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Air from Delhi: eat berries and wear masks to defeat the pollution

image copyright AFP Every winter, a thick layer of smog rises on large parts of India, and people are beginning to fight the appalling environmental pollution. Thousands end up in medical clinics with shortness of breath, filling hospital beds with lung problems and many are forced to leave school or work. And with measures announced by the federal government and …

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Charles: I was ignored because of pollution warning Royal | news

The heir to the throne spent decades threatening warnings about the planet's future, but was often dismissed as a support. In an interview in the Vanity Fair magazine, he said, "One of my responsibilities has been to find solutions to the major challenges we face in the face of accelerating climate change." "However, it seems to take forever to make …

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WHO's air pollution statistics suggest that as many as 1.8 billion children may be seriously affected

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has yielded some amazing results on the impact of pollution on global health. WHO's air pollution statistics suggest that up to 1.8 billion children around the world breathe potentially life-threatening polluted air each day. These results show that much more needs to be done to combat global air pollution. On Monday, …

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Florida's red tide is "natural", but pollution is making it worse

Vince Lovko, a phytoplankton ecologist at the Mote Marine Lab, earlier this month with a team of researchers, crossed the waters off Longboat Key in his Yellowfin fishing boat lab and sampled seawater from a red tide that formed almost around Southwest Florida had a year and scattered beaches with dead manatees, sea turtles and rotting marine life. Every few …

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The air pollution makes us more stupid, study shows

Researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) examined data from the national longitudinal study of China Family Panel Studies, which evaluated the cognitive test outcomes of just under 32,000 people between 2010 and 2014 against short- and long-term air pollution. Researchers found that both verbal and mathematical scores "decrease with increasing cumulative exposure to air pollution," with a …

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The burden of air pollution affects cognitive performance, study finds: NPR

Smoke rises on a moderately soiled day in 2017 over the Beijing skyline. Mark Schiefelbein / AP Hide title toggle caption Mark Schiefelbein / AP On a moderately soiled day in 2017, smoke rises over the skyline of Beijing. Mark Schiefelbein / AP Researchers studying the effects of air pollution conducted mathematical and verbal tests on more than 25,000 people …

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Plastic Pollution: Turtle washes on the beach of Cornwall with PLASTIC in the stomach | Nature | news

Although a piece of plastic was pulled out of the six-foot leatherback turtle, it was human boat activity that was feared that it would spoil the magnificent marine animal. Across the Atlantic from the Caribbean The turtle is suspected of dying in British waters before her body was washed ashore by weekend storms in Marazion. Warm summer conditions have left …

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