Pollution

Tens of thousands of people are considering relocation because of poor air quality in Holland.

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The Netherlands: One in eight lung patients is considering moving because of the poor air quality in their living environment. It concerns tens of thousands of Dutch people. A number of lung patients actually move, but others do not have the options to do so and are therefore forced to struggle with the consequences of …

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Fact check: ‘The internet emits 16 times more CO2 than Belgium as a country’

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Geerard Adriaen, who founded Eaglenest together with Ehsanollah Fallah , a software developer that focuses on sustainable web development, stated in Krant van West-Vlaanderen that more digitization does not equate to more sustainability. “With annual CO2 emissions of 1,596 million tons, the Internet, if it were a country, would be fifth in the list of most polluting countries!” In the headline, a …

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Particulate matter peaks can be deadly in the short term

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A new global study shows a clear link between fine dust and acute death, even at low concentrations. Peaks in particulate matter concentrations are immediately translated into higher mortality rates. Studies in specific cities or regions have already proven this. A large-scale study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the most authoritative medical journal …

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Worldwide research: ‘Nearly 5 million deaths from air pollution in 2017’

Nearly five million people worldwide died in 2017 from the effects of air pollution, according to the annual report State of Global Air of the Health Effects Institute and the Institute of Health Metrics. Some 2.9 million people in the aforementioned group died as a result of exposure to a high concentration of particulate matter …

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Ocasio-Cortez debates for clean air: “People are dying”

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The environmental theme also lives in the United States. The Green New Deal has been debated there for some time: a package of environmentally-friendly measures that will also benefit the economy. It is one of the spearheads of Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was elected in November. She wants to roll out the plan quickly, and …

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