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Pollution over Southeast Asia May Threaten Ozone Health

cooling tower and smokestacks of this steel factory in hebei, china
Water vapor and smoke billow from the cooling tower and smokestacks of this steel factory in Hebei, China, a province dominated by industrial factories. These factories, along with other emission sources, produce chlorocarbon pollutants that may end up further damaging the ozone layer. Credit: Kevin Frayer/Stringer/Getty Images News/Getty Images Plus

Emissions of short-lived chlorine-based chemicals that deplete ozone are increasing worldwide. But over some regions of Asia, these chemicals may be on a fast track to the ozone layer

October 27, 2017 — A rise in the emission of short-lived chlorine-based chemicals over the past decade has created a possible new threat to the health of Earth’s protective, yet fragile, ozone layer. Continue reading Pollution over Southeast Asia May Threaten Ozone Health

Toxic cloud on Sussex coast may have come from ship, say sources

beachy head, east sussex
The cloud over Beachy Head, East Sussex, on Sunday. Photograph: Jacob Ward

Haze that led to 150 people seeking treatment caused a pollution spike and ‘might have been caused by a ship venting’

August 29, 2017 — Authorities investigating the cause of Sunday’s chemical cloud are working on the assumption that it came from a ship in the Channel after environmental monitoring sites picked up a localised spike in pollution levels. Continue reading Toxic cloud on Sussex coast may have come from ship, say sources

UK heatwave triggers air pollution alert as people flock to beaches

sunbathers pack the beach at barry island
Sunbathers pack the beach at Barry Island, south Wales, on Monday. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

Teenager and woman drown in separate incidents as sweltering heat forces Royal Ascot to consider relaxing dress code

June 20, 2017 — The heatwave that has brought the longest spell of high June temperatures for two decades has also triggered an air pollution alert in London, with southerly winds due to bring toxic air to large parts of England and Wales on Wednesday. Continue reading UK heatwave triggers air pollution alert as people flock to beaches

London mayor issues emergency air quality alert amid heatwave

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High levels of pollution are forecast for London along with large parts of England and Wales. Photograph: Marcin Rogozinski/Alamy

Rising temperatures and southerly winds expected to bring toxic air to large parts of England and Wales on Wednesday

June 20, 2017 — The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has triggered the capital’s emergency air quality alert as soaring temperatures combined with southerly winds are expected to bring dangerously toxic air to large parts of England and Wales on Wednesday. Continue reading London mayor issues emergency air quality alert amid heatwave