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Lack of light pollution during lockdown has made stars more visible

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Why more of us are seeing stars: Lack of light pollution from pubs and restaurants during lockdown is a boon for skygazersStudy found 1 in 20 counting stars at home could see more than 30 in dark areas A countryside ...

Air pollution exposure linked to poor academic skills during childhood

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Children living in areas with high levels of air pollution have weaker spelling, reading and maths skills, study warnsResearchers recruited pregnant women from three regions in New York City They measured levels of t...

Low-traffic neighbourhoods make air pollution WORSE, report indicates

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Low-traffic neighbourhoods make air pollution WORSE: Report reveals toxic nitrogen dioxide levels rose when council closed 11 south London streetsLevels of car exhaust pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NO2) were measured i...

Londoners warned to avoid exercise today due to pollution

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Londoners are warned to avoid strenuous outdoor exercise TODAY as pollution soars to 'very high' level for the first time in four yearsUK-AIR last night forecasted a rare episode of 'very high' pollution ranked 10/10...

London’s congestion charge has led to HIGHER pollution levels

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London's congestion charge has led to HIGHER pollution due to a 20 per cent increase in bus and taxi traffic in the city centre, study warnsThe team tracked pollution over London since the start of the congestion cha...

UN sets out ambitious plans to stop marine plastic pollution by 2050

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United Nations sets out ambitious plans to reach global net zero marine plastic pollution by 2050 — including a reduction in production, global coordination of policies and support for innovations in recyclingThe rep...

Light pollution must be controlled for future generations, MPs claim

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Night blight: Light pollution is obscuring our view of stars and the Milky Way and must be controlled for the sake of future generations, MPs claimLight pollution is a growing problem with 61 per cent living with hig...

Plastic pollution is ‘a planetary emergency’, report warns 

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World's plastic pollution threat is a 'planetary emergency' equal to climate change and a global treaty will be needed to fight the crisis, damning report warnsNew report compares plastic pollution to climate change ...

Pollution experts warn against gas-burning patio heaters

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Reopening of pub gardens and outdoor dining in the UK could cause a spike in air pollution from gas-burning patio heaters, experts warnPubs and restaurants in England can now serve customers outdoors, from today  Env...

Air pollution from tiny toxic particles can raise the risk of dementia

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Small increases in air pollution from tiny toxic particles can raise the risk of dementia by 16%, study findsA small increase in fine particle air pollution raises dementia risk by 16%, a new study finds University o...

Trendy wood burners TRIPLE the level of harmful pollution particles

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Trendy wood burners TRIPLE the level of harmful pollution particles inside homes and should be sold with a health warning, study claimsResearchers monitored pollution from wood burners in 19 Sheffield homes  They fou...

Pollution fee on HGVs in Greater Manchester is put on hold

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Pollution fee of up to £60 a day on HGVs in Greater Manchester is put on hold after protestsScheme provoked fury from groups including taxi drivers who took part in protests on Thursday Greater Manchester 'clean air ...

Suez canal blockage caused a spike in air pollution

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Suez canal blockage led to a spike in air pollution: Backlog of ships caused by trapped vessel Ever Given pushed the concentration of sulphur dioxide in the air to FIVE times normal levelsSatellite data looked at the...

UK’s air pollution bill ISN’T enough

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UK's air pollution bill ISN'T enough: Landmark World Health Organization report says target to tackle toxic air should be HALF of limit proposed by ministersBritain's targets for air pollution are twice as high as WH...

Low levels of air pollution increases risk of disease, study finds

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Air pollution can increase your risk of heart and lung disease: Long-term exposure to smog boosts the chance of heart attack, stroke and pneumonia, study warnsHarvard TH Chan School of Public Health experts studied 6...

SpaceX’s Starlink a WORSE threat to astronomy than light pollution

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Satellite mega-constellations including SpaceX's Starlink are now a WORSE threat to astronomy than light pollution, experts warnThe International Astronomical Union (IAU) launched a new constellation center Its goal ...

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