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  • [New] Low socioeconomic status consistently increased the risk of premature death from fine particle pollution among 13.2 million Medicare recipients studied in the largest examination of particle pollution-related mortality nationwide. / American Lung Association
  • [New] Biodiversity loss and pollution continue to threaten marine life and its habitats, and climate change poses enormous threats to the oceans and to the whole planet. / Environment
  • [New] In Qingyuan, China, pollutants released from e-waste disassembly have significantly toxified neighboring soil and have posed serious health risks to residents who consume local crops. / CSIS
  • [New] Among the key findings are that a reduction of PM2.5 concentration over 10 years was associated with a reduced risk of all-cause dementia in French individuals by 15% and of Alzheimer's disease by 17% for every microgram less of gaseous pollutant per cubic meter of air. / The Independent
  • [New] Reductions in fine particulate matter and traffic-related pollutants over 10 years were associated with 14% and 26% reductions in dementia risk in older U.S. women, and reductions in the risk of dementia in French people by 15%. / UPI
  • [New] In the UK, poor air quality is a severe environmental risk to public health, with air pollution responsible for 40,000 early deaths. / Imperial News
  • [New] Reduction of fine particulate matter and traffic-related pollutants per 10% of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) current standard over 10 years was associated with 14% and 26% reductions in dementia risk, and slower cognitive decline, in older U.S. women. / Medical Xpress
  • [New] The consequences of interactions among climate change, the urban heat island effect, and air pollution are expected to increase the risk of poor human health in cities globally by the middle of the twenty-first century. / en
  • [New] By mitigating toxic pollution in large countries with high populations such as China and India, neighboring countries will benefit. / Notre Dame News
  • [New] Economy - designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems - could further reduce the UK's carbon emissions, particularly by focusing on urban centres. / UK Government
  • [New] Companies that sell in the world's largest single market will be rewarded for reducing emissions - and high-emitting firms will pay equally for their pollution, regardless whether it takes place inside the EU. / GreenBiz
  • [New] Plastic pollution is one of the biggest ongoing threats to the planet, easily on par with climate change and the loss of biodiversity. / Salon
  • The number of deaths may drop to 5.3 million per year by 2050 in a BAU economy because lower emissions due to improvements in emission controls will have a greater impact than the higher population exposed to air pollution. / Stanford University
  • The WTO is expected to set out political commitments to reduce plastic pollution at the Twelfth Ministerial Confence that is taking place in Geneva later in 2021. / REB Market Intelligence
  • 93% of the world's children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. / Euronews.com
  • As the planet gets warmer, climate change increases the risk for wildfires, rising sea levels, extreme heat, severe weather, air pollution, and droughts. / Deloitte United States
  • If we do not tailor an electrification plan for the United States, we can expect a lot of resistance to the overall plan that could have otherwise been avoided, and make meaningful impacts against climate change and pollution decades faster. / CleanTechnica
  • The welfare benefits from reducing air pollution, road deaths and avoiding climate damage could be worth about 3.5% of gross domestic product by 2030. / The Peninsula
  • Air pollution remains the single biggest environmental threat to health in the UK, shortening tens of thousands of lives each year. / GOV.UK
  • The think piece provides policy options to reduce marine plastic litter and achieve the Osaka Blue Ocean Vision, which voluntarily commits G20 countries to reduce additional pollution by marine plastic litter to zero by 2050 through a comprehensive life-cycle approach. / Bioplastics News
  • As extreme heat makes air quality worse, the American Petroleum Institute will say it's an environmental justice advocate, even though pollution threatens communities of color far more than white communities. / Los Angeles Times
  • More than 130,000 people with asthma will benefit from the expansion of London's ultra low emission zone in October because a reduction in polluting vehicles will cut their risk of an asthma attack, research shows. / The Times
  • Fast forwarding the global transportation sector will not only make air pollution a thing of the past, it's key to making the huge strides science demands in this decade to tackle the climate crisis. / Global Optimism

Last updated: 01 August 2021


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