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

May 22, 2011 to May 26, 2011

2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress

The American Society of Civil Engineers' Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) invites you to the 2011 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Palm Springs on May 22-26, 2011. This year's technical program focuses on “Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability,” to help the environmental and engineering community integrate sustainability into their work.

May 8, 2011 to May 10, 2011

International Sustainable Development Research Conference

The 17th annual conference of the International Sustainable Development Research Society will be hosted by the Earth Institute, Columbia University, in partnership with the United Nations Division of Sustainable Development and the Asian Development Bank Institute. The conference will explore the fundamental question of how global society's aspiration to continued growth can be harmonized with the existing limits imposed by Earth’s resources.


Natl Air Toxics Report Gives Perspective, Despite Many Info Gaps

Every U.S. resident is at elevated risk of cancer from certain toxic substances in outdoor air, and about one-quarter of all residents are possibly at risk for noncancer health effects, according to EPA's update of the National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) released March 11, 2011.

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"Smoke Signals: Will the EPA Cave To Republican Pressure?"

Air pollution is worsened in Chicago by the Fisk coal-burning power plant built in 1903. It is grandfathered against Clean Air Act requirements for modern pollution controls. Will EPA cave in to Republican pressure to let its pollution keep harming health of Chicagoans?

Source: New Republic, 04/11/2011


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