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More common weather extremes are not aberrations – they are our new reality

Heatwaves, wildfires, and droughts are raging southern European countries, Canada and the USA. Greece just suffered its deadliest wildfire in more than a century, and one of nearly 90 large fires in the west of the USA destroyed dozens of homes…

Stabilizing plutonium canisters at Sellafield will cost billions and poses “intolerable risk”

Sellafield nuclear plant is located on the north-west coast of England, close to the village of Seascale in the county of Cumbria. Here more than 70 percent of all radioactive waste generated by UK’s 15 operating nuclear reactors is stored.…

UK and five others are being taken to court - accused of failing to reduce air pollution

The European Commission announced in the end of last week that it will refer six EU countries to the Court of Justice of the European Union for their prolonged failure to address air pollution. Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Romania,…

The EU Commission exerts pressure on countries failing to tackle air pollution

9 European countries, including Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the United Kingdom – which all still burn coal to generate electricity – were threatened with sanctions for exceeding the established…

UK war against air pollution: Theresa May's government fails to clear the air

The MPs from across the political spectrum unite to present a report criticizing the British government led by Theresa May for failing to cope with the level of air pollution in the country, which have been attributed to the equivalent of…

Even short-term air pollution exposure is risky, especially for young children

A new study showed that even a short-term increase in fine particulates in the air increases the risk of developing respiratory viral infections that can turn into different diseases, such as bronchiolitis. Scientists in the U.S. collected…

Volkswagen top manager sentenced to seven years over emissions scandal

One of the former managers of the American division of the Germany's largest car manufacturer Volkswagen, Oliver Schmidt, was sentenced to seven years in a U.S. prison for falsifying air pollution data to make it look cleaner. The U.S. District…

One in eight babies in the world suffers from air pollution – UNICEF

Nearly 17 million babies around the world are forced to breathe toxic air, which can permanently damage their developing brains. In general, there are 136 million children under age of one in the world, that means contaminated air is threatening…
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Ruthenium-106: Whose Radiation Drifts Over Europe?

In recent days, Western media was literally choked by information that from the end of September in almost all European countries was detected radiation of unknown origin. Several radio-logic stations in Europe recorded an increased level of…

Dirty air kills half a million people in Europe

Air pollution remains the leading environmental cause of premature death in Europe and annually is responsible for more than 500,000 deaths. This is stated in the latest report of the Copenhagen-based European Environment Agency (EAA). Although…