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Clean-air campaigners call for ban on school run to cut pollution
Clean-air campaigners have written to the government calling for a ban on parents driving their children to school in an attempt to cut down on toxic levels of air pollution.
Face masks available to consumers may be ineffective against air pollution
Face masks available to consumers in China for protection against air pollution vary widely in their real-world performance, suggested a recent study.
It's not just the oceans: Microplastic pollution is all around us
Chances are you've seen the photos of dead seabirds, their stomachs filled with scraps of plastic foraged from beaches and oceans around the world.
Spikes in air pollution can heighten risk of chest infections
Even short-term increases in air pollution are linked to a higher risk of developing viral chest infections that turn into conditions such as bronchiolitis, new research suggested.
Mat of woven proteins can soak up pollution
Scientists have found a way to keep proteins alive outside the cell. The proteins could be used to build a range of new materials with the physical and chemical attributes of living systems.
Microplastic pollution in oceans far worse than feared
The number of tiny plastic pieces polluting the world’s oceans is vastly greater than thought, new research indicates.
China December factory growth eases  as tough pollution measures bite
Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed slightly in December as a punishing crackdown on air pollution and a cooling property market start to weigh on the world's second-largest economy.
Germany plans to free public transport to slash pollution
Germany could slash numbers of cars on roads by making public transport free, ministers have suggested, as Berlin scrambles to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines.
Air pollution in Iran’s Ahvaz 60 times higher than safe levels
Heavy air pollution caused by haze and dust particles in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, has surged to 60 times above safe levels, crossing the “hazardous” level, in which the entire population is likely to experience adverse health effects.
President Rouhani: Iran cannot be indifferent to air pollution
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that people cannot live with air pollution and “we cannot be indifferent to the problem.”
One of London's busiest roads hits annual pollution limit
London has reached its annual air pollution limit just one month into the year, for the eighth year in a row.
Curbs on fuel pollution ruled out in favor of cheaper options
Moves to introduce stringent regulations for Australian fuels have been excluded from the government’s most recent consultation paper in favor of cheaper options that would result in more damage to the environment and public health.
Is pollution artificially shielding us from climate change?
Pollution and climate change both threaten our health as individuals and our survival as a species. Their mutual relationship may seem straightforward: Since the industrial revolution, thick smoke belching from chimneys and cars has contributed to both warming the planet and clouding our streets in equal measure.
Blinded by the light: Birds lured into ecological traps by light pollution
Humans aren't the only animal drawn to the bright lights of the big city.
Water pollution: Tiny piece of paper can make water safer to drink
A microbial-based paper sensor that can detect toxic compounds in water has been developed by scientists.

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