User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
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There’s a Link Between Exposure to Environmental Hazards and the Most Severe Outcomes of Coronavirus 5.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The predominantly black and low-income communities living near the back-to-back petrochemical refineries of Louisiana’s “cancer alley” have long suffered compromised immune systems and high rates of disease. Now, the state’s fast-growing COVID-19 outbreak is poised to hit them especially hard. Yet behind […]
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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of March 30-April 5 5.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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Colorado sees “significant declines” in air pollution as coronavirus ramps down driving, industrial activity 5.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
At least temporarily, air pollution that hurts human lungs has decreased sharply along Colorado's Front Range as the novel coronavirus spreads.
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Conifer is top tree in urban sound absorption test 3.4.2020 BBC: Science
Scientists say trees have a role to play in combating noise pollution in urban environments.
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Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientists 1.4.2020 BBC: Science
Researchers say there are good reasons to be optimistic about the future of our oceans.
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Editorial: Enjoying the clean air? Trump weakens car emissions standards just when we need them the most 1.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It's especially galling that the Trump Administration chooses this very moment, in a pandemic, to rollback car emission standards.

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Coronavirus: Lockdown prompts clear fall in UK air pollution 1.4.2020 BBC: Science
Ground monitoring stations in major British cities detect clear reductions in two major pollutants.
Trump administration weakens auto emissions, rolling back key climate policy 1.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Trump administration is replacing Obama-era fuel economy standards with weaker ones that will allow for more air pollution. Groups are already lining up to challenge the new rule.
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Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push 31.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate change.
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Thomas Becket: Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder 31.3.2020 BBC: Science
Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals details about life and death in 12th Century Britain.
Trump to roll back fuel economy standards, reversing major effort to combat climate change 31.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

The White House is likely to finalize plans to weaken fuel-economy standards, undoing the biggest single step the U.S. has taken to fight global warming.

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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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Hard-hit cruise lines don't get U.S. coronavirus stimulus money 28.3.2020 LA Times: Business

President Trump wanted to save the cruise industry but the $2-trillion coronavirus stimulus package bill won't help.

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Coronavirus: Lockdowns continue to suppress European pollution 27.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
New data confirms the improvement in air quality over Europe - a by-product of the coronavirus crisis.
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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Letters to the Editor: The coronavirus offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on climate change 22.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Air travel has been brought almost to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how the public should seize the opportunity for climate change.

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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: Creativity, kindness and canals offer hope amid outbreak 21.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
From environmental improvements to acts of kindness, there are glimmers of light amid the crisis.
Coronavirus: Chris Packham on Covid-19's impact on nature 21.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
Chris Packham says nature can help during self-isolation and considers coronavirus's environmental impact.
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