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New study shows how Asian air pollution affects the weather

In the first study of its kind, researchers have compared pollution rates from 1850 through 2000, and have discovered that man-made pollutants from Asian countries are impacting weather patterns in the Northern Hemisphere.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Op-Ed: China's pollution gets worse, but face masks still don't work

Air pollution in China has become so bad that it has fueled a face-mask cottage-industry in the country. While most of the masks are no better than wearing a bandana over one's face, people are spending millions of dollars for this needed protection.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Paris to restrict use of cars because of choking smog

Paris - Air pollution levels in Paris, France has been 80 percent higher than in London or Berlin over the past week, prompting the city to offer free public transportation, as well as require drivers to reduce their speed.
In the Media by Karen Graham

China's artificial 'nuclear winter' wrecking havoc on agriculture

Beijing - In Beijing, the air is so thick with toxic smog that officials are warning citizens to wear masks when outdoors, or stay inside. With air-quality levels rising far above what is considered safe, one scientist compared the foul air to a "nuclear winter."
In the Media by Karen Graham - 8 comments

Beijing’s thick smog is full of microbes

Beijing - Some 1,300 species of microbes, including some associated with allergies and lung disease, have been detected adrift in Beijing’s thick smog.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Pollution and Bird Flu crisis may dampen Beijing's Lunar New Year

Beijing - Imagine the Fourth of July without the fireworks display on Washington's Mall, or New Years on Times Square without the ball dropping. In China, where fireworks were invented, the Lunar New Year on Friday may be celebrated without them.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Op-Ed: Beijing will try again to tackle its air pollution

Beijing - Last week, Beijing's Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau at a press conference, addressed the dirty dish-water pollution covering the city. They blamed the toxic miasma on a number of problems, the biggest being coal-fired industries, among others.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

New study: Chinese pollution making landfall on the West Coast

China's air quality problem may have repercussions outside of Asia. A new study suggests that Chinese pollution is affecting America's West Coast.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings - 1 comment

Shanghai reaches 'hazardous' levels of smog Special

Shanghai - Shanghai has reached the highest levels of air pollution in the year with PM 2.5 of up to 442, according to official AQI numbers.
Digital Journal Report by Valerie Benguiat - 1 comment

Many air pollutants have been declared carcinogenic

Contaminants in the air are officially carcinogens (potentially cancer causing), a World Health Organization (WHO) report indicates.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments
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