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The picturesque city of London has recorded its 36th "bad air" day this year after monitoring equipment detected dangerous levels of minute airborne particles. EU guidelines allow just 35 "bad air" days, so reaching this unfortunate level by the sixth month of the year means that London is in violation of the law and faces stiff fines and numerous court cases. Also, London's air pollution is now considered to be the worst in all of Europe.

With all the work being done to reduce the amount of petroleum products used on the nation's roadways, there's still an awful lot of gas being burned on every street, every day. The EPA is funding a $1.4 million joint study with the University of Michigan on the health effects of air pollution on children who live near busy roads. Learning more about how asthma and respiratory viral infections are affected by the pollution will be highlighted in the three-year study that started in September 200

Perhaps the law of unintended consequences has struck again. Or perhaps we really don't have a clue about what might be causing the earth's atmospheric temperature to rise. Either way an interesting new theory has popped in the study about what may be causing global warming. It seems that all the progress made to clean up skies over the last few years may be a contributing factor to more solar radiation reaching the ground. Skies over North American and European cities have gotten dramatically c