Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

There’s some good news for state in the air.
Friday May 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

Tighter federal standards and years of state effort are helping to clean up the bay and literally allowing us to breathe more easily — and we’re hoping to see the progress continue.

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PA expands particulate monitoring as federal study finds high level in one location.
Friday May 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

Pennsylvania is stepping up its monitoring of air contamination by fine particulates at sites near natural gas compressor stations.

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Legislators scrutinize DEQ legal fund.
Friday May 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

Legislators mulling Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed budget want state environmental officials to explain why they need additional $5 million to cover litigation expense.

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Tracking asthma in Pittsburgh children finds high rates.
Friday May 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

A high rate of children with asthma, including a high proportion who are not getting proper treatment, was reported in a study released Thursday that looked at students in several elementary schools in and around Pittsburgh.

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The National Audubon Society’s 2016 Rachel Carson Award honorees tackle climate change by air, land and sea.
Friday May 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

This year, three of the nation’s most prominent champions in the fight against climate change will accept this prestigious award recognizing the leadership of American women in the environment.

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Taking on climate change is key to public health.
Friday May 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

In perhaps the last great rebranding effort before the president leaves office in January, the administration is recasting its campaign to slow climate change not merely as an economic imperative, not only as a national security priority, but perhaps above all, an issue of public health.

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We’ve been mayors of New York, Paris and Rio. We know climate action starts with cities.
Friday May 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

By giving cities the power to act, and putting them at the center of national economic strategies, we can protect our planet while building a better future for the increasing number of people who call cities home.

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Utahns will see more red air days this summer.
Friday May 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

Utahns will hear about “unhealthy” and “moderate” air quality conditions much more frequently this summer and may be asked to modify their daily routines more often — but it isn’t because air quality suddenly got worse.

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State grants Perdue air permit for $59 million plant; construction set for June.
Friday May 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

After a nearly five-year review, the state Department of Environmental Protection has granted Perdue AgriBusiness a bitterly contested air quality plan approval.

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San Joaquin Valley achieves decades-old ozone standard.
Friday May 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

Federal and local officials are celebrating as the San Joaquin Valley attained its first ozone standard – albeit one that dates back to the late 1970s and that most of the country achieved by the November 2010 deadline.

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Global, local leaders vow hard work against temperature rise.
Friday May 06th 2016, 2:00 pm

International leaders and local officials on Thursday pledged to work hard to stem the rise of global temperatures by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy.

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