Pollution

AGL surrenders to climate crusaders as coal exit speeds up

1 day ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald   |   2 articles

A whiplash inducing strategic swivel allows the energy heavyweight to move from being Australia's largest polluter and rebrand itself as a decarbonisation saviour.
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Study explores the role of air pollution on the trajectory of stroke

2 days ago   |   News Medical

Air pollution has been widely associated with an increased risk of stroke. A new study looks at the role of air pollution on the trajectory of stroke, including cardiovascular...
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AGL expected to close Loy Yang power station a decade early

2 days ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

One of the nation's largest electricity generators is expected to announce the early closure of two major coal-fired power plants in Victoria and NSW, in a sign of the rapidly...
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California "Greenies" ban gas furnaces, water heaters in pursuit of zero carbon emissions

California "Greenies" ban gas furnaces, water heaters in pursuit of zero carbon emissions

2 days ago   |   Natural News

The “Greenies” - leftist politicians in California - continue to come up with radical ideas in their wild pursuit to curb ozone pollution. This time, they have set their sights...
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Q&A: Air pollution, weather changes impact outpatient visits for allergic rhinitis

Q&A: Air pollution, weather changes impact outpatient visits for allergic rhinitis

2 days ago   |   Healio

When concentrations of air pollution increased and the weather changed, more people visited outpatient clinics for allergic rhinitis, according to a letter published in...
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Prenatal exposure to air pollution associated with allergic rhinitis, asthma risks

Prenatal exposure to air pollution associated with allergic rhinitis, asthma risks

3 days ago   |   Healio

Prenatal exposure to air pollution appeared linked to early-life immune perturbations that in turn increased risk for allergic rhinitis and asthma, according to a study...
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Safest Non-Toxic Floor Cleaners for Indoor Air Quality & Planet

Safest Non-Toxic Floor Cleaners for Indoor Air Quality & Planet

3 days ago   |   Mamavation

Are you looking for a non-toxic floor cleaner that will clean your hardwood floors without disrupting your indoor air quality? After ranking 40 floor cleaners via ingredients...
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From the Archives, 1997: Australians flee smog engulfing Malaysia

3 days ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

Twenty-five years ago, Australian diplomats, business people and their families were fleeing Malaysia as air pollution caused by Indonesian forest fires engulfed the nation...
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How is air pollution linked to brain alterations?

4 days ago   |   News Medical

A new study hypothesized that the risk associated with brain outcomes on air pollution exposure is not constant over time and a specific period of susceptibility may exist.
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‘Capital flight': Stoush looms over Labor's plans to fund big polluters to go green

4 days ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

Greens leader Adam Bandy, who cooperated with Labor to pass the 43 per cent emissions targets, says he won't be so amenable this time.
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