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Pollution responsible for one in six deaths across planet, waarsku wetenskaplikes

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Pollution is killing 9 million people a year, a review has found, making it responsible for one in six of all deaths. Toxic air and contaminated water and soil “is an existential threat to human health and planetary h...

‘People laugh but think twice’: Belgian cartoonist takes on plastic pollution

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Belgian cartoonist Pieter De Poortere was trying to do his bit for the environment: eating less meat and diligently sorting his rubbish – glass, papier, plastics. He realised it wasn’t enough. “I thought if we all sort...

Pollution back at illegal levels on former ‘zero-emissions street’ in London

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The ending of the UK’s first “zero-emissions street” scheme has led to a return to illegal pollution levels beside one of the country’s biggest cultural centres. Pollution levels had plummeted on Beech Street in Londo...

Air pollution linked to higher risk of autoimmune diseases

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Long-term exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of autoimmune disease, research has found. Exposure to particulates has already been linked to strokes, brain cancer, miscarriage and mental health problems. A ...

Millions suffering in deadly pollution ‘sacrifice zones’, warns UN expert

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A UN expert has warned of the creation of pollution “sacrifice zones” across the world, where tens of millions of people are suffering strokes, cancers, respiratory problems and heart disease as a result of toxic cont...

How US redlining led to an air pollution crisis 100 jare later

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A new study has found that neighborhoods in which the federal government discouraged investment nearly 100 years ago – via a racist practice known as redlining – face higher levels of air pollution today. Looking at m...

PFAS pollution led to contamination of US drinking water wells, studie bevind

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Pollution by toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in America’s aquifer system has led to widespread contamination of private and public drinking water wells, data from a new study by the US Geological Survey finds. The stud...

How a court case over pollution could be used to unravel federal regulatory power

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On Monday the US supreme court will hear arguments in a group of cases that could have an immediate impact on the American government’s ability to respond to the climate emergency. The consequences could be even more ...

Texas says it doesn’t monitor pollution spikes, calling it ‘often unnecessary’

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Laas jaar, during Texas’s devastating winter freeze, oil refineries, chemical manufacturers and other industrial plants emitted a whopping 4.7m pounds of excess chemicals into the air that millions of people breathe. ...

Nanoplastic pollution found at both of Earth’s poles for first time

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Nanoplastic pollution has been detected in polar regions for the first time, indicating that the tiny particles are now pervasive around the world. The nanoparticles are smaller and more toxic than microplastics, watter...

Londoners told to reduce physical activity on Friday due to pollution

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Londoners should avoid strenuous physical activity on Friday due to “very high” levels of pollution, experts have warned. The poor air quality is the result of an intense area of high pressure covering western Europe....

Ignore reports of low-impact pollution events, Environment Agency tells staff

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England’s Environment Agency has told its staff to “shut down” and ignore reports of low-impact pollution events because it does not have enough money to investigate them, according to a leaked internal report. The ru...

Trauma, dislocation, pollution: why Māori leaders want control of the South Island’s water

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On the eve of their tribe’s settlement with the crown, Gabrielle Huria and Te Maire Tau walked out on to the cracked, dry earth of Tūtaepatu lagoon’s bed. The lagoon’s edges, once thick with flax, had been choked by i...

How much air pollution do you live with? It may depend on your skin color

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Aan hoeveel lugbesoedeling word jy in jou daaglikse lewe blootgestel? Die antwoord kan afhang van die kleur van jou vel, 'n nuwe studie wat Woensdag vrygestel is, bevestig. Die studie gepubliseer in Environmental Health Perspectives het bevind dat ....

‘Pollution everywhere’: how one-click shopping is creating Amazon warehouse towns

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Three generations of Arah Parker’s family have lived in her pleasant, yellow-hued home, where there used to be a clear view of the San Gabriel mountains from the kitchen window. There used to be – until the country’s ...

‘Gushing oil and roaring fires’: 30 years on Kuwait is still scarred by catastrophic pollution

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Vir 10 months in Kuwait, everything was upside down. Daytime was full of darkness from the thick smoke, and nights were bright from the distant glow of burning oilwells. When Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, ordered the...

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