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With steel waste in crosshairs, China extends its war on pollution
China’s self-styled war on pollution is extending to a new front: The solid waste that makes up thousands of slag heaps around the country, a byproduct of its record steel output.
Pollution and flu bring steep rise in lung-related illnesses
Accident and emergency departments have seen attendances due to lung-related illnesses almost double in under a decade as increasingly virulent flu strains and a rise in air pollution take their toll.
China lambasts city for turning blind eye to oil pollution
China's environment ministry has slammed a northeastern city for ‘turning a blind eye’ to pollution from small-scale oil refining that was made illegal in 1996, underlining Beijing's struggle to clean up the country's environment despite tightening rules.
Air pollution levels ‘forcing families to move out of cities’
An increasing number of parents are shunning good schools because of the local air quality while some are even looking to move out of cities altogether, as fears over the effects of diesel emissions on health mount.
EPA seeks new truck pollution rules; says air won't suffer
The US President Donald Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to rewrite rules that limit pollution from heavy trucks but that the EPA says slow the economy.
A window into the deadly pollution in India's capital
Air quality has been deteriorating over recent weeks in India’s capital New Delhi as farmers burn crop residue in neighboring states and the smoke combines with industrial and vehicular emissions.
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.
China regions accused of faking pollution compliance in new probe
Four more Chinese regions have been accused of faking efforts to rectify environmental problems and paying only lip service to the country's war on pollution, according to reports published by the environment ministry on Monday.
Pollution the killer
Bangladesh saw around 234,000 deaths, including 80,000 in urban areas, due to environmental pollution and related health risks in 2015, making it one of the worst affected countries in the world, revealed a World Bank report.
Genetics and pollution drive severity of asthma symptoms
Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and collaborators. The study appeared online in Scientific Reports.
Study: Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence
Chronic exposure to air pollution can cause harm to cognitive performance, a new study revealed.
Iran ready to cooperate with West Asian nations to combat dust storms
Iran on Tuesday announced preparedness to cooperate with other West Asian states to control the pollution caused by dust particles and storms.
Study links pollution to hospital visits
Scientists have found a direct link between air pollution levels and hospital admissions in Tayside.
Air pollution linked to 3.2m new diabetes cases in one year
A new study suggested there’s a link between air pollution and diabetes.

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