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Your hosts, Vincenzo, Terry, Marc. (video of show at bottom) Air pollution- a silent pandemic With the world pre-occupied by COVID-19, the deadly virus spreading around the world to become a declared pandemic, scientists say there’s a silent pandemic that’s »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International

Air pollution- a silent pandemic

As the world fights a battle with the Covid-19 virus, researchers point out that deaths from air pollution constitute a lesser realised but very serious chronic threat worse than most diseases. Researchers estimate that some 8.8 million premature deaths annually »

Health, Society

Nearly a third of Canadians exposed to vehicle pollutants: study

Almost 30 per cent of Canadians live within 250 metres of a major road and so, are exposed to ‘a soup of pollutants’ which are associated with health problems like asthma, cancer and cardiovascular death, say researchers at the University »

Environment & Animal Life

Environmental groups call on Arctic cruise industry to reduce pollution

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   Recent air samples taken in Iceland suggest cruise ships arriving and departing from Reykjavik are negatively affecting air quality, according to environmental groups. The readings were taken by »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian scientists discover how forests reduce ozone pollution

Canadian scientists have discovered how forests reduce the amount of surface ozone pollution by up to half, creating a new way for much more accurate air quality forecasts worldwide. The shaded and relatively stagnant air of the forest ecosystem modifies the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Toronto subway air quality: as bad as Beijing

A study of the three metropolitan subway systems in Canada’s three major cities shows some surprising results. The systems were tested in Vancouver on the west coast, and in Toronto and Montreal in central Canada. The findings were published in »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Report warns more Arctic shipping will increase warming, affect health

A new report on air pollution from ships in the high Arctic warns of huge increases in air pollution from shipping. Although the report by the the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is called “Air pollution from marine vessels »