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Putting People at the Center of Climate Action 12.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
This commentary explores the social and economic benefits that climate action can deliver and uses real world examples to show how these benefits can be used to further equity and ensure a just transition to a new climate economy. In ...
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EPA’s methane rollback sparks opposition from a diverse group of stakeholders 11.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EPA’s methane rollback sparks opposition from a diverse group of stakeholders
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Congress to halt military use of toxic foam contaminating drinking water 11.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

After months of negotiations, Congress has reached a deal that would require the Defense Department to phase out the use of PFAS-containing firefighting foam, which has tainted drinking water sources. But environmental groups and some Democrats have accused Republicans of failing to protect public health by stripping the bill of stronger regulations.

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Why human health must be at the center of climate action 11.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Companies can exacerbate the challenges, but the private sector also positively contribute to solving these challenges.
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Poor visibility expected Wednesday in Denver area, actions include burning restrictions and limited driving 11.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
The "Action Day for Visibility" is effective from 4 p.m. today through 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to a winter air quality news release from the Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
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New mapping tool shows who will be impacted by EPA’s dangerous methane rollback 9.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New mapping tool shows who will be impacted by EPA’s dangerous methane rollback
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One year after Moonves' exit, CBS TV stations also face harassment and misogyny claims 8.12.2019 LA Times: Business

A Times investigation uncovers claims of discrimination, retaliation and other forms of mistreatment at CBS-owned TV stations, including L.A. outlets.

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Congress should act now to accelerate the transition to zero-emission trucks 5.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Congress should act now to accelerate the transition to zero-emission trucks
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Elevated level of cancer-causing benzene detected at Greeley school near oil and gas operation 5.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
An 11-well oil and gas industrial pad hummed as students played outside Bella Romero K-8 Academy in Greeley this week, a month after tests by Colorado's health department detected elevated levels of cancer-causing benzene in the air.
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Delhi’s Deadly Smog: Policy Paralysis Around a Preventable Problem 4.12.2019 WRI Stories
Delhi’s Deadly Smog: Policy Paralysis Around a Preventable Problem Comments|Add Comment|PrintSome of Delhi's dangerous air pollution comes from crop burning in neighboring states. Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT. Delhi choked under a thick blanket of toxic air last month. The government's pollution control authority declared a public health emergency, and the city's action plan kicked into effect, although its impacts were limited. Many international news outlets covered the crisis, but few captured... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Global carbon pollution continues to rise, but more slowly 4.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The world continues to increase the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it pumps into the air, but it’s not rising as fast as in the previous couple years.
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EPA Changes Definition of “Ambient Air,” Allows an Increase in Dangerous Pollution 3.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EPA Changes Definition of “Ambient Air,” Allows an Increase in Dangerous Pollution
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China Faces 4 Big Risks if it Continues Building More Coal Plants 2.12.2019 WRI Stories
China Faces 4 Big Risks if it Continues Building More Coal Plants Comments|Add Comment|PrintA coal-fired power plant in Shanxi, China. Photo by Kleineolive/Wikimedia Commons As the world turns attention to the UN climate meetings this week, news from China has captured global headlines: From January 2018 to June 2019, the country added 43 gigawatts (GW) of net new coal power capacity to its existing 1,000 GW coal fleet, while the rest of the world collectively reduced coal capacity by 8 GW.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Green Groups Ask to Join New York, New Jersey, NYC in Cross-State Air Pollution Case 27.11.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Green Groups Ask to Join New York, New Jersey, NYC in Cross-State Air Pollution Case
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Editorial: California needs zero-emission trucks and it needs them now 27.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

For California to meet federal health standards, or its own ambitious climate change goals, it has to wean the transportation sector off fossil fuels.

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New study finds elevated health risks due to pollution from oil and gas activity in Colorado 22.11.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New study finds elevated health risks due to pollution from oil and gas activity in Colorado
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Opinion: California has the most polluted national parks in the country. That's unacceptable 17.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California has nine national parks — the most of any state. It also has the most polluted national parks in the country. We need to change that

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How companies are using electric trucks to reduce air pollution and save money 16.11.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How companies are using electric trucks to reduce air pollution and save money
New satellite measurements show how polluted Los Angeles' air really is 15.11.2019 LA Times: Science

New satellite measurements of NOx air pollutants above major North American cities show that Los Angeles had the highest emissions but also the steepest declines.

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As Houston unveils EV roadmap, Texas cities and fleet owners should take a closer look at electric buses 6.11.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
As Houston unveils EV roadmap, Texas cities and fleet owners should take a closer look at electric buses
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