Pollution News week ending May 25th 2014

All the pollution related news and views we read this week:

From yle.fi:
Finland swept by fine particle pollution
Air currents from the southeast are showering Finland with traffic and industrial pollution from Russia, Belarus, Poland and Ukraine.

From huffingtonpost.com:
Brazil Won’t Clean Up Water Pollution In Guanabara Bay By 2016
Authorities pledged to cut by 80 percent the flow of pollution into Guanabara Bay by the 2016 Games through the expansion of the sewage network and the construction of River Treatment Units.

From webmd.com:
Children’s Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester
Babies born to women exposed to fine particle air pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk for developing asthma in early childhood, according to a new study.

From theenergycollective.com:
EPA Regulation and Refinery Pollution
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards to limit toxic air pollution from petroleum refineries. The EPA’s proposal is good news for millions of Americans.

From mg.co.za:
Public protector to investigate mining pollution
Public protector to investigate mining pollution. Allegations of water pollution by mining operations will see the ombud probe top mining companies like Glencore Xstrata and AngloGold Ashanti.

From theconversation.com:
Green corridors protect cyclists and pedestrians from pollution
City-dwellers consider cycling or walking to work to be part of a healthy routine. But latest studies on air pollution show that nanoparticles – unseen pollutants – are a major concern.

From green.autoblog.com:
CARB uses tricked-out RAV4 EV to measure air pollution in California
CARB uses a high-tech Toyota RAV4 EV to test the levels of air pollution in California.

From scientificamerican.com:
China Finds It’s Hard to Trade Global Warming Pollution
China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is betting on carbon trading as a key measure to cut its emissions for each unit of economic output 40 to 45 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

From wtkr.com:
Smog-guzzling buildings fight deadly pollution
Simon Armitage’s poem “In Praise of Air” in Sheffield is printed on a banner coated with titanium dioxide nano-particles that can neutralize the effects of 20 cars each day.

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