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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.
China drafts new rules to control rural plastic pollution
China will tighten regulations on the use of plastic film by farmers to boost crop yields, which has become a major source of soil contamination throughout northern and western regions, according to a draft policy document published on Friday.
Canadians dying at a higher rate in areas with more air pollution
Air pollution — even at levels below national and international air quality guidelines — is associated with an increased risk of deaths in Canada, according to new UBC research.
Australia bushfire smoke shoots Sydney into top 10 global pollution index
The Australian state of New South Wales was gasping under the worst levels of air pollution ever recorded on Friday as smoke from widespread bushfires caused a spike in hospital visits and hazards including poor visibility for drivers.
Metal pollution a new danger for corals in warming oceans
Metal copper from agricultural runoff and marine paint leaching from boat hulls poses an emerging threat to soft coral sea fans in the waters around Puerto Rico.
India's top court orders complete halt to stubble burning
To cut the pollution enveloping in the capital, Delhi, and asphyxiating its 20 million people, India's top court has ordered a complete halt to stubble burning. But farmers, who are struggling to make a living, say they have no alternative.
Oil pollution puts 1over 6,000 infants at risk in Niger Delta
The Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission, has said that oil and gas pollution caused by the activities of multinational oil companies puts over 16,000 infants living in Niger Delta region at risk annually.
UK air pollution 'triggers hundreds more heart attacks, strokes'
Sudden spikes in air pollution in the UK trigger hundreds more heart attacks, strokes and acute asthma attacks on those days, research suggested.
Maritime industry seeks solutions to limit pollution
Shipowners say they are trying to cut their heavy-polluting industry's impact on the environment by using cleaner energy — but some have stalled over limiting the speed of ships.
100 Indian villages to mitigate pollution caused by stubble burning
To curb alarming pollution levels in north India, especially during winter months, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Sunday said it has adopted over 100 villages and 100,000 acres of farm area in Punjab and Haryana to enable zero crop residue burning.

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