Air Pollution – GBRI
 

A report published recently by the UK House of Commons transport committee pointed out that active travel has the potential to fight three major challenges faced by people today – climate change, air pollution and traffic congestion. The summary of the report reads: “The economic, human and environmental costs of inactivity, climate change, air pollution and […]

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The latest report released by the National Parks Conservation Association paints a pretty grim picture when it comes to the US national parks’ air pollution woes. The report states that 96% of America’s national parks are facing ‘significant’ air pollution problems, which is alarming, to say the least. The report looked at damage from air pollution at […]

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The latest State of the Air report from the American Lung Association has revealed that between 2015 and 2017, seven million more Americans lived in places with unsafe levels of air pollution as compared to between 2014-2016. And one of the culprits to be blamed is climate change. The report found that the number of days […]

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Most of us are aware that air pollution wreaks havoc on our lungs and heart. Several studies in the past have hinted that prolonged exposure to air pollution proves to be detrimental for our brain too, with a recent study even linking it to an increased risk of dementia. Now a research undertaken at King’s […]

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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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