Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Why asthma is a housing issue.
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

A bill introduced to New York’s City Council would compel landlords to eradicate mold, vermin, and other asthma triggers that are particularly pervasive in low-rent units.

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The heated politics of renewable energy.
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

As cities vow to meet the Paris climate commitments, rival researchers debate the true costs of going 100-percent renewable.

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Promise breakers: Introduction to a public health scandal.
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

Promise after promise was broken when it came to protecting Sacramento’s workers and the public from lead hazards from a contaminated gun range housed in an aging recreational building.

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UK heatwave triggers air pollution alert as people flock to beaches.
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

The heatwave that has brought the longest spell of high June temperatures for two decades has also triggered an air pollution alert in London, with southerly winds due to bring toxic air to large parts of England and Wales on Wednesday.

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This state has the worst air quality in the nation.
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

The worst air quality in the United States is in California, a state known for its efforts raise environmental standards, cut greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

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Not so green: How the weed industry is a glutton for fossil fuels.
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

Producing a few pounds of weed can have the same environmental toll as driving across America seven times – harming cities’ and states’ plans to curb emissions.

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Norway’s Statkraft to make biofuel from wood chips and other waste.
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

Norwegian utility Statkraft has found a way to produce biofuel from wood chippings and other solid organic waste, which it says replicates in minutes a process that made crude oil underground over millions of years.

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MPs call for stronger law against toxic chemicals.
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

A parliamentary committee’s proposed update of federal law to greatly improve protection against toxic substances is long overdue.

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Louisville in 2100 could have three months of killer heat waves.
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

This study is the latest to point to heat as a major threat of climate change in the Louisville area in the coming decades.

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London mayor issues emergency air quality alert amid heatwave.
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has triggered the capital’s emergency air quality alert as soaring temperatures combined with southerly winds are expected to bring dangerously toxic air to large parts of England and Wales on Wednesday.

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Dust on desert winds reduces air pollution.
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

People in China breathe more easily when dust-laden winds blow in from the Gobi desert. Paradoxical as it sounds, desert dust helps to keep human-made pollution down, a new study shows.

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