Air

Anything related to air quality, air pollution, or the atmosphere

Cleaner Air From Tackling Climate Change 'Would Save Millions of Lives'

"Tackling climate change would save millions of lives a year by the end of the century purely as a result of the decrease in air pollution, according to a new study."

"The study is published as scientists from around the globe gather in Stockholm to thrash out final details of a landmark assessment of climate science. Their final report is due to be released on Friday 27 September and will set out projections of wide-ranging impacts of global warming from droughts to floods to sea-level rise.

Source: Guardian, 09/24/2013

EPA To Revise Climate Rule for New Power Plants, Require Carbon Capture

"This month, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose standards that will establish stricter pollution limits for gas-fired power plants than coal-fired power plants, according to individuals who were briefed on the matter but asked not to be identified because the rule was not public yet."

Source: Wash Post, 09/12/2013

"Exhaust, Diesel Fumes Foul Public Schoolyards Across Washington State"

"More than half a century has elapsed since the Seattle School Board — with nary a raised eyebrow, records indicate — voted to allow one of the nation's biggest and busiest highways to be built cheek-by-jowl with John Marshall Junior High, trading away the school's playground for a larger plot of land nearby."

Source: InvestigateWest, 09/06/2013

"Air Pollution Blamed for 200,000 Early U.S. Deaths Each Year"

"CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Polluted air causes roughly 200,000 early deaths each year across the United States, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology conclude after tracking emissions from industrial smokestacks, vehicle tailpipes, marine and rail transport, and commercial and residential heating."

Source: ENS, 09/05/2013

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