Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Uncle Sam wants you — or at least your genetic and lifestyle information.
Sunday July 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

Government scientists are seeking a million volunteers willing to share the innermost secrets of their genes and daily lives as part of an ambitious 10-year research project to understand the causes and cures of disease.

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Hillary Clinton’s choice of Kaine as VP tilts ticket toward political center.
Sunday July 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

The Virginia senator’s selection draws mixed reaction from green activists over views on pipelines, climate science, fracking and offshore drilling.

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Fire near Santa Clarita continues to burn out of control, explodes to more than 20,000 acres.
Sunday July 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

A wildfire in the Santa Clarita Valley area has grown to more than 20,000 acres, prompting new evacuations Saturday for hundreds of homes in canyon areas, authorities said.

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Local food is great, but can it go too far?
Saturday July 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

One of the most interesting developments in American agriculture during the last decade has been the rise of the local food movement.

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Eastern hemisphere’s all-time temperature record: Kuwait fries in 54°c (129.2°f) heat.
Saturday July 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

It was a historic day in the annals of meteorology on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in the Middle East, where the temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait soared to an astonishing 54C (129.2F). If verified, this would be Earth’s hottest temperature ever reliably measured outside of Death Valley, California.

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Democratic platform calls for WWII-scale mobilization to solve climate crisis.
Saturday July 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

This month, the full Democratic Platform Committee approved the strongest statement about the urgent need for climate action ever issued by a major party in this country.

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Traces of contamination still emittited from Saint-Gobain site.
Friday July 22nd 2016, 2:00 pm

State officials announced Thursday that small traces of contamination are still being released from the stacks at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, the suspected source of water contamination in southern New Hampshire.

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Shale revolution fulfills promise on jobs, energy, environment.
Friday July 22nd 2016, 2:00 pm

Americans want more jobs and a stronger economy, they also want clean air and a healthy environment. With natural gas, we can have both. It presents a false choice to suggest otherwise.

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Deal made to fix coal plant’s wastewater ponds by 2022.
Friday July 22nd 2016, 2:00 pm

The owners of the Colstrip power plant in southeastern Montana signed an agreement Thursday to stop pouring coal sludge and other liquid waste into storage ponds that leak enough contaminated water to nearly fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every day.

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Clean-air victory offers climate change lesson.
Friday July 22nd 2016, 2:00 pm

Spokane County residents can breathe easier thanks to a combination of federal, state and local regulations that were phased in. Climate change is a much bigger challenge, because the worst consequences won’t be visible for many decades to come.

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California moves forward with oil, gas methane rules.
Friday July 22nd 2016, 2:00 pm

California’s proposed rules to slash methane emissions from oil and gas facilities 40 percent to 45 percent by 2025 moved forward July 21.

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