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Air Pollution

China's War on Pollution Is Gaining Traction

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Beijing just announced that it will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants in 2016, avoiding an estimated 30 million tons of carbon. This welcome step, carried out as part of China's national Air Pollution Action Plan, is the latest evidence that China is putting teeth into its pledges to tackle air pollution and cap its carbon emissions.

Spike In California Air Pollution Brings Reminder Of Bad Old Days

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green

By Sharon Bernstein KINGS COUNTY, Calif., March 27 (Reuters) - The brown haze over California's San Joaquin Valley breadbasket on some...

Climate Change This Week: Warming Accelerating, US Utilities Going Green, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...

Hong Kong Once Again Leading the Way in the Fight to Control Shipping Emissions

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 03.20.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Hong Kong has just taken another giant step towards controlling marine emissions, the major source of its domestic air pollution. The Hong Kong Legislative Council has just approved a new rule mandating that Ocean-Going Vessels (OGVs) switch to clean fuel while at berth.

Smog-Eating Buildings Battle Air Pollution

XPRIZE | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

Architects and environmental scientists have been teaming up to address an interesting question: is it possible -- and economically feasible -- to design and construct buildings that can passively clean smoggy urban air?

Climate Change This Week: The Chinese Connection, Solar Jobs Fly, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change, the Elevator Pitch: Richard Alley, Climate Scientist -- and R...

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Terry Tamminen | Posted 03.13.2015 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Mr. McConnell also states that Congress is "devising strategies now" to fight the USEPA. With all due respect, I suggest he turn Congressional attention instead to dealing with these local, national, and global impacts of continued pollution from burning fossil fuels.

Detroit-Area Residents Demand Clean Air

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 03.13.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

For decades, the residents of River Rouge and surrounding communities have been living with severe air pollution from nearby coal plants, and together, they came out in force to pack a public hearing and call on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to put a plan in place that will finally clean up this pollution and correct a longstanding environmental injustice.

Climate Change This Week: Siberia Holes Up, Solar Over Oil, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.19.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ You Can Believe the Senator With a Snowball OR ... After Senator James Inhofe ...

New Ozone Standards Will Save Lives, Protect Health

Harold Wimmer | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green
Harold Wimmer

The current ozone standard of 75 parts per billion is based on outdated science and is too weak to offer adequate public health protection. That is why the American Lung Association, along with hundreds of volunteers and notable health experts, is urging the EPA to adopt a stronger, more protective standard of 60 parts per billion.

'Green News Report' - March 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': Your shower wastes water. Here's what you can do about it; Anti-pollution documentary taking China by storm; NYC could see 6 feet of sea level rise.

Study: Reducing Pollution Leads To Healthier Lungs For Children

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Smog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. The Los Angeles area was a tough place to br...

Court Ruling Means Cleaner Air for Millions of Americans

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California approved an important legal framework that serves as a big step toward providing relief for thousands of communities across the country now suffering from dangerous sulfur dioxide air pollution. The road map imposes deadlines for the EPA to identify areas that exceed the sulfur dioxide health standard.

Climate Change This Week: US Kabooming, Solar Winning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner @@ How To Com...

Black Futures Must Involve Environmental Justice

Keith Rushing | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices
Keith Rushing

I truly hope Obama ignores the noise and pushes the EPA to set a strong standard that will adequately protect public health based on the science, which is what the Clean Air Act requires.

Matt Sheehan

China's 'Inconvenient Truth:' Anti-Pollution Documentary Goes Viral

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Public revulsion over China’s putrid air has been mounting for years, and now the country might have its gotten its own version of "An In...

Here's How NYC Says It's Saving 800 Lives A Year By Cleaning Up The Air

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.28.2015 | Green

It’s been a cold winter in New York City, which means a lot of building owners are turning up the heat -- and pumping more pollutants into the city...

China's Coal Use and Estimated CO2 Emissions Fell in 2014

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 03.19.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Contrary to grumbling in the U.S. Congress about the strength, or even existence, of China's climate commitments, it's clear that China's efforts to cut its coal consumption and carbon emissions are not only real but already producing results.

The Right to Breathe Easy

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green
Illah Nourbakhsh

Air quality is never far from recent news tropes; but the past month we have witnessed an explosion in coverage, and for good reason. Studies have found new correlations between bad air many serious health problems.

Climate Change This Week: Apple Goes Solar, Apocalyptic US Droughts Predicted, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Deadpan Climate Humor At Its Best: Philomena Cunk Moments of Wonder - Climate...

Preventing Sea Level Rise in New York City While Cleaning the Air in India and China

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The growing movement to control air pollution in China and India gives us reason to hope that the dire projections of New York City's sea level rise released last week may not come to pass.

India Air Pollution Cutting 660 Million Lives Short By 3 Years

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underline...

How Many Electric Cars Do We Need to Save the Planet?

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

The U.S. needs 10 million electric vehicles on the road by 2025 to have a shot at avoiding the worst effects of climate change. But even AlterAction's sunniest market projection indicates that we'll have only 4 to 5 million EVs on the road by 2025 if we charge ahead at the current modest pace of growth.

Climate Change This Week: Norway Divests, Siberia Melts, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Not enough is known to predict why the high pressure system occasionally allows an atmospheric river to sneak in and water California, though reports Andres Thompson at Climate Central. The latest river is far from significantly easing California drought.

Todd Stern's Mission Impossible

William S. Becker | Posted 02.13.2015 | Green
William S. Becker

John Boehner must deal with tea partiers who voted against his reelection as Speaker of the House. Secretary of State John Kerry has to be jet-lagged and sleep-deprived as he commutes from one intractable world crisis to another. At the moment, however, no job in government is more challenging than the one that belongs to Todd Stern, America's chief climate negotiator.