How The Smallest Amounts of Pollution Impact COVID-19 Fatality Rates

Posted by Rypos on May 13, 2021 2:00:00 PM

A new study from Harvard's school of public health reveals dirty air in the United States can be linked to higher death rates from COVID-19. These scientists discovered that counties with elevated levels of fine particulate matter known as PM 2.5 in the air were linked to a higher likelihood to die from the virus. 

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Tags: Pollution, COVID-19, Environment

Understanding Prop 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program

Posted by Rypos on Apr 22, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Proposition 1B, also known as the Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program, was approved in 2006 and has provided funding for projects that aim to reduce emissions. Prop 1B intends to reduce diesel air pollution from goods movement operations, which is broken down into two categories: heavy-duty trucks and transportation refrigeration units (TRU). 

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Tags: Emissions, Air Quality, Diesel, Environment, Prop 1B

Ports and Ferry Systems Delivering Upgrades to Support a Sustainable Maritime Ecosystem

Posted by Rypos on Feb 5, 2021 12:30:00 PM

With the new U.S. administration, we are expecting a significant reversal in climate and environmental policies. At this point, we have already seen the new administration rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, an international treaty focused on mitigating the impact climate change will have around the world. We anticipate this is not the first of sweeping changes that will impact the maritime industry.

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Tags: Marine, Legislation, Maritime, Environment

Air Pollution Linked to Rise in Cataract-Related Sight Loss

Posted by Rypos on Feb 1, 2021 11:00:00 AM
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Tags: World Health Organization, Pollution, Healthcare, Environment

London Coroner Links Air Pollution to the Cause of Death for British Girl

Posted by Rypos on Jan 13, 2021 8:00:00 AM

A young girl from the United Kingdom became the first person to officially have air pollution listed as a cause of death, due to a fatal asthma attack in 2013. Legal experts believe this could open the door to lawsuits by pollution victims and their families. Estimates are that between 28,000 and 36,000 people will die as a result of toxic air pollution every year in the UK.

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Tags: Pollution, Legislation, Environment, UK

Reduced Shipping Pollution in 2020 from Regulation and COVID-19 Impacts

Posted by Rypos on Jan 7, 2021 6:00:00 AM

A global regulation that was meant to substantially reduce harmful sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions from ships came into effect in January of 2020. Introduced by the International Maritime Organization, IMO 2020 intended to clean up the maritime industry has had reduced benefits due to the bigger impact to the industry from Covid-19.

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Tags: Pollution, Shipping, COVID-19, Environment

Policy and Enforcement Helped Delhi See More Good Air Days in 2019

Posted by Rypos on Mar 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

 

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Tags: Pollution, India, Environment

Delhi Air Quality Reaches Toxic Levels Despite India’s Ongoing Efforts

Posted by Rypos on Dec 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

In Delhi, the most polluted major metropolisin the world, India’s government moved to ban millions of private vehicles from the streets on Monday, a day after the city recorded its worst air quality in three years.

As temperatures cool and winds calm, New Delhi's air quality drops. The poor air quality can make eyes water, induce coughing, and cause breathlessness even for those without respiratory illnesses. Often, the city will declare a public health emergency, and even go as far as to shut schools.

 

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Tags: Pollution, India, Environment