Pollution News week ending September 21st 2014

All the pollution news, blog posts and articles that we read this week:

From care2.com:
The Top 5 Most Polluted Countries in the World
The WHO has released a new study ranking countries with the worst air pollution. When we consider air pollution most of us will automatically think of China. However, it was nowhere to be found in the top 10 offenders.

From vox.com:
The deadliest environmental problem today is indoor air pollution
All told, indoor air pollution kills between 3.5 million and 4.3 million people each year. To put that in perspective, that’s more deaths than are caused by HIV/AIDS (around 1.6 million per year) and malaria (around 627,000) combined.

From theenergycollective.com:
China Air Pollution Legislation Process and Change
On Tuesday, September 9th, the Legislative Affairs Office of China’s State Council released the first draft of the highly-anticipated revisions to the national Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law.

From scientificamerican.com:
Self-Driving Cars Could Cut Greenhouse Gas Pollution
A new report shows how autonomous and connected car technologies could begin to reduce the amount of pollution put out by vehicles.

From phys.org:
The Malaspina Expedition confirms that pollution reaches everywhere
The problem of plastic waste pollution has a global character. The Malaspina expedition has generated, for the first time, a database that compiles the levels of organic pollutants in all the oceans.

From dw.de:
China tackles air pollution with ban on sulfurous coal
China is finally getting serious with pollution and banning highly polluting coal. Australia’s coal exports are likely to be hit as that country’s miners struggle to emerge from a difficult two years.

From scientificamerican.com:
Ditching Cars for Buses, Bikes Best Way to Cut City Pollution
Encouraging people to abandon their cars and use public transport or walk or cycle around cities offers the “least pain, most gain” way to cut air pollution from traffic by 2050.

From scmp.com:
Hong Kong pollution reaches highest level on air index
Hongkongers awoke to a hazy sky on Friday as roadside pollution soared to dangerous levels. As of 1pm, all 15 monitoring stations operated by the Environmental Protection Department were recording “high” or “very high”.

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