Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s EPA head, is going to be very bad for Miami.
Monday February 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

No cherry-picked scientific studies can refute this fact: If the world doesn’t reduce the carbon it’s dumping into the atmosphere, Miami will drown.

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Remediation work at Tar Creek Superfund Site Beaver Creek completed.
Monday February 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Over the past year, the Quapaw Tribe has continuously been working to clean up the Beaver Creek Unrestricted Tier 1 Project within the Tar Creek Superfund Site in Quapaw.

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London’s pollution is so bad that it forced me to give up my dream PhD.
Monday February 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Arriving to study, I had my first asthma attack in 10 years. The capital’s shocking air quality is a health emergency – and it’s already costing lives.

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Bill would allow regulators to fine oil and gas companies for spills.
Monday February 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

In recent years, spills of crude oil, natural gas and drilling wastewater have increased even more rapidly than production has grown.

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Will Trump force China to take lead on climate?
Monday February 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Ma Jun, perhaps China’s best-known environmentalist, thinks US President Donald Trump needs to visit China.

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Scott Pruitt, Trump’s pick for EPA, is confirmed amid fierce opposition.
Monday February 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Amid calls to delay vote until court-ordered emails are released, Oklahoma AG and fossil fuel industry ally becomes head of Environmental Protection Agency.

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Red Alert for China’s pollution protesters.
Monday February 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

China wants people to care for the environment, one person at a time.

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Protests in Iranian city where ‘everything is covered in brown dust.’
Monday February 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Days of protests over dust storms, power failures and government mismanagement in one of Iran’s most oil-rich cities subsided on Sunday after security forces declared all demonstrations illegal.

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Improved cookstoves boost health and forest cover in the Himalayas.
Monday February 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Mountain communities in the Himalayan region are almost entirely dependent on forests for firewood even though this practice has been identified as one of the most significant causes of forest decline and a major source of indoor air pollution.

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Hundreds gather in Copley Square to ‘Stand Up for Science.’
Monday February 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

The Rally to Stand up for Science in Boston was a call to fight against President Trump’s efforts to discredit science and climate research.

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How air pollution harms your health – and how to avoid it.
Monday February 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

It can cause eye irritation, breathing difficulties and heart disease. Here are ways to limit the damage.

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