All the articles and blog posts that caught our attention this week:
Qatar’s air pollution unacceptably high 44 percent of the year
Amid ongoing concern about air pollution in Qatar, a new environmental report shows harmful airborne particles exceeded recommended levels for 159 days of the year in 2012.
China censors US embassy pollution data during APEC
Authorities have ordered one of China’s most popular air pollution-reporting apps to remove data provided by the US embassy, a company spokesman said Tuesday, as Beijing hosts a high-profile gathering of world leaders.
China’s Xi says he checks pollution first thing every day
Chinese President Xi Jinping has been checking Beijing’s pollution first thing every morning, he told world leaders Monday, after authorities pulled out all the stops to avoid the city’s notorious smog during a summit.
Pollution could land your kid at the back of the class
Recent studies show that air pollution decreases test scores and contributes to ADHD, both of which can cause big trouble later in life.
Pollution Down, but Health Risks Persist
Several recent studies link air pollution to all kinds of medical conditions, from autism to obesity. Some experts say those might be just the tip of the iceberg.
China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases
President Obama says the U.S. will sharply cut its emissions of greenhouse gases, announcing a new approach to climate change alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping.
WHO promotes ethanol for cooking to reduce indoor air pollution
In Switzerland, World Health Organization recommendations released on Thursday highlight the dangers of burning fuels like unprocessed coal and kerosene in the home.