air pollution

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'Airpocalypse': Severe pollution cripples northeastern China

Published: 
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:07pm
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Chemicals

A large swath of northeastern China has been virtually paralyzed for two days by severe air pollution that forced airports and schools to close and drivers to turn on their headlights in the middle of the day.

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Air pollution causes lung cancer, World Health Organization says

Published: 
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:18pm
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Chemicals

It’s official: Breathing dirty air causes lung cancer.

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Clearing the Air in China

Published: 
Sun, 11/03/2013 - 12:51pm
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Chemicals

In the northeast Chinese city of Harbin last week, the air pollution was so thick that schools were closed, traffic became gridlocked and flights in and out of the metropolis were canceled.

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The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

Published: 
Sat, 12/07/2013 - 6:21pm
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Chemicals

Shanghai is notorious for its terrible air quality, but the smog in this Chinese metropolis just hit absurd levels.

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State Of The Air 2013: American Lung Association Report Reveals America's Most Polluted Cities

Published: 
Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:26pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Air quality continues to improve across the United States, but over 40 percent of Americans live in counties with unhealthy levels of particle or ozone pollution.