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How Air Quality Affects Your Ability to Exercise

When air quality is poor—for example, from wildfire smoke—we’re advised not to exercise outdoors. Let’s talk about why, and what you can do instead. Read more...
Tags: Fitness, Pollution, Wildfires, Lifehacks, Air Quality

Device to curb microplastic emissions wins James Dyson award

Tyre attachment designed by four students aims to reduce road transport pollutionA device that captures microplastic particles from tyres as they are emitted – and could help reduce the devastating pollution they cause – has won its designers a James Dyson award.The Tyre Collective, a group of masters students from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, scooped the UK prize of the international competition with their solution for the growing environmental scourge of tyre wear caus...
Tags: UK, Technology, Environment, UK News, Culture, Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Awards and prizes, Transport, Road transport, James Dyson, Imperial College London, Royal College of Art

How Vacuuming Affects Your Home Air Quality

If your area has poor air quality right now, you may have heard that it’s not a great idea to vacuum your home. Then again, vacuuming is also a tool that can help get dust and allergens out of your house, suggesting that sometimes it’s a good thing. There’s truth to both, so here’s what you need to know. Read more...
Tags: Pollution, Wildfires, Lifehacks, Air Quality

World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report

‘Humanity at a crossroads’ after a decade in which all of the 2010 Aichi goals to protect wildlife and ecosystems have been missedThe world has failed to meet a single target to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the last decade, according to a devastating new report from the UN on the state of nature.From tackling pollution to protecting coral reefs, the international community did not fully achieve any of the 20 Aichi biodiversity targets agreed in Japan in 2010...
Tags: Japan, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Pollution, Wildlife, Conservation, United Nations, Un, Biodiversity, Aichi

Pollutionwatch: air pollution in China falling, study shows

Annual deaths have dropped to 1990 levels after 2013 peak thanks to concerted action in key citiesIt is a long time since images of a smoggy Beijing were in the news. India now leads the World Health Organization’s (WHO) league table of polluted cities.A new study shows that annual deaths from air pollution in China peaked in 2013 and are now below 1990 levels. Concerted action reduced particle pollution in 74 key Chinese cities by an average of 33% between 2013 and 2017. Continue reading...
Tags: China, India, Environment, World news, Beijing, Air Pollution, Asia Pacific, Pollution, World Health Organization

Cute 3D animated film "Selfish" has a serious message about plastic waste

This fun and clever short film about plastic waste in our oceans ends with some sobering statistics about this pollution entering every part of the food chain, including the poor whale killed by ingesting 64 pounds of plastic garbage. In an izakaya, a chef notices a group of special guests. He decides to serve them a variety of signature dishes… "Selfish" talks a story about human beings are consuming delicious seafood, but sea animals are suffering from the trash we make — not only do we eat...
Tags: Video, News, Oregon, Pollution, Animation, Ecology, Plastic Waste

Study shows denim microfibers are polluting our waters

A new study shows that jeans are releasing up to 56,000 denim microfibers per wash into lakes and oceans. The study, which was published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters found that denim microfibers have infiltrated waters all the way from the Great Lakes to the Arctic Ocean. The study was conducted to show the extent of human-caused pollution. “It’s not an indictment of jeans — I want to be really clear that we’re not coming down on jeans,” said Miriam Diamond, enviro...
Tags: Europe, Design, Toronto, Water, Pollution, Great Lakes, University of Toronto, Arctic Ocean, Denim, American Chemical Society, Environmental Science and Technology Letters, Arctic Archipelago, Miriam Diamond, Sam Athey

Illegal devices that bypass vehicle emissions controls spread across US

Thousands of tons of pollution spew into the air in the US from devices that proliferate online and in body shops This story is co-published with FairWarningWhen officials at the Environmental Protection Agency began investigating Freedom Performance, LLC, they didn’t have to look very hard for evidence that the company was violating the Clean Air Act. According to legal documents, the Florida car parts distributor literally advertised violations on its website.“The road to hell is often paved w...
Tags: Florida, Climate Change, Environment, US, US news, Pollution, Automotive Industry, Environmental Protection Agency, Freedom Performance LLC

UK nature-lovers invited to join fight against litter

Trash Free Trails project calls on walkers, runners and cyclists to take part in countryside clean-upsDom Ferris is a man who is building a career out of rubbish. He used to be responsible for organising beach cleans for Surfers Against Sewage. While working there, the Cornwall-based surfer and mountain biker saw many of the issues that he was dealing with on beaches replicated on cycle trails. But there was one key difference: while a proportion of beach rubbish is washed up by the tide, the li...
Tags: Travel, UK, Environment, UK News, Pollution, Cornwall, Rest And Relaxation, United Kingdom Holidays, Plastics, Ferris, Parks and Green Spaces

European Union Empowered to Recall Vehicles Over Emission Violations

Updated rules have granted the European Commission the ability to not only check cars for emissions compliance, but also issue recalls for those found in violation. Previously, recalls were required to be issued by the EU member nations that initially certified the vehicles. But the European Commission claims this tactic has allowed automakers to easily […] The post European Union Empowered to Recall Vehicles Over Emission Violations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Laws, Eu, European Union, Regulation, Pollution, European Commission, Autos, Emissions, Emissions Cheating, News Blog, Emissions Regulation

Covid turns tide on India's Ganesh festival traditions

Thousands of ritual statues are dunked into the sea off Mumbai each year – but coronavirus and pollution concerns are forcing change In the quiet housing estate of Angrewadi in the heart of Girgaon in south Mumbai, people are celebrating the 100th consecutive year of the Ganesh Chaturthi, the Hindu festival of the elephant-headed god of new beginnings. Statues of Lord Ganesh are brought into homes and put on display for offerings and prayers.On the 11th and final day of the festival, the ritual ...
Tags: India, Environment, Religion, Society, South and Central Asia, Pollution, Marine Life, Oceans, Global development, Sustainable Development, Environmental Sustainability, Mumbai, Hinduism, Ganesh, Girgaon, Coronavirus outbreak

LG's New Wearable Air Purifier Is What George Jetson Would Wear in the Bad Timeline

LG unveiled its new PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier on Thursday, essentially putting one of LG’s home air purifiers on your face. The device looks like something George Jetson might wear if he got stuck in the bad timeline—with climate change-fueled wildfires, militarized police tear-gassing peaceful protesters, and a…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Australia, Air Pollution, Pollution, Wildfires, Air, Lg, Dystopia, Clean Air, Jetsons, Dystopias, George Jetson, Immortan Joe, Air Purifiers, PuriCare

Infants exposed to air pollution have less lung power as adolescents – study

Researchers find that even exposure to levels below EU limits has an impactInfants exposed to even low levels of air pollution experience reduced lung function as children and teenagers, researchers have found.Their study found that exposure to air pollution in the first year of life reduced lung function development from the ages of six to 15, even at pollution levels below EU standards. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Environment, Eu, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Air Pollution, Pollution

Campaigners lose legal challenge over Lake District 4x4 vehicles

Judge dismisses appeal against decision to allow drivers to use two off-road tracksDrivers of 4x4 vehicles can continue to use off-road tracks in the Lake District after a judge dismissed a legal challenge from campaigners who argued the vehicles polluted the national park and endangered cyclists and ramblers.A coalition of ramblers, cyclists and horse riders had appealed to the high court against a decision by the Lake District national park authority (LDNPA) to allow 4x4s and motorbikes to use...
Tags: Protest, Environment, UK News, Pollution, Transport, Road transport, Lake District, Langdale, Coniston, LDNPA

Pollution Linked To First Time Asthma In Children, Study Says

(CNN) — The more children are exposed to pollution, the greater the risk they will develop their first case of asthma, a large study has found. The study, published in the BMJ on Wednesday, adds to the growing evidence that exposure to air pollution influences the development of chronic breathing problems. Pollution linked to first time asthma Doctors have long known that even brief exposure to air pollution can make asthma worse, but less is known about whether pollution raises the risk that ...
Tags: Health, US, California News, Asthma, Pollution, World Health Organization, Denmark, American Lung Association, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company

Ocean Rebellion climate action group launches with protest against cruise ship

Climate activists linked to Extinction Rebellion projected protest messages onto hull of the World vessel in Falmouth, CornwallA “sea-faring sister” of climate resistance group Extinction Rebellion (XR) launched this week with a protest against a 196-metre (644ft) luxury cruise liner docked in Falmouth, Cornwall, aimed at highlighting the environmental impact of cruise shipping.In its first action, Ocean Rebellion used guerilla advertising tactics to project films, slogans and messages, includin...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Pollution, Falmouth, Falmouth Cornwall, Extinction Rebellion, Ocean Rebellion, Extinction Rebellion XR

Atlantic ocean plastic more than 10 times previous estimates

UK National Oceanography Centre, which studied waters between Britain and Falklands, says action needed urgentlyMore than 10 times as much plastic has been found in the Atlantic ocean than previously estimated to be there, showing the the world’s plastic problem is likely to be much greater than realised.New measurements of the top 200m of the Atlantic found between 12 and 21 million tonnes of microscopic particles of three of the most common types of plastic, in about 5% of the ocean. That woul...
Tags: Health, UK, Environment, Atlantic, Britain, Pollution, Marine Life, Oceans, Waste, Falklands, Plastics

Sewage threatens world heritage site

Years of pollution in the rivers flowing through the Cradle of Humankind, and Mogale City’s inaction — are a risk to the environment, our health and — cultural status. The post Sewage threatens world heritage site appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Water, Pollution, Openaccess, Humankind, Sterkfontein, Mogale City, Department of Water and Sanitation, Cradle Of Humankind, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, Kromdraai, Percy Stewart, Swartkrans

‘Silly product’: Thankyou stops producing bottled water, citing environmental damage

Social organisation that’s raised more than $1m for projects abroad says it hopes move sends a message on ‘rort’ of packaged water The social enterprise Thankyou has permanently stopped production of its founding product – bottled water – saying it could no longer justify the environmental harm caused by selling it in a developed country such as Australia.The Melbourne-based company launched in 2008 with bottled water and has since expanded to products including handwash, lotions and baby produc...
Tags: Australia, Water, Australia news, Pollution, Food & drink industry, Melbourne, Plastics

Microplastic particles found in human organs by US scientists

Researchers find pollutants in all samples of lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys examinedMicroplastic and nanoplastic particles have been discovered in human organs for the first time. The researchers found the tiny plastic pieces in all 47 samples of lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys they examined.Microplastic pollution has affected the entire planet, from Arctic snow and Alpine soils to the deepest oceans. The particles can harbour toxic chemicals and harmful microbes and are known to harm some m...
Tags: Health, Science, Environment, US, Society, World news, US news, Chemistry, Medical Research, Pollution, Plastics

The plastic we use unthinkingly every day is killing our planet – and slowly but surely killing us | Andrew Paris

As researchers, we have been shocked to find the most remote depths of the Pacific Ocean polluted by our plastic. And it will outlive us all.Another bottle. Yet another one. We are 200km from land, in the middle of the South Pacific, and this is the third bottle we’ve found already this morning.Everywhere is plastic. Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Pollution, South Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Fiji, Plastics, Pacific Islands, Andrew Paris

'The worst of human nature': UK staycationers' trail of destruction

Countryside and coastal custodians lament ‘different demographic’ of visitors leaving litter and endangering wildlifeFires caused by portable barbecues, wild flowers being dug up, the disturbance of shorebirds, and an avalanche of rubbish. These are just some of the threats to Britain’s wild places as record numbers enjoy coastal and countryside “staycations”.Beleaguered rangers complain that a new generation of holidaymakers are treating the countryside like a festival site, leaving behind tent...
Tags: UK, Animals, Environment, Society, UK News, Britain, Pollution, Conservation, National Parks

Exposure to air pollution may increase risk of Covid death, major study says

ONS finds single-unit increase in pollution exposure over long term may increase death rate by up to 6%Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLong-term exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of death from Covid-19, according to a large study by the Office for National Statistics.It analysed more than 46,000 coronavirus deaths in England and showed that a small, single-unit increase in people’s exposure to small-particle pollution over the previous decade may increas...
Tags: Health, England, Environment, UK News, Poverty, Air Pollution, Pollution, Ons, Office for National Statistics It, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

Satellite photographs of the Mauritius oil spill - in pictures

Satellite images of the MV Wakashio shipwreck off the south-east coast of Mauritius reveal the damage as the Japanese bulk carrier leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil. The ship, owned by Nagashiki Shipping and operated by Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, struck a coral reef on 25 July and began leaking oil last week, raising fears of a major ecological crisis Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Africa, Environment, Oil, World news, Pollution, Oil Spills, Mauritius, South East Coast, Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, Nagashiki Shipping

"All the Difference": A Kodak short documentary about America from 1970

"All the Difference" is a 20-minute educational film from Kodak featuring the unique comedy stylings of Mike Nichols and Elaine May, an influential improv duo of the era. Shot in 16mm, it's a tragicomic documentary about America's natural beauty and its environmental deterioration. Oh, how things have changed, right? From "Enviro-Films," a 1973 survey of environmental education movies: From many distinguished American poets comes the connecting narrative for this, gorgeously photogra...
Tags: Post, Video, Movies, News, Education, Environment, America, Kodak, Pollution, Conservation, Mike Nichols, Nichols, Emerson, Elaine May, Whitman, 16mm

Herbicide, Lead, and Other Poisons Found in Bodies of Stranded Dolphins and Whales

New research shows the startling degree to which stranded dolphins and whales found along the southeastern U.S. coast are contaminated with pollutants.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dolphins, Pollution, Whales, Cetaceans, Toxins, Marine Biology, Strandings, Stranded Whales, Stranded Dolphins

Amazon Satellites Add to Astronomers’ Worries About the Night Sky

The F.C.C. approved the company’s 3,236-satellite constellation, which aims to provide high-speed internet service around the world.
Tags: Amazon, News, Research, Corporate Social Responsibility, Pollution, Federal Communications Commission, Satellites, Computers and the Internet, Inc, Private Spaceflight, Space and Astronomy, Telescopes and Observatories

Driving With The Windows Down Is Really Bad For You

Well, what did you expect, that something as enjoyable as feeling the wind in your hair as you drive would be good for you? Come on. A new study from the University of Surrey found that driving with the windows down can increase a car’s occupants’ exposure to pollution by 80 percent, more during peak travel times. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Windows, Infrastructure, Pollution, Driving, University of Surrey

Ban SUV adverts to meet UK climate goals, report urges

High-polluting cars are threat to public health, says New Weather Institute thinktankAdvertising of sports utility vehicles, which emit more greenhouse gases than other cars, should be banned so the UK can meet its climate goals, a report has said.The large increase in numbers of SUVs in the UK and around the world is the second-largest contributor to the increase in global emissions since 2010, according to the International Energy Agency. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, UK, Media, Climate Change, Environment, Advertising, UK News, Pollution, Automotive Industry, Motoring, Manufacturing sector, International Energy Agency Continue

Residents raise a stink over landfill

The years-long battle against the EnviroServ waste site at Shongweni has taken a new turn The post Residents raise a stink over landfill appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Pollution, Fires, Firefighters, Durban, Lockdown, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, COVID-19, Barbara Creecy, Enviroserv, Landfill Sites, Shongweni