Monday, May 23, 2022

Tag: air pollution

Cutting air pollutants could save more than 50,000 US lives each...

The polluting activities rely mostly on the burning of fossil fuels and so are significant producers of the carbon dioxide emissions driving climate change.

Study detects microplastic in living human lungs for first time

In 11 out of 13 people sampled, a total of 39 microplastics were found in all regions of the lung.

China pledges to go greener by planting forests the size of...

“By 2035, the quality and stability of national forest, grassland, wetland and desert ecosystems will have been comprehensively upgraded.”

People of color in U.S. more likely to breathe six types...

“For all years and pollutants, the racial/ethnic group with the highest national average exposure was a racial/ethnic minority group,”

What’s polluting the air? Not even the EPA can say.

Despite the high stakes for public health, the EPA relies on emissions data it knows to be inaccurate. To expose toxic hot spots, we first had to get the facts straight.

Top cancerous air pollution sites in US revealed

The worst three are in Louisiana's "Cancer Alley," five of the top 20 are in Texas, and predominantly Black areas experience double the cancer risk of white areas.

EPA to reconsider the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone

"The Environmental Protection Agency now has an opportunity to strengthen our national, health-based standards for ground-level ozone."

Smoke from western wildfires to spread as far as New York

Wildfire smoke is a problem because it contributes to air pollution.

France moves to ban short-haul flights

This is not the first time that climate measures and aviation bailouts have coincided in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Teenage activists post signs to warn of toxic air in London...

"We took action so that lawmakers, decision makers and politicians finally take this climate and air quality crisis seriously, for everyone's sake."

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One-stop fix to the election rejection scam: Demand candidates must accept the ...

If we don’t stop this scourge of election rejection, then the future (and innate rights) of citizen voting are bleak

4 ways the media does a disservice to sexual assault survivors

People who work in the media have a tremendous responsibility to report the facts without letting unnecessary information taint them.

The Ukraine war’s collateral damage

Is the health of an overheating world at stake?

In politics, money will always talk. Unless…

In an unequal society, a society dominated by concentrated wealth, democracy will always be “damnably difficult.”

Bill Baird’s battle for legalized abortion and Roe v. Wade

"This is a religious war,” says Baird of the intense push to make abortion illegal.“