So while the Chinese get to see the benefits of their air quality program almost immediately, we've got to live with some uncertainty. That's the price we pay for the decades of work we've put into cleaning up our air. Well worth the bargain.
Everybody knows that standing in front of a moving car is dangerous, but what about standing behind one? Currently, four out of 10 Americans live in a place where the air is sometimes dangerous to breathe, thanks in part to smog from cars and trucks.
Whether you're a serious athlete or a recreational cyclist or runner, it's but prudent to educate yourself about whether working out in polluted areas causes damage to your lungs and your health overall.
It's hard to believe that the first federal air pollution legislation was the Air Pollution Act of 1955. Fifty-eight years later, the United States -- and the world -- are still struggling to come to terms with the importance of preserving the quality of the air we breathe.
California's cap-and-trade program incorporates the use of carbon offsets generated from the destruction of ozone depleting substances (ODS) to help the state meet its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
America helped restore the ozone layer through a combination of scientific understanding, public pressure, bipartisan support and industry innovation. I believe we can marshal those same forces to fight climate change, but we are not there yet.
By parroting the talking points of the fossil fuel industry and other big polluters, the Journal's opinion writers remind us of the people who told us cigarette smoking wasn't really bad for our health.
Rowland was a scientific and environmental hero. But as the Times notes, he demurred from that label -- he just thought he was doing what he had to do, given what he'd learned. Everyone alive can thank him for that.
As a photographer that specializes in capturing the effects of ultraviolet light on the landscape, I seek locations in the world that have an abundance of ultraviolet light and as a result, I am extremely aware of the occurrence, prevalence, and abundance of ozone depletion.