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  By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post With the threat of missing another benchmark for improving air quality hovering like a blanket of summer smog, Colorado’s top environmental officials are asking the legislature for $47 million to hire more people and build better technology for monitoring...
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  By Jamey Keaten The Associated Press GENEVA » The U.N. health agency says nearly everybody in the world breathes air that doesn’t meet its standards for air quality, calling for more action to reduce fossil-fuel use, which generates pollutants that cause respiratory and blood-flow problems...
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  WASHINGTON » The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a plan that would restrict smokestack emissions from power plants and other industrial sources that burden downwind areas with smog-causing pollution they can’t control. The federal plan announced Friday is intended to help more ...
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    By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Older Americans who regularly breathe even low levels of pollution from smokestacks, automobile exhaust, wildfires and other sources face a greater chance of dying early, according to a major study released Wednesday. Research...
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  By Raf Casert The Associated Press BRUSSELS » Europe’s sky is filling up with near-empty polluting planes that serve little other purpose than safeguarding airlines’ valuable time slots at some of the world’s most important airports. The highly contagious omicron variant of COVID19 has pu...
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  By Emily Anthes © The New York Times Co. When Lizzie Rothwell, an architect in Philadelphia, sent her son to third grade this fall, she stocked his blue L.L. Bean backpack with pencils, wide-ruled paper — and a portable carbon dioxide monitor. The device gave her a quick way to assess how ...
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By Simon Romero © The New York Times Co. SALT LAKE CITY » Kevin Perry had just begun his morning routine, stepping outside to get the newspaper, when he noticed something was wrong with the sky. “Within 30 seconds, I was coughing, and my throat hurt,” Perry, an atmospheric scientist at the Univer...
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      By Concepción de León © The New York Times Co. Part of what Katherine Lee loves about Moscow, Idaho, where she lives, are the trails 10 minutes away. She visits with family or friends several days a week to hike or mountain bike, or to have walking meetings with colleagues....
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    By Bruce Finley The Denver Post One of Colorado health officials’ recommendations for enduring the noxious air pollution that’s enveloped residents this summer, included on the state’s air quality website until Wednesday evening, was to “try to move to a place with cleaner air.” T...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Metro Denver and Fort Collins rank increasingly high on a notorious list that comes out each year — the worst U.S. cities for air pollution. Only the Los Angeles area and parts of California’s Central Valley now consistently outperform Colorado’s Front Range ci...
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  “Electronic noses” helping Denver to purge foul odors By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Odor-detecting “electronic noses” deployed this past month mark Denver’s latest push to purge its olfactory environment as foul fumes again waft into neighborhoods, intensifying with spring as the weather ...
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  Complaint: Pollution measures relaxed by CDPHE leadership By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado officials responsible for controlling air pollution this month ordered employees to stop measuring surges of harmful sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulates, according to a whistle...
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By Aman Azhar March 15, 2021 For Vicki Cruz, a social worker who lives in the Magnolia Park section of Houston, her health situation couldn’t have gotten a whole lot worse since she came down with Covid-19 over Christmas.  And then it did, when a hard freeze and snowstorm hit Texas last ...
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By Laura Sanicola, Erwin Seba NEW YORK/HOUSTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this past week, according to figures provided to the state, as refineries and petrochemical plants in the region scrambled to shut production during frig...
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Shared from the 10/5/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By The Associated Press CARLSBAD, N.M.» Leading oil companies in the Permian Basin are working with a Colorado-based nonprofit environmental organization to better track emissions from the industry as it tries to curb pollution. Shell Energy,...
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Air pollution makes people more vulnerable to respiratory infections; climate change brings people in closer contact with animals that can spread disease. BY NEELA BANERJEE  MAR 12, 2020 Doctors and public health researchers are getting an increasingly accurate and nuanced picture o...
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Shared from the 4/5/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Scientists study the impact as coronavirus pandemic results in less driving and industrial activity By Bruce Finley  
The Denver Post So long, sulfur dioxide. Goodbye, carbon monoxide. At least temporarily, air pollution that hurts ...
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https://www.inverse.com/science/second-hand-smoke-us-maps Scientists estimate that each year in the U.S., outdoor air pollution shortens the lives of about 100,000 people by one to two decades. As it turns out, much of this pollution originates not in a person’s own neighborhood, but up to hundreds...
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Shared from the 2/9/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Take a deep breath – you can do this Small actions by residents can add up quickly to improve air quality By Sue McMillin Columnist for The Denver Post-extract  Here is what you can do.  • Refuel your vehicle during cooler even...
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By  Terrence McCoy  Oct. 2, 2019 at 10:18 a.m. PDT RIO DE JANEIRO — The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest dropped significantly in September, a month when fires typically increase, Brazil’s satellite research agency reported. The number of fires since the beginning...
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