Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

California’s climate change law clears a big hurdle after lobbyists crank up pressure.
Wednesday August 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

White House officials and Gov. Jerry Brown worked over Assembly members for support, while oil industry lobbyists huddled with sympathetic lawmakers in an attempt to stall the effort.

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Air pollution threat hidden as research ‘presumes people are at home.’
Wednesday August 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

The true impact of air pollution has been obscured by the failure to consider people’s exposure as they move around during the day, according to a new study.

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The political crusades targeting national parks for drilling and exploitation.
Wednesday August 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

Hailed as ‘America’s best idea’, the parks are hugely popular with the public but face political efforts to lift federal protection and allow private development.

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Study quantifies haze’s role in China’s urban heat island effect.
Wednesday August 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

The cities most affected by haze-induced warming were smaller cities in China’s semiarid midwestern and northwestern regions.

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London’s biggest air quality experiment sees thousands of pollution monitoring tags given to schools.
Wednesday August 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

Thousands of pollution monitoring tags will be given away to schools and community groups in what aims to be London’s biggest experiment measuring air quality right down to street level.

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Colorado governor may ask for one-third cut in CO2 pollution.
Wednesday August 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

Colorado’s Democratic governor may ask for a one-third cut in greenhouse gas pollution from power plants, even though the federal Clean Power Plan is stalled and Republicans in the state are resisting.

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California moves to extend climate program despite weak auction results.
Wednesday August 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

The California Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill to extend the state’s ambitious program to fight climate change beyond 2020, but minutes later it posted disappointing results from an auction of carbon permits that is key to the plan.

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As temperatures rocket, cities fight heat waves.
Wednesday August 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

In the coming decades, heat waves will be longer, more frequent and more intense in many parts of the country, according to the 2014 National Climate Assessment.

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In Poland, an Ohioan finds a parallel world on climate policy.
Tuesday August 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

Similar to Cleveland, Poland’s capital city of Warsaw is making efforts to fight climate change despite the national government’s overall commitment to coal for the nation’s energy future.

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VW supplier Bosch rejects U.S. suit’s ‘wild’ cheating-aid claims.
Tuesday August 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

Volkswagen parts supplier Robert Bosch rejected U.S. car owners’ claims that 38 of its employees conspired with the German automaker for a decade to develop technology that enabled diesel vehicles to evade pollution-control tests.

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VIDEO: Dark clouds loom for oil as China chases blue skies for G-20.
Tuesday August 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

China is throwing the world’s leaders a party, and oil bulls may be hit with the hangover.

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