User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-National
Category: Air :: Air Policy
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Achieving Clean Air in Cities 7.12.2018 THE CITY FIX
The original version of this text appeared in the International Finance Corporation analysis, “Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities.” Air pollution is the world’s fourth-leading fatal health risk and the top environmental health risk. One in nine deaths globally are attributed ...
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6 Ways to Move the Global Air Quality Movement Forward in Cities 19.11.2018 THE CITY FIX
Solving the world’s air pollution problems is not going to be easy. Ninety-eight percent of cities in low- and middle-income countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants do not meet World Health Organization air quality guidelines for PM2.5. In total, 95 ...
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How to encourage policies and R&D for carbon-reducing technologies 10.11.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Fighting atmospheric emissions requires CCS and CO2 removal — at scale.
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Curbing CAFE and zero-emissions standards wouldn’t mean the end of plug-ins 6.11.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Long vehicle design cycles and mandates beyond the U.S. border will continue to fuel progress.
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Amendment 74’s multi-billion dollar threat to Colorado taxpayers and our environment 27.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Amendment 74’s multi-billion dollar threat to Colorado taxpayers and our environment
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'It will be years' before life at Florida air force base returns to normal 20.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Home to 11,000 airmen and their families, the base sustained catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael swept across northern Florida earlier this month. Residents don't know if they will ever go back.
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These 3 trends could enable cities across America to reduce air pollution 18.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
These 3 trends could enable cities across America to reduce air pollution
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Cities and states are charging ahead towards a clean transportation future 18.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
At the state and local level, communities are pressing ahead on clean transportation solutions—never mind that the Trump administration is stuck in reverse. A new resource released today helps these communities turn their aspirations into action. The Toolkit for Advanced Transportation Policies details the wide range of transportation policy opportunities that state and local governments […]
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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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U.S. Pulls Some Missile-Defense Systems Out of Mideast 26.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The Pentagon is removing U.S. missile systems from the Middle East next month, U.S. military officials said, a move that will leave American allies with fewer defenses as the White House ramps up its rhetoric against what it says are threats posed by Iran.
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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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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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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 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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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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Trump administration proposes to scrap Obama-era Clean Power Plan 21.8.2018 Philly.com News
The proposal comes on the heels of an EPA proposal earlier this month to rollback fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks
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EPA Administrator Wheeler prepares to gut Clean Power Plan, increasing pollution and harming health 16.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is reportedly planning to all but abolish one of America’s most important climate protections: the Clean Power Plan, our only nation-wide limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Though Wheeler might claim that he is offering a Clean Power Plan “replacement,” his reported plan would forfeit the tremendous benefits […]
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