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These 3 Pollution-Fighting House Plants to Upgrade Your Indoor Air

4 Mins Read Decorating your home with plants won’t just brighten up your home, it will literally make you healthier. Plants offer numerous benefits for our wellbeing, the most notable of which are that they literally clean the air around them, a must for urban dwellers in busy, polluted cities. For many of us who have to cope […]

8 Key Facts About Air Pollution In Hong Kong

8 Mins Read Just how bad is the air pollution in Hong Kong? And what can be done about it? Here’s everything you need to know. In 2019, the American Women’s Association (AWA) of Hong Kong hosted a panel talk on air pollution in the city at Explorium Hong Kong’s exciting space. The panel, which was moderated by […]

Dangerous Air Pollutants Continue To Rise In Indian & U.K. Cities, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read In a new study led by the University of Birmingham and UCL, along with an international team of contributors from Belgium, India, Jamaica, and the U.K., researchers found that the levels of hazardous air pollutants in cities in India and U.K. are on the rise, by utilizing observations from instruments on satellites that assess the world’s skies on a daily basis. To conduct this […]

8 Ways The Climate Crisis Is Affecting Your Health & Wellbeing

4 Mins Read For some, climate change doesn’t feel like much of a crisis. Temperatures are slowly creeping up and the sky sometimes looks hazy, but what does it actually mean for us? Does it directly affect our health and wellbeing? Well the answer is a resounding yes – the climate and ecological crisis has direct repercussions on […]

Cleaner Air In Europe Due To Lockdown Led to 11,000 Fewer Deaths

3 Mins Read A new study has revealed that the improvement in air quality in Europe due to the coronavirus lockdown has prevented 11,000 deaths from air pollution in the continent. The study also found fewer cases of asthma and preterm births, and researchers say that these findings shed light on the possibility of a healthier environment for […]

Air Pollution: Lockdown Improves The View, But Does It Improve The Vision?

6 Mins Read By: Carbon Copy Editorial Team The severe restrictions placed on the movements of people and goods in India and around the world have had a range of fascinating unintended consequences beyond the massive shock to livelihoods and the global economy. The most apparent of these has been the impact on the air quality in major urban […]

Trump’s EPA Is Unleashing The Pollution That Makes Us Vulnerable To COVID-19

6 Mins Read By: Sharon Zhang The suspension of air pollution regulations threatens to further harm communities struggling to cope with the pandemic. Past exposure to air pollution increases the risk that an individual will suffer critical illness after contracting COVID-19, according to a report released on April 8 by researchers at Harvard. In light of this finding, the […]

Harvard Scientists Find Air Pollution Increases Risk Of Covid-19 Fatalities

3 Mins Read A new study by Harvard University researchers has revealed that air pollution is linked to significantly higher death rates in people infected with Covid-19. Scientists analysed data on air pollution and deaths from the coronavirus up until April 4 this year over 3,000 counties in the United States, and found that even a single-unit increase […]

New Study Confirms Electric Cars Generate Less Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read A new scientific study has confirmed that electric vehicles generate less carbon dioxide than petrol cars across most areas of the world. The findings contrast the claims of some firms who believe that the carbon dioxide emitted in producing electricity amounts to more than that of conventional petrol vehicles, and will help boost government policies […]