Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tag: air pollution

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, September 6

New study links air pollution to dementia, U.K. accuses Russian spies of implementing nerve agent attack, anonymous White House official publishes scathing NYT op-ed, and more.

Air pollution shortens human life by one year, on average

"Indeed, the near- and long-term health benefits of cleaner and more efficient energy use are one of the best co-benefits of tackling climate change, as we will lead healthier and longer lives."

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, August 28

Student loan watchdog quits, progressives launch campaign against Kavanaugh, air pollution harms cognitive performance, and more.

Wildfires choke Washington State’s air, delaying flights and trash collection

"Wildfire smoke has the potential to significantly impact air quality, as we've seen over the past few summers."

Pruitt’s parting attack on America’s air could cost 1,600 lives

"Pruitt and Wheeler are creating a loophole for super polluting freight trucks that will fill our children's lungs with toxic diesel pollution, ignoring public comments from moms and leading businesses across the country."

A correlation between air pollution and diabetes found in new study...

"Evidence shows that current levels are still not sufficiently safe and need to be tightened.”

India may ban petcoke, one of dirtiest fossil fuels exported by...

“NCR air pollution is at public health emergency levels and requires drastic action.”

Exposure to air pollution from traffic increases risk of low birth...

Term low birth weight, defined in the study as a weight less than 5 pounds 8 ounces, can have lifelong implications for health, with increased risk for diabetes, heart disease and hypertension in later life.

New study links osteoporosis to air pollution

“Air pollution continues to rise at an alarming rate, and affects economies and people’s quality of life; it is a public health emergency.”

The unexpected ways fracking affects air pollution

Fracking has led to a large increase of hydrocarbon emissions in rural areas, reversing some regional air trends.

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Another tax scam for the rich

It’s another big handout to the wealthy, another huge increase in the federal deficit, and it’s illegal.

New poll indicates Democratic women are most motivated voting group ahead of midterm elections

Experts are hoping that the group "most motivated" to vote above all others will "form the battle lines for this fall’s midterm elections."

Former top aide to NY Gov. Cuomo sentenced to 6yrs in prison

Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not been charged in the case, his administration has taken official state action to benefit large companies that paid bribes to his former top aide.

There’s a new crash coming

Skyrocketing debt, Wall Street deregulation, a fraying social safety net, and a diminished dollar could soon leave the United States looking like Greece.

Progressive Briefing for Friday, September 21

American-made bombs are being used to massacre large numbers of civilians in Yemen, ICE is arresting the sponsors of undocumented children, and more.

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