Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

After hazards were exposed, Philadelphia school district launches massive summer cleanup
Thursday June 21st 2018, 10:30 am

A month after the “Toxic City: Sick Schools” investigation found dangerous levels of asbestos fibers in rundown Philadelphia elementary schools, the district said it has begun cleaning them up.

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Global warming, now brought to you by your local TV weathercaster
Thursday June 21st 2018, 10:21 am

Local weathercasters have become one of the primary conduits for news on global warming. One nonprofit helped push the change.

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Threshold for harmful chemicals in drinking water lower than thought: study
Thursday June 21st 2018, 10:18 am

The study caused a controversy after reports the government delayed its release.

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Stabenow sends President reminder of Great Lakes drilling ban after Executive Order signed
Thursday June 21st 2018, 10:18 am

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) sent a letter to the President on Wednesday to remind him that there is a permanent federal ban on gas and oil drilling in the Great Lakes.

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GOP senators challenge funding for global warming education program
Thursday June 21st 2018, 10:04 am

Four Republican senators say a $4 million program to boost climate reporting by meteorologists is not science, but “propagandizing.”

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Ireland will become leader on climate change, claims Taoiseach
Thursday June 21st 2018, 9:59 am

‘The Government does not underestimate the scale of the challenge,’ says Varadkar.

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Climate change brought a lobster boom. Now it could cause a bust
Thursday June 21st 2018, 9:56 am

Warming waters in the Gulf of Maine have benefited lobsters and the lobstermen who trap them. But as temperatures rise further, will the industry reach a tipping point?

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Climate change sparked the border migration crisis
Thursday June 21st 2018, 9:53 am

The Northern Triangle’s agricultural crisis has been more than a decade in the making.

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Plant trees in refugee camps to stop forest loss and conflict, U.N. says
Thursday June 21st 2018, 9:49 am

Four out of five people who flee their homes rely on firewood for cooking and heating, which is a major cause of deforestation in surrounding areas.

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Conflict, climate change choke efforts to cure poverty, inequality – UN
Thursday June 21st 2018, 9:44 am

Climate change and conflict are forcing growing numbers of people to go hungry, flee their homes and lose critical access to water.

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Gene-edited farm animals are on their way
Thursday June 21st 2018, 9:34 am

Scientists create pigs that are immune to one of the world’s costliest livestock diseases.

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