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Scientists Discover How to Convert CO2 into Powder That Can Be Stored for Decades

A team of scientists has figured out how to convert planet-warming carbon dioxide into a harmless powdery fuel that could be converted into clean electricity

Study: Trees, Bushes Near Highways Can Significantly Reduce Air Pollution

Trees and bushes planted near highways do more than improve the scenery. A new Georgia State University study finds they significantly reduce air pollution caused by motor vehicles, which has been linked to a host of illnesses

Only 7 Countries Meet WHO’s Air Quality Guidelines as Fossil Fuels Worsen Pollution

A Swiss air quality monitoring firm on Tuesday said its latest worldwide data reveals the need for more walkable cities and a swift transition away from planet-heating fossil fuels, as just 7 out of 134 countries were found to meet global standards for dangerous air pollution.

Delhi’s Anand Vihar sees 999 AQI: How much should it be?

The Air Quality Index in Delhi’s Anand Vihar touched a massive 999 on 2 November.

Air pollution raises risk of type 2 diabetes, says landmark Indian study

Inhaling polluted air increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, the first study of its kind in India has found.

Japanese scientists find microplastics are present in clouds

Researchers in Japan have confirmed microplastics are present in clouds, where they are likely affecting the climate in ways that aren’t yet fully understood.

World can now breathe easier but further mitigation still needed, air pollution study finds

Ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is the world’s leading environmental health risk factor. At only 2.5 micrometers or smaller, these particles are small enough to be inhaled and cause respiratory problems, such as asthma and bronchitis, and cardiovascular issues, including…

Ground-Level Ozone Pollution Threatens Food Security: Bees’ Vital Role in Jeopardy

A new study has found that air pollution is preventing pollinators finding flowers because it degrades the scent.

Climate crisis poses greatest risk to people with respiratory illnesses, experts warn

Call for EU to match WHO’s air pollution regulatory limits as impact of climate emergency interlinks with human health

Air Pollution in the World’s Most Polluted City ‘Delhi’ is Reducing Life Expectancy by Nearly 12 Years, Finds Study

Delhi, the most polluted city in the world, is grappling with a severe air pollution crisis that is resulting in a staggering reduction of life expectancy by 11.9 years, as revealed by a recent study.

Global Air Pollution Is Cutting More Than 2 Years Off Average Human Life Expectancy: Report

“Particulate pollution remains the world’s greatest external risk to human health, with the impact on life expectancy comparable to that of smoking.” High and rising levels of global particulate matter pollution—caused by wildfires, the combustion of fossil fuels, and other…