Currently browsing tag

Air pollution

Researchers Argue Proposed EPA Changes Could Cause 80,000 More Deaths a Decade – Bloomberg

Harvard social scientists have published controversial back-of-the-envelope estimates of the possible toll from air and other pollutants. Two Harvard social scientists, writing an opinion column in a prominent medical journal, have put forward “an extremely conservative estimate” that some 80,000 more Americans could die each decade if proposed changes at the U.S. Environmental Protection …

China plans tougher goals, beefed-up inspections in war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will set more stringent targets for improving the nation’s air quality under a new three-year plan, as Beijing prepares to beef up a nationwide crackdown on polluters in its years-long campaign to clear its notoriously toxic skies.    The City skyline is seen amid smog ahead …

Dirty air may harm blacks more than whites – UPI.com

THURSDAY, March, 15, 2018 — Air pollution takes a greater toll on the hearts of black Americans than whites, in part because they often live in poorer areas with more pollution, a new study suggests. “The greater risk of death from heart disease among blacks, compared with whites, is partially …

Bangkok’s air quality has hit dangerous levels

RESIDENTS in Thailand’s capital, one of the world’s top tourist destinations, were warned on Thursday the city’s air quality had hit dangerous levels just days after the country’s pollution control agency appealed to residents to wear face masks. Air pollution in Bangkok has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks …

China unveils world’s largest air purifier – Curbed

And there’s more to it than the white tower In the northwestern Chinese city of Xi’an, the government has built a 328-foot-tall air purifier to help combat air pollution in the area. The project’s lead researcher, Cao Junji, said that since it began operating, the tower has produced more than …