Tag: air pollution
Rising wildfire smoke nullifies decades of air quality gains.
The tiny particles have been linked with widespread environmental damage, as well as cancers and a range of adverse health impacts related to the lungs and heart.
Research shows that two majority-Black communities in the state were left out of a regulatory effort earlier this year to tighten limits on cancer-causing chemicals.
Cities affected included New York, Cleveland and Chicago.
As the worst fire season ever recorded in Canada rages on, more than 80 million Americans have been advised to stay indoors due to "very unhealthy" air quality.
The onslaught has led to another round of media headlines and press releases from environmental and public health groups asking whether the nation is at a tipping point of urgency to fight climate change.
The U.S.-Japan Competitiveness and Resilience Partnership will make “common and concrete efforts to decarbonize operations.”
“Automakers won’t slash pollution and improve gas mileage unless strong standards make them do so.”
“This is a big step forward for climate smart ports and a clean energy future for every community.”
The polluting activities rely mostly on the burning of fossil fuels and so are significant producers of the carbon dioxide emissions driving climate change.