POLLUTION


This list of LIVE news articles published in 2017 is focused on POLLUTION issues. Articles involving SUSTAINABILITY and ENERGY are covered on separate pages.

Today’s articles can be found on Greg Hunt’s Blog.
Note that this is NOT the Liberal Party’s Greg Hunt!
It is a retired environmentalist also named Greg Hunt.

This one article probably sums up our problem with pollution:
Pollution kills more people than wars, disasters, hunger
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-20/world-pollution-deadlier-than-wars-disasters-hunger/9069776

Antibiotic resistance: The story that won’t go away.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/8508557863668721533

What does the environment have to do with your immune system?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2895475914905840514

Diesel cars are 10 times more toxic than trucks and buses, data shows
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/06/diesel-cars-are-10-times-more-toxic-than-trucks-and-buses-data-shows

Living near heavy traffic increases dementia risk, say scientists.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2895475914905840813

London air pollution kills about 10,000 people annually
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-09/london-activists-ramp-up-fight-against-deadly-air-pollution/8168076

Mercury pollution may worsen with melting glaciers on the Tibet Plateau: Research.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/2895475914905846027

Globe-Trotting Pollutants Raise Some Cancer Risks Four Times Higher Than Predicted
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170126142833.htm

Air pollution crisis ‘plagues’ UK, finds UN human rights expert
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/31/air-pollution-crisis-plagues-uk-finds-un-human-rights-expert

Lead ammunition poses real risks. Why won’t gun owners switch?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/6398160042520206214

Oil production releases more methane than previously thought
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/50432

What’s your ‘exposome,’ because it could be killing you.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/6398160042520215850

Study Helps Explain Why Uranium Persists in Groundwater at Former Mining Sites
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170202163234.htm

Air pollution not just for cities anymore
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/8537843466109312890

New Study Helps Explain How Garbage Patches Form in the World’s Oceans
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170213131153.htm

Flame retardant chemicals found in more people
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-4504614185913447410

One fifth of world’s food lost to overeating and waste, study finds
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-22/overeating-food-waste-one-fifth-worlds-food-lost-study/8292694

Only 14 percent of plastics are recycled can tech innovation tackle the rest?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-4504614185913431168

Fracking in 4 US states led to more than 6,000 spills in 10 years, study finds.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-4504614185913430173

Sand mining: The global environmental crisis you’ve never heard of.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/7703038536633433673

Earth’s deepest ocean trenches contain high levels of pollution
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-14/earths-deep-ocean-mariana-and-kermadec-trenches-highly-polluted/8260168

From sea to plate: how plastic got into our fish
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/feb/14/sea-to-plate-plastic-got-into-fish

Plastic and how it affects our oceans
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-27/plastic-and-plastic-waste-explained/8301316

‘Do I want plastics for dinner?’ Impact of plastic pollution revealed
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4511903/do-i-want-plastics-for-dinner-impact-of-plastic-pollution-revealed/?cs=7

Litter is present throughout the world’s oceans: 1,220 species affected
http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/50900

The weed killer atrazine may be harming your health.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-9105824299682463638

Farms could slash pesticide use without losses, research reveals
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/06/farms-could-slash-pesticide-use-without-losses-research-reveals

Air Pollution Can Alter the Effectiveness of Antibiotics and Increases the Potential of Disease, New Study Reveals
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170302091237.htm

Pollution is killing 1.7 million children every year, says WHO
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-06/polluted-and-unsafe-environments-causing-child-deaths-who-report/8327972

UN experts denounce ‘myth’ pesticides are necessary to feed the world
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/07/un-experts-denounce-myth-pesticides-are-necessary-to-feed-the-world

U.S. Is Polluting Less, So Why Is Its Air Smoggier Than Ever?
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/50730

Cleaning urban air requires radical solutions.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-8181038423327858765

Millions of single-use plastic soft drink bottles sold every year, report shows
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/15/millions-of-single-use-plastic-soft-drink-bottles-sold-every-year-report-shows

NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/50813

Air pollution denial is the new climate denial
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6571422209236705739

Here are some of the world’s worst cities for air quality.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/7975604620194362241

Race is the biggest indicator in the US of whether you live near toxic waste.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6571422209236696719

Put down your plastic straws, group urges.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6571422209236693766

‘We’ve left junk everywhere’: why space pollution could be humanity’s next big problem
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/26/weve-left-junk-everywhere-why-space-pollution-could-be-humanitys-next-big-problem

Pyrethroid Pesticide Exposure Appears to Speed Puberty in Boys
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170402111320.htm

Education not curbing use of pesticides: study
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2341068195227890208

Britons expected to send 235m items of clothing to landfill this spring
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/06/britons-expected-to-send-235m-items-of-clothing-to-landfill-this-spring

People who shoot risk unhealthy levels of lead exposure
https://theconversation.com/people-who-shoot-risk-unhealthy-levels-of-lead-exposure-68220

Why toilets alone won’t solve India’s sanitation crisis.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-9105824299682461638

6 ways Trump’s administration could literally make America more toxic.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2251058991469072535

Nonstick chemicals slipped into water, causing health, environmental, regulatory mess.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-1187149411708838890

Do you want to be eating plastic bags?
http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/the-harm-youre-causing-when-you-accept-plastic/news-story/74f4db2a644bca50d552fe064666be87

Fracking kills newborn babies – polluted water likely cause
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361655420

Not even the Himalayas are immune to traffic smog
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/uoc-net050217.php

Plastic bottles are a recycling disaster. Coca-Cola should have known better
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/02/plastic-bottles-coca-cola-recycling-coke

Kenya seeks to cure plastic bag addiction with blanket ban
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361639671

Policies to Curb Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Could Yield Major Health Benefits
http://www.enn.com/health/article/51178

China’s surprising solutions to clear killer air
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361633428

Polluted environment linked to higher cancer rates.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361629217

Diesel vehicles produce 50 per cent more nitrogen oxide than originally thought
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/51258

Cities Need to ‘Green Up’ to Reduce Impact of Air Pollution
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170516104745.htm

Why it’s hard to get plastic bag bans to stick
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361605925

When it’s hot, plants become a surprisingly large source of air pollution.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361607904

Toward a global treaty on plastic waste.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361606921

Dirty diesel: Why ships are the worst offenders.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/-995200128361605440

Is your home making you sick?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-05-20/endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-is-your-home-making-you-sick/8536926

Air pollution linked to poor sleep, study finds
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/21/air-pollution-linked-to-poor-sleep-study-finds

High levels of prenatal air pollution exposure and stress increase childhood asthma risk
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/ats-hlo051517.php

Urban Emissions Could Be Cut by Seventy Per Cent
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170529090010.htm

Can we save the planet with ancient Japanese philosophy?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-30/mottainai-can-we-reduce-waste-with-ancient-japanese-philosophy/8553928

‘We have been poisoning ourselves’: has ice analysis revealed the truth about lead?
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/30/we-have-been-poisoning-ourselves-has-ice-analysis-revealed-the-truth-about-lead

Plastic pollution doesn’t just make for an ugly beach day. It’s contaminating our food chain.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-4426583696647303301

Study reveals environmental cost of tobacco
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-4426583696647301337

Nitrogen Oxides Emissions: Traffic Dramatically Underestimated as Major Polluter
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170531094838.htm

The womb is no protection from toxic chemicals.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/18530169838836133

Air pollution leads to 7,700 deaths in Canada every year: Report.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/18530169838837181

Penn State study links Three Mile Island nuke accident to thyroid cancer.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/18530169838836157

Coal to solar switch could save 52,000 US lives per year.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/18530169838842955

Pesticides can cause brain damage and organic food is the future, EU report says.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000468973457

Air pollution more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientist
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/12/children-risk-air-pollution-cars-former-uk-chief-scientist-warns

How plastic conquered the world
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-14/plastic-how-it-conquered-the-world/8614236

The cost of clean: Disinfectants cause birth defects in baby mice.
http://bit.ly/2tpQycw

How your job can wreck your health.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/18530169838860742

Air pollution is bad for business.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/18530169838860737

Mercury pollution costs billions in lost earning potential in Kenya.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000468978560

Chemicals aren’t people. They shouldn’t be presumed innocent.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/3941518157565125042

What would happen if everyone recycled?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2206158589390234617

Microplastics from the washing machine
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/51645

Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/du-apc062617.php

Friend or foe? Manganese concentration in drinking water needs attention, researchers say
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/ksu-fof062717.php

A million bottles a minute: World’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change.’
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-2621786372544289007

Air pollution exposure may hasten death, even at levels deemed ‘safe,’ study says.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-2621786372544288028

Scientists investigate link between air pollution and type 2 diabetes
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/uol-sil062917.php

Lead astray: New evidence links children with higher lead exposure to school suspensions and juvenile detention.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-2621786372544286496

Increased Air Pollution Cuts Victims’ Lifespan by a Decade, Costing Billions
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170703083252.htm

Air on board cruise ships ‘is twice as bad as at Piccadilly Circus.’
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-2621786372544283561

Why tiny particles of pollution increase the risk of premature death in older Americans.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-2621786372544282075

Air pollution is as unhealthy as secondhand smoke, a new study says.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000468993204

How is pollution connected to race and inequality?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000468997533

Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global greenhouse emissions, study says.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/2946413885455645800

Billions lack safe drinking water and sanitation at home.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000468999298

Ozone pollution tied to cardiovascular health: Study.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2946413885455657709

Pollution getting worse in Vietnam’s cities.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000469001107

Scientists Calculate Total Amount of Plastics Ever Produced
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170719140939.htm

Burying the atom: Europe struggles to dispose of nuclear waste.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-3246038150322367156

Half of all plastic that has ever existed was made in the past 13 years.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-3246038150322367645

A whopping 91% of plastic isn’t recycled.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000469002969

World’s plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000469001635

China’s other big export: pollution.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000469002482

Air pollution exposure in early pregnancy may increase chance of premature birth, finds study.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-3246038150322354107

Electric cars are pollution shifters: we will need huge investment in generation capacity
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/30/electric-cars-are-pollution-shifters-we-will-need-huge-investment-in-generation-capacity

Lego could solve the world’s plastics pollution problem if it can find a biomaterial that can survive generations of play.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-3246038150322351912

How to save your sperm.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/opinion/sperm-count-decreasing-west.html

Dangerous pollutants in US military’s open burns greater than thought, tests indicate.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-3246038150322342933

The eco guide to microplastics
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/06/the-eco-guide-to-microplastics

Explainer: what is silicosis and why is this old lung disease making a comeback?
http://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-silicosis-and-why-is-this-old-lung-disease-making-a-comeback-80465

Researchers discover potentially harmful nanoparticles produced through burning coal
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-08/vt-rdp080217.php

The rise of electric cars could leave us with a big battery waste problem.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-3246038150322327019

Electric cars are not the solution
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/13/electric-cars-are-not-the-solution-pollutionwatch

Can endocrine disruptors elevate risk of breast cancer?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000469005318

The eco guide to zero wasters
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/27/the-eco-guide-to-zero-wasters

Noise pollution is drowning out nature even in protected areas study
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/04/noise-pollution-is-drowning-out-nature-even-in-protected-areas-study

Why you need to stop using plastic
http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/why-you-need-to-stop-using-plastic-now/news-story/456d1f433a7bbbadd05d56e676856eee

Air pollution doesn’t just harm humans it is destroying nature too
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/01/air-pollution-harm-humans-nature-wildflowers-car-exhaust-sparrows

Plastic pollution risks ‘near permanent contamination of natural environment’
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/19/plastic-pollution-risks-near-permanent-contamination-of-natural-environment

Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000468973447

Plastic pollution in the Antarctic worse than expected
http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/51556

If you drop plastic in the ocean, where does it end up?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-2621786372544287002

Why did we use leaded petrol for so long?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-3246038150322295870

Pesticides linked to birth abnormalities in major new study.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6766923627212654872

Mass Production of Biodegradable Plastic
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170831091454.htm

Nearly 1 Million Pounds of Seven Deadly Air Pollutants Released by Texas Refineries During Harvey Floods
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/52358

The case for the humble garbage disposal.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000469006462

For India, toilets are a (mostly) serious issue.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6766923627212644480

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6766923627212642019

We are living on a plastic planet. What does it mean for our health?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6766923627212641007

Plastic film covering 12 percent of China’s farmland contaminates soil.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6766923627212642006

Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show
New studies find microplastics in salt from the US, Europe and China, adding to evidence that plastic pollution is pervasive in the environment
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/08/sea-salt-around-world-contaminated-by-plastic-studies

Air pollution cuts 3 years off lifespans in Northern China
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-09/uoc-apc091017.php

Air pollution changes what bugs colonise our airways
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2147206-air-pollution-changes-what-bugs-colonise-our-airways/

This is how much of your life air pollution is stealing from you based on where you live.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6766923627212633041

Low-Level Radiation Less Harmful to Health Than Other Lifestyle Risks
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/52485

Health at a planetary scale
http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/planetary-health-challenges-000514

Nuclear waste: Where to store it for eternity?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-4057999804430504333

Even when it’s sitting in storage, coal threatens human health.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-4057999804430504352

Polluters must pick up tab for damage to planet.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6766923627212619942

The eco guide to cleaning products
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/24/the-eco-guide-to-cleaning-products

The post-antibiotic era is here. Now what?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-4057999804430503742

How humans are causing deadly earthquakes.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/1195107355338416662

Air Pollution Exposure on Home-to-School Routes Reduces the Growth of Working Memory
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171005125019.htm

We can reduce breast cancer by reducing pollution
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/1195107355338417076

When Shipping Petroleum, Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Costs More Than Accidents
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/52809

Air pollution blamed for 500,000 early deaths in Europe in 2014
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2150214-air-pollution-blamed-for-500000-early-deaths-in-europe-in-2014/

Disasters make 14 million people homeless each year
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/1195107355338417176

How a healthy economy can shorten life spans
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/1195107355338417694

Study Estimates about 2.1 Million People using Wells High in Arsenic
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/52889

Pollution kills more people than wars, disasters, hunger
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-20/world-pollution-deadlier-than-wars-disasters-hunger/9069776

The E.P.A.’s top 10 toxic threats, and industry’s pushback
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6303715699622894692

Tracing toxins around the world
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/52923

Air Pollution Cuts Solar Energy Potential in China
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171023182604.htm

World’s most polluted city is no longer in India or China
https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2017-10-23-pollution-zabol-iran-most-polluted-ambient-air-diseases-deaths

Bisphenol S ‘ubiquitous in environment’, study finds
https://chemicalwatch.com/60519/bisphenol-s-ubiquitous-in-environment-study-finds

We have to roll back the tide of pesticide use before it’s too late
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/colin-todhunter/we-have-to-roll-back-the-tide-of-pesticide-use-to-stop-mass-extinction_a_23253362/

Air Pollution is Associated with Cancer Mortality Beyond Lung Cancer
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/53008

44 UK towns and cities have air ‘too dangerous to breathe’, report claims
http://www.ehn.org/44-uk-towns-and-cities-have-air-too-dangerous-to-breathe-report-claims-london-evening-standard-2504299315.html

Pesticide residue on fruits and veggies tied to infertility
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-infertility-pesticides/pesticide-residue-on-fruits-and-veggies-tied-to-infertility-idUKKBN1D02WU

Where do 50 million tons a year of toxic e-waste go?
https://towardfreedom.com/archives/environment/50-million-tons-year-toxic-e-waste-go/

How Air Pollution Clouds Mental Health
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/53030

Higher Air Pollution in Cities Tied to Higher Mortality
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/53056

New Delhi pollution hits dangerous level, putting runners at risk
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-pollution/new-delhi-pollution-hits-dangerous-level-putting-runners-at-risk-idUSKBN1D70QN

Absolutely shocking’: Niger Delta oil spills linked with infant deaths
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/nov/06/niger-delta-oil-spills-linked-infant-deaths

Uncharted territory: Why we all need cleaner cargo ships
http://grist.org/article/shipping-industry-destroying-climate-progress-were-all-to-blame/

Urgent protection for the environment needed to safeguard human health
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/aoms-upf111017.php

The ‘mountain of electronic waste’ in Vietnam is receiving an additional 100,000 tons of waste each year.
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/environment/189943/electronic-waste-still-cannot-be-recycled-in-vietnam.html

Report Suggests Love of the Seas Could be the Key for Plastic Pollution Solution
http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/52554

How plastic is damaging planet Earth.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/1251925125133569732

Is your sunscreen poisoning the ocean?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-3246038150322309754

Corals eat plastic because we’ve made it tasty, study suggests
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/10/30/corals-eat-plastic-because-weve-made-it-tasty-study-suggests/?utm_term=.9ee68f9b1ee6

The ‘lost 99%’ of microplastic ocean pollutants can now be identified
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/lost-99-microplastic-ocean-pollutants-can-now-be-identified-1648995

UN commits to stop ocean plastic waste
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42239895

Plastics the invisible oil spill
https://www.euractiv.com/section/circular-economy/opinion/plastics-the-invisible-oil-spill/

Study: Black people in the US are 75 percent more likely to live near toxic oil and gas facilities
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/11/study-black-people-are-75-percent-more-likely-to-live-near-toxic-oil-and-gas-facilities/

China says 24 out of 28 cities fail to meet October smog target
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution/china-says-24-out-of-28-cities-fail-to-meet-october-smog-target-idUSKBN1DE0YH

‘Modern air is too clean’: the rise of air pollution denial
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/16/modern-air-is-too-clean-the-rise-of-air-pollution-denial

Scientific Advances Can Make it Easier to Recycle Plastics
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/53202

Russia reports radioactivity 986 times the norm after nuclear accident claim
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/21/russia-radioactivity-986-times-norm-nuclear-accident-claim

Men living near busy roads may be left infertile due to pollution, study reveals
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4967640/sperm-men-pollution-conception-roads/

By saving cost and energy, the lighting revolution may increase light pollution
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/ggph-bsc111717.php

George Monbiot: Our relentless consumption is trashing the planet
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/22/black-friday-consumption-killing-planet-growth

These 3 Numbers May Make You Think Twice About Black Friday Shopping
http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/11/24/these-3-numbers-may-make-you-think-twice-about-black-friday-shopping_a_23287569/?utm_hp_ref=au-homepage

If air pollution is deforming sperm, will men finally take it seriously?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/23/air-pollution-deforming-sperm-men

Glyphosate: The key points in an endless debate
http://www.dw.com/en/glyphosate-the-key-points-in-an-endless-debate/a-41544895

Lead poisoning in children under 6 jumped 28% in Detroit in 2016
http://www.freep.com/story/news/2017/11/27/which-michigan-communities-had-highest-levels-lead-poisoning-children-2016-not-flint/893448001/

One third of food lost, wasted – enough to feed all hungry people
http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/11/one-third-food-lost-wasted-enough-feed-hungry-people/

Air pollution may weaken the bones
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/well/live/air-pollution-may-weaken-the-bones.html

Dirty air is killing our children. Why does the government let this happen?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/29/dirty-air-killing-children-government-politicians-teachers-public-health-crisis

Pollution’s dirty dollars in Canada
http://projects.thestar.com/dirty-dollars-pollution/

Wealthier people produce more carbon pollution even the “green” ones
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/12/1/16718844/green-consumers-climate-change

The next pandemic
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=19442

Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide
http://koin.com/2017/12/03/satellite-images-show-extent-of-air-pollution-worldwide/

Toxic exposures may cost the world 10% of GDP: Study
http://www.ehn.org/toxics-cost-10-percent-of-world-gdp-2514804991.html

Air pollution cancels out the health benefits of a stroll in the city
http://www.ehn.org/air-pollution-copd-heart-disease-elderly-2515130884.html

Private sector support is key to reducing emissions in the Middle East and North Africa
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/uos-ps121117.php

We know polluting cars are killing us. So why do we put up with it?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/11/polluting-cars-killing-us-air-pollution

Investors target world’s biggest 100 polluting companies
http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/worlds-biggest-100-polluting-companies-put-on-notice-by-investors-to-tackle-climate-change-20171212-h032o0.html

Increased air pollution linked to bad teenage behavior
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/uosc-iap120717.php

World e-waste rises 8 percent by weight in 2 years as incomes rise, prices fall: UN-backed report
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/tca-wer120817.php

Cocktail Effects of Pesticides and Environmental Chemicals
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171213104938.htm

The first major evidence that fracking harms human health
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/data-from-11-million-infants-suggests-fracking-harms-human-health/548315/

Air pollution’s disproportionate effect on poor and minority communities
http://therevelator.org/air-pollution-poor-minority-communities/

Your furnishings could be causing indoor air pollution
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/your-furnishings-could-be-causing-indoor-air-pollution/2017/12/18/626ad808-d91c-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html?utm_term=.35eb8df1f52e

Pesticides and Poor Nutrition Damage Animal Health
http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/53503

Diverting aid to fund waste collection will save lives and clean the ocean, says charity
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/21/diverting-aid-to-fund-waste-collection-will-save-lives-and-clean-the-ocean-says-charity

‘Safe’ levels? Small amounts of air pollution linked to more death for senior citizens: Study
http://www.ehn.org/safe-levels-small-amounts-of-air-pollution-linked-to-more-death-for-senior-citizens-study-2519387578.html