Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Solar eclipse: Why the sun is not responsible for recent climate change.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 2:00 pm

With a total solar eclipse sweeping across North America, everyone is suddenly paying attention to the sun.

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Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money.
Friday August 18th 2017, 2:00 pm

Not getting sick and dying from pollution is worth quite a bit, it turns out.

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Renewable energy isn’t just cutting costs, it’s saving lives.
Friday August 18th 2017, 2:00 pm

A new study shows that renewables, particularly solar and wind energy, have significantly improved air quality in the United States from 2007 to 2015. The increased use of solar and wind resulted in thousands of lives saved.

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Air getting cleaner at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports, reports show.
Friday August 18th 2017, 2:00 pm

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reduced pollution while moving more cargo last year, according to new reports released this week.

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National parks put a ban on bottled water to ease pollution. Trump just sided with the lobby that fought it.
Friday August 18th 2017, 2:00 pm

The Trump administration has ended a six-year-old ban on selling bottled water at some national parks that was aimed at easing plastic pollution and the huge amount of waste being recycled.

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Study finds Israeli power plants’ efforts reduce number of deaths from air pollution.
Thursday August 17th 2017, 2:00 pm

There has been a decline in the number of people dying in Israel from diseases related to air pollution over the past decade, according to new data released by the Environmental Protection Ministry.

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Climate lessons from California.
Thursday August 17th 2017, 2:00 pm

The state faces big challenges but has also been particularly ambitious in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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China’s Hebei province to meet capacity cutting targets by end of September.
Thursday August 17th 2017, 2:00 pm

China’s top steel-making province has pledged to fulfil capacity cutting targets for this year in steel, cement, coal and glass by the end of September, under efforts to tackle air pollution ahead of winter, an environment official said on Wednesday.

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Center for Public Integrity wins major award from Society of Environmental Journalists.
Thursday August 17th 2017, 2:00 pm

‘Carbon Wars’ project honored for outstanding explanatory reporting.

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California climate deal could net big bucks for polluters.
Thursday August 17th 2017, 2:00 pm

The air board’s generous impulse toward those polluters was an abrupt reversal of previous plans, ran counter to staff recommendations, and left at least one confused board member later saying he wished he had abstained from voting.

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Analysis: Why climate change isn’t our biggest environmental problem, and why technology won’t save us.
Thursday August 17th 2017, 2:00 pm

Systemic change driven by moral awakening: it’s not just our last hope; it’s the only real hope we’ve ever had.

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