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Beijing Issues Strict Restrictions To Limit Smog During WWII Commemorations

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.03.2015 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing will limit the number of vehicles on the streets and shut factories to ensure clean air during a commemoration of the 70t...

China Says Retired Officials Can Be Punished For Pollution

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - Even officials who have retired will be held accountable and punished for pollution which occurred under their watch, state media ...

This Is What Asthma Feels Like for Marylanders

Earthjustice | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Earthjustice

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

American Petroleum Institute Ads Target Smog Rules

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

In a move that seems ripe for a John Oliver comedy segment, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has taken to radio, print, television, and social media to blanket Americans with the concept that our air is just fine the way it is -- more specifically, that ozone pollution doesn't require any further regulation.

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

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.07.2015 | 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.

What Happens When An Artist Makes Dessert Out Of Smog?

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts

Are “Smog Meringues” -- egg whites whipped in sugar and noxious fumes -- a new level of dessert decadence or an insightful critique of air polluti...

How Fossil Fuel Companies Get Paid to Pollute

Dominique Browning | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green
Dominique Browning

We are giving companies our money while they are making record profits -- and paying nothing for the harm they do us with their pollution.

Big Oil: Masters of Deception and Inhumanity

Keith Rushing | Posted 05.22.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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?

Take Your Kids to Work... and Speak Up for Their Health

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

I do so much of my work for my daughter's future. I imagine that many of my colleagues who are parents feel the same. We work together to phase out coal plants so that families can enjoy cleaner air and water. We demand clean-energy investments to help fight climate change so that our kids and grandkids will have a safer, healthy planet when they grow up.

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...

Smog-Eating Buildings Battle Air Pollution

XPRIZE | Posted 05.18.2015 | 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?

New Ozone Standards Will Save Lives, Protect Health

Harold Wimmer | Posted 05.06.2015 | 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.

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.

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...

GOP Leadership Promises Worst Attack on Environmental Protection in Decades

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This pro-polluter agenda is not what the majority of Americans want. Poll after poll shows strong support for environmental protection. Yet incoming Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner ignore these views.

EPA Takes Real Steps Toward Curbing Smog Pollution - Now We Need Your Voice

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The Environmental Protection Agency recently found that we've been doing it wrong for years; our air is not as clean or as safe as we once supposed. T...

India's Smog Destroyed Enough Crops In A Year To Feed 94 Million People

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green

India's smog problem could be preventing tens of millions of the country's poorest people from getting the food they desperately need. According to...

EPA Says Government Needs To Tighten Smog Rules

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 a...

The Tyranny of Asthma: How the EPA Can Help Fight This Scourge on Latinos

Javier Sierra | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

Fear is Pati Calzada's constant companion. Her six-year old son, Abraham, has asthma, and his frequent attacks fill them both with terror and anguish.

Largest Coal-Fired Plant In Western U.S. Set To Close By 2044

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a pr...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Science Advisers Call For Stronger Smog Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Environmental Protection Agency science advisers have recommended the agency strengthen ozone pollution standards in order to protect ...

Singapore Braces For Worst 'Haze' Season

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

By Rujun Shen SINGAPORE, May 21 (Reuters) - Singapore is approaching its yearly "haze" season, when smoke from forest clearing in Ind...

Health Experts Issue New Prescription: To Stay Healthy Fight Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

By taking action to limit carbon pollution, we can reduce threats to our health and provide future generations with safer air, cleaner energy, and a more stable climate.