User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-National
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
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Decker fire flares despite cold night temps, forcing federal forest officials to pull back 755 firefighters 14.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A 7,326-acre wildfire sparked by lightning in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness more than a month ago flared up Sunday, spreading despite freezing night temperatures, forcing new evacuations near towns along the Arkansas River and emitting smoky particulate plumes that raised health concerns.
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600 former EPA officials demand investigation into Trump administration over California threats 10.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly 600 former EPA officials have called for an investigation into President Trump's authority in response to threats from EPA targeting California.

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Here’s how cities, communities and businesses can work together to clean our air 9.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Here’s how cities, communities and businesses can work together to clean our air
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New EDF Guide: Mapping Hyperlocal Air Quality to Drive Clean Air Action 8.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New EDF Guide: Mapping Hyperlocal Air Quality to Drive Clean Air Action
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Wildfires a massive threat to California's progress in cutting greenhouse gases, report says 8.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

California will blow past its 2030 climate target unless it more than triples the pace of greenhouse gas reductions to about 4.5% annually, according to a report released Tuesday by a San Francisco think tank.

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Firefighting foam leaves toxic legacy in Californians' drinking water 8.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Los Angeles Times reviewed hundreds of pages of Pentagon documents and found California has more bases contaminated with the chemicals, known as PFAS, than any other state — at least 21 that exceed federal health guidelines.

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Electric bus fleets are the latest tool for improving air quality 8.10.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
And both North America and Europe are primed for market growth over the next decade.
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Decker fire’s heavy smoke raises air quality and health concerns, blaze at more than 6,300 acres 8.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Decker fire, south of Salida, has grown to more than 6,300 acres and heavy smoke from the fire continues to impact the area especially near the Freemont and Chafee County line and in valleys.
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Policy News: October 7, 2019 8.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Senate Spending Bills Include Modest Increase for NSF, Interior Agencies NSF receives 3% increase. States Challenge New Endangered Species Act Regulations in Courts House Natural Resources Committee pushes a bill to reverse regulations; Congressional Western Caucus releases draft legislation to codify the new rules. Newest IPCC Report Highlights ‘Unprecedented and Enduring Changes ...
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Mice that vaped nicotine for a year had a dramatic increase in tumor growth, study finds 8.10.2019 LA Times: Health

Long-term exposure to e-cigarette vapor that contains nicotine greatly increased the risk of tumor growth, according to a yearlong study in mice.

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The Country’s “Most Polluted Air Basin” Braces for a Trump Plan That Will Make Things Worse 6.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by City Lab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Kieshaun White says that he doesn’t like to talk politics when it comes to the environment. He prefers to stick to the data. A year ago, as a high school senior, he launched a network of air-pollution […]
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EDF, Allies Ask D.C. Circuit to Rehear Case about EPA’s Toxic Pollution Loophole 4.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies Ask D.C. Circuit to Rehear Case about EPA’s Toxic Pollution Loophole
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Column: The dirty history of L.A.'s smog 4.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Ed Avol is a professor of clinical preventive medicine at USC's Keck medical school and a devoted 5K runner who's breathed L.A.'s air for some 50 years.

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The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires 2.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Driving is not just an air pollution and climate change problem. Turns out, rubber particles from car tires might be the largest contributor of microplastics in California coastal waters, according to the most comprehensive study to date.

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Opinion: Seven things you probably don't know about L.A.'s smog 2.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Smog killed L.A.'s farms and other facts about our toxic air.

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Wind-driven smoke from the Decker wildfire, south of Salida, prompts health warning 1.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
An air quality health advisory has been issued for southeastern Chaffe and northwestern Fremont counties, including Salida and Poncha Springs, because of wind-driven smoke from the Decker wildfire.
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EDF, Allies File Lawsuit against Trump Administration to Protect Americans from Auto Pollution 27.9.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies File Lawsuit against Trump Administration to Protect Americans from Auto Pollution
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New bill provides California with a powerful tool to reduce emissions and improve air quality 27.9.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New bill provides California with a powerful tool to reduce emissions and improve air quality
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EDF, Allies: EPA Must Close “Air Toxics Loophole” 26.9.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies: EPA Must Close “Air Toxics Loophole”
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Editorial: Trump's EPA is playing politics with California instead of working to clean up the air 26.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's latest attack on California is so transparently spiteful that it would almost be laughable if we weren't talking about a habitable planet.

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