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Lawsuit accuses EPA of awarding 'independent' scientists $190M in taxpayer grants to fake air quality data

Bad air quality is bad for your heart

Windsor, Ontario air quality improves slightly, but still not impressive

Guard your home's indoor air quality with these simple measures

Natural ways to purify the air indoors

Burning incense may expose people to toxic chemicals

States ...

Air quality in India is IMPROVING after nationwide lockdown

May 07, 2020 - air quality in Delhi -- notorious for being the worst in the world -- is now in a “healthy zone” after its PM 2.5 levels dropped by 71 percent in just one week. According to the CPCB, the city’s levels of particulate matter dropped from 91 micrograms per cubic meter on March 20, to 26 on March 27, after the lockdown began. The city’s nitrogen dioxide levels dropped too, going from 52 per cubic meter to 15 in the same period -- also a 71 percent decrease.

In addition, ...

Air quality across the world has reached toxic levels

February 15, 2017 -

For the first time, London's air quality is worse than China's; experts say that this is the worst air quality reading London has had since 2011. London's Mayor Sadiq Khan has even issued the highest air pollution alert in the capital city, citing the "filthy air" as a "health crisis."

To put that all in perspective, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that PM2.5 and PM10 (particulate matter) stay at or below a mean value of 25 and 50 micrograms ...

Canadian wildfire smoke continues to affect air quality in US cities

June 22, 2023 - air quality company owned by AccuWeather, reported last week that air quality was at "very unhealthy" levels in Minneapolis. The air quality company also warned that health effects will be "immediately felt by sensitive groups and should avoid outdoor activity." Plume Labs also cautioned that even healthy people may "experience difficulty breathing and throat irritation." (Related: Smoke from Canadian wildfires darkens skies, triggers health warnings for ...

Global air pollution index calls Chicago’s air quality the WORST IN THE WORLD due to Canadian wildfire smoke

July 02, 2023 -

This is according to air quality monitoring site IQAir, which compared Chicago's air quality with 95 other cities around the world on Tuesday, including Jakarta, Lahore, Beijing and Delhi. The terrible air quality was blamed on the ongoing wildfires in Canada, coating much of Chicago and the surrounding areas in smoke. (Related: Canadian wildfire smoke continues to affect air quality in US cities.)

Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford ...

Air quality determined to be a leading environmental threat to public health

October 22, 2018 - air quality and climate protection. France, Denmark, Malta, and Sweden came after Switzerland. On the other hand, India, Bangladesh, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nepal were at the bottom of the rankings.

Meanwhile, the U.S. ranked 27th, lagging behind other industrialized nations such as France (second), the U.K. (sixth), Germany (13th), Italy (16th), Japan (20th), and Canada (25th). The U.S. scored well on sanitation and air quality, but very ...

Air quality on cruise ship deck ‘worse than world’s most polluted cities’, investigation finds

May 01, 2019 -

(Article by Chloe Farand republished from

The undercover investigation on Britain's biggest crew operator P&O Cruises aimed to find out how clean the air holidaymakers breathe when on a ship is.

It focused on the levels of "ultra-fine particles" found in the air and around the cruise ship and emitted from the fuel the ships' engines burn.

But while passengers hope to escape the dirty air of cities for some fresh sea air, the investigation ...

Smoke from Canadian wildfires returns to the US, prompting authorities to issue air quality alerts

July 21, 2023 -

To date, almost 900 wildfires are still burning across Canada. The smoke that will affect the U.S. will be coming from the western areas of the country. The National Weather Service in the Philadelphia area reported that the Canadian wildfire smoke will start to return to the region later in July.

The authorities have already issued air quality alerts for several areas, including:

By early Monday, July 17, several cities were already ...

New York City’s air quality reaches “hazardous” level – one of the worst recorded in decades

June 11, 2023 -

On Wednesday, June 7, around 4 p.m., the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warned that the Air Quality Index in New York City had reached "hazardous" levels at 413 out of 500 – placing it well into the most serious band of air quality recorded in decades.

The National Weather Service revealed that data from private air quality monitoring company IQAir has shown New York City has the worst levels of air pollution among the top 95 global cities ...

More infrastructure sabotage? Air quality in Louisiana is being monitored after multiple explosions rock Dow Chemical Plant

July 19, 2023 -

"Dow's Emergency Operations Center is working closely with local and state agencies to respond to the incident on our Louisiana Operations site. All personnel are safe and accounted for. Air monitoring has not detected hazardous materials in the air," Dow Louisiana operations officials said and assured that the company continues to conduct air monitoring along with LDEQ and a third party.

?#BREAKING: Massive explosion reported at the Dow Chemical Plant

?#Plaquemine | #Louisiana

There ...

Russia inflicting HEAVY DAMAGE against Ukrainian Air Force using innovative long-range air-to-air missile

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This is according to Vladislav Shurygin, a Russian military expert who notes that there is "a real massacre in the Ukrainian sky." (Related: Ukraine conducts first strike using U.S.–supplied ATACMS missiles, allegedly destroying 9 Russian helicopters and 2 airfields.)

Shurygin noted that, in the span of two weeks, the Ukrainian Armed Forces lost between 10 to 14 aircraft. All of them were shot down far from the frontlines and outside the radius of Russian air defense systems ...

WAR ON APPLIANCES: Energy Department announces NEW RULES for air conditioners and air cleaners

March 29, 2023 -

According to a March 23 press release by the DOE, it has already finalized new energy-efficient standards for window air conditioners and portable air cleaners. It argued that the new rules will "save American families and consumers approximately $1.5 billion per year on their electricity bills."

Moreover, the DOE claimed that the new guidelines will "significantly cut pollution" by reducing "harmful carbon dioxide emissions by 106 million metric tons over 30 years."

The ...

Healthy habits that can help improve your quality of life

June 15, 2023 -

Here are a few simple healthy habits you can add to your list of personal goals for improving your quality of life while making the most of summer. (h/t eating habits

Healthy exercise habits

Healthy sleep habits

Healthy habits for mental health

Healthy relationship habits

Healthy electronic and social media ...

Improve sleep quality to bolster your resilience against anxiety and depression

August 10, 2023 -

In a separate study published in Sleep Medicine, researchers associated poor sleep quality with impaired quality of life as some participants reported depression or anxiety.

You might be getting enough hours of sleep, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're getting the most restful type of sleep.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults need somewhere between seven and nine hours of sleep at night – but a lot depends on what is happening during ...

Preserve the freshness and quality of your survival food with these storage supplies

January 24, 2023 -

Here are some suggestions:Canning/Mason jars

Glass canning bottles usually come with airtight and watertight screw lids and are a great way to preserve high-acid foods (fruit, pickles, salsas) and low-acid foods (meats and such) for up to a year. They're natural, robust, 100 percent recyclable glass, non-permeable (they create a true oxygen and moisture barrier), completely tasteless and reusable.

You can repurpose a variety of glass bottles, particularly peanut ...

The best oil: Extra virgin olive oil contributes to better breast milk quality

January 18, 2023 -

Consuming EVOO also contributes to a better quality of breast milk, according to a study. Researchers fed pregnant female rats with olive oil for six weeks. They then took blood samples from the mother rats and their pups, and analyzed them.

They found several beneficial plant compounds in the blood of both mother rats and pups – including omega-3, omega-6 and antioxidants. Two antioxidants in olive oil, hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol, destroy free radicals that damage DNA....

Backlash as Air Force tweets image of soldier SALUTING LGBTQ+ flag

June 09, 2023 -

(Article by Steve Watson republished from

The image shows a silhouetted individual throwing up a salute along with the rainbow, black and brown and trans colours and the Air Force seal.

The gender of the individual isn’t clear, but it is clearly a depiction of a uniformed service member.

The caption reads “June is #PrideMonth! The Department of the Air Force proudly recognizes and celebrates generations of LGBTQI+ service members and their contributions ...

China sends 18 nuke-capable bombers into Taiwan’s air defense zone

December 16, 2022 -

Taiwan continues to live under the perpetual threat of invasion of  China, which views the self-ruled Democratic island nation as part of its territory to be taken one day. Beijing has boosted military, diplomatic and economic pressure since the 2016 election of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, who rebuffs its position that the island is part of China.

The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense said in a regular update on Tuesday morning that a total of 29 People's ...

PROGRESS: Corporate “wokeism” backlash drives S&P Global to dump ESG metrics in credit quality assessments

August 15, 2023 -

According to the Epoch Times, S&P Global Ratings has been rating companies since 2021 on a scale from one to five, (best to worst) in each of the three components of ESG. But two years later, the agency's scoring system is being dropped in the rating agency's credit quality assessments of publicly rated firms because the ratings are reportedly not being accepted by its customers. "Effective immediately, we are no longer publishing new ESG credit indicators in our reports or ...

CHICKEN SANDWICH AIR DROP: Chick-fil-A launches drone deliveries in Florida

2 days ago -

While the idea seems novel and convenient, is it something workers at the fast food restaurant chain should worry about?

Will the drones eventually replace all human delivery drivers?Stores in Valrico, Florida can send orders using drones

Chick-fil-A announced the initiative on Instagram early in November, posting a video showing employees preparing a meal at the restaurant and placing it onto a small drone for delivery.

A wire connected to the drone, which is ...

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