“Air pollution from Agriculture is increasing, but it is not regulated”

Study: Air pollution kills 3.3 million worldwide, may double Published September 17, 2015 The map shows the single leading cause of death from air pollution in 36 countries. (AP) WASHINGTON –  Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in[…]

Bring SDGs to Campus

Later this week, member states of the United Nations will formally adopt the sustainable development goals (SDGs), aiming to comprehensively address gaps in our collective development. Building on the success of millennium development goals (MDGs), which have demonstrated major progress in health and human development, this next phase will create an opportunity for all people,[…]

Your comprehensive guide to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals summit

World leaders will pledge to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change at a historic event in New York. Here’s everything you need to know about it The UN headquarters will welcome the pope and heads of state for the SDG summit on 25 September. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters Monday 21 September 2015 05.20 EDTLast modified on Tuesday[…]

Volkswagen is being engulfed by a growing crisis over its attempt to make millions of diesel cars appear cleaner than they are.

Volkswagen scandal widens By Mark Thompson and Ivana Kottasova   @CNNMoney Volkswagen is being engulfed by a growing crisis over its attempt to make millions of diesel cars appear cleaner than they are. The scandal broke Friday, when U.S. regulators said the German company had programmed some 500,000 vehicles to emit lower levels of harmful[…]

UNIDOS en el Sur de California: Ingeniero de UC Riverside lanza campaña atmosférica ‘fAIR4all’

Septiembre 21, 2015 06:27 AM ÁNGELA MARÍA NASO anaso@pe.com RIVERSIDE – Al joven español se le iluminan sus ojos color castaño, al explicar la campaña de aire limpio como derecho humano – fAIR4all (AIRE JUSTO para todos) – que lanzó recientemente ante las Naciones Unidas. Pedro Piqueras, de 24 años, es un estudiante posgraduado e[…]

Everyone should be freaking out about air pollution. The death toll is astonishing. And that number could double by 2050.

Simply Breathing the Air Kills 3.3 Million People Every Year And that number could double by 2050. —By James West Wed Sep. 16, 2015 5:19 PM EDT On Monday, buildings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were shrouded in smog as Indonesian forest fires worsened. Joshua Paul/AP Air pollution kills 3.3 million people per year. And that number[…]

Around the world, outdoor air pollution by itself causes 3.3 million premature deaths a year

Around the world, outdoor air pollution causes 3.3 million premature deaths a year, predominantly in Asia, according to a new study published in Nature this week. Outdoor air pollutants – such as tiny particles less than 0.0025 millimeters in diameter called fine particulate matter – have been linked to long-term impacts on health. To estimate the contribution of different[…]

“By 2050, twelve people could die premature deaths from air pollution every minute.”… More people die from air pollution than Malaria and HIV/Aids, new study shows

More people die from air pollution than Malaria and HIV/Aids, new study shows More than 3 million people die prematurely each year from outdoor pollution and without action deaths will double by 2050 Chinese parents hold their young children receiving treatment for respiratory illness caused by smog in Hangzhou city. Photograph: Imaginechina/Corbis Damian Carrington @dpcarrington[…]

Air pollution in Europe costs $1.6 trillion a year in deaths and diseases, UN study shows.

28 April 2015 – The United Nations health agency reported today in first-of-its-kind study that air pollution across Europe is costing “a staggering” $1.6 trillion a year in deaths and diseases, which amounts to nearly one tenth of the region’s gross domestic product. The economic cost of the health impact of air pollution in Europe[…]