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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...

Inquest into asthma girl’s death told policy fuelled rise in pollution

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Was tragic Ella, 9, killed by the 'dash for diesel'? Inquest into asthma girl's death is told policy fuelled rise in pollutionElla Kissi-Debrah died in 2013 after 3 years of seizures and 27 visits to hospital The nin...

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...

Coroner urges government to set legally-binding pollution targets

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Coroner who ruled asthmatic nine-year-old girl was killed by toxic air urges government to set legally-binding pollution targets to prevent another tragedyElla Kissi-Debrah died from an asthma attack caused by heavil...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Children’s health at stake from plastic pollution

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GEOFFREY LEAN: Plastic pollution is no longer about the environment or litter – our children's health is at stake Week by week, and month by month, the perils posed by plastic pollution are becoming ever clearer, and...

New Delhi schools closed for a week due to air pollution

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Severe air pollution in New Delhi that is partly caused by coal-fired power forces schools to close for a WEEK as anger grows at India for last-minute COP U-turn on fossil fuelsSchools in New Delhi will pivot to virt...

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...

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 ...

Lockdown to combat pollution: Delhi prepares travel ban due to smog

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Lockdown to combat air pollution: New Delhi prepares to ban non-essential travel and close offices due to toxic smog even though India torpedoed Cop 26 coal dealSupreme Court proposed first lockdown of its kind to re...

Third of the planet’s farmland at ‘high risk’ for pesticide pollution 

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Nearly 31% of global farmland is at ‘high risk’ of pesticide pollution that can seep into water supplies and impact human health, study revealsResearchers looked at the use of 92 herbicides, fungicides and insecticid...

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