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Deaths from air pollution expected to increase with climate change – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on August 2nd, 2017.

An international study has estimated deaths from air pollution will rise by about 60,000 globally by 2030 because of climate change. Published this week in Nature Climate Change, the study combined global climate models – including data from New Zealand – to examine how warmer temperatures will speed up the creation of air pollutants. The […]

WHO declares air pollution to be cancer causing – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on October 18th, 2013.

The specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has announced that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1*).  After reviewing the latest available scientific literature, the experts convened by the IARC Monographs Programme concluded that there is sufficient evidence that exposure to outdoor […]

Media coverage: Govt announce green initiatives at Bluegreens Forum

Peter Griffin posted in on January 31st, 2011.

This weekend, the National Party held its Bluegreens Forum in Akaroa, announcing a environmentally-related initiatives. Among those announced were an emissions reduction target of 50% by 2050, the establishment of new marine reserves, a delay for some areas in having to meet air pollution guidelines, and further focus on clean tech/green growth. Media coverage: (oldest […]

Auckland environmental scorecard published

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 17th, 2010.

A comprehensive snapshot of Auckland’s air, land, water quality and biodiversity — the State of the Environment report — was released today by Auckland Regional Council (ARC). It paints a picture of continued rapid population growth and increasing strain on natural resources and infrastructure. Councillor Paul Walbran, Chair of the Regional Strategy and Planning Committee […]

Air Quality at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Peter Griffin posted in on August 6th, 2008.

With the 2008 Olympic Games fast approaching, some in the media are raising the issue of Beijing’s air quality and the likelihood it will impact athletes’ performance: Radio New Zealand News: Haze over Beijing TVNZ One News: Hazy skies cover Beijing Reuters: Even with “blue skies”, is Beijing’s air safe? Others are downplaying the pollution […]

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