User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-National
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Oct 08 2018 20:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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New IPCC report on the risks of a 1.5 °C warmer world doubles down on why we urgently need to cut climate pollution 8.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The tangible effects of human-induced climate change are increasingly visible. A recent study, for example, found that the 2017 hurricane season was more intense as a result of our changing climate. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is an essential step towards curbing the future impacts of climate change, but how extensive must these reductions be to […]
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It’s time to close EPA’s harmful new air toxics loophole 3.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This post was co-authored by EDF Legal Fellow Surbhi Sarang Earlier this year EPA created a pollution loophole that would allow industrial facilities to increase their emissions of toxic air pollutants like benzene, creating a huge risk to public health. This week EDF and a coalition of seven other environmental, environmental justice, and public health […]
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Five things you should know about the Trump Administrations latest assault on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards 2.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
In 1990, while I was busy with kid priorities like learning to roller-skate, Congress was updating the Clean Air Act – kicking off a process to reduce mercury and other air toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Fast-forward several decades to 2012, the year my first daughter was born, and we finally had the […]
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Future fleets: how clean air innovations are driving smarter, healthier cities 2.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Future fleets: how clean air innovations are driving smarter, healthier cities
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Cooling is warming the planet, but market failures are freezing the AC industry's innovation 26.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
And four reasons why the business of air conditioning is slow to make strides in both cost or efficiency.
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Minneapolis community funds focus on lead poisoning, asthma 26.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A gathering Thursday in Minneapolis seeks ideas on how to spend $600,000 for outreach and helping at-risk families get help.
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Future fleets: how clean air innovations are driving smarter, healthier cities 24.9.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Future fleets: how clean air innovations are driving smarter, healthier cities
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September 22 is World Car-Free Day 20.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson This Saturday September 22 is World Car-Free Day. That's a day when people in cities around the world opt to walk, cycle or take public transit rather than driving a car. In 2016, about 1,500 cities in 40 countries took part in the day. John Vidal writes in The Guardian, "This weekend, as part of World Car-Free Day, London will close 50 major streets to traffic, and Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Glasgow, Cardiff, Oxford, Cambridge and Liverpool will also ban cars from parts of their city centres." The City of Ottawa does not appear to be officially marking the day, but Critical Mass cyclists will be self-organizing with this local event . Cars, trucks and buses fuelled by gasoline are a major contributor to air pollution. The U.S.-based Union of Concerned Scientists has noted: "Passenger vehicles are a major pollution contributor, producing significant amounts of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and other pollution. In 2013, transportation contributed more than half of the carbon monoxide ...
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‘Super pollutants’ such as methane, HFCs and black carbon were a hot topic at GCAS 17.9.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Acting quickly to reduce relatively short-lived yet potent gases could have a big impact on human health and slow global warming.
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Duct cleaning: Worth it or hot air? 10.9.2018 Philly.com News
Companies that perform duct cleaning would love you to believe you need their services. Some might even advertise health benefits, or suggest that duct cleaning will lower your power bills by improving your system's efficiency
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The science is clear: We need a stronger smog standard 4.9.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
By Ananya Roy A mom rubs her sons back as she murmurs softly “It’s going to be OK. You are going to feel better soon.”“Mom, am I going to miss baseball practice again?” Frustration lacing every word, as the young boy looked longingly at the sunshine streaming through the emergency department waiting area window. The […]
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To keep enjoying outdoor spaces, Philly air quality needs improvement | Opinion 2.9.2018 Philly.com News
Improving our city's air means stopping pollution at the source.
Experts condemn the Trump administration’s attack on strong Clean Car Standards 29.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Experts condemn the Trump administration’s attack on strong Clean Car Standards
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Air pollution exposure harms cognitive performance, study finds 28.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The researchers tested more than 25,000 people multiple times, matching the results with pollution data from the time of each test. Older adults were most affected by air quality.
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How Texas plans to use the VW settlement 25.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How Texas plans to use the VW settlement
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How Trump’s EPA is leaving Houston and all of America at risk one year after Hurricane Harvey 24.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This weekend marks one year since Hurricane Harvey made landfall and wreaked a huge amount of havoc in Texas and other Gulf States. While there are many lessons we can learn from the storm, and much finger pointing that can be done, one fact is clear: Trump’s EPA failed to properly protect children and families […]
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A chorus of opposition to Wheeler’s sham Clean Power Plan replacement 24.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler just released his proposal to severely weaken America’s only nation-wide carbon pollution protections for existing power plants – to a chorus of opposition from the American public, state and local officials, faith organizations, health and environmental organizations, and leaders across the political spectrum. Wheeler’s proposal would scrap the landmark Clean […]
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Why accurate reporting of air pollution after Hurricane Harvey matters 23.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Why accurate reporting of air pollution after Hurricane Harvey matters
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Cowboy up: Wyoming’s new oil and gas proposal helps state lead on air quality 22.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Cowboy up: Wyoming’s new oil and gas proposal helps state lead on air quality
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Air quality improving, but smoke took a toll on upper Midwest 22.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The smoky air in Minnesota is causing a variety of minor ailments, but the particles pose serious health risks, too.
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