Tag: France

Scientists Think They've Solved The 'Enigma' of How Air Pollution Causes Lung Cancer : ScienceAlert
Scientists said Saturday they had identified the mechanism through which air pollution triggers lung cancer in non-smokers, a discovery one expert hailed as “an important step for science – and for society”. The research illustrated the health risk posed by the tiny particles produced by burning fossil fuels, sparking fresh calls for more urgent action […]
Old cars forced off road as Europe’s clean air zones nearly double | Pollution | The Guardian
The number of clean air zones across Europe has risen 40% since 2019, forcing older and more polluting vehicles off the road, according to new research based on EU data. Low-emission zones (LEZs) have now been introduced in 320 European city regions, and that figure is expected to rise by more than half again, to […]
Europe's heatwave leaves some Londoners wondering if climate change could make this ancient city unbearable in the future - ABC News
The UK has experienced scorching heat like it never has before, and it is causing all sorts of problems in a country built for cool, drizzly weather.  For the first time since records began, temperatures reached 40 degrees Celsius in the country, peaking at 40.3C at Coningsby, a small village in England’s Midlands. It is […]
Could crushed rocks absorb enough carbon to curb global warming?
Canary IslandsBefore sunrise in a quiet village in Gran Canaria, an island off the coast of northwest Africa, a team of scientists shuffles along the port’s wooden boardwalk toward a row of nine containers floating in the ocean. “Hurry up, it’s going to get light soon,” says one bleary-eyed researcher to another, as they submerge […]
Wood burners cause nearly half of urban air pollution cancer risk – study | Air pollution | The Guardian
Wood burning stoves in urban areas are responsible for almost half of people’s exposure to cancer-causing chemicals found in air pollution particles, new research has shown. The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in tiny pollution particles are produced by burning fuels and have long been known to have carcinogenic effects. The new study examined the sources […]
Harris To Paris: Veep Flying To Europe, Will Discuss COVID-19, Climate Change, Relations With Macron
Vice President Kamala Harris is headed to Paris, months after a notorious exchange with a journalist in which Harris said — in response to a question about why she hadn’t yet visited the U.S. Mexico border amidst the surge in migration — that she’d never been to Europe either. The vice president will visit France […]