Friday, July 30, 2021

Tag: air pollution

Under Trump air pollution has increased for the first time in...

“We had expected that things would be getting worse—and that they would perhaps be getting worse in lots of places.”

Disbanded air pollution panel finds EPA standards don’t protect public health

The panel supported the preliminary conclusions of a Draft EPA Policy Assessment that the current standards aren't requisite to protect public health.

20 fossil fuel companies are responsible for a third of carbon...

"The great tragedy of the climate crisis is that seven and a half billion people must pay the price – in the form of a degraded planet – so that a couple of dozen polluting interests can continue to make record profits."

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy affects children’s lung function in early...

"It's really important to prioritize reduction of air pollution levels to improve respiratory health."

Oil and gas lobby split by Trump administration rollback of federal...

The methane revision is not the first time the Trump administration has rolled back environmental regulations.

One-third of all new childhood asthma cases in Europe are due...

"Largely, these impacts are preventable...We can and should do something about it."

Recent EPA-funded research links 30,000 deaths to U.S. air pollution

According to new research released yesterday, funded by the EPA, more than 30,000 deaths have been linked to the unhealthy air quality...

Pollution could be leading to shorter babies says new study

“This study adds to the evidence that air pollution also affects the health and development of the next generation."

New study shows communities of color disproportionately affected by air pollution

“What this study shows is what communities of color across the region have long understood—that they are unfairly exposed to higher levels of pollution."

EPA creates loophole for toxic air pollution

“EPA’s action is dangerous and shameful.”

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Planet’s vital signs are reaching dangerous ‘tipping points’ amid climate crisis, scientists warn

“We need to stop treating the climate emergency as a stand-alone issue—global heating is not the sole symptom of our stressed Earth system.”

Maine becomes first state to make corporations pay for recycling

“While we’re first in the U.S., we’re not going to be the last.”

Police sergeant suspended after kicking handcuffed woman’s head on video

The Atlanta Police Department has not yet released the names of the police officer, sergeant, or the victim who was not charged with a crime.

Manchin’s coal conflict of interest not of interest to corporate news

None pointed out the conflict of interest.

Here’s why the CDC recommends wearing masks indoors even if you’ve been fully vaccinated...

The shifting recommendations don’t mean that the old ones were wrong, necessarily, only that conditions have changed.