air pollution

air pollutionBabies Exposed to High Air Pollution Have Structural Changes to Their Brain at Age 12

Significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12. Nextbigfuture believes this research is saying that there is some degree of long term brain damage or brain …

air pollutionGerman Nuclear Phase Out Boosted Emissions by 5% and Caused Over 10,000 Deaths

Carnegie Mellon University, Berkeley and other researchers used hourly data on power plant operations and a novel machine learning framework to estimate how German electrical plants would have operated differently if the nuclear phase-out had not occurred. They found that …

air pollutionDehli Air Pollution is Seven Times Higher Than Beijing

India is taking over from China as the country with the worst air pollution. Dehli levels of dangerous particles (PM2.5, 2.5 micron) are about seven times higher than in the Chinese capital Beijing. An Indian health ministry official said the …

air pollutionChina Reduces Major Air Pollution By 60-72% From 2014 to 2017

China started a war on air pollution and they are making progress. The team found that between 2014 and 2017, China’s annual power plant emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter dropped by 65%, 60% and 72% each …

air pollutionIn the USA, Farms Now Cause More Air Pollution Than Coal and Natural Gas for Electricity

The quality of the air in the United States has improved substantially. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford have found that, US-economy-wide, gross external damage (GED) due to premature mortality has decreased by more than 20% from 2008 to …

air pollutionTesla Megapack Doubling Energy Capacity by Area for Utilities

Tesla’s larger Megapack is doubling utility-scale energy storage with 60% more capacity while using 40% less space than current systems. At the site level, Megapack requires 40% less space and 10x fewer parts than current systems on the market. As …

air pollutionOhio Nuclear Power Saves Lives and Money

Ohio has had power generation that has been over 60% coal power for decades. It was 80% coal power. Nuclear power has been generating 14% or more of the electricity in Ohio. Until recently it is clear that if Ohio …

air pollutionCoal, Oil And Gas Subsidies Are $5 Trillion Per Year Because of Uncharged Air Pollution

Subsidies – Biggest subsidies are for not charging oil, gas, and coal for air pollution and environmental damage. Next biggest bucket is various forms of tax incentives. Then direct spending and research. A lot of the recent nuclear research is …