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Massive review confirms house plants not 'purifying' air in your home
Filling your house with potted plants might make you happier and more productive, but it's not going to make the air you breathe any cleaner. That is, unless you had a ludicrous number of indoor plants: Somewhere between 10 and 1,000 for every square meter of your living space, the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology reported.
South Korea's air passenger traffic up 4.4%
South Korea's air passenger traffic rose 4.4 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier on growing travel demand, the Transport Ministry said Tuesday.
Iraqi police fire in air during new protests in Baghdad
Riot police in Iraq have fired live rounds into the air and used tear gas to disperse protesters, who took to the streets in the capital, Baghdad, for a second consecutive day against what they describe as unemployment and poor public services.
Minister: Air fleet development Iran’s plan for recapturing air travel market share
Iran is planning to recapture its share of the regional and international air travel markets by developing the national air fleet and providing passengers with the opportunity to fly to different parts of the country and the world.
S. African residents take steel company to SAHRC for 'polluting our air'
Residents of Kuils River in Western Cape, who insist that nearby steel company has been polluting their air, have taken their complaints to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
Delhi air pollution surges to emergency levels
Delhi residents woke to a thick, grey smog on Thursday as air pollution in the Indian capital surged to emergency levels.
Turning air into drinking water: Africa's inspired inventors
The Royal Academy of Engineering Africa prize, now in its fifth year, has shortlisted 16 African inventors from six countries to receive funding, training and mentoring for projects intended to revolutionize sectors from agriculture and science to women’s health.
Does air pollution raise autism risk?
A Canadian study found that exposure to a common air pollutant during pregnancy was tied to higher odds of a child being diagnosed with autism by age five.
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 seven million people a year and harming billions more.
Air India plane hits wall on takeoff
A passenger plane traveling from the south Indian city of Trichy to Dubai sustained damage after hitting the airport wall during takeoff.
Passengers safe after Air Niugini flight crashes into sea in Micronesia
A flotilla of small boats rescued all 47 passengers and crew from an Air Niugini flight that crashed into the sea short of the runway at an airport in the tiny South Pacific nation of Micronesia on Friday, the airport’s manager said.
Astronauts tackling air leak on ISS
Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are having to deal with an air leak from a possible collision.
Study: Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence
Chronic exposure to air pollution can cause harm to cognitive performance, a new study revealed.
Soaring spiders may get cues from electric charges in the air
Spiders may lack wings, but they aren’t confined to the ground. Under the right conditions, some spider species will climb to a high point, release silk strands to form a parachute, and float away on the breeze.
Key 'step forward' in cutting cost of removing CO₂ from air
A Canadian company, backed by Bill Gates, said it has reached an important threshold in developing technology that can remove CO₂ from the air.

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