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  About 17 million Americans live in areas afflicted by all three air pollution hazards. This worries scientists since research suggests air pollution threatens human health — and not just the lungs. On days in which smog levels spike, there's an increase in hospital admissions for respira...
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Soon, we could all be wearing clothes that purify the air as we simply move around in them.Plans are now proceeding to commercialize a new liquid laundry additive called CatClo, which contains microscopic pollution-eating particles.The new additive is the result of collaboration between the Universi...
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  The largest and most comprehensive effort to research air pollution in Britain is underway in London and the skies above it. As many as 80 scientists from eleven universities are tracking nearly 1,000 different types of gases and particles in the atmosphere.   Pollutants are being ...
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  * Particles, ozone are Europe's biggest air problems* Eastern Europe, Mediterranean nations worst affected* EU to review air quality laws, WHO standards much tougher* Sulphur dioxide levels have fallenBy Barbara LewisBRUSSELS, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Microscopic particles, among the most har...
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In the flat lands of California's Central Valley, oil pumps obscured by waving lines of fuel-richened air dip and rise on the horizon. Two hundred miles to the north and west, aging eighteen-wheelers pound through an urban bypass tunnel, staining the walls black with diesel fumes. Farther to the nor...
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The Environmental Protection Agency issued a pronouncement in December 2009 to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. It claimed it was using the authority provided it from the Clean Air Act and the May 2007 U.S. Supreme Court ruling inMassachusetts v. EPA that "greenhouse gases in the atmosph...
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  Two-thirds of China’s cities currently fail to meet stricter air quality standards that the government wants to phase in over four years to combat notoriously smoggy skies, a senior Chinese environmental official said Friday. The State Council, China’s Cabinet, on Wednesday issued new lim...
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  Cleaning up the air, while good for our lungs, could make global warming worse. That conclusion is underscored by a new study, which looks at the pollutants that go up smokestacks along with carbon dioxide. These pollutants are called aerosols and they include soot as well as compounds of...
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I installed solar panels on my roof in September. I made my decision after my monthly energy bill hit an all-time high, and then exceeded it the next month. But perhaps my most compelling reason to go solar is the least intuitive: I want to help stamp out asthma. As a hospital-based pediatrician at...
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On Friday, September 2, 2011, the White House directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw and reconsider a proposal to strengthen National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone, the primary ingredient in smog. The announcement marked the first time that the ...
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Air Pollution: Tailpipe controls on buses don't clear the air inside bus cabins As iconic yellow buses transport children to and from school, their diesel engines deliver big doses of air pollutants. In response, school districts have started retrofitting their buses to cut tailpipe emissions. But ...
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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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