Air Pollution – GBRI
 

A first-of-its-kind research points out the environmental injustice faced by minorities when it comes to air pollution. According to the study, Blacks and Hispanics in the US breathe in air that has majorly been polluted by non-Hispanic whites. “Pollution is disproportionately caused by whites, but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic minorities,” the study said. Poor […]

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For a while now, California has been witnessing a thick blanket of smog. And now scientists have found the main reason behind it – air pollution in China. Yes, you read that right! Apparently, pollution doesn’t need a visa to travel from one country to another. A new report has found that pollution is traveling […]

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A new research published in Atmospheric Environment reveals that contrary to popular belief, hedges prove to be more efficient than trees in reducing pollution exposure and cleansing the air of toxins. The study, undertaken by researchers at the University of Surrey, used six roadside locations in Guildford, UK, as test sites to find out how three types […]

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Almost six years ago, the Chinese government adopted stringent policies to tackle the problem of particulate air pollution like limiting the number of cars on the roads and shutting down or replacing coal-fired power plants with natural gas. The efforts bore fruit and PM 2.5 concentrations in eastern China fell by almost 40%. However, based […]

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According to a new research, air pollution is turning out to be the single greatest threat to human health, even deadlier than diseases like HIV/Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Researchers found that air pollution is cutting the global average lifespan by two years, in heavily polluted countries like India and China, that figure could go up […]

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