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by Greg Lavery, Ph.D. Yesterday (17 May) the UK government committed to a 50% reduction on 1990 greenhouse gas emission levels by 2025. This is very good for the development of the UK’s green economy and honours the recommendations of the Independent Committee on Climate Change. It represents anoth...
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May ushered in smog season and metro Atlanta had its first code orange alert Monday. We’ve made tremendous progress improving our air quality, but serious challenges remain, particularly with respect to elevated ozone levels.   Since the passage of the Clean Air Act amendments in 1970, emissi...
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March 24, 2011 The Kansas House has approved a resolution saying the Environmental Protection Agency air-quality regulations are hurting the national economy. The resolution approved Wednesday urges Congress to stop funding EPA's air-quality work and to stop the agency from regulatinggreenhouse g...
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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a supplemental proposal to reduce emissions from the Four Corners Power Plant. The new proposal will reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from approximately 45,000 tons per year to 5,800 tons per year, 3,200 tons less than EPA’s initial pro...
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  Congressional Republicans are vowing to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from using the Clean Air Act to control pollution that contributes to global warming, underscoring the threat with a proposed deep cut to the agency's budget. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., chair of a House subco...
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  The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, Feb. 6: Conservatives have been attacking the Clean Air Act since its passage in 1970, continually claiming that federal efforts to fight air pollution would wreak economic ruin. As congressional Republicans prepare to...
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  How Important Is Clean Air To You? It seemed an easy way to see how important clean air is to my life.  Thanks to the marvels of an internet connection and Google, I have several interesting ways to think about this question at my fingertips. The amount of air that I breathe as an a...
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  According to the University of Copenhagen’s Prof. Matthew Johnson, approximately one-sixth of the energy consumed in the world is used for heating, cooling and dehumidifying air in buildings. Because that air accumulates toxins and pathogens, he explains, it must constantly be expelled and r...
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Alberta health officials are investigating after four people died due to asthma attacks during a two-week period last month. Two men in their 20s and a man and woman in their early 50s died in the second and third weeks of the month, said Dr. Marcia Johnson, acting medical officer of health with Alb...
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  "Practically everything is burning." That's what Russian President Dmitri Medvedev had to say about the results of a massive heat wave that has already left more than 1,000 dead and, according to some estimates, is now killing 700 a day. It took this toll to finally make cli...
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Thank goodness, finally after 40 yrs the Environmental Protection Agency, US, issued standards that lower the acceptable levels of sulfur-dioxide emissions and increase the intervals the gas is monitored. With asthma and other respiratory disease on the rise especially in children and the elderly, t...
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State aims to make major changes after finding that nearly a third of older cars fail roadside smog checks within a year of passing at test stations. February 25, 2010 | By Margot Roosevelt Nearly a third of older-model cars stopped for roadside smog tests in Southern California failed them, despi...
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The US EPA is the source of most air quality impact assessment models used in the US for regulatory purposes, such as predicting the potential impacts from proposed stationary sources of air pollutants and mobile sources such as motor vehicles. Since motor vehicle emissions vary with regulatory chan...
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By Jonathan Bardelline Las Vegas has far from a clean reputation, but in Forbes' list of America's Most Toxic Cities, Las Vegas is named the least toxic of 40 major metropolitan areas. Forbes ranked the cities based on the number of Superfund sites in the principal city, number of facilities that ...
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L.A. Times - An 18-year study shows an increased annual risk of death from respiratory illnesses, depending on the pollution level. It goes beyond studies that linked brief ozone spikes to short-term effects. By Thomas H. Maugh IIMarch 12, 2009 Ozone pollution is a killer, increasing the yearly ri...
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