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Marine pollution potentially mitigated by kelp farms

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Discover how implementing kelp farms may be an effective strategy for combatting the growing problem of marine pollution. The post Marine pollution potentially mitigated by kelp farms appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment Aquaculture Pollution

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Study: air pollution caused 1.1M deaths across Africa in 2019, toll from outdoor pollution rising

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Air pollution was responsible for 1.1 Deaths attributable to household air pollution and ambient particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) air pollution in Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, and overall in Africa, 1990–2019. Economic output lost to air-pollution-related disease was $3.0

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Air pollution threatens natural pest control methods

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Researchers have discovered that natural pest control methods for sustainable farming are threatened by air pollution. The post Air pollution threatens natural pest control methods appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment Agriculture Pollution

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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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New open access database will better identify sources of plastic pollution

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A new open access Raman spectral library can detect molecular ‘fingerprints’ of particles and better trace sources of ocean plastic pollution. The post New open access database will better identify sources of plastic pollution appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Electric car sales reduce air pollution and mortality in the US

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Growing electric car sales are helping to reduce air pollution and human mortality in the US significantly. The post Electric car sales reduce air pollution and mortality in the US appeared first on Innovation News Network. Electric Vehicles Pollution

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University of Portsmouth project looks to eradicate plastic pollution

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A University of Portsmouth programme is supporting five PhD students in pioneering innovative solutions to tackle marine plastic pollution. The post University of Portsmouth project looks to eradicate plastic pollution appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment Pollution

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How does air pollution affect where you live?

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New research suggests that the impacts of air pollution differ drastically depending on the location where the pollutants are emitted. The post How does air pollution affect where you live? Environment Climate Change Pollution

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New biodegradable packaging could address plastic pollution problem

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The post New biodegradable packaging could address plastic pollution problem appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment PollutionScientists at the University of California have developed biodegradable packaging that is able to decompose both on land and in water.

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Low air pollution levels cause millions of deaths annually

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A study by researchers at McGill University suggests that the excess global death toll from low pollution levels stands at 1.5 The post Low air pollution levels cause millions of deaths annually appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment Pollution

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Modeling study suggests 1.8M excess deaths attributable to urban air pollution in 2019

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A second study, also led by the GWU researchers, finds that nearly 2 million cases of asthma in children are linked to traffic-related nitrogen dioxide air pollution, with two in three occurring in cities. Two-thirds of pediatric asthma cases linked to air pollution in cities.

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High-performance air filter will aid in fighting pollution

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The post High-performance air filter will aid in fighting pollution appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment PollutionA team of researchers have designed a high-performance air filter, which works to filter particulate matter in high temperature environments.

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Light pollution has caused fewer stars to be visible in the night sky

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The post Light pollution has caused fewer stars to be visible in the night sky appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment Earth Observation Pollution

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WHO issues new, lower Global Air Quality Guidelines for classical pollutants

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New WHO has issued new Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) that reduce levels of key air pollutants, some of which also contribute to climate change. WHO’s new guidelines recommend air quality levels for 6 pollutants, where evidence has advanced the most on health effects from exposure.

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New project will analyse cities’ contributions to microplastic pollution

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The presence of microplastic pollution in cities is damaging to our health and ecosystems. The post New project will analyse cities’ contributions to microplastic pollution appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment Pollution

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New Emissions Analytics study suggests pollution from tire wear now 1,850 times worse than exhaust emissions

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In early 2020, UK-based independent testing firm Emissions Analytics published a study claiming that tire particulate wear emissions were 1,000 times worse than exhaust emissions ( earlier post ).

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Virtual power plants of GM, Ford EVs could cut "peaker" pollution

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General Motors and Ford have joined a pilot project to use EVs as an alternative energy source for the electricity grid, helping to cut pollution from fossil fuels.

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Vermont pays $3,000 for EV buyers giving up big polluters

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Several states currently offer EV purchase incentives, but a new Vermont program takes things a step further by offering cash to residents who replace a "high-polluting vehicle" with an EV.

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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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Clearing up ocean pollution with mechanical devices may harm marine life

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Collecting ocean pollution with mechanical devices may not be as effective as manual clearing and may even harm marine environments. The post Clearing up ocean pollution with mechanical devices may harm marine life appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment Pollution

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Study links fine particulate tailpipe pollution to dementia, Alzheimer's

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Air pollution from vehicle tailpipes isn't just linked to respiratory issues. A University of Washington study has found an association between higher levels of air pollution and higher risk for dementia.

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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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CARB approves 2022 Scoping Plan; aggressive targets for reductions in petroleum use, air pollution and greeenhouse gas emissions

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The California Air Resources Board last week approved the final proposed 2022 Scoping Plan ( earlier post ), a roadmap to reduce demand for petroleum by 94%, cut air pollution by 71%, reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85%, and reach carbon neutrality by 2045.

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Study links increased black carbon pollution to increase in cases of lung adenocarcinoma worldwide

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An international team of scientists, led by NTU Singapore, has linked increased air pollution to an uptick in cases of lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) worldwide. Black carbon is a pollutant that is classified as under PM 2.5. Global statistics have highlighted the trends of lung cancers but understanding what may be causing them has been unclear, until the NTU-led study, which has associated the incidence of the cancers to air pollution and tobacco consumption.

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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.

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HEI study in Europe finds evidence of health effects at lower levels of air pollution

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A major new Health Effects Institute (HEI) report presents a study examining associations between exposures to relatively low levels of air pollution and several health outcomes among participants in 22 European cohorts. In the report, the investigators describe the development of new exposure models for all of Europe for four pollutants: fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ), black carbon (BC), nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ), and ozone (O 3 ), as well as PM 2.5

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New study puts air-pollution related deaths in India in 2019 at 1.67 million

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Air pollution in India resulted 1.67 million deaths in 2019—the largest pollution-related death toll in any country in the world—and also accounted for $36.8 billion (US) in economic losses, according to a new study led by researchers from the Global Observatory on Pollution and Health at Boston College, the Indian Council of Medical Research, and the Public Health Foundation of India. The 2019 death toll attributed to air pollution in India accounted for 17.8%

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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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NUS researcher links air pollution to increased residential electricity demand

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A study conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the Department of Economics at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences found that households respond to ambient air pollution by increasing electricity consumption, which in turn increases the carbon emissions that are co-produced in supplying the electricity. Besides electricity, the study found that households exposed to air pollution consumed more natural gas.

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Delhi govt asks neighbouring states to do that to regulate vehicular air pollution

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The post Delhi govt asks neighbouring states to do that to regulate vehicular air pollution appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News. News Delhi bus Delhi pollution vehicular pollution

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Researchers use satellite data to show vehicles are an under-recognized source of urban ammonia pollution

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Researchers now report in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology Letters that satellite data from before and during the spring 2020 lockdown in Los Angeles shows that vehicles, rather than agriculture, are the main source of urban airborne ammonia (NH 3 ), which forms small particles that contribute to air pollution and harm human health. On a national or global scale, most NH 3 pollution comes from agricultural sources, such as livestock manure.

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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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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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Are Vehicle Air Pollution Standards Effective, Efficient, and Equitable?

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… Continue Reading Are Vehicle Air Pollution Standards Effective, Efficient, and Equitable? Co-authored with Mark R. Jacobsen, James M. Sallee, and Arthur A. van Benthem – Exhaust standards drove 99% declines in vehicle emissions, but still need scrap incentives for old vehicles.

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EPA adds 1-bromopropane to list of hazardous air pollutants; first addition since 1990

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted petitions to add 1-bromopropane (1-BP) to the list of hazardous air pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This is the first time since 1990 that EPA has granted a petition to add a hazardous air pollutant to the CAA. Under the CAA, EPA is required to regulate emissions of air toxics, also known as hazardous air pollutants. The original CAA list of regulated air toxics included 189 pollutants.

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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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President Biden Clears Way for States to Curb Vehicle Pollution

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By Luke Tonachel President Biden is following through on his promise to re-establish the long-held authority of governors to adopt vehicle pollution regulations to protect the health and welfare of people in their states. Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog.

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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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CARB approves new requirements to further reduce air pollution from Transport Refrigeration Units

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The 2022 amendments will require a variety of actions designed to reduce the pollution these units produce, and accelerate their transition to zero-emission technologies.

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Water pollution: A critical driver of climate change

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Dr Thomas Shahady, Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Lynchburg, discusses the potential impact that water pollution has on climate change. The post Water pollution: A critical driver of climate change appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Study demonstrates association between personal exposure to air pollution and vascular damage

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A study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation, contributes new evidence about the negative impact of air pollution on cardiovascular health.

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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.

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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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