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Ports and dockworkers seek delay on ship pollution proposal 28.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Already hit by a coronavirus slowdown, California port workers are asking to delay new rules intended to reduce air pollution from cargo ships.

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Your City’s Air Pollution Could Make COVID-19 Even More Dangerous 27.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Sue Mullins is an outdoor person. She gardens and takes her dog for long walks. But after she moved to Larimer County, Colorado, which has high ozone levels, she started running out of breath. At age […]
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Court of Appeals sends PolyMet's air permits back to MPCA 23.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The air permits are the latest PolyMet permit requiring further review by the agency that awarded it.
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Does air pollution make you more susceptible to coronavirus? California won't like the answer 21.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Does Southern California air pollution increase the risk of getting coronavirus? Probably, experts say.

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Coronavirus shutdowns are lowering greenhouse gas emissions; history shows they'll roar back 19.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

The good news is greenhouse gas emissions are dropping due to the battle against coronavirus; the bad news is they'll rise again.

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Suncor Energy oil refinery north of Denver emits burst of “clay-like” air pollution 18.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
An equipment failure at Suncor Energy's oil refinery north of Denver on Tuesday led to a burst of opaque pollution that triggered a company "vapor release alarm," prompting operators to shut down a problem unit and monitor emissions in surrounding neighborhoods.
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Colorado counties sue state over new air-quality regulations 17.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Two Colorado counties joined a statewide lawsuit against new oil and gas air-quality rules they say unfairly impact rural areas.
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After Coronavirus, Low-carbon Investments Can Help Economies Recover 13.3.2020 WRI Stories
After Coronavirus, Low-carbon Investments Can Help Economies Recover Comments|Add Comment|PrintTaking bold climate action, such as increasing renewable energy capacity, can stimulate economic growth while reducing air pollution. Photo by Hahaheditor12667/Wikimedia Commons The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a human tragedy, infecting more than 120,000 and killing more than 4,200 people as of March 12, 2020. The loss of human life is heart-breaking and set to continue ticking... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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L.A.-Long Beach ports approve truck fee too low to clean smog, groups charge 10.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Los Angeles and Long Beach officials voted Monday to impose a modest fee on shipping containers moving through the nation's biggest port complex, marking a first step toward helping truck drivers replace their diesel rigs with cleaner models.

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Editorial: Americans can afford a few extra pennies on their Nikes to clean up 'diesel death zones' 9.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Shoppers can surely afford a couple extra pennies on imported goods to help clean up diesel death zones and fight climate change.

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Taking an Uber or Lyft pollutes more than driving, California finds. Next stop: Regulations 7.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

California, armed with industry data showing Uber and Lyft rides have higher carbon emissions than private trips, is developing the world's first air quality regulations to reduce the climate impacts of ride hailing.

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California’s smart and economically savvy plan for electrifying trucks 7.3.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
California’s smart and economically savvy plan for electrifying trucks
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Clearing the air? New study says Colorado likely underestimates emissions from oil, gas wells 28.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
A new study that says the state has likely underestimated the emissions generated by the oil and gas industry along Colorado's Front Range.
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Fire exploded from part of Carson refinery recently cited for workplace safety issues 28.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

The explosive fire that broke out Tuesday at the West Coast's largest oil refinery was sparked in a section of the plant that California inspectors recently cited for workplace safety violations.

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Refinery neighbors are used to fires. But the Carson explosion was 'scary' 27.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

Authorities are unsure what caused the explosion, and are investigating complaints from nearby residents that noxious gases wafted into their neighborhoods.

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The Most Successful Air Pollution Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of 26.2.2020 THE CITY FIX
International consensus on cross-border environmental issues has been difficult to achieve, but the 40-year-old Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (or LRTAP as it is known to development professionals) has enjoyed great, if largely unsung, success in the fight against air ...
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The Most Successful Air Pollution Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of 25.2.2020 WRI Stories
The Most Successful Air Pollution Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of Comments|Add Comment|PrintScooter-riders with face masks in Hanoi, Vietnam International consensus on cross-border environmental issues has been difficult to achieve, but the 40-year-old Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air-Pollution (or LRTAP as it is known to development professionals) has enjoyed great, if largely unsung, success in the fight against air pollution and climate change. The Convention also led to cleaner air... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Latinos Are Super Green. When Will Environmental Groups Realize? 23.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Adelina walked briskly everywhere—and never more so than on her daily errands to the open-air mercado near my aunt’s house in Mexico City. My 8-year-old self would try to keep up, braids flying, as I watched our housekeeper’s shopping bags swing on […]
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Crews extinguish stubborn fire at Northern Metal in Becker 23.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Officials in Becker, Minn., said Saturday that the stubborn fire at the Northern Metal Recycling facility has finally been extinguished.
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As fire continues, state halts most Northern Metal operations in Becker 22.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
State pollution control regulators Friday ordered the Northern Metal Recycling to stop accepting scrap metal at its site in Sherburne County, effectively halting the company's operation at the facility before it could begin.
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