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Air Pollution (Page 2)
Burning fuel causes 50,000 deaths a yearGuardian Unlimited | 22 Mar 2010
Fifty-thousand people a year may be dying prematurely because of air pollution, a influential committee of MPs has reported after a six-month investigation.
Britain. A breath of foul airThe Independent | 21 Mar 2010
More than 50,000 people are dying prematurely in the UK every year, and thousands more suffer serious illness because of man-made air pollution, according to a parliamentary report published tomorrow. The UK now faces the threat of £300m in fines after it failed to meet legally binding EU targets to reduce pollution to safe levels.
Newcastle tops list of "green" citiesYahoo! News | 19 Nov 2009
For decades, Newcastle upon Tyne was blackened by coal dust and known around the world for its clanking shipyards and smoke-belching factories.
Enough is enough for town under airport's flightpathSunday Herald | 16 Aug 2009
THUNDEROUS roar descends over a community in the flightpath of Scotland's biggest airport. Just minutes apart, jet after jet soar overhead as they make their final descent into Glasgow Airport over Clydebank.
Dangerous ozone a 'global' pollution problemEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 29 Jul 2009
Ground-level ozone pollution has become a "global air pollution problem", according to a new report from Europe's environment watchdog.
Activist turns Jakarta suburb into green oasisReuters | 06 Jul 2009
JAKARTA (Reuters Life!) - In many areas of Jakarta, the air pollution is choking, what little green spaces there are wilting and garbage festers on street corners. And then there's Banjarsari, a green oasis on the outskirts of city.
Global warming braked less than expected by hazeYahoo! News | 18 Jun 2009
Air pollution, dust and other tiny particles that can bounce sunlight back into space are braking global warming less than previously believed, a Norwegian study said.
EU eyes more road tolls to curb transport emissionsYahoo! News | 17 Jun 2009
Road charging should play a bigger role in managing Europe's booming transport industry, European Transport Commissioner Antonio Tajani said on Wednesday as he outlined EU transport priorities for the next decade.
Holes seen in U.S. climate bill's consumer shieldsYahoo! News | 17 Jun 2009
The U.S. climate bill would not do enough to protect consumers from future energy costs and gives away too many permits to power and natural gas distribution companies to pollute with carbon dioxide, environmental groups said.