Cities With The Worst Air Pollution

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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 most harmful to health, with 153 micrograms. Not far behind is another Indian city, Patna

Glasgow Becomes First University In Europe To Divest From Fossil Fuels

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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 months of campaigning, led by the Glasgow University Climate Action Society and involving over 1,300

Rooftop Gardens Help Mexico City Fight Air Pollution

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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 with their wings. Stand in the botanical gardens of the Bosque de Chapultepec (the Chapultepec forest) and

Half Of Americans Live In Unhealthy Air Conditions

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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 “State of the Air 2014” report released today.  The 15th annual national report shows that while

Most Chinese Cities Choking On Air Pollution

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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 the country’s severe pollution problems. The dirtiest cities were in northern China, where coal-powered industries are

Beijing Air Pollution Reaches Record Levels This Week

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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 health, was 290 micrograms per cubic meter at 3 p.m. near the city’s Tiananmen Square, the

The Top 10 Cities In The World For Clean Air

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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 one in the U.S. for being the cleanest in annual particle pollution, but the city’s

California Announces Urban Forestry Grants

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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. The funding level of eachCAL FIREUrban & Community Forestry grant program may be adjusted based

Oakland’s Zero Emission Bus

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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 Bay cities, hopes its fleet of three hydrogen-powered buses—the largest in the nation—will help to

History Lessons Under The Trees

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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 that are direct descendants of trees planted by – or associated with – George Washington,