refueling

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Green Gasoline Humor air pollution emissions plug-in carsThe vast majority of drivers have never experienced an electric car, but what if it were the other way around? What if gasoline cars had only recently been introduced, and people weren't used to the sounds, smells, and other characteristics of a vibrating internal-combustion engine? Electric-car advocates tirelessly parry negative comments about.

2015 76

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

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Researchers found that air pollution levels right beside a major trucking route within a city were close to levels seen beside Highway 401, despite the road carrying less than one-tenth of the vehicle traffic. Evans (2018) “Near-Road Air Pollutant Measurements: Accounting for Inter-Site Variability Using Emission Factors” Environmental Science & Technology 52 (16), 9495-9504 doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b01914.

2018 80

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.

Port of Los Angeles surpasses 2023 pollution reduction targets five years ahead of schedule; NOx down 60% from 2005

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Emissions of NO x , a key component of smog, at the Port of Los Angeles are down 60% compared to 2005 emissions levels. The newly released 2017 Inventory of Air Emissions shows the Port set new record lows for emissions reductions while its container volume reached an all-time high of 9.34

Team from Daimler, ZBT, Jülich finds impact of air pollution on fuel cell power and lifetime “significant”

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Traffic-related air pollutants can lead to a short-term loss of power and long-term reduction in lifetime for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC). Together the tests reveal that air pollutants have a significant negative influence on fuel cell vehicles in urban areas. It may also be assumed that other pollutants, such as hydrocarbons, have a negative influence on fuel cell vehicles, too.

2018 84

Air pollution exposure during fetal life linked to brain alterations and cognitive impairment in children

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A new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute to impaired cognitive function in school-age children. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry , reports that the air pollution levels related to brain alterations were below those considered to be safe. Therefore, we cannot warrant the safety of the current levels of air pollution in our cities.

2018 78

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 88

IARC: Outdoor air pollution carcinogenic to humans

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). 161, Air Pollution and Cancer. After thoroughly reviewing the latest available scientific literature, the experts convened by the IARC Monographs Programme concluded that there is sufficient evidence that exposure to outdoor air pollution causes lung cancer (Group 1).

Hamburgers more polluting than trucks?

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When you think of air pollution, you often think of power stations, industrial plants and traffic fumes, but a new study in the US suggests that commercial cooking is also another major source of air pollution. Green credentials air pollution California truck USAIn fact, a study University of California Riverside (UCR) has found that commercial charbroilers used to cook foods such [.].

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

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. That gave them rare, real-world look at pollutant exposure.

2017 88

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

Shanghai Jiao Tong team using UAV to study pollution diffusion

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Researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University are using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to study pollutant diffusion and to analyze the mechanism of space-time pollution interaction. Current domestic stereoscopic observations of atmospheric pollution studies have used unconventional observation tools such as manned aircraft, balloons, airships, meteorological towers, laser radar and satellite remote sensing technology.

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