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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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