Tagged with air pollution

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

Some questioning whether our air is “too clean”

Some questioning whether our air is “too clean”

It is hard to know whether scepticism on aspects related to air pollution and climate change is growing or not. The evidence should be quite obvious. But, there is growing denial. Emma Howard from Greenpeace’s investigative and environmental news platform, Unearthed, provides a good article in The Guardian about the rise of scepticism in countries … Continue reading