Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

This world map shows where pollution is getting worse. There’s good news for the U.S.
Friday February 05th 2016, 2:00 pm

Scientists concluded that the United States, Europe and Japan have greatly improved their air quality. But pollution has worsened in parts of China, India and the Middle East.

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The truth about London’s air pollution.
Friday February 05th 2016, 2:00 pm

Invisible pollution kills up to 9,000 people a year in the capital. But under government plans, from school gates to shopping streets, Londoners will be breathing dangerous air until 2025. What more can be done?

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Suit seeks to limit crude sent down Hudson River.
Friday February 05th 2016, 2:00 pm

A lawsuit filed by environmental and community groups could curtail the amount of volatile crude oil being transported down the Hudson River in barges past some of North Jersey’s most densely populated communities on their way to the Bayway refinery in Linden.

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Obama to seek $8.27B for EPA, $1.65B for climate fund.
Friday February 05th 2016, 2:00 pm

The Obama administration will rein in its budget request for U.S. EPA but will propose an additional and separate $1.65 billion 10-year fund for climate infrastructure, according to the head of a national group that represents state and local air agencies.

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L.A. needs fewer platitudes and more action on port air pollution.
Friday February 05th 2016, 2:00 pm

Mayor Eric Garcetti and his port general manager have promised to make good on clean-air obligations, but they have to do more than promise.

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If we want a resilient world, we need to start with resilient data.
Friday February 05th 2016, 2:00 pm

As we work to build our capacity to cope with global change, let’s make sure the tools we’re using can roll with the punches, too.

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City wasted head start on sea-level rise.
Friday February 05th 2016, 2:00 pm

The full-house forum at St John’s demonstrates there is interest in addressing the issue of sea-level rise now and that kicking the issue down the road or hiding it under a barrel is no longer an option. The sea will rise. Annapolis will not escape this.

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Time Montana realized coal’s limitations.
Friday February 05th 2016, 2:00 pm

The war on coal isn’t being waged by Washington; it’s the product of global market forces. The sooner we acknowledge that, the better off we will be.

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The mystery of the expanding tropics.
Friday February 05th 2016, 2:00 pm

As Earth’s dry zones shift rapidly polewards, researchers are scrambling to figure out the cause — and consequences.

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Portland heavy metals emissions linked to glass facility.
Friday February 05th 2016, 2:00 pm

A glass facility in Southeast Portland has suspended the use of cadmium and arsenic in its operations after testing found unhealthy levels of those metals in the air nearby.

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Oregon regulators suspected SE Portland polluter months before telling public.
Friday February 05th 2016, 2:00 pm

Oregon environmental regulators have suspected for months that unsafe levels of cadmium and arsenic air pollution in inner Southeast Portland may have been connected to a glass manufacturer there.

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