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One year in, Trump's environmental agenda is already taking a measurable toll 18.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A massive coal ash spill near Knoxville, Tenn., in 2008 forever changed life for Janie Clark’s family and left her husband with crippling health problems. So Clark was astounded late last year when she heard what the Environmental Protection Agency had done.

In September, at the behest of power...

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China Smites Smog With an Iron Fist 17.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
China’s notoriously smoggy capital is experiencing a marked reduction in air pollution after an aggressive government campaign to curb smokestack industries and shift away from coal heating.
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Wasatch Front Inversions Could Cause More Than 200 Cases of Pneumonia Each Year 16.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Air pollution trapped along the Wasatch Front by winter inversions are estimated to send more than 200 people to the emergency room with pneumonia each year, according to a study by University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare. Bad air quality especially erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia.
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Bad Air to Better Oceans: 6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2018 16.1.2018 WRI Stories
Bad Air to Better Oceans: 6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2018 Comments|Add Comment|PrintBeijing’s air pollution is starting to improve, thanks to government efforts. Photo by David Barrie/Flickr The big question for 2018 is whether last year’s troubling trends for environment and development – rising global carbon emissions, multiple billion-dollar natural disasters, U.S. President Donald Trump’s abandonment of climate action — will continue or turn in a more positive... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Beijing wins battle for blue skies — but the poor are paying a price 13.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Tens of thousands of polluting factories were forced to clean up their operations or were simply closed, while millions of households were hurriedly shifted off coal-fired heating and onto natural gas.
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China is planting 16.3 million acres of forest this year 11.1.2018 TreeHugger
The pollution-beleaguered country plans to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of its total landmass by the end of the decade.
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Concerned Citizens in Cancer Alley Vow to Ramp Up Battle Against Industrial Pollution in 2018 10.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
This past year in Louisiana's St. John the Baptist Parish, a small group of residents began organizing their community to compel the state to protect them against an invisible menace: the air they breathe. In 2018, the burgeoning group plans to get political and broaden its reach by banding together with similar groups in the region. Robert Taylor next to one of the EPA air monitoring sites in LaPlace, Louisiana. (All Photos: Julie Dermansky) Support from readers keeps Truthout 100 percent independent. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! This past year in Louisiana's St. John the Baptist Parish, a small group of residents began organizing their community to compel the state to protect them against an invisible menace: the air they breathe. Their parish, the Louisiana equivalent of a county, is situated in what's known as Cancer Alley, an industrial corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans that hosts more than 100 petrochemical factories. At the helm of the battle is the Concerned ...
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National clean air protections are in jeopardy of going away, but Pennsylvania can be protected 9.1.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
National clean air protections are in jeopardy of going away, but Pennsylvania can be protected
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Chicago cracks down on Southeast Side manganese pollution 9.1.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Facing a federal complaint and legal pressure from the city, a bulk storage operator on the Southeast Side will stop storing toxic manganese outside and suspend barge transfers during high winds to reduce harmful dust blowing into surrounding neighborhoods. Pittsburgh-based S.H. Bell Co. ...
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The Inconvenient Youth: Pestering others on pro-social behavior 9.1.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Two researchers set out to learn how, and how much, young people can influence others to change their environmental behaviors.
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Financing Sustainable Infrastructure: A Tale of Two Cities 9.1.2018 THE CITY FIX
Investment in infrastructure is vital for cities to function and prosper. But many local governments struggle to finance large infrastructure projects while a huge proportion of their residents live in poverty. Two pioneering cities – Hyderabad and Kampala – have ...
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NUS Researchers Pioneer Water-Based, Eco-Friendly and Energy-Saving Air-Conditioner 9.1.2018 Environmental News Network
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has pioneered a new water-based air-conditioning system that cools air to as low as 18 degrees Celsius without the use of energy-intensive compressors and environmentally harmful chemical refrigerants. This game-changing technology could potentially replace the century-old air-cooling principle that is still being used in our modern-day air-conditioners. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the novel system is portable and it can also be customised for all types of weather conditions.
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Macedonia takes emergency measures against air pollution 9.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Macedonian authorities have made public transport temporarily free for all in the capital Skopje, as part of a batch of emergency measures to fight high air pollution levels.
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It's time to take down our urban expressways 8.1.2018 TreeHugger
There is more and more evidence that they are killing us.
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2 injured in Trump Tower heating system fire 8.1.2018 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City fire officials say a fire in Trump Tower's heating and air conditioning system injured two people and caused smoke to billow from the roof....
Trump bungles his quest for the 'ultimate deal' in the Middle East 6.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s not an indictment of President Trump that he failed in his first year in office to broker what he once called “the ultimate deal” — an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. After all, the effort to end that bitter conflict, which has been underway in one form or another for well over...

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Rice U.'s one-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air 5.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water.
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Trying to get pregnant? Avoid polluted air 5.1.2018 TreeHugger
A new study has found that exposure to air pollution around time conception increases risk of birth defects.
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Britain’s David Attenborough enjoys a moment as his ‘Blue Planet II’ takes a hard look at ocean pollution 5.1.2018 Washington Post: World
The sumptuously filmed BBC documentary, a smash hit in Britain, airs soon in the U.S.
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Spokane Fire Department under investigation 4.1.2018 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Spokane Fire Department is under investigation after contaminants were found in firefighters' air tanks....
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