Pollution News week ending November 30th 2014

The blog posts and articles we’ve been reading this week:

From rt.com:
Industrial pollution turning Canadian lakes into ‘jelly’
The Canadian lakes are slowly but steadily turning into jelly since the industrial pollution has given jelly-clad organisms an edge over their calcium-protected competitors, researchers say.

From dohanews.com:
Ministry of Environment launches campaign to clean up Qatar
As part of its 10th National Cleanliness Campaign, Qatar’s Ministry of Environment will kick off a two-month-long initiative to clean up the nation’s beaches and other outdoor spaces.

From oilprice.com:
Shipping Traffic Increases Fourfold Leading To Increased Pollution
Global ship traffic has exploded during the past two decades, likely bringing with it more air, water and even noise pollution, according to a new study by the American Geophysical Union.

From theguardian.com:
London must move faster on air pollution
At a recent air quality conference organised by London Councils and the City of London Corporation, the seriousness and costs of air pollution in all its forms were laid out with alarming clarity.

From blogs.scientificamerican.com:
Statins May Protect People from Air Pollution
One of the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States may have an extra benefit: protecting people from air pollution.

From thelocal.fr:
Paris pollution: ‘Like a room with eight smokers’
Although the City of Light has a lot to offer its visitors, fresh air isn’t one of them. At its worst, pollution in Paris is as bad as being stuck in a 20-square-metre room with eight smokers, a report showed on Monday.

From blogs.nytimes.com:
Beijing Considers How to Harness the Wind to Blow Away Pollution
When Beijing experiences bouts of pollution that blacken the skies and burn the lungs, residents often joke that the Chinese capital needs to build giant fans to clear out the toxic air.

From eea.europa.eu:
Industrial air pollution has high economic cost
Air pollution from Europe’s largest industrial facilities cost society at least €59 billion, and possibly as much as €189 billion in 2012, according to an assessment published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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