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Improvements in Beijing's air quality

I usually don’t mention news stories, but this one intrigued me. It is tucked away in a small corner of the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) … 165 more words

China

Visualizing the invisible

Air pollution is health hazard number 1 in public space but you can hardly see it. In some regions of the world statistics show that air pollution kills up to 9x more people in town than car accidents. 416 more words

Global AiREAS

Roll up, roll up - invest in Greenwich's crappiest hotel site

Investors are being sought to put cash into a hotel next to one of London’s most notorious air pollution hotspots – the approach to the Blackwall Tunnel. 295 more words

Local Stuff

Impact of proposed new air pollution limits in Europe

Arthur Neslen writes in the Guardian about a new study commissioned by Greenpeace and the European Environment Bureau about concerns that likely weakened air pollution standards that are currently in draft form will have a serious impact in Europe. 519 more words

EU Policies

Winter on Yakushima – Chapter Nine: Sylvan Defenders, Part One

Kenshi Tetsuka’s house would have been called a dump in the neighbourhood where I grew up, but out here on the green, forested slope of a mountainside on Yakushima, I found it to be quite enchanting. 2.103 more words

Yakushima

Fine particulate air pollution linked to risk of childhood autism

Original post from Science Daily

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Date:    May 21, 2015

Source:    University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Summary:    Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of the child’s life may be associated with an increased risk of a child developing autism spectrum disorder, a condition that affects one in 68 children, according to an investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania. 817 more words

Disability

Fine Particulate Air Pollution Associated with Increased Risk of Childhood Autism

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Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child’s life may be associated with an increased risk of the child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a condition that affects one in 68 children, according to a… 604 more words

Health