Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Why California’s most polluting vehicles aren’t required to get smog checks.
Tuesday July 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

As Gov. Jerry Brown and the mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach promise an emissions-free future, some diesel fumes aren’t going anywhere. That’s because, unlike your car, there’s no routine emissions-testing program for big rigs in California.

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Ford, MDEQ settle over tainted groundwater in Livonia.
Tuesday July 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Ford Motor Co. will continue cleaning up harmful chemicals discovered in the groundwater and soil around the Livonia Transmission Plant and will submit plans to prevent future contamination, according to a settlement filed with the state.

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Alien species invasions and global warming a ‘deadly duo’, warn scientists.
Tuesday July 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Foreign animals and plants can cause huge damage, with the march of Argentine ants in the UK a new example of how climate change is boosting the threat.

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‘In nearly 100 years Phoenix will be too hot to live in’: Heat waves, climate change and Trump’s EPA.
Tuesday July 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

This June and June 2016 were the hottest on record for that month in Arizona and some worry it’s going to get worse if carbon emissions continue to propel climate change.

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Scott Pruitt’s EPA is failing East Chicago.
Tuesday July 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

East Chicago, once a leading center of heavy industry, has suffered far more than its share of pollution.

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Scaramucci once accepted warming. Now he’s a ‘subordinate.’
Tuesday July 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

President Trump’s new messaging tactician, Anthony Scaramucci, has said he’s “really not an ideological guy.” That appears to be the case on climate change, about which he’s expressed sharply shifting views in short periods of time.

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Is a conservative climate movement heating up?
Tuesday July 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Optimists see hope in growing GOP support for renewable energy, but many Republicans still steer clear of anything that says climate change.

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Emissions scandal: VW showing ‘utter contempt’ for Londoners, says Khan.
Tuesday July 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

The London mayor accuses Volkswagen of making the UK a laughing stock over refusal to pay £2.5m in compensation while it’s paid billions to US customers.

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A dangerous idea: Eliminating the Chemical Safety Board.
Tuesday July 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Anyone concerned about industrial safety, community health or air quality should protest the proposed elimination of the Chemical Safety Board.

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How Mongolia′s nomads are adapting to climate change.
Monday July 24th 2017, 2:00 pm

Harsh winters and dry summers are threatening the livelihoods of Mongolia’s nomadic herders. Some are banding together to safeguard their herds – and communities – from the extreme conditions.

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Climate change: Meet the lab-coat liberals.
Monday July 24th 2017, 2:00 pm

Dismayed by President Trump’s views on climate science and other research issues, scientists are storming the campaign trail.

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