Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

These city bus routes are going all-electric.
Thursday October 19th 2017, 2:00 pm

Electric bus startup Proterra is leading a shift away from diesel-powered public transit to help cities save money, improve health and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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Pruitt’s promised directive rattles science advisers.
Thursday October 19th 2017, 2:00 pm

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s suggestion that he’d get rid of advisory committee members who also receive EPA grants has roiled the research community.

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Millions breathing dirty air as California wine country burns.
Thursday October 19th 2017, 2:00 pm

The most destructive wildfires in California’s history have exposed more than 7 million people in the San Francisco region to unhealthy levels of air pollution with 1 million facing air quality that the EPA would deem extremely unhealthy.

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Latinos leading on climate change.
Thursday October 19th 2017, 2:00 pm

All across the country, Latinos are working hard to fight polluters and protect our air, water and climate. Here are the Latino voices leading the way in fighting climate change.

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Craft: EPA administrator should see Houston’s post-Harvey pollution firsthand.
Thursday October 19th 2017, 2:00 pm

Ignoring science, weakening protections and crossing our fingers that the next storm does not target the Gulf Coast will not get the job done.

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Mr. Trump outdoes himself in picking a conflicted regulator.
Wednesday October 18th 2017, 2:00 pm

The nominee to lead the E.P.A. chemicals office is a threat to public health.

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India orders Delhi power plant, generator shutdown as air worsens.
Wednesday October 18th 2017, 2:00 pm

The Indian government ordered diesel generators and a power plant in Delhi to be shut down on Tuesday as air quality in the capital deteriorated ahead of the Hindu festival of lights, when a night of firecrackers sends pollution levels rocketing.

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Government set to face fresh legal challenge over air pollution crisis.
Wednesday October 18th 2017, 2:00 pm

Legal NGO ClientEarth to take the government back to court if it fails to set out a new range of measures to tackle Britain’s toxic air.

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Australian doctors call on health super funds to pull $1.7 billion out of coal and oil companies.
Wednesday October 18th 2017, 2:00 pm

Hundreds of Victorian doctors and medical staff are pressuring their super funds to quit investing in coal and oil for the sake of health, as they did with tobacco five years ago.

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Health study in Sarnia’s ‘Chemical Valley’ is long overdue.
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 2:00 pm

Sarnia and its environs are home to 57 polluters. Yet the government has never done a baseline study to see how residents are affected and its reporting system on chemical leaks appears lax.

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Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten our lives.
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 2:00 pm

Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found.

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