Pollution News week ending March 30th 2014

All the articles and blog posts that caught our eye this week:

From treehugger.com:
New China study reveals a link between air pollution and brain damage
Developing fetuses are extremely vulnerable to the harmful effects of environmental pollution. As the cells of major organs develop during the first trimester, genetic mutations can occur that are impossible to reverse.

From theverge.com:
Air pollution causes one of every eight deaths per year
Air pollution is a major issue for cities around the world, with regular dangerously high pollution levels in China coupled with recent warnings in Paris and London.

From theenergycollective.com:
Coal Pollution and Environmental Protection and Regulation
When we think of electric power plants and pollution, we often think of air pollution and climate change, and especially when it comes to coal-fired power plants.

From io9.com:
Air Pollution Killed 7 Million People in 2012
Air pollution, particularly indoors, is a leading cause of death around the world. A new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that it may be one of the most critical causes of disease in our time.

From gizmodo.com:
What Sunsets Painted Centuries Ago Reveal About Global Air Pollution
Dramatic sunsets are undeniably gorgeous, but they portend something ominous: millions of fine particles polluting the air.

From dutchnews.nl:
Plans to reduce air pollution by cars will have very limited effect
Plans by the cabinet to reduce air pollution created by cars will only have a very limited effect, according to the Dutch environmental assessment agency PBL.

From kotaku.com:
Compare How Awful China’s Pollution Is To Where You Live
China’s pollution is bad. It’s a huge problem. The air quality in Beijing has even been compared to a nuclear winter. But how does that compare to where you live?

From phys.org:
Better tracking needed for health effects of air pollution
A review by a University of Texas researcher highlights the rapid proliferation of gas industry operations in urban areas

From phys.org:
More male fish “feminized” by pollution on the Basque coast
Emerging pollutants detected are responsible for the “feminization” of male fish on the Basque coast and belong to the group of endocrine disrupting chemicals.

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