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tourists at the temple of heaven in heavy smog

Pollutionwatch: China shows how political will can take on air pollution

In four years, sulphur dioxide in the city was reduced by 70% and particle pollution by 36% by tackling the problem at source. Initially, old coal-powered industry and power stations were fitted with air pollution abatement systems before being replaced by cleaner facilities built to run on natural gas.

household wood-burning stoves will come under new restrictions

New air pollution plans improve on EU rules, government claims

UK proposals include new regulations on farmers, wood-burning stoves and diesel cars — The government has set out new plans on air pollution that ministers say go beyond existing EU rules, with a pledge to improve air quality nationwide to the standards the World Health Organization (WH0) recommends. Farmers will be subject to such air …

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people with masks try to shield themselves from the smokey air brought about by the recent wildfires

Climate report Trump tried to bury: key findings No 1 – air pollution kills

The Trump administration published a major report on climate change the day after Thanksgiving. We will explore the major findings each day this week — Donald Trump doesn’t believe his own government’s major report on climate change – which the administration tried to bury over the Thanksgiving break. It warns that rising temperatures are already …

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a woman wearing a mask walks along a street in smog-hit beijing

Air pollution cuts two years off global average lifespan, says study

Analysis finds toxic air trims lifespans by 1.8 years, making it main threat to human health — Air pollution cuts the average lifespan of people around the globe by almost two years, analysis shows, making it the single greatest threat to human health. The research looked at the particulate pollution produced by the burning of …

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