Thursday, October 6, 2022

Tag: air pollution

US legislation to hold global shipping industry accountable for climate and...

“This is a big step forward for climate smart ports and a clean energy future for every community.”

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.

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Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad on Ukraine, why US must negotiate with Russia &...

When it comes to continuing the war rather than negotiating a peace settlement, “the United States and Britain are pretty isolated on this.”

EV charging stations approved for 50 states plus DC and Puerto Rico, covering 75,000...

States will have access to $1.5 billion in federal monies to build the chargers.

Tech billionaires are actually dumber than you think

It turns out that many of today’s billionaires are selfish, lonely men fantasizing about how they will survive the end times they have played a part in creating.

Parents like their public schools, no matter how much the charter school movement tells...

Branding public schools as “failed” institutions is more about politics than education.