Tagged with air pollution

In search of Europe’s clean air

In search of Europe’s clean air

Air pollution kills hundreds of thousands of Europeans every year. But breathing is riskier in some places than others. In countries like Poland, change is happening — but only slowly. Irene Banos Ruiz provides an excellent overview on the Deutsche Welle website of the air quality in Europe   Where is Europe’s air safe to … Continue reading

Impact of air pollution on child obesity

Impact of air pollution on child obesity

A new study published by the University of Southern California said the first year of life is vital.  Josh Barrie explains in an article on the inews website. How air pollution causes obesity: advice to parents with young children Children who are exposed to air pollution at a young age are more likely to become … Continue reading

The Taj Mahal is a wonder of the modern world but air pollution is having a devastating effect

The Taj Mahal is a wonder of the modern world but air pollution is having a devastating effect

The Taj Mahal is one of the most iconically beautiful buildings in the world, says Carolyn Roberts, Entrepreneur in Residence, Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership at Keele University, in an article on The Conversation website.  However, India’s Supreme Court recently told the government to restore the Taj or demolish it this globally recognised building is … Continue reading

Major concerns about air quality in India

Major concerns about air quality in India

We are reading too many stories about air pollution and the devastating effects it is having globally. Well, we must continue to hear more because only then will it dawn on us that something serious needs to be done. Gayathri Vaidyanathan writes on the National Observer website about the impact in India’s industrial north.   … Continue reading

Dieselgate goes global and Africa pays the price

Dieselgate goes global and Africa pays the price

Sophie Mbugua writes a good article on the Deutsche Welle website about how industrialised countries are sending their used and unwanted diesel vehicles to Africa with serious air quality implications. For starters, there is a need for African countries to improve their environmental regulations and ensure good enforcement.   Is Africa becoming the world’s dumping … Continue reading