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Air Pollution Takes a Global Toll on Heart Health

Air Pollution Takes a Global Toll on Heart Health

Air Pollution Takes a Global Toll on Heart Health Air Pollution Takes a Global Toll on Heart Health All over the world, in high-income and low-income countries, in communities large and small, urban and rural, air pollution is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Researchers working in 21 countries tracked levels of PM 2.5, particles of soot small …

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Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution Record

Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution Record

Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution Record Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution Record Intense wildfires in the Arctic in June released more polluting gases into the Earth’s atmosphere than in any other month in 18 years of data collection, European scientists said in a report Tuesday. These fires offer a stark portrait of planetary warming trends. The Arctic is …

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Pollution Fell Under Lockdown. Now, Big Majorities Want Rules to Keep It Down.

Pollution Fell Under Lockdown. Now, Big Majorities Want Rules to Keep It Down.

Pollution Fell Under Lockdown. Now, Big Majorities Want Rules to Keep It Down. Pollution Fell Under Lockdown. Now, Big Majorities Want Rules to Keep It Down. The coronavirus lockdown has fed a common desire in some very different countries: the need for cleaner air and support for tougher government rules to get rid of pollution, according to an opinion poll …

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New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

Beth Gardiner, a journalist and the author of “Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution,” said she was particularly worried about what the coronavirus outbreak would mean for countries with far worse pollution, such as India. “Most countries don’t take it seriously enough and aren’t doing enough given the scale of the harm that air pollution is …

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U.S. to Announce Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules, a Key Effort to Fight Climate Change

U.S. to Announce Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules, a Key Effort to Fight Climate Change

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected on Tuesday to announce its final rule to rollback Obama-era automobile fuel efficiency standards, relaxing efforts to limit climate-warming tailpipe pollution and virtually undoing the government’s biggest effort to combat climate change. The new rule, written by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation, would allow cars on American roads to …

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