Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

This is the real significance of Obama’s Keystone XL veto.
Saturday February 28th 2015, 2:00 pm

The seemingly unending Keystone XL saga hit the spotlight again Tuesday — when President Obama vetoed legislation that would have approved the pipeline.

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Los Angeles Fire Department failed to properly inspect hundreds of hazardous sites, state says.
Saturday February 28th 2015, 2:00 pm

The Los Angeles Fire Department has failed to properly inspect hundreds of hazardous sites scattered across the city, exposing the public to increased risks from potential spills and mishandling of toxic substances, according to a state report released Friday.

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Immorality of ceding the high ground to coal.
Saturday February 28th 2015, 2:00 pm

Momentum seems to be building for a global deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this December.

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Amy Goodman: The cold, hard facts of climate change are clear.
Saturday February 28th 2015, 2:00 pm

The debate over climate change is over. The U.N.’s Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report, written by 800 scientists from 80 countries, that summarized the findings of more than 30,000 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

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Doctors should take lead in push to curb climate change: experts
Saturday February 28th 2015, 7:33 am

By Kyle Plantz LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Doctors should take the lead in supporting political efforts to cut the pace of climate change and encouraging more people to see the problem as a crucial issue for public health, experts say. With the 68th World Health Assembly coming up in May in Geneva, countries are poised to adopt the world’s first resolution on air pollution and health …

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Engineers are making strides in reducing air pollution
Friday February 27th 2015, 3:22 pm

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average adult breathes 3,000 gallons of air per day—yet the same air that fuels our bodies also can harm them. In fact, inhaling certain air pollutants can worsen conditions such as asthma, and studies estimate that thousands of people die prematurely each year due to air pollution.

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Citizens press DEQ on air permit application.
Friday February 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

Many questions remain to be answered to satisfy the public’s concern over Intel Corporation’s air emissions at its Aloha and Ronler Acres chip manufacturing facilities.

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Australia’s state and federal governments agree to crack down on air pollution.
Friday February 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

The federal and state governments have agreed to work together to improve air quality standards and help Australia adapt to the effects of climate change.

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This year’s climate talks are our last (and best) chance to slow global warming.
Friday February 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

Economist Jeffrey Sachs dishes on the 2015 Paris negotiations, sustainable development and the profound threat facing our planet.

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The immorality of coal.
Friday February 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

We must stop telling the poor in developing countries what they should do and start listening to what they want. And what they want – unfortunately for the coal industry – is clean, affordable energy that powers their present, without costing them their future.

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Study: Ozone restrictions could come with trillion dollar price tag.
Friday February 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

Proposed updates to emissions regulations could cost the domestic economy $140 billion annually over a 23-year window, according to a study published Thursday by the National Association of Manufacturers.

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