Category Archives: Air Pollution

Cities With The Worst Air Pollution

Air Pollution In New Delhi Worse Than Beijing Air quality in most cities that monitor their air pollution levels exceed what the World Health Organization deems as safe. Delhi has the highest level of the airborne particulate matter, PM2.5 considered … Continue reading

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Glasgow Becomes First University In Europe To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Smart Money Says Fossil Fuels For Dinosaurs Glasgow University has become the first academic institution in Europe to divest from the fossil fuel industry, in a turning point for the British arm of the student-led global divestment movement. After 12 … Continue reading

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Rooftop Gardens Help Mexico City Fight Air Pollution

Plants Cleaning The Air, Sheltering Buildings In a sheltered corner of one of the greatest megacities on Earth, there is a place where lizards careen around tree trunks, butterflies drink nectar from vermillion flowers and hummingbirds whisk the heavy air … Continue reading

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Half Of Americans Live In Unhealthy Air Conditions

Californians Choking On Worst Air In America Nearly half of all Americans – more than 147 million people – live in counties where ozone or particle pollutions levels make the air unhealthy to breathe, according to the American Lung Association’s … Continue reading

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Most Chinese Cities Choking On Air Pollution

Cities In Northern China Have Poorest Air Quality Only three of the 74 Chinese cities monitored by the central government managed to meet official minimum standards for air quality last year, the Ministry of Environmental Protection announced this week, underscoring … Continue reading

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Beijing Air Pollution Reaches Record Levels This Week

Shanghai Also Under Smog Alert Beijing’s air pollution reached 11 times World Health Organization-recommended levels today, as the country’s meteorological department forecast smog in north and central China to continue. The concentration of PM2.5, fine particulates that pose the greatest risk to human … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Cities In The World For Clean Air

Clean Air A Top Issue For Citizens If you’re making plans for summer vacation, you might prefer not to visit the smoggiest countries. But where might you go to find the cleanest air? The American Lung Association ranks Cheyenne, Wyoming as number … Continue reading

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California Announces Urban Forestry Grants

Urban and Community Forestry Grants The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has set aside funds to provide grants to applicants that wish to create or implement a“Leading Edge” Urban Forestry and Urban Greening Project or Program. … Continue reading

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Oakland’s Zero Emission Bus

Transportation Part Of Sustainable Infrastructure The buses are 40-foot-long behemoths, but they glide along downtown streets as silently as sleds coasting over snow; passersby barely turn their heads. The local AC Transit agency, which serves Oakland, Berkeley and other East … Continue reading

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History Lessons Under The Trees

Trees Help Keep History Alive A unique tree-planting program would like to put a piece of history in your yard. The Famous & Historic Tree Program is an environmental education concept combining contemporary conservation with our nation’s heritage. Young trees … Continue reading

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