In 1952, London suffered from a severe smog that was the equivalent of breathing in acid rain. 4,000 people died from it and over 100,000 fell ill. "It is known to be the worst air-pollution event in the history of the UK" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
According to NASA, the use of nuclear power prevented an average of over 1.8 million net deaths worldwide between 1971-2009 as a result of lower air pollution from reduced coal usage. giss.nasa.gov/research/br…
Nuclear power prevented an average of over 1.8 million deaths between 1971-2009 as a result of lower air pollution from reduced coal usage according to NASA climate.nasa.gov/news/903
In Singapore, a $17,000 Mitsubishi car is sold at $104,000 due to taxes and fees imposed on the automotive industry by the Singaporean government, in an effort to limit traffic congestion and air pollution. dollarsandsense.sg/no-non…
NASA stated that the use of nuclear power saved an average of over 1.8 million lives between 1971-2009 as a result of lower air pollution though reduced coal usage. giss.nasa.gov/research/br…
29% of San Francisco's air pollution comes from China blogs.wsj.com/chinarealti…
On September 15 1989, NASA published a comprehensive report on house plants that are best for cleaning indoor air pollution ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nas…
A poem by Simon Armitage removed more than two tonnes of pollution from the environment. The poem In Praise Of Air, on display at Sheffield University, was printed on specially treated material capable of purifying the air around it through catalytic oxidation. sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/w…
Today I learned of the Asian brown cloud, a layer of air pollution that appears over South Asia and the Indian Ocean every year between January and March when there is no rain to wash pollutants from the air. Nearly two million people die each year, in India alone, from conditions related to the brown cloud. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asi…
In China, 1.6 million people die each year from air pollution. berkeleyearth.org/air-pol…
A lawyer named James Thronton only works for one client- the Earth- and even managed to successfully sue the UK government to admit that it was breaching legal limits for air pollution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
In Beijing cars with odd and even licence plates will be banned from the city's roads on alternate days whenever serious air pollution persists for three consecutive days telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
A Chinese Billionaire is selling canned air in China to highlight the country's pollution problems. The air is collected and compressed in soda cans from "revolutionary regions" around the country. npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/…
12,000 Londoners died over 4 days in 1952 when a fog of pollution rolled in, leading to Great Britain's Clean Air Act. today.tamu.edu/2016/11/14…
In 2010 alone, a peer reviewed study found that reductions in fine particle pollution and ozone pollution achieved by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 avoided more than 160,000 deaths and prevented 13 million lost workdays. epa.gov/clean-air-act-ove…
Greeks and Romans polluted the air so much, traces of their lead pollution can be seen in ice caps as far away as Greenland independent.co.uk/news/uk…
A photographer taking pictures of air pollution unknowingly captured pictures of a couple committing suicide ibtimes.co.uk/china-lower…
The five worst cities in the US for air pollution are all in California mashable.com/2014/04/30/m…
29% of San Francisco's air pollution comes from China blogs.wsj.com/chinarealti…
To reduce air pollution and ensure blue skies for Beijing’s 2015 military parade, half of cars were barred from the streets and nearly 10,000 industrial firms suspended or cut production to cut down on emissions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
"The Great Smog" of London, UK was a severe air pollution event that lasted 5 days and killed an estimated 12,000 people in December of 1952. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Indoor air pollution kills more people than AIDS and malaria combined. weather.com/health/indoor…
Nuclear power has prevented 1.84 million air-pollution related deaths, and could save as many as 7.04 million lives by 2050 pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1…
30% of the air pollution in California is from Asia pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1…
Nuclear power prevented an average of over 1.8 million deaths between 1971-2009 as a result of lower air pollution from reduced coal usage according to NASA. climate.nasa.gov/news/903…
Ohio has the highest industrial air pollution in the United States worldatlas.com/articles/t…
In Los Angeles, tire rubber is the 13th most significant source of air pollution. sciencenetlinks.com/scien…
For the China's Victory Day parade, in Shanghai 2015, they forced 5 million cars to drive on different days, and implemented new restrictions on factory pollution to create a blue sky, and caused the air quality to be scientifically considered healthy. nextshark.com/beijing-pol…
Scientists have begun using the soot on feathers of birds in museum collections to track changes in air pollution over the last century. The specimens yield very precise data on black carbon levels. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Google hires a herder from the California Grazing Company to keep the brush and grass around the building short without creating more air pollution. ehow.com/info_8635234_fun…
Today I learned of the Great Smog, between December 5-9, 1952 in London, England. Windless conditions combined with the use of coal and is known as the worst air pollution event in the history of the UK en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
One of The Osmonds’ biggest UK hits is β€œCrazy Horses,” a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal song about air pollution that has been covered by numerous bands, including KMFDM en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
4.3 million people die each year due to indoor air pollution mainly caused by the burning of solid fuels. These fuels fill houses with smoke that causes various diseases. ourworldindata.org/indoor…
In 2010 a team of geochemists developed a method for tracing fine airborne particle pollution to its source. They determined that 29% of San Francisco's air pollution comes from China. blogs.wsj.com/chinarealti…
We shed 0.003 ounces of skin flakes per person per day and these dead skin flakes help us improve the quality of air in our house and reduce indoor air pollution cleantechnica.com/2011/05…
In 2007 SΓ£o Paulo, one of the largest urban areas in the world, passed the 'Clean City Law' banning all kinds of outdoor advertisements, from billboards to pamphlets - the mayor said it "came from a necessity to combat pollution . . . of water, sound, air, and the visual." weburbanist.com/2010/03/0…
The number of people who die in China from air pollution each year is more than 250 X the number who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Most of their air pollution comes from coal. You know what else IL?

TIL The number of people who die in China from air pollution each year is more than 250 TIMES the number who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks (750,000 year, World Bank estimate). Most of their air pollution comes from coal.

Fly ash emitted by a power plantβ€”a by-product from burning coal for electricityβ€”carries into the surrounding environment 100 times more radiation than a nuclear power plant producing the same amount of energy. (ORNL Report, Science Magazine)

Air pollution in China is so bad that it is killing an estimated 4,000 people per day! dw.com/en/how-smog-is-kil…
Air pollution in China increases snowfall in California. nytimes.com/2012/02/17/sc…
Air Pollution was so bad in 1920 NYC, It Melted Hanging Laundry chemheritage.org/discover…
The official portrait of Mao Zedong in Beijing measures 6 x 4.6 meters and it must be re-painted and re-hung yearly to this day due to the effects of weather and air pollution. The official artist has been responsible painting Mao since he was 18 in 1971 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ge_…
Air pollution in China has gotten so bad that one entrepreneur has decided to sell cans of fresh air. news.yahoo.com/blogs/side…
In order to fight air pollution, a Chinese artist turns toxic fumes into a building block after collecting dust from Beijing's polluted air with a hoover edition.cnn.com/2015/12/0…
A study done by scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center determined that approximately 16,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States due to air pollution. med.nyu.edu/pediatrics/re…
Air pollution in China increases snowfall in California. (x-post /r/FunFacts) nytimes.com/2012/02/17/sc…
One container ship cruising along the coast of China emits as much diesel pollution as 500,000 new trucks in a single day. In 2010, China saw an estimated 1.2 million premature deaths caused by ambient air pollution. nrdc.org/international/ch…
Today I learned of the Great Smog in 1952 when heavy fog combined with air pollution and over 4000 people died as a result. metoffice.gov.uk/learning…
Today I learned - Ronald Reagan claimed that trees actually cause most air pollution nytimes.com/1984/01/08/bo…
The thousands of Fourth of July fireworks celebrations across the nation bring a toxic brew of air pollution to our atmosphere, according to a recent study from federal scientists. On average, the air is at its worst from 9 pm to 10 pm on the holiday. But levels drop back down by noon on July 5. usatoday.com/story/weathe…
Xianyang was once China's imperial capital two thousand years ago but today it is just a suburb that suffers from extreme air pollution en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xia…

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