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HEAT RECORDS SHATTERED: The temperature at Palm Beach International Airport at 3 p.m. was 95 degrees, smashing the record high for the date of 93 set in 2011. 531 more words
The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency in partnership with OKI Regional Council of Governments changed the name of the Smog Alert program to Air Quality Advisory. 245 more words
Middle-aged and older adults who breathe polluted air in towns and cities can be at increased risk of dementia and strokes, researchers have warned.
Normal pollution levels – fine particles from traffic fumes, factory and power station emissions and wood fire smoke – in major cities caused hidden brain strokes while shrinking the brain by the equivalent of one year’s worth of ageing, they said. 479 more words
It is estimated that more than 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas by 2050. This has led to an increased global focus on ‘Green Urban Projects’ – high-performing structures that are designed, built and maintained in the most energy efficient manner possible. 293 more words
Which has the worst air quality: Beijing on a bad air pollution day or a restaurant with smokers?
The answer is the one with the smokers, according to the World Health Organization. 557 more words
Settlement with EPA, state health department should cut emissions of smog- and cancer-causing toxic gases
FRISCO — For years, thousands of storage tanks owned and operated by Houston-based Noble Energy leaked toxic smog- and cancer-causing gases into the Colorado’s heavily fracked Front Range. 1,079 more words