air pollution

Global warming and future pandemics

A study published in the journal Nature says that animal migration due to rising global temperatures and habitat destruction will lead to a “network of new viruses” that could affect human health. As a possible mitigation plan, they urge governments…

Building the “trail of optimism” in Volos, Greece

Active Citizens of Volos, a grassroots initiative, made an open call on July 27th to all the citizens in the city of Volos to help build a hiking trail under the name “trail of optimism”. But what does the “trail…

Air Quality Improves under Coronavirus Quarantines

by Roee Ruttenberg Images from the European Space Agency show how pollution levels in China dropped between December 2019 and March 2020, as much of the country responded to COVID-19 and went into lockdown. Production halted, so emissions halted. It…

Only one in five countries has a healthcare strategy to deal with climate change

Protecting people’s health from climate change dangers such as heat stress, storms and tsunamis has never been more important, yet most countries are doing too little about it, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. In its first global review of…

Watch Out: Your Money Is Being Used to Destroy the World!

By Baher Kamal* How governments spend taxpayers money to subsidise fossil fuels that cause deadly air pollution – A reminder to mark 5 June World Environment Day.   Perhaps the most direct way to introduce this tough issue is what the United…

White House Seeks Drastic Cuts to Environmental Protection Agency

The White House is seeking to dramatically reduce the power of the Environmental Protection Agency, slashing dozens of programs and laying off 20 percent of the agency’s staff. The plan calls for the complete elimination of EPA programs on climate change, toxic…

Linking Alzheimer’s to pollution, study finds ‘abundant’ toxic nanoparticles in human brains

Toxic magnetic particles suspected of link to Alzheimer’s disease discovered in brains of people living in heavily polluted areas. by Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams Toxic magnetic nanoparticles from air pollution have been discovered in “abundant” quantities in…

Air pollution killing millions, threatening global health systems

“We are storing up problems. These are chronic diseases that require hospital beds. The cost will be enormous.” by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams The World Health Organization (WHO) over the weekend warned that skyrocketing air pollution levels…

WHO calls in Paris for a Climate Agreement that benefits Health

Paris, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) called on the UN conference on climate for achieving a new binding climate agreement that takes into account among its purposes, the benefits to global public health. Representatives and experts…

Report: “Systemic” overpolluting by car manufacturers

The Guardian has obtained data showing diesel cars from four major car manufacturers are emitting significantly more pollution on the road than in their regulatory tests. Tests conducted by the company Emissions Analytics show that models of Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Mazda…

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