Two wheels bad? Genoa’s scooter riders fight forbidding in birthplace of the Vespa

Italian citys mayor postpones daytime kerb of pre-1 999 motorcycles intended to reduce smog after #handsoffmyvespa social media campaign Scooter owneds in Genoa, birthplace of the Vespa, are celebrating a partial victory after the citys mayor deferred a ban on models rendered before 1999 intended to tackle pollution. The hashtag # handsoffmyvespa ran viral on…

The Ten Worst Things Scott Pruitts EPA Has Already Done

No part of the government has been untouched by the Trump revolution. Multiple Cabinet departments are headed by people opposed to their core missions, the judiciary is being transformed at an unprecedented pace, and thanks to the new tax cut, even the sacred cows of Medicare and Social Security are now in line for legislative…

The EPAs Pollution Estimates Stink. Everyone Utilizes Them Anyway

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Engineer Jim Southerland was hired by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 1971 to join the nascent war on air pollution. He came to enjoy the chore, analyse orange clouds from an ammunition plant in Tennessee and taking air samples…

How low-cost technology going to be able to India monitor the air it inhales

A live pollution meter installed by the Delhi government to monitor the pollution on first day of the odd-even traffic regulations in the city on January 1, 2016. Image: Ramesh Pathania/ Mint/ Getty Images India has some of the most unhealthy air in the world, but the wake up bellow came in 2014, when its…

Pollution-hit Delhi to ban drivers on alternating days

Indian capital devises controversial measures in bid to to tackle worlds worst air quality The Delhi government has announced a plan to curb its choking pollution levels, among the worst in the world, by limiting drivers to alternative days beginning next month. From 1 January, residents in Indias capital city, which had been suffocating under…

Air pollution as bad for wellbeing as partner’s death, say researchers

Authors of Can Clean Air Make You Happy? say exposure to nitrogen dioxide can be as damaging as big-hitting life events The impact on wellbeing of exposure to nitrogen dioxide, a gas mostly produced in diesel fumes, is comparable to the toll from losing a undertaking, ending a relationship or the death of a partner,…

Milky way no longer visible to one third of humanity, light pollution atlas indicates

Scientists describe culture loss of unprecedented magnitude as global atlas discloses extent of light pollution in the worlds skies It has inspired astronomers, artists, musicians and poets but the Milky Way could become a distant memory for much of humanity, a new global atlas of light pollution suggests. The study reveals that 60% of Europeans…

California natural gas leak could be capped next week, officer says

An adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown told residents near the leak that the final phase to intercept the ruptured well should start Monday. A California official outlined a scheme Thursday to cap the massive Los Angeles-area gas leak by the end of next week. Wade Crowfoot, an adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown, told residents of…

Air pollution causes wrinkles and premature ageing, new research depicts

Toxic fumes may be the primary cause of scalp ageing in polluted cities such as London, New York and Beijing, scientists say Air pollution is prematurely ageing the faces of city dwellers by accelerating wrinkles and age places, according to emerging scientific research. The effects of toxic fumes on skin are being seen in both…