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new study reveals air pollution can alter effectiveness of antibiotics




air pollution can change the way bacteria behave and can change their potential to cause disease interdisciplinary research discovers new mechanism of how air pollution is detrimental to our health and well-being developing megacities with extreme levels of air pollution are major risk factors for h...



study: western u.s. smog originates across the ocean in asia




pollution is a global problem, and that reality is highlighted by a new study indicating smog in western u.s. states originates from asian countries across the ocean. the movement of this pollution from asia to the u.s. is curbing the latter country’s emission-reduction efforts. in some cases, pol...



shining a light on the darkness of soot in air pollution




researchers are a step closer to understanding the relationship between the colour of soot particles and the effect of such atmospheric pollution on climate.



iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon




credit: cc0 public domainiron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea - potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world's oceans can absorb, a new study suggests. scientists have long believed that acids fo...



grim state of the environment report warns climate change impacts could be irrev




the impact of climate change on the australian environment and its ecosystems is increasing and some aspects may be irreversible, the latest state of the environment report has warned.the condition of the environment was "poor" and "deteriorating" in some areas, despite improvements in the marine e...



grim state of the environment report warns climate change impacts could be irrev




the impact of climate change on the australian environment and its ecosystems is increasing and some aspects may be irreversible, the latest state of the environment report has warned.the condition of the environment was "poor" and "deteriorating" in some areas, despite improvements in the marine e...



state of the environment report reveals a calamitous trajectory




the state of the environment report, the latest five-year government snapshot, makes for generally dismal reading leavened only by occasional modest aspects on the improve.certainly, the independently researched study in places cuts to the chase: "our natural environment makes human life possible, a...



volkswagen emissions scandal: pollution could shorten lives




excess air pollution caused by the volkswagen emissions cheat is on track to cause health problems that could shorten 1,200 lives in europe, according to a new study out of mit.in 2015, west virginia university researchers found that volkswagen had installed a defeat device in some of its diesel veh...



how epa calculates the cost of environmental compliance for electricity generato




people pay for electricity directly, out of pocket, when they pay their electric bill. but they may also pay in an indirect way, when they bear the environmental and health costs associated with pollution from electricity generation. with a new epa administrator recently installed, how these costs a...



plastic pollution toll on wildlife expected to rise to 95 per cent, g20 to hear




more than half the world's turtles and two-thirds of some bird species along australia's east coast are being found to have ingested plastics as the toll from pollution mounts, a leading csiro researcher said.with plastic production almost doubling each decade, the world's oceans are receiving a pro...



carmakers rev up emissions cuts as tough rules loom




every gram of co2 counts as carmakers race to cut emissions before tough new rules kick inglobal carmakers, stung by emissions scandals, are racing to hunt down every gram of harmful co2 spewed out on the roads as tougher pollution rules kick in. auto manufacturers gearing up for europe's biggest an...



concurrent heat waves, air pollution exacerbate negative health effects of each




irvine, calif., march 1, 2017 - the combination of prolonged hot spells with poor air quality greatly compounds the negative effects of each and can pose a major risk to human health, according to new research from the university of california, irvine."the weather factors that drive heat waves also ...



health minister brad hazzard wants jail time for fake doctors




nsw health minister brad hazzard wants to introduce jail terms for people falsely presenting themselves as medical practitioners, following revelations that a man has been charged with allegedly operating as a fake doctor in nsw for more than a decade without detection.shyam acharya worked on ...



important cases get courts busy on productive day




the national green tribunal on february 28 while hearing a plea on the treatment of municipal waste was informed that state has failed to comply with the said order citing reasons of law and order and stated that state never received any tender for the work in whole but for different segment work th...



'angry summer is the new normal', says climate council




​scientists have confirmed what anyone who lived through the past summer knows to be true - climate change is driving hotter and longer summers that are becoming "the new normal", according to scientists, with worse to come unless tough decisions are made.the summer of 2016/17 produced not only sy...



asian pollution, heat waves worsen us smog, princeton-noaa study shows




image: surface-level ozone, also known as smog, has increased over the past quarter century at western us rural sites during springtime, partly due to rising asian pollution, whereas smog has decreased... view more credit: meiyun linprinceton, n.j. -- an influx of pollution from asia in the western...



pollution is killing millions of children each year




much of this is sadly preventable. who said that 570,000 children were killed by respiratory infections like pneumonia that are attributable to second-hand smoke and indoor and outdoor air pollution, for instance. 361,000 were killed by diarrhea caused by a lack of access to clean water, sanitation ...



wholesale power prices have doubled since the carbon tax was axed




a growing crisis in the electricity market has led to wholesale power prices more than doubling in a year - and rising to at least twice what they were under the much-maligned carbon price.an analysis by the university of melbourne's climate and energy college, produced for the greens, found the av...



wholesale power prices have doubled since the carbon tax was axed




a growing crisis in the electricity market has led to wholesale power prices more than doubling in a year - and rising to at least twice what they were under the much-maligned carbon price.an analysis by the university of melbourne's climate and energy college, produced for the greens, found the av...



air pollution is the second largest cause of deaths in delhi, say experts




ians  |  ghaziabad  march 9, 2017 last updated at 09:02 ist



trump's epa proposal cuts funding for climate change, pollution programs




then reuters provided more detail, reporting from sources that the proposed 2018 budget represents a 25 percent cut in funding, while the oregonian points to the national association of clean air agencies, which has published even more specifics.as the trump administration seeks to fund increased sp...



pollution norms for thermal power plants not deferred as yet




nitin sethi  |  new delhi  february 28, 2017 last updated at 17:54 ist



les produits d'entretien, "source de pollution" majeure selon 60 millions de con




dans son numéro hors-série d'avril-mai 2017, le magazine dresse la liste de 10 sprays assainissants, 12 produits désodorisants, 12 antiacariens et 12 désinfectants, autant de biens que "l'on nous vend pour +purifier+ l'air" mais qui sont "la première source de pollution de nos intérieurs". de...



'we will make our skies blue again'




clouds move across the sky over the great hall of the people in beijing during the opening session of china's annual national people's congress in beijing's great hall of the people, sunday, march 5, 2017. chinese premier li keqiang pledged during his address at the session to make the country's ski...



sting operation nets 540 kilograms of 'ice' hidden in protein powder




police have discovered one of the largest importations of methamphetamine in australian history hidden in a shipment of protein powder from the united states.seven men and one woman have been arrested over the 540-kilogram shipment following a sting operation in western sydney on monday night.from c...