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Priority air quality management planned

JOHANNESBURG - Environment Minister Barbara Creecy says efforts are underway to choke what she's called the country's severe air pollution. She said a panel of experts will look into any objections to these measures. Creecy was speaking on Wednesday, ahead of her budget vote presentation to Parliament. READ: Air pollution, temperature…
bubmag
May 18, 2022
Air Pollution

9 Million People Died From Pollution in 2019, Report Finds

Cleaning crews working to remove oil from a beach off the summer resort town of Ancon, northern Lima, on January 22, 2022.Photo: Carlos Reyes (Getty Images) Pollution continues to be a huge global killer. A new report this week estimates that pollution contributed to 9 million early deaths worldwide in…
bubmag
May 18, 2022
Air Pollution

Do you live in one of Australia’s most polluted towns?

The top 10 most polluted postcodes in Australia have been named by national environmental organisation, the Australian Conservation Foundation. The group's analysis looked at National Pollutant Inventory emission data, collected annually from power stations, mines and manufacturing plants across the country.  It focused on locations emitting the largest amounts of five pollutants: sulfur…
bubmag
May 17, 2022
Air Pollution

Declines in Air Pollution Have Made Hurricanes Stronger

CLIMATEWIRE | Hurricane activity is shifting worldwide in large part because of climate change. Cyclones are getting stronger, intensifying faster, dumping more rain and migrating into different regions of the oceans. But global warming isn’t the only human activity at play. Air pollution also has a significant influence on hurricane…
bubmag
May 12, 2022