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August 18, 2016
'Smoke waves' will affect millions in coming decades
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Wildfires threaten more than land and homes. The smoke they produce contains fine particles (PM2.5) that can poison the air for hundreds of miles. Air pollution from the 2016 Fort McMurray fire in northern Alberta, Canada sent people in Michigan to the hospital with respiratory illnesses. As wildfires increase in frequency and severity due to climate change, more and more communities are at risk of prolonged exposure to harmful levels of smoke. Harvard University researchers, in collaboratio ... read more

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Chemtrails not real, say leading atmospheric science experts
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Court lifts ban on large diesel cars in Delhi
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Japan takes aid show to Africa in China's shadow

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Study quantifies haze's role in China's urban heat island effect

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Environmental regulations can actually boost bottom lines, sometimes
Industry rarely accepts new or stronger environmental regulations willingly or without a well-funded fight. Lobbyists and spokespeople for companies do their best to argue new rules and regulations will hurt their profitability and make them fail to achieve their aims. ... more
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Activists slam ASEAN roadmap to stop smog
Southeast Asian nations agreed to a roadmap on Thursday to combat acrid haze from Indonesian fires that cloaks vast swathes of the region every year, but the move was greeted by activists with scepticism. ... more
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Anti-pollution protesters demand Taiwan's Formosa quit Vietnam
Angry Vietnamese protesters rallied in Taiwan Wednesday calling for local conglomerate Formosa to leave their country after an environmental disaster affected hundreds of thousands of people. ... more
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California condors still threatened by environmental toxins, study says
The California condor, once brought back from the edge of extinction, is struggling in the wild again due to habitat loss and exposure to toxic chemicals, a new study finds. ... more
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Tourist boom threatens Sri Lanka's golden beaches
Tourists have flocked back to Sri Lanka's palm-fringed beaches since a bloody civil war ended in 2009, but environmentalists warn unchecked development means some areas are now so polluted, swimming there is a health hazard. ... more
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Amid criticism, World Bank adopts new social, environmental framework
The World Bank on Thursday adopted a new set of policies aimed at preventing its projects from harming people and the environment. ... more
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Philippines' Duterte turns screws on mining
President Rodrigo Duterte raised the pressure on the Philippines' mining sector on Monday, saying the resources-rich country can live without the industry if firms fail to comply with environmental laws. ... more
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In Chesapeake Bay, clean air and water are a package deal
New research suggests cleaner air is to thank for improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay - more specifically, the Clean Air Act. ... more
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China firm fined for pollution in landmark case
A Chinese environmental group has won a landmark public interest lawsuit against a glass manufacturer, with the firm fined more than $3 million for excessive pollution, a court said. ... more
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Air pollution up in a third of Chinese cities: Greenpeace
Air pollution levels rose in nearly a third of Chinese cities monitored in the second quarter, environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Wednesday. ... more
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Olympic sailors to get garbage-free waters - maybe
Trash-free water at the Rio Olympics is not guaranteed but sailing competitors can at least expect a "fair" tournament, a top official said Wednesday. ... more
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Urban pigeons help researchers monitor lead pollution
New research shows toxicity levels in urban pigeons are a good proxy for risk of lead poisoning in children. ... more
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E.Asian shipping emissions kill tens of thousands: study
A sharp rise in shipping emissions in east Asia is killing tens of thousands of people in the region every year and adding to global warming, a study said Monday. ... more
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India court orders old cars deregistered in smog-hit Delhi
India's environment court Monday ordered all diesel vehicles older than 10 years be deregistered in New Delhi, strengthening a ban on pollution-spewing cars partly blamed for the capital's toxic air, a lawyer said. ... more
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Mexico to plant 18 million trees against pollution
Authorities will plant 18 million trees in Mexico City and its surrounding suburbs as part of efforts to combat air pollution, the government said Monday. ... more
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Hong Kong takes aim at China for trash on beaches
Hong Kong's leader on Sunday blamed a huge rise in rubbish blighting the city's beaches on refuse washed ashore from the mainland, and pledged talks with Chinese authorities to stem the tide. ... more
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Bouncing droplets remove contaminants like pogo jumpers
Scalpels that never need washing. Airplane wings that de-ice themselves. Windshields that readily repel raindrops. While the appeal of a self-cleaning, hydrophobic surface may be apparent, the extre ... more
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Scientists find bouncing droplets can remove contaminants
Often, the nanostructures that give materials their self-cleaning properties - or that help surfaces shed water and prevent icing - also undermine the materials' stability and durability. ... more
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Household fuels exceed power plants and cars as source of smog in Beijing
Beijing and surrounding areas of China often suffer from choking smog. The Chinese government has made commitments to improving air quality and has achieved notable results in reducing emissions fro ... more
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Household fuels a major contributor to Beijing's infamous air pollution
China's plans to curb Beijing's health-damaging air by focusing on restricting emissions from power plants and vehicles may have limited impact if household use of coal and other dirty fuels is not ... more
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Vietnam says Taiwanese steel mill to pay $500m for pollution
A Taiwanese steel mill has agreed to pay $500 million compensation for discharging pollution that decimated Vietnam's fishing industry in several central provinces this year, officials said Thursday. ... more
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Tiny algae ideal for sniffing out nutrient pollution in water
The key to effectively measuring damagingly high levels of nutrients in freshwater streams lies in the microscopic organisms living in them, according to a group of Drexel University scientists. ... more
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China factories closed over toxic school tracks scare
Chinese authorities have shut down nine factories and detained some executives after reports that toxic industrial waste was used to make running tracks widely used at schools, official media said Thursday. ... more
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Man-made pollutants found in Earth's deepest ocean trenches
Even the creatures living in Earth's deepest oceanic trenches aren't safe from man-made toxins. New research has revealed surprisingly significant concentrations of pollutants among deep-sea species. ... more
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