How many people may have died due to Volkswagen’s emissions cheating?

September 30, 2015 by  
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Pollution can kill, there’s no disputing that fact. So, if pollution kills, how many people might have died as a result of the additional pollutants emitted by Volkswagen vehicles equipped with software that allowed them to cheat on emissions standards ? That’s the question posed by a pair of New York Times writers , who dug into the issue and came up with some grim estimates. Their numbers range from about 106 deaths to roughly 146 deaths since 2008 as a result of the 46,000 tons of additional tailpipe emissions from the Volkswagen vehicles. Read the rest of How many people may have died due to Volkswagen’s emissions cheating?

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Stunning vessels sculpted from felled wood possess an almost otherworldly beauty

September 30, 2015 by  
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Researchers Take an Up-Close and Personal Look at What Pollution Does to the Body

October 20, 2014 by  
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Air pollution is one of those things that we know is awful for our bodies, but it can be hard to see the actual impact. So even though about 3.7 million people died prematurely from air pollution in 2012 alone, it’s easy to forget day-to-day just how deadly that smoggy air can be. Scientists at the University of Melbourne are studying air pollution, however, and taking a close-up look to show people just how those airborne particles are harming our bodies. Read the rest of Researchers Take an Up-Close and Personal Look at What Pollution Does to the Body Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , air pollution health , air pollution policy , environmental pollution , free radicals , lung damage air pollution , nitrogen oxide , nitrogen oxide pollution , ozone , ozone pollution , pollution and respiratory disease , pollution research , smog

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Roadside Poem by Simon Armitage Devours Pollution from 20 Cars Each Day

June 6, 2014 by  
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Poetry has been used for ages as a tool to critique the social anxieties du jour. Now, for the first time ever, a poem is being used as a physical remedy to one of modern society’s biggest challenges – air pollution . The poem by Simon Armitage has been printed on a 10 meter by 20 meter piece of material coated with microscopic pollution-eating particles of titanium oxide. According to the University of Sheffield , the institution that invented it, the material is capable of absorbing pollution from 20 cars every day. Read the rest of Roadside Poem by Simon Armitage Devours Pollution from 20 Cars Each Day Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: absorbing pollution , billboard that fights pollution , in praise of air , nitrogen oxide pollution , poem , poem that fights pollution , pollution from 20 cars , simon armitage , titanium oxide , tony ryan , university of sheffield

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