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Beat the Pollution with the Plume Air App

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.11.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Extreme heat waves are happening with alarming regularity. Summer used to be the time for kids to be outside non-stop. Now, both children and adults n...

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...

Get Smart Fast: Top Environment Regulations in 200 words

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 06.16.2016 | Green
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

As the Obama Administration winds down, federal agencies are pushing out new rules to implement their policy agenda before leaving office. This has c...

What's at Risk this Election? Oh, Just Planet Earth.

Nora Turriago | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Nora Turriago

To all the global warming naysayers: book a ticket to Cusco, Peru. Once the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco now claims a less desirable title: land of the highest levels of ultraviolet radiation on Earth.

The WSJ's Long Record of Protecting Polluters

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

There is a pattern: Deny the science, question the motives, exaggerate the costs, help the polluters. When they are wrong this often, but keep at it, you have to wonder whether they care about whether they're right or wrong, or whether they are performing some other service.

5 Scary Coal Industry Tricks This Halloween

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.30.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

I'm working with thousands of people to banish these ghouls and goblins, so that my daughter grows up in a world that isn't haunted by the specter of air pollution, water pollution, and climate chaos.

'Green News Report': October 6, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Biblical rain and record flooding in South Carolina -- is this the new n...

A Better Ozone Standard From the EPA -- Is It Enough?

Gretchen Goldman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Science
Gretchen Goldman

Back in 2007, a panel of scientists decided that to protect public health the national ambient air quality standard for ground-level ozone standard should be between 60 and 70 parts per billion. Last week, their recommendation was finally acted upon. But does the science still say that 70 ppb is enough?

Obama Administration Releases Final Ozone Rule, Pleasing No One

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency released a contentious and long-awaited new limit on ozone pollution Thursday, and it's not likely t...

Oil Industry Gets Help On Undermining Ozone Standards From A Well-Informed Source

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to lower limits on ozone pollution has been fraught with controversy. But opponents of lo...

Three Myths Pushed by Polluters to Avoid Improving Air Quality

Keith Rushing | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Keith Rushing

Just days ago, the National Association of Manufacturers, an organization representing factories and other major polluters, launched a multimillion dollar TV ad campaign aimed at keeping the EPA from strengthening federal health protections from ozone pollution.

This Is What Asthma Feels Like for Marylanders

Earthjustice | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Earthjustice

While the governor drags his heels, Marylanders across the state struggle to survive during bad ozone days.

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.

Big Oil: Masters of Deception and Inhumanity

Keith Rushing | Posted 05.22.2016 | Green
Keith Rushing

Last week, the American Petroleum Institute -- the primary lobbying group for the oil and gas industry -- hit a new low in their use of deceptive advertising.

Dirty Air Continues to Hit Latinos Hard

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 05.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

Like last year and the year before, I felt a pang when I saw the top five regions with the most air pollution. All five of them are in my home state of California, relatively low-income, and heavily Latino. Too often, those most vulnerable to the health and economic impacts of air pollution are those who breathe the dirtiest air.

Every Breath You Take: State of the Air 2015

Harold Wimmer | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Harold Wimmer

Think about this: more than 4 in 10 people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution. Now think about this: in the time it took to read that, you probably took 4-5 breaths. Makes you want to know what was in that air, doesn't it?

Kate Sheppard

Stonger Smog Rules May Be Controversial, But They're Necessary, Says EPA Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New rules limiting smog may be "controversial," but they are among the administration's top priorities, according to Environmental Prote...

Updated Smog Standards Are Needed to Protect Little Lungs

Molly Rauch | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Molly Rauch

We don't have to choose between clean air and a strong economy. We do have a right to clean, healthy air -- and our children have the right to skip, run, and play outside without breathing dangerous levels of smog.

Obama To Introduce Major New Ozone Regulation

The New York Times | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions ...

'Green News Report' - October 7, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: How many scientists does it take to change a light bulb? Three, according...

'Green News Report' - September 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Going the wrong way! Greenhouse gas emissions jump at fastest rate on rec...

Will New Climate Regulations Destroy the Economy? (Hint: No.)

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There is a long history of claims that new rules to protect the environment or human health will seriously harm the United States economy. These claims are political fodder, they are provocative, and they are always wrong.

Kate Sheppard

Court Tells EPA To Cough Up New Air Pollution Standards By December

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in Northern California has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must produce new draft standards for ground-le...

Clean Air Ruling Strikes One Must-Do Off EPA's List

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

We don't have to wait any longer. The Supreme Court says yes to regulating cross-state air pollution.

Massive Hole Found In Earth's 'Detergent' Layer

Climate Central | Andrea Thompson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

This post originally appeared on Climate Central: It turns out the hole in the now famous ozone layer above the South Pole isn’t the only hole in...