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Air Quality

Dangerous Triggers: How To Protect Your Loved One With Asthma From Summer Heat And Air Pollution

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Seyler

Did you know that 24 million people in the United States have asthma and 6 million are children? As summer heats up and air pollutants increase, it is...

Poor Air Quality Diseases Are Everyone's Responsibility

Brian Hughes | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Brian Hughes

Image source: PhotoDune When we think about public health, we think in terms of things like nutrition or exercise programs. Too often, we don't think...

These 10 Cities Are Choking On The Planet's Worst Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green

Urban air pollution is on the rise and, to little surprise, those living in some of the world's poorest cities are breathing in the worst of it. The W...

More Than Half Of The U.S. Is Living With Unhealthy Pollution Levels

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green

If the apocalyptic photos of smog blanketing Beijing last year seemed like a world away, think again. The American Lung Association released its annua...

Everything's Bigger in Texas - Including Air Pollution Problems

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Did you know that more sulfur dioxide haze pollution come from the eight Texas' coal plants subject to the EPA's haze clean-up plan than from all of the sources in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana combined? It's a serious air quality and public health problem.

This Device Lets You Test The Air Pollution In Your House

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 03.17.2016 | Technology

The air inside our homes might not be as fresh as we think. Tiny, invisible pollutants from wood smoke, household cleaners, building materials and oth...

Why Do 75 Million Non-Voting Citizens Need Your Vote?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

There are the 75 million kids under 18 who cannot vote, but who will live for the rest of this century in a world largely determined by decisions made now. And most of these decisions have to do with science. Nothing will change the future as much -- and the the public knows it.

The Indelible Connection Between Clean Air and Children's Health

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

It is all too easy to forget that a healthy childhood is not just about avoiding germs and preventing accidents. Many air and water pollutants are invisible to the naked eye, so small that we often overlook their role in our children's health.

See How China's Smog Problem Goes Beyond Beijing

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 12.16.2015 | World

China's smog is hardly confined to Beijing. Just days after the Chinese capital's stifling air pollution prompted officials to issue a "red alert," t...

Pollutants And High CO2 Linked To Poor Cognition, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.27.2015 | Science

Running into mental blocks at your desk job? A new Harvard study says you may be able to blame it on the air quality in your office. In a paper publi...

Liveability Ranking Ignores the Environment

Angel Hsu | Posted 10.08.2015 | Green
Angel Hsu

Beijing's toxic air belies the city's progress. It's a hazard to health and a demoralizing cloud over everyday life. It is economically costly and it stains the city's reputation as a cultural capital.

Making Chinese Cities Smarter: Leapfrogging Intra-city Transport Development with 'Big Data'

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The period 2015/2016 is unique and remarkable for the development prospects of China. First, last week China took part in the UN global summit regarding the adoption of 17 sustainable development goals for the next 15 years.

Dazin to Save Lives Globally by Scaling Up 'Smokeless Fuel Cooking Stove Solution'

Iain Patton | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Iain Patton

An estimated 4.3 million people die every year (491 per hour) from diseases following household air pollution. This exceeds the number of people who die from AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis -- combined. A Bhutanese and Danish-based group hopes to solve this problem by using existing technology to provide a combination of fuel cookies and smokeless stoves.

10 Reasons Why Now Is the Best Time to Live in Los Angeles

Paul Haddad | Posted 07.12.2016 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

In case you missed the bulletin, Los Angeles is in the midst of a historic drought. We also have the nation's worst traffic and air pollution, and we're the least affordable city in the Lower 48 for millennials to buy a home.

Detroit's Air Quality Fix? Hookah Pipes on Smokestacks

Brian Stone | Posted 07.02.2016 | Detroit
Brian Stone

So, I finally figured it out. You know those epidemic levels of asthma in Detroit and Dearborn? You know those massive, pollution-causing factories and their smoke stacks? Well, I found the perfect, slightly snarky, fix. Put a hookah pipe on it!

Louisiana Manages to Meet EPA's Ozone Standard Before an Anticipated Rule Tightening

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Last year, the EPA signaled that it will announce a stricter ground-level ozone standard this fall. South Louisiana and other warm, sunny places tend to be high in "bad" ozone. After a struggle, Baton Rouge and neighboring parishes with refineries and petrochemical plants have managed to comply with EPA's current ozone standard.

Matt Sheehan

Beijing's Air Becoming Slightly More Breathable

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

Maybe, just maybe, there’s a light at the end of this smog-filled tunnel. Two years after the Chinese government declared “war on pollution,” th...

Let's Not Take Our Foot Off the Pedal Now

Margo T. Oge | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Margo T. Oge

Earlier last week, the Obama administration unveiled a blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by up to 28 percent over the next decade and submitted the formal statement to the to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Right to Breathe Easy

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 04.28.2015 | 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.

Anti-Clean Air Rally in Utah?

Stacy Bare | Posted 04.04.2015 | Green
Stacy Bare

On Saturday at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, citizens rallied for the second year to challenge the government to do more to clean up the infamously dirty air -- not just in Salt Lake City, but all of Utah.

Texas Coal Plants Are Polluting the Air Across Several States

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park in west Texas are places people visit when they want to reconnect with nature and vis...

Why All States Should All Have a New York State of Mind

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

We all need pure water, clean air, and the healthy environment necessary to support and sustain healthy lives, yet political leaders fail to give environmental rights the same protections they give other fundamental rights like freedom of speech.

Marketing California's "Climate Credit for Cars" to Everyone

Mike Sandler | Posted 03.01.2015 | Green
Mike Sandler

Consumers will likely not notice the change, given the decrease in the price of oil over the past year and the overall volatility in gas prices. But the funds raised will be substantial.

The 12 Days of a Healthy Home: A Holiday Checklist

Lisa Beres, BBEI, CGBP | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Beres, BBEI, CGBP

What we do seek, and at the top of most people's wish list these days, is good health. Why then, do we adorn our homes with holiday décor and engage in activities that could be making the whole family ill?

Kate Sheppard

EPA Finally Proposes New Smog Standards After Years Of Hesitation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced new standards for ozone pollution that have riled up public health advocate...