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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.
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.

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