Air pollution in China’s heavy-industrial province of Henan worsened in December even as other regions improved, official data showed, with its cities hit by unfavorable weather and a struggle to find cleaner sources of economic growth.
A rainy spell early on Sunday brought better air to residents of New Delhi, giving them a brief respite from thick grey smog that has shrouded the Indian capital for the last two months, although air quality continued to be ‘very poor’.
Both the quantity and quality of sleep in adolescents had significant effects on aspects of cardiovascular health such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels and abdominal fat deposition, according to a study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics.
Not a single city in northern India meets international air quality standards, according to a Greenpeace report that estimates air pollution kills more than one million Indians each year and takes three percent off the country’s GDP.
EU membership has been a major factor behind the marked improvement in environmental quality in the UK since the 1980s, according to an independent report into the potential impact of a leave vote in the June referendum.