Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Trump’s campaign CEO ran a secretive Biosphere 2 in the Arizona desert.
Saturday August 27th 2016, 2:00 pm

Long before Stephen Bannon was CEO of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he held a much different job—as the acting director of Biosphere 2, a $200 million scientific research facility in the mountains outside Tucson, Arizona.

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Groups want new industry to get more scrutiny.
Friday August 26th 2016, 2:00 pm

A special-use permit is granted to allow a land use that does not fall directly under permitted usages in a specifically zoned area. Local governments can use the SUP process to review new industry’s potential effects, including the environment and public health.

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Fracking and health: What we know from Pennsylvania’s natural gas boom.
Friday August 26th 2016, 2:00 pm

Three studies find higher rate of health issues for people who live near large or many fracked natural gas well sites.

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Environmental justice plays key role in winning next generation of climate policies.
Friday August 26th 2016, 2:00 pm

To be successful, and to win on climate, we must address the impacts on communities of color. Environmental justice needs to be front and center.

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50 reasons why everyone should want more walkable streets.
Friday August 26th 2016, 2:00 pm

As more cities try to improve walkability—from car-free “superblocks” in Barcelona to heat-protected walkways in Dubai—a new report outlines the reasons behind the shift, the actions that cities can take to move away from a car-centric world, and why walkability matters.

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Singapore’s air quality plummets as haze returns.
Friday August 26th 2016, 2:00 pm

Air pollution in Singapore reached very unhealthy levels Friday as haze engulfed most parts of the city, an indication that renewed cross-border efforts to combat forest fires in Indonesia are showing scant signs of success.

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Singapore haze hits ‘unhealthy’ levels.
Friday August 26th 2016, 2:00 pm

A pall of acrid smoke blowing from Indonesian forest fires cloaked Singapore on Friday, sending air quality to officially “unhealthy” levels in the latest annual bout of an environmental phenomenon that has soured relations between states in Southeast Asia.

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Health and neighborhood are too often linked. These people are out to change that.
Friday August 26th 2016, 2:00 pm

Across the U.S., public health professionals are seeking to reduce inequities in the way our environments affect our health.

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Everyone’s a climate change leader, until their claim becomes quantifiable.
Friday August 26th 2016, 2:00 pm

Ontario has competition in world climate leadership.

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Electric plant 80 miles away is polluting Philly’s air.
Friday August 26th 2016, 2:00 pm

The Brunner Island electric power plant shouldn’t be allowed to burn “cheap” coal that fouls the air and dumps big health costs on vulnerable people who live downwind.

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California’s big climate bills are a win for environmental justice.
Friday August 26th 2016, 2:00 pm

The legislation bridges the gap between big climate solutions and local air problems.

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