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Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution

Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
World Health Organisation describes new data as ‘health emergency’, with rising concern likely to influence decision over Heathrow expansion
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Mining waste reaches Brazilian coast two weeks after BHP dam collapse

Mining waste reaches Brazilian coast two weeks after BHP dam collapse | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tide is expected to spread along a 5.5-mile stretch of coastline, threatening a nature reserve after killing plants and animals along 400 miles of the Rio Doce
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Lungs, Lies and Automobiles, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4

Lungs, Lies and Automobiles, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Have we been lied to about air pollution? Tom Heap investigates.
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Diesel cars are 'killing people', says former Labour minister - BBC News

Diesel cars are 'killing people', says former Labour minister - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Former Labour science minister Lord Drayson says his government made a mistake in promoting diesel cars as they are "killing people".
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Wanted! An army of citizen scientists to tackle air pollution

Wanted!  An army of citizen scientists to tackle air pollution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A Europe-wide project asks iPhone users to help monitor levels of pollution in major cities
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Largest Ocean Cleanup in History Set for 2016

Largest Ocean Cleanup in History Set for 2016 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Twenty year-old Boyan Slat, founder of The Ocean Cleanup, has created a way that will help put an end to the plastic pollution problem in world oceans through innovative technology set to deploy in 2016.
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▶ China smog documentary goes viral - YouTube

Director of China Environment Forum Jennifer Turner discusses a new documentary titled "Under the Dome" that discusses pollution in China.
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China vows to defeat pollution with energy 'revolution'

China vows to defeat pollution with energy 'revolution' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Chinese activists hope for a "new era" of environmental protection as minister takes office promising to make polluters pay
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The must-see video burning up the Internet in China right now might help millions breathe easier.

The must-see video burning up the Internet in China right now might help millions breathe easier. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


I first heard about the documentary on Saturday morning.
As usual, I was awoken by one of my children crawling into our bed. It was my older daughter, who brought a book and curled up under the covers.

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8 million tons per year and rising: The oceans’ plastic problem is out of control

8 million tons per year and rising: The oceans’ plastic problem is out of control | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We're dumping a lot more plastic in the oceans than we thought, a new study finds -- and it's going to get worse
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Frightening video shows Asia’s air pollution spread across Earth

Frightening video shows Asia’s air pollution spread across Earth | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Scientists suspect that pollution patterns could influence weather on the other side of the planet
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London Has Already Exceeded Its Pollution Limits for 2016

London Has Already Exceeded Its Pollution Limits for 2016 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Some areas have nitrogen-dioxide levels on par with Beijing and Shanghai.
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Brazil's slow-motion environmental catastrophe unfolds

Brazil's slow-motion environmental catastrophe unfolds | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Toxic mudslide from collapse of dams spreads as BHP Billiton fined $66m
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Emissions 'far above' 2C target - BBC News

Emissions 'far above' 2C target - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Researchers say that global efforts to cut carbon are far short of what's needed to avert dangerous climate change.
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China Going Green, In Business - BBC Radio 4

China Going Green, In Business - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Peter Day reports from China on the country's efforts to reduce pollution and go green.
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Tory lobbying against air pollution laws smells of political corruption | George Monbiot

Tory lobbying against air pollution laws smells of political corruption | George Monbiot | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: The UK government’s bid to weaken EU laws to limit toxic pollution wouldn’t appear in any manifesto. It reveals a party working in the interests of corporate coal rather than the public
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No More False Solutions: Rising Call to Ban Corporate Polluters From UN Talks

No More False Solutions: Rising Call to Ban Corporate Polluters From UN Talks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Corporate polluters are driving global warming and must not be allowed to steer—or even participate in—the ongoing processes of the United Nations whose stated aim is to develop global solutions to the climate crisis, a coalition of civil society organizations declared Wednesday. Twenty organizations, including Amazon Watch and Climate Action Network International, delivered a petition to "kick big polluters out of climate policy"—bearing 224,000 signatures—to the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germa
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▶ The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China (Part 1/2) - YouTube

We went to the single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers and the sun set...
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China vows to be open about environment as viral film is erased

China vows to be open about environment as viral film is erased | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The environment minister promises "transparency" - hours after Chinese internet censors scrubbed a viral documentary about pollution
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Zhang ZheWei's curator insight, April 6, 2015 9:21 AM

I think that this environmental pollution is due to the incapability of the government. Firstly they did not enforce on the law for the environment problem. Not only that they try the bluff  through the issue on certain environment problem by not stating the law clearly. Allowing the environment problem to worsen as no one can enforce law on those industries destroying the environment. However, this environment pollution can be slowly resolved as the government starts to emphasize on the air pollution and the environment protection by bringing up new laws that will help the environment to improve. And there are solution for the citizens of china to stop the law breaker from destroying the environment. I believe few years later china's pollution problems will improve.

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Care About Global Climate Change? Then Fight Local Air Pollution

Care About Global Climate Change? Then Fight Local Air Pollution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Air pollution outside Delhi, India. (Flickr/Jean-Etienne Minh Duy Poirrer) This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
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Garry Rogers's curator insight, February 27, 2015 1:33 PM

Yes.  This is a fight we've been loosing for 40 years.  It's time to try harder.  Perhaps our President would help?

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China Is Responsible for a Quarter of the Plastic Clogging Our Oceans

China Is Responsible for a Quarter of the Plastic Clogging Our Oceans | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Headed out to sea. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Trillions of microscopic plastic bits litter the oceans of Earth, converging in huge trash vortexes before becoming lodged in the seabed and getting gobbled up by tiny fish.
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Giacomo Piovan: Farming the pollution

Young designer Giacomo Piovan has recently presented his thesis project Farming the Pollution at the Design Academy Eindhoven2012 graduation show, during the last edition of Dutch Design WeekFarming the Pollution materialises in a mobile unit that uses specific plants to decontaminate soil in polluted areas, but Piovan has created the seeds for a system that turns soil contamination into a resource.

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