The health care-associated savings -- mostly from things like avoided hospital visits and reduced spending on pollution-related illnesses -- from cap-and-trade, for instance, were more than 10 times the cost it took to implement the policy.
Though two-thirds of the air quality monitoring stations that reported higher levels were near tar sands facilities, the Alberta government has been reluctant to say that the declining air quality is due to the development process.
According to a new Stanford-led study, by the end of the century, over half of the world’s population will be battling to breathe, as climate change increases the frequency of stagnant air days, dramatically decreasing air quality.
There is mounting evidence that certain types of air pollution can be bad for your brain. New research shows that exposure to even relatively low concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) can significantly impair cognitive functioning.