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Is China Emitting a Climate Super Pollutant?

Initial air check results from a far-off island near China’s east side reveal higher levels of hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23), a greenhouse gas much stronger than carbon dioxide, says the World Meteorological Association. This gas, a climate super pollutant, is 14,700...

Study Shows Link Between Air Pollution and Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens

Worsening air pollution and an increase of antibiotic-resistant pathogens are but a few of the world's pressing health problems. These issues are causing millions of early deaths each year. Recent research by experts from Zhejiang University and the University...

Climate Change is Contributing to the Rise of Superbugs, UN Says

A new report was presented in the 6th meeting of the Global Leaders Group in Barbados on "Antimicrobial Resistance." In the Bracing for Superbugs report, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) highlighted the impact of climate change and other...

Air Quality Sinks as Climate Change Accelerates

According to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the quality of air on earth will likely worsen due to an anticipated rise in frequency, intensity, and duration of heatwaves and wildfires. The WMO report indicates that heatwave...

Study Reveals Best Places to Live if Diagnosed With Climate Change

A Canadian woman made headlines on Monday after being the first person in the world to be officially diagnosed with "climate change" by a doctor. Although this diagnosis seemed like a shockingly singular sign of our world's evolving battle...

Study Finds Link Between Lower Heart Attack Rates and Covid Lockdowns

A new study being presented this Saturday has found a correlation between decreased air pollution during Covid-19 lockdowns in the United States and a declining rate of heart attacks. When the country went into widespread lockdowns during 2020, the majority...

Athens January Warmest in Years

This January was the warmest for 118 years in Athens, according to the data released by the National Observatory of Athens. According to scientists, February was also the second warmest February of the same period, perhaps evidence of climate change and global...

Athens Smog Levels Concern Doctors

The Athens Medical Association has expressed its concern about the high levels of smog over Greece’s largest cities. Doctors have warned citizens to limit their use of fireplaces, especially now that the weather conditions are such that the smog will...

Asphyxiating Atmosphere in Athens Due to Fireplace Use

Smog has turned into a nightmare for the citizens of Athens, Greece after more smog accumulated again this past Thursday, when many people were attempting to heat their homes using their fireplaces. The increased moisture and the fact that...

Chilly Greeks Warned Over Fuel Choice

With government-imposed tax hikes making the cost of heating oil prohibitive for many Greeks, they're now being warned to be careful what they burn in their fireplaces and wood stoves as soot and smoke are filling the night air,...