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

"How Bad Is Your Air-Conditioner for the Planet?"

"We may be in the clear when it comes to heat domes, but it’s still really hot. More than half the country could see temperatures in the 90s by the end of the week, and if that forecast comes true, you may find relief in the cool, crisp breeze of an air-conditioner. But in the next few years, the way air-conditioners work could change."

Source: NY Times, 08/12/2016

"EPA Warns Automakers of Even Steeper U.S. Fuel-Economy Goals"

"The auto industry will need to step up introduction of fuel-saving technology to help the U.S. meet aggressive goals to combat climate change despite manufacturers’ requests for relief from existing rules, the Environmental Protection Agency’s top transportation official said."

Source: Bloomberg, 08/03/2016

"Increased Asthma Attacks Tied to Exposure to Natural Gas Production

"Exposure to more intense shale gas development correlates with a higher risk of asthma attacks among asthma patients, according to a new study of Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale, one of the nation's largest and most active fracking regions."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/20/2016

Oil Refiners Agree To Pay $425 Million To Reduce Air Pollution In West

"Concluding a long legal climb to cleaner air, the federal government Monday announced a record $425-million settlement with two oil refiners that is expected to reduce pollution emissions in the West by almost 43,000 tons annually."

Source: LA Times, 07/19/2016


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