Michael Gove Pledges 'Strong, Urgent Action' to Tackle Air Pollution

The days of polluting log burners and open-fire fuels are numbered, the environment secretary has said as he outlines an "ambitious strategy" to tackle air pollution.

The worst will be banned, with only the cleanest being on sale after 2022.

Michael Gove is looking especially at ways to reduce people's exposure to particulate matter, considered the most damaging pollutant.

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Air Pollution 'as Bad as Smoking in Increasing Risk of Miscarriage'

Air pollution is as bad for pregnant women as smoking in raising the risk of miscarriage, according to a scientific study. They said the finding was upsetting and that toxic air must be cut to protect the health of the next generation.

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London Nurseries to Get Air Purifiers after Toxic Air Concerns

A group of state-run nurseries in London are to be given air filtration systems as concern grows about the impact of the UK’s toxic air on some of the capital’s youngest and most vulnerable residents.

Five nurseries have been selected for the purifiers in the first wave, with 20 nurseries being audited to measure the extent of toddlers’ exposure to the potentially deadly particles from vehicles.

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Milan will counter climate change with help from 3 million new trees

This is quite the accomplishment, as it takes a lot for heads to swivel in Italy's second-largest city. A hotbed of high fashion and cutting-edge design, this alta moda town is obsessed with presentation — verve, style, something that takes risks to stand out above the rest. Bosco Verticale, which was completed in 2014 after enduring five years of skepticism, fits the bill.

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Air Pollution a Main Factor for Parents When it Comes to Choosing a School

A study of more than 2,000 London schoolchildren published in The Lancet found that the growth of children's lungs is being stunted due to pollution from diesel emissions, leaving them damaged for life.
Speaking to The Guardian, Sarah Macfadyen, head of policy and public affairs at British Lung Foundation, said: "It found that children lost about 5 per cent of their lung capacity.

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Air pollution is the ‘new tobacco’, warns WHO head

Air pollution is the “new tobacco”, the head of the World Health Organization has warned, saying the simple act of breathing is killing 7 million people a year and harming billions more.
Over 90% of the world’s population suffers toxic air and research is increasingly revealing the profound impacts on the health of people, especially children.

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London Boroughs to Impose Ultra-Low Emission Zones

Two London councils are to ban all but the cleanest vehicles from some areas at peak times to help tackle the city’s air pollution crisis.
In the UK’s first scheme of its kind, only ultra-low emission vehicles such as electric cars, e-bikes, and the newest hybrids and hydrogen vehicles will be allowed on nine streets in Hackney and Islington from 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm on weekdays.
From 3 September, drivers of petrol, diesel and older hybrid vehicles will incur a fine if they travel into the CCTV-monitored areas.

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Biting the Hand that Feeds Us

On May 22, 1992, the text of the Convention on Biological Diversity was adopted by the of the United Nations at a conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Since 2001, the International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated each year on the anniversary of this data. The International Day for Biological Diversity is an occasion to increase the global understanding and awareness of issues and challenges around biodiversity.

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Air pollution may lead to dementia in older women

 

Tiny air pollution particles -- the type that mainly comes from power plants and automobiles -- may greatly increase the chance of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according to USC-led research.

Scientists and engineers found that older women who live in places with fine particulate matter exceeding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's standard are 81 percent more at risk for global cognitive decline and 92 percent more likely to develop dementia, including Alzheimer's.

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41 Super Easy Ways To Stop Air Pollution

 

The air that we breathe today is full of toxic and hazardous pollutants. Pollution in the environment could leave mother Earth sapped of its beauty and biodiversity. Each year millions of people die all around the world due to different pollution related problems. The key to live a healthy life is to identify the sources of air pollution and implement practical ways so that you can help stop air pollution.

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