air pollution

Africa

‘We do have pockets of poor air quality in the country’ – Environmental Affairs

Thabo Mdluli spoke to Dr Patience Gwaze – air quality chief director at the Department of Environmental Affairs about the…

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Africa

Task team to investigate the cause of sulphuric stench in Gauteng, North West

Environmental Affairs Department spokesperson Albi Modise says the team will submit a detailed report next week. A task team has…

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Science

Trees are protecting Raphael paintings by soaking up pollution in Rome

By Priscille Biehlmann Lichen being used to monitor air quality inside the Villa Farnesina Aldo Winkler Trees can shield historical…

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Asia

Air purifiers fall out of favor as air pollution eases in China

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, June 8 (Xinhua) — Air purifiers which once had been a must for many urban…

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Science

Cutting air pollution could boost crop yields by up to 28 per cent

Analysis of air pollution and crop health via satellite imagery suggests that limiting emissions of nitrogen dioxide, a potent greenhouse…

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Europe

World Athletics calls for better air quality for Global Running Day

Clean air is a fundamental right for all of us but if you are exercising or playing sport it becomes…

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Business

DAVOS DIARY: Train instead of plane —scenery, carbon cutting

DAVOS, Switzerland — If you’re coming to Davos this year, try to take the train instead of flying, organizers of…

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Science

Pollution killed 9 million people worldwide in 2019 alone

Pollution accounted for one in six deaths three years ago, a figure that is unchanged since the last analysis in…

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Science

UK environment watchdog rebukes government for slow action on nature

Slow progress on the UK’s 25-year environment plan could lead to ecological tipping points such as collapsing fish stocks, says…

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Science

Tropical city air pollution led to 470,000 premature deaths in 2018

Cities in the tropics are experiencing a growing air pollution problem, which is estimated to have led to a 62…

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