Air pollution

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It's not just oceans: scientists find plastic is also polluting the air
New research links Delhi’s thick smogs to burning of plastics

Gary Fuller

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Lead levels among children in South Australia's Port Pirie reach decade high
Health department finds sharp increase in levels of lead among children in the town – home to one of world’s largest lead refineries

Royce Kurmelovs

22, Feb, 2021 @3:22 AM

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Hearths on fire: UK residents incensed by pollution from wood burners
Neighbours’ disputes become increasingly heated as new data reveals wood burning causes more pollution than traffic

Archie Bland

20, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Barcelona to ban smoking on four of its beaches
Pilot scheme will operate from end of May to mid-September as part of city’s ongoing clean air drive

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

17, Feb, 2021 @12:53 PM

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Air pollution significantly raises risk of infertility, study finds
Exclusive: With 30% of infertility unexplained, pollution could be an ‘unignorable’ risk factor, scientists say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, Feb, 2021 @12:18 PM

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Wood burning at home now biggest cause of UK particle pollution
Fires used by just 8% of population but cause triple the particle pollution of traffic, data shows

Damian Carrington Environment editor

16, Feb, 2021 @11:44 AM

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Covid bike and walking schemes do not delay ambulances, trusts say
FOI responses also reveal no schemes introduced without relevant service being consulted

Laura Laker

13, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Pollutionwatch: campaign calls on doctors to champion clean air
Cardiac organisations want GPs to advise us about the air we breathe, much as they began to warn against smoking in the 1960s

Gary Fuller

12, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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£27bn roads plan in doubt after Shapps overrode official advice
Exclusive: transport secretary dismissed guidance calling for review of environmental impact

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

11, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Tough air pollution targets needed to cut health inequalities, say MPs
Cross-party committee says deprived groups contribute least but suffer most from dirty air

Damian Carrington Environment editor

11, Feb, 2021 @6:01 AM

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'People should be alarmed': air pollution in US subway systems stuns researchers
Riders in major cities, especially New York, encounter particle quantities well above safe levels

Oliver Milman

10, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Activists occupy second London tunnel in protest at tree-felling plans
Highbury Corner tunnel built by same crew behind HS2 protest tunnel at Euston, say environmentalists

Diane Taylor

09, Feb, 2021 @10:10 AM

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