Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

US energy regulator still advancing Obama-era climate guidance.
Thursday February 23rd 2017, 2:00 pm

The U.S. energy agency responsible for approving multibillion-dollar natural gas pipeline projects has directed companies to start disclosing potential climate change impacts.

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London’s drivers don’t actually breathe in that much of the pollution they cause.
Thursday February 23rd 2017, 2:00 pm

Ironically, it’s public transit riders who are much more exposed to particulate matter.

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Thousands of emails detail EPA head’s close ties to fossil fuel industry.
Thursday February 23rd 2017, 2:00 pm

Emails reveal a close and friendly relationship between Scott Pruitt’s office and the fossil fuel industry, with frequent meetings, calls, dinners and other events.

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New EPA head Scott Pruitt’s emails reveal close ties with fossil fuel interests.
Thursday February 23rd 2017, 2:00 pm

Documents suggest former Oklahoma AG followed lobby group’s guidance on challenging environmental regulations, and put letterhead to oil firm complaints more than once.

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Government ‘watering down’ pollution limits to meet Heathrow pledge.
Thursday February 23rd 2017, 2:00 pm

The government is set to “water down” limits on aviation emissions and is shifting targets to meet its pledge to mitigate the environmental impact of expanding Heathrow, MPs have said.

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Crowd boos as Virginia lawmaker says ‘rich people’ like clean air.
Thursday February 23rd 2017, 2:00 pm

A conservative Virginia Republican said he supports some U.S. EPA efforts and believes the climate is changing during a boisterous town hall last night in a rural part of the state.

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Air pollution here to stay unless the economy is rebalanced.
Thursday February 23rd 2017, 2:00 pm

Naming and shaming cities and punishing officials does not get to the root of air pollution.

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The Pruitt emails: E.P.A. chief was arm-in-arm with industry.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 2:00 pm

During his tenure as attorney general of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt closely coordinated with major oil and gas producers, electric utilities and political groups to roll back environmental regulations, according to 6,000 pages of emails.

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Not all sold on lawmaker’s plan to ban fracking in Nevada.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 2:00 pm

A state lawmaker said Tuesday he wants to ban hydraulic fracturing in Nevada because new studies show that the risks outweigh any economic benefits from the controversial practice to produce oil and gas.

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Nevada considers fracking ban.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 2:00 pm

Nevada could become the third state in the nation to ban drilling companies from using hydraulic fracturing to get oil and natural gas from the ground.

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This real-time pollution map will enlighten you on your city’s air quality.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 2:00 pm

Air pollution isn’t always visible, but it’s definitely real.

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