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Category: Air :: Air Pollution
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Editorial: Goodbye and good riddance to gas-powered cars 24.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Time is running out to prevent climate change disaster. Gavin Newsom's mandate to phase out gas-powered cars by 2035 may even be too late.

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The luxury air business is booming — as many Californians struggle to breathe 23.9.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Wealthy consumers are spending big on air filtration systems for their homes and cars as COVID-19 and wildfires rage.

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Coming Soon: Trump EPA is Expected to Sign a Final “Air Toxics Loophole” That Will Increase Public Health Risk 23.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is expected to soon sign a final rule creating an “Air Toxics Loophole” in the Clean Air Act. That loophole would allow large industrial facilities nationwide to avoid complying with rigorous limits on hazardous air pollutants such as benzene and mercury. EPA’s own analysis indicates that this radical new policy would […]
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California's COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 3% for the first time 22.9.2020 LA Times: Health

Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians to get a flu shot, wear a mask and observe physical distancing to fight the coronavirus pandemic and flu season.

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Fires continue to take a toll on California air quality 21.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Officials issued another smoke advisory for part of Southern California through Monday afternoon and parts of the Sierra Nevada have foul air quality.

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I've Worked on Climate Policy for 30 Years. Western US Fires Are the Scariest Thing I’ve Seen. 21.9.2020 WRI Stories
I've Worked on Climate Policy for 30 Years. Western US Fires Are the Scariest Thing I’ve Seen. Comments|Add Comment|PrintAs wildfires continue to rage, millions of people living in the Western United States are experiencing the consequences of climate inaction. Photo by U.S. Forest Service — Pacific Northwest Region/Flickr On September 9, 2020, I woke up before dawn for an early conference call with some East Coast colleagues. But the dawn never arrived that day in Berkeley, California.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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California was choked by wildfire smoke. How bad is it for our health? 19.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

For weeks, millions of Californians were smothered by smoke from wildfires. Many worry about long-term health impacts.

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A sigh of relief: Forecast in L.A. calls for improved air quality, lower temps 18.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

A front of cold, low-pressure air moving in from the northwest may help clear out some of the wildfire smoke that has been smothering the region.

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Damage from wildfires' toxic air lingers long after the smoke clears 18.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

As smoky skies blanket the West, researchers look a the lasting health impacts by studying a Montana town previously smothered by wildfire smoke.

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DIY air filters can be safe, simple and inexpensive. Here's how to make one 18.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

If air purifiers are sold out or out of your budget, a simple air filter taped to a box fan can filter harmful particulate matter and keep it out of your lungs and bloodstream. Here's what you need to know.

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Unhealthy air quality across the Front Range should briefly clear over the weekend 17.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
Smoke from West Coast wildfires lowered air quality across the Front Range Thursday, with air pollution reaching unhealthy levels in and around Denver, Fort Collins and Greeley -- but skies are expected to clear briefly over the weekend. 
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As smoke continues to shroud L.A. County, residents worry about long-term exposure 17.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Hardware stores have seen a run on portable air purifiers as smoke from the Bobcat and El Dorado fires continues to blanket Southern California.

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Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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How smoke from California wildfires turns the sky red 16.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Light scattering from smoke and volcanoes is the reason behind red skies

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New Research Shows Disproportionate Rate of Coronavirus Deaths in Polluted Areas 15.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. The industrial plants in the riverside Louisiana city of Port Allen have worried Diana LeBlanc since her children […]
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'Boxed-in feeling' as smoke from Bobcat fire blankets Southern California 15.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

A smoke advisory is extended for most of L.A. County and parts of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties due to the Angeles National Forest fire.

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Essay: From fires to pollution, smog has been California's dark companion for centuries 14.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

The smoke forced a handful of county-run COVID-19 test sites to close; one assault on our lungs making it harder for us to monitor another.

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Column: Fire, smoke, death, destruction: California's terrifying climate catastrophe 12.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Thick air, record temperatures, raging fires. Another apocalyptic California summer.

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'Brutal' smog from fires to worsen L.A. air, prompting some to weigh relocating 12.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Forecasts suggest that bad smoke from fires will worsen Saturday and Sunday, forcing more people to give up what they love about California: the outdoors.

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How to read and understand air quality numbers and maps 12.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Here's how to interpret the air quality numbers you see when you look at air quality maps or readouts on smartphone weather apps.

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