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Shipping pollution regulations 'could harm food chain'
New shipping pollution regulations introduced earlier this year could harm humans by contaminating fish and crustaceans with toxins, according to an internal report compiled by the International Maritime Organization and obtained by the Guardian.
Fossil fuel pollution behind four million premature deaths a year: Study
Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is responsible for more than four million premature deaths around the world each year and costs the global economy about $8 billion a day, according to a study.
People living in UK towns and cities 25 times more likely to die from air pollution than car crash, charity warns
People living in UK towns and cities are 25 times more likely to die from long-term exposure to poisonous air than a car crash, and those living in the south are at greatest risk, a charity has warned.
High air pollution exposure in one-year-olds linked to structural brain changes at age 12
A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12.
China to curb farming near rivers in push to reverse water pollution: Official
China will impose more curbs on agriculture and widen restrictions on industrial development in the next five years in a bid to protect scarce, already contaminated water supplies from further pollution, a government official said on Friday.
Air pollution could kill 160,000 in UK in next decade – report
More than 160,000 people could die over the next decade from strokes and heart attacks caused by air pollution in the UK, a charity has warned. That is the equivalent of more than 40 heart and circulatory disease deaths related to air pollution every day.
Fine dust air pollution, top environmental news story of 2019 in South Korea
Fine dust air pollution has been chosen as the top environmental news story of this year in a poll released on Saturday in South Korea.
Earth's atmosphere had terrifying mercury pollution even before the killer asteroid
Even before the Chicxulub asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago, dinosaurs and other life forms were dealing with toxic mercury levels, a new study suggests.
Air pollution forces Tehran schools, universities to close
A brownish-gray haze from heavy smog draped Iran’s capital on Sunday, shuttering schools and universities in Tehran and some other cities once again, state media reported, amid news of further air pollution to linger over the city.
Somerset has 'deadly levels of air pollution', claim Extinction Rebellion protesters
Extinction Rebellion has claimed Somerset, a county in South West England, has "deadly levels of air pollution".
Study highlights high cost of airl pollution on children's health
A new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health is the first to compile the estimated per-case costs of six childhood health conditions linked to air pollution — estimates that can be incorporated into benefits assessments of air pollution regulations and climate change mitigation policies. Results appear in the journal Environmental Research.
As Sydney chokes, a pollution expert calls for essential air quality shelters
A renowned Australian researcher has called for the establishment of air quality shelters across Australia, saying major cities should brace for the kind of bushfire smoke currently suffocating Sydney.
Wales should cut 3G sports pitch waste to reduce plastic pollution
Wales could lead the way in reducing plastic pollution by tightening rules on artificial sports pitches, environmentalists have said.
Cutting air pollution ‘can prevent deaths within weeks’
Cutting air pollution can prevent deaths within weeks, according to scientists. They found the health benefits of clean air were “almost immediate and substantial” and stretched into the long term, saving billions of dollars.

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