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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...

Only Renewable Energy Revolution Can Reverse Runaway Climate Change

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

The recent United Nations Climate Summit's (COP21) stated intention to keep planetary warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was giddy-making news. While we are not out of the woods yet, there just might be a way.

Air Pollution Is Making Me Anxious

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As an urban dweller, I may finally have something to pin my personal angst on. The funny thing is that I suspected that air pollution may be impacting my mental health, just not in the way that one study suggested...

Air Pollution A Big Factor In Heart Disease, Experts Warn

Reuters | Janice Neumann | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green

(Reuters Health) - Air pollution should be one of the avoidable heart risk factors - just like smoking and excess fat - that doctors warn patients t...

A Tale of Two Air Quality Programs: China vs. the U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

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.

Dreamy Paintings Capture The Dark Realities Of Climate Change

Posted 12.16.2013 | Arts

Stare between the frames of Jake Longstreth's ethereal landscapes, and your mind is torn between a feeling of delicate tranquility and a sense of cloy...

The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Shanghai is notorious for its terrible air quality, but the smog in this Chinese metropolis just hit absurd levels. The government's air pollution mon...

Petcoke Piles: We Should All Stand Up for Chicago's Southeast Side

Henry Henderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The issue of petcoke is just beginning to make itself known. Part of the expansion of the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana to take Canadian tar sands is the addition of the world’s second largest coker.

Europe's Growing Pollution Problem

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

* Report says EU pollution causes early deaths, crop damage * Levels of some pollutants falling more slowly than others ...

Bad Air Makes Bad Neighbors: Cross-State Air Rule Cut Down

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

It happened again. On August 21, legislation put into play by the Environmental Protection Agency was cut off at the knees.

Lynne Peeples

Unfair Air: Burden of Air Pollution, Asthma Not Evenly Shared Among U.S. Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green

Kellen Bolden was only 10 years old when an asthma attack took his life, but his mom still remembers him as a "little man" with big aspirations. Ke...

Lynne Peeples

Fighting For Air: Childhood Asthma On The Rise As Political Battles Threaten Clean Air Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green

Asthma was once just an academic concern for Sylvia Brandt, who has spent years studying the chronic lung condition and calculating its tragic toll. N...

Mercury Ruling: Waiting For the EPA

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As a writer for Moms Clean Air Force, I was eagerly waiting to hear the December 16 announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency on their new...

National Poll Says America Wants the EPA

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.23.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Voters aren't buying the specious "jobs versus clean air/water" argument. More importantly, they have a clear preference for the findings of Environmental Protection Agency scientists over the talking points of "corporate polluters."

Lynne Peeples

Heat Wave And Air Pollution Create A Double-Whammy Of Health Risks

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green

New Hampshire and Maine are probably not the first places that come to mind when you think of air pollution. In fact, cities from both states were rec...

An EPA Potboiler: Clean Air Retreat?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The EPA has been under concerted attack by members of the new Congress. Makes me wonder: are EPA's new, weakened rules on hazardous air pollutants intended as a peace offering -- or white flag -- to their opponents?

AB 32 Opponents Vulnerable on Pollution's Health Hazards

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Opponents of legislation that seeks to reduce greenhouse gases in California to 1990 levels by 2020 are asking us to put short-term economic interests ahead of people's health and safety.