Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

How climate change is screwing up your favorite season.
Saturday September 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

It’s officially fall. If you live in many parts of the United States, that means trees gilded with reds, golds, and ochres; a sneaking chill in the air; and warm, amber days yielding to nippy evenings. Everything smells like potpourri, crunchy leaves, and a tinge of smoke.

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AUDIO: How climate change is cranking the heat on public health crises.
Saturday September 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Dr. Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about the public health impacts of global warming.

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VIDEO: Company fights city’s coke breeze restrictions.
Friday September 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

A company seeking to store piles of the industrial byproduct coke breeze on the banks of the Detroit River has gone to court to fight the city’s restrictions.

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Tutoring the textile industry on risky flame retardants.
Friday September 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

An industry group welcomes a Duke researcher to explain the troubling legacy of chemicals intended to to make materials fire resistant.

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The world’s most fragile cities, mapped.
Friday September 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

A new data visualization reveals the urban areas around the world that are struggling to keep it together.

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Ports can cut diesel-engine emissions by replacing equipment, EPA report says.
Friday September 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

The nation’s ports can reduce the harmful effects of diesel-engine emissions by replacing old equipment and improving cargo-handling operations, according to new research published Thursday by the U.S. EPA.

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Don’t forsake poor people in climate change fight.
Friday September 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

Environmental justice advocates have raised concerns that a cap and trade system will forgo local reductions in co-pollutants, such as particulates and other toxics that more directly impact disadvantaged communities.

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Commentary: Stop using Naled in the fight against Zika.
Friday September 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

The protesters who disagree with the CDC and local governments’ assurances that Naled is safe, are justified in their concerns. It has been banned in the European Union since 2012.

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These researchers think we’re nearing ‘peak car’ — and the consequences could be dramatic.
Friday September 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

On Thursday the Rocky Mountain Institute — an energy-focused think tank known for its boldness in predicting technological change — released a truly sweeping report on the future of vehicles.

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Scorching summer of 2016 yields dozens of bad-air days.
Friday September 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

More stringent standards helped push to 24 the number of days New Jersey failed to meet acceptable levels for smog.

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Paris is banning traffic from half the city.
Friday September 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

Cars will be outlawed from 400 miles of Paris streets on Sunday as the French capital joins the likes of Brussels, Bogotá, Jakarta and Copenhagen in marking World Car-Free Day. Isn’t it time for London to join the club?

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