A growing body of research suggests that gas stoves can pose health risks, especially for people with respiratory ailments.
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Natural gas has been marketed for decades as a clean fuel, but a growing body of research shows that gas stoves can contribute significantly to indoor air pollution, as well as climate change.
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Every year, air pollution kills 2,600 Australians. Australia’s new climate policy regime must account for this and other harms climate change wreaks on society.
Bad air pollution and extreme heat each raise health risks, but they’re worse combined.
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The worst effects are during high nighttime temperatures, something happening more often with climate change. Wildfires add to the risk.
Savanna grasslands are burnt early in the dry season to reduce the chance of large fires later. But it’s making air pollution worse.
Indonesian fire fighters extinguish a fire in a land next to residence in Pekanbaru, Riau province on September 13, 2019. The blazes spread smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact on global warming.
Wildfires are intensifying, yet they’re one of the most poorly understood phenomena on Earth. New research shows that they can disturb both regional and global climate.
Smokestacks at the coal-fired Mountaineer power plant in New Haven, West Virginia.
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In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court held that an Obama administration plan to regulate carbon emissions from power plants exceeded the power that Congress gave to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Venus has a thick, toxic atmosphere filled with carbon dioxide.
New catalytic converters can remove toxic chemicals from the exhaust fumes of combustion-engine cars.
A farmer works with his tractor in front of the Kusile Power Station located in eMalahleni. In Gauteng province residents can sometimes smell the pollution coming from this direction.
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Johannesburg occasionally smells like rotten eggs. The wind brings the smell from the east or the southeast, where most industries are located.
Road traffic is one of the causes of air pollution in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Twenty-six fast-growing African cities may battle health challenges if air pollution is not addressed.
Greenhouse gases emitted today linger in the atmosphere for years to centuries.
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Thanks to humans, the concentration of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now 50% higher than before the industrial era. These gases are raising Earth’s temperature.
Cooking with wood and charcoal can raise indoor air pollution to dangerous levels.
Although it is important to have a diversity of tree species in urban landscapes, planting and protecting taller species should be strongly encouraged.
There is a growing interest in planting small trees in urban areas. However, large trees have significant advantages.
Illegal oil refineries are operated by oil thieves in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
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The illegal refinery process ignores all environmental, health and safety procedures and can have catastrophic consequences.
An ethanol refinery in Chancellor, South Dakota.
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Allowing the sale of gasoline that’s 15% ethanol year-round won’t have much impact on gas prices, but recent research shows that growing corn for fuel affects the climate – for the worse.
Coal fired power station in South Africa .
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The court ruling that it’s a constitutional right to have clean air highlights the fact that South Africa needs to improve air quality urgently.
Motorcyclists at a traffic light in Kampala, Uganda.
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Kampala’s current transport system is not working to the benefit of its users, its operators or the government. It is not providing a mobility service.
Plastic trash floating on the Buriganga river in Dhaka, Bangladesh,
Jan. 21, 2020.
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Representatives of 175 countries voted to start developing a global treaty to reduce plastic waste. Treaties addressing mercury, long-range air pollution and ozone depletion offer some lessons.
Coal piles outside of PacifiCorp’s Hunter power plant in Castle Dale, Utah.
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West Virginia v. EPA could be the opportunity that conservative justices have been seeking to curb federal power.
The UK has around 2,000 drive-throughs.
Drive-throughs not only increase air pollution and emissions, but also contribute to a car-centred culture that we need to avoid.
Air pollution levels are typically high during the winter months in Beijing, where the Olympics has kicked off.
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Air pollution are typically high during the winter months in Beijing, research shows.