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Why We Need a Summit on Youth Urban Road Safety 17.7.2018 THE CITY FIX
Our cities are rapidly expanding, and with them motorization is increasing at an unchecked pace. Unless the global community takes meaningful strides to address the impact of these trends on the most vulnerable in our society, we will be met ...
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Minn. agency says EPA decision puts at risk lung, heart health 12.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The EPA effectively removed limits on manufacturing of glider kits, freight truck bodies that often use outdated, heavily polluting engines.
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Aclima's particulate vision maps air pollution 11.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Revealing otherwise unseen toxicity is CEO Davida Herzl's mission.
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Transportation Gridlock in the Northeast Bridges over Troubled Partisan Waters 9.7.2018 American Prospect
screen_shot_2017-07-19_at_4.28.52_pm.png Democrats, Republicans, and independents don’t agree on much in an era when politics is all vinegar and venom. But as the urbanized Northeast Corridor verges on 24/7 gridlock, most people can get over the political divide and agree that getting where they want to go, when they want to get there, is well-nigh impossible. They want to see transportation arteries revitalized, quality public transit options worthy of this century, and serious attention paid to health threats like air pollution and climate change. That’s the upshot of a new Sierra Club survey on transportation modernization in the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic that finds deep, bipartisan impatience with the status quo in 11 states—Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia—plus resounding interest in concrete regional approaches to dealing with aging arteries and derelict public transit ...
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CU Boulder to increase discrimination, harassment training following post-Tumpkin policy review 6.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The University of Colorado will increase the frequency of employees' training on discrimination and harassment policies under new recommendations made in the wake of the Boulder campus's botched handling of domestic violence allegations against a former football coach.
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Colorado wildfire smoke creates unhealthy air quality conditions statewide 6.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Smoke from wildfires burning across the state is creating unhealthy air quality conditions that are unlikely to improve any time soon.
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How Pruitt's EPA finds a dangerous chemical is safe: Ignore most exposures to it 5.7.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. The 2016 Lautenberg Act amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) expanded and enhanced Congress’ vision for how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should evaluate and mitigate the potential risks of chemicals.   The original TSCA was intended to encompass the full lifecycles of chemicals, from manufacturing to […]
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Low-Carbon Cities Are Better for Your Health Than Any Superfood 2.7.2018 THE CITY FIX
Climate change is already harming people’s health. In August last year, over 45 million people in India, Bangladesh and Nepal were affected by unprecedented monsoon flooding, while last year’s Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest on record. The scale of ...
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60 Years Ago You Couldn’t Stargaze in London. Now You Can. 1.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The famed Royal Observatory in Greenwich, United Kingdom, is reopening more than 60 years after London’s smog forced its closure in 1957. The Royal Observatory was founded in 1675 by King Charles II of England, with the goal of improving navigation at sea […]
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Bipartisan western governors agree methane reductions benefit states 28.6.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Bipartisan western governors agree methane reductions benefit states
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How hyperlocal air pollution monitoring will create smarter, healthier cities 25.6.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How hyperlocal air pollution monitoring will create smarter, healthier cities
The White House Tried to Suppress a Bombshell Study Because They Were Afraid of the PR 23.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Trump administration feared it would be a “public relations nightmare”: a major federal study that concluded contaminated groundwater across the country, especially near military bases, was more toxic than the government realized. Political aides to President Donald Trump […]
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DEP issues air-quality warning for Sunday as heat wave begins 17.6.2018 Philly.com News
A heat wave is expected to last through at least next Monday, with temperatures in the mid 80s to low 90s and high ozone formation expected during some of that time.
Pennsylvania moves to curb methane pollution at natural gas sites 7.6.2018 Philly.com News
Currently, Pennsylvania does not require detection or cap the amount of methane in its permitting to operate a natural gas facility. The new permits will require quarterly inspections for natural gas or methane leaks. Operators will have 15 days to repair leaks or face enforcement penalties, including potential fines. Operators also have to comply with requirements to use up-to-date equipment.
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New test: 10.7 million asbestos fibers on floor at Philadelphia elementary school 6.6.2018 Philly.com News
New tests show off-the-chart levels of asbestos fibers on surfaces at Olney Elementary School after officials at the School District of Philadelphia had ordered a cleanup.
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Colorado oil producers to curtail activities on high ozone days 5.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Members of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association have volunteered to take steps to reduce their ozone emissions on poor air-quality days this summer, the association said Monday.
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CU begins testing blood of people who may have consumed water contaminated by chemicals in firefighting foam used on Peterson AFB 3.6.2018 Denver Post: Business
Two years after revelations that one of mankind's hardest-to-get-rid-of chemicals has contaminated groundwater tapped by communities south of Colorado Springs, full investigation of the harm still isn't done.
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NGT notice to AAP government on plea for action against slum dwellers 31.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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The People of Bogotá Want Cleaner Air. Will the City Listen? 31.5.2018 THE CITY FIX
Bogotá is one of Latin America’s most polluted cities – but thanks to its citizens, its air may be getting cleaner. A decision from the mayor’s office to keep using diesel fuels in the next generation of buses in the city’s bus ...
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Sensors and electronic health records reveal block by block traffic air pollution health disparities among the elderly in Oakland 31.5.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Dr. Ananya Roy is a Health Scientist Many public heath efforts, thankfully, focus on the youngest among us. We fight for a clean environment and healthy future for our kids. However, it is easy to forget that pollution affects us in every stage of life and its insidious health effects accumulate over time and can result […]
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