Tagged with air pollution

International investigation into mysterious source of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical now destroying the ozone layer

International investigation into mysterious source of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical now destroying the ozone layer

Scientists are raising a concern that someone is currently making a banned chemical that is destroying the ozone layer. Chris Mooney explains latest developments in an article on The Washington Post website. Someone, somewhere, is making a banned chemical that destroys the ozone layer, scientists suspect Emissions of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical are on the … Continue reading

New Delhi named most polluted megacity

New Delhi named most polluted megacity

Annie Gowen writes in The Washington Post about the level of pollution in the world’s megacities. The worst one is New Delhi. The importance of this article is not to name and shame the most polluting but to show that there are approaches, as we are now seeing in China, that can make significant improvements. … Continue reading

Emissions that result from industrial startups, shutdowns or malfunctions often exceed government standards

Emissions that result from industrial startups, shutdowns or malfunctions often exceed government standards

Industries often shutdown during routine operations and sometimes because of natural disasters. Nikolaos Zirogiannis, Alex J. Hollingsworth and David Konisky of Indiana University write on The Conversation website about the resulting air pollution.   Air pollution from industrial shutdowns and startups worse than thought When Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast in August 2017, many … Continue reading

Consumer products affect air quality

Consumer products affect air quality

US research has found that chemicals in everyday household products are now a key contributor to city air pollution, rivalling some vehicle emissions. While many news agencies have reported on this, one of the best articles is from Chris Mooney of the Washington Post.   In a surprising study, scientists say everyday chemicals now rival … Continue reading