Air

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

"As Trump Touts U.S. Air Quality, EPA Data Shows Some Areas Worsening"

"The number of unhealthy air days in major cities across the United States has risen sharply over the last two years, even as emissions of key pollutants continue to slip, according to data released by the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday."

Source: Reuters, 07/18/2019

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Key Source for Local Climate Change Stories

A long-standing EPA inventory of greenhouse gasses has been gussied up of late, making it easier than ever to comb the data for global warming stories in your community. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox continues its new data journalism focus with a look at this resource, and how to use the info in it smartly. 

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"Airplane Contrails' Climate Impact to Triple by 2050, Study Says"

"Those thin white clouds that jet engines draw across the sky are leaving their mark on the climate. A new study warns that the global heat-trapping effect of contrail clouds will triple by 2050 unless airlines and airplane builders dramatically reduce emissions or air traffic patterns change."

Source: InsideClimate News, 06/28/2019

Canada Signals Willingness to Challenge Trump on His Clean-Car Rollback

"Canada has signaled a willingness to buck one of President Trump’s most significant environmental rollbacks — a major weakening of auto pollution standards — by signing a clean-car deal with California, the state leading the fight against the rollback."

Source: NY Times, 06/27/2019

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