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  • Air Pollution Linked to High Coronavirus Death Rates

    Coronavirus patients in areas with high air pollution are more likely to die from the infection. Here’s what you need to know—and some tips on reducing exposure to pollution.

  • The Environmental Protection Agency Loosens Pollution Rules During Pandemic

    In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the EPA drastically reduced pollution rules for power plants, factories and other facilities.

  • Australia Burns On: How it Happened and What to Do

    As brushfires in Australia rage into massive, destructive flames, the world watches people get displaced from homes and trees and animals burn. Here’s why there’s a crisis to begin with and what you can do, even thousands of miles away.

  • Environmental Pollution Linked to Serious Neurological Illness

    The relationship between pollution and health is well-established. We know that exposure to higher levels results in worse health outcomes by almost any measure. New research, however, is showing that we may not know all the ways pollution is making us sick.

  • Health Researchers Receive $1.2 Million to Improve Air Quality Measurements

    Earlier this week, researchers received $1.2 million to develop a model to better measure the effects of particulate air pollution on human health, according to the Milken Institute School of Public Health.

  • The Best and Worst Cities to Drive in, According to the 2019 Driving Cities Index

    One recent study compared 100 global cities on their air pollution, infrastructure, congestion, associated driving costs, and incidents of road rage. Some of the findings might surprise you.

  • EPA Loosens Regulations on Toxic Ash from Coal Plants

    The Trump Administration is expected to roll back regulations on toxins released from coal plants. The change will specifically address the leaching of heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and mercury into water supplies.

  • General Iron Called to Install More Pollution Controls

    The EPA is requiring Chicago shredding and recycling company to comply with the Clean Air Act. The company needs to reduce air emissions by 98 percent.

  • Dyno Nobel Settles EPA Case Over Oregon Facility's Releases

    The $939,852 being paid by the company as part of the settlement will purchase emergency response equipment for authorities in Columbia County, Ore. Dyno Nobel also will file revised estimates of its total ammonia releases and will update its Risk Management Plan.

  • NC DEQ Sets Hearings on Log Fumigation Rule

    The division has proposed regulating methyl bromide by establishing an Acceptable Ambient Level because the lack of specific federal or state regulatory measures for the use of methyl bromide, a hazardous air pollutant, creates a potential public health risk.

  • Four Steps to Quickly Evaluate Produced Water Reuse Option Viability

    After it has been determined what waste water reuse options are physically possible and affordable, the viability determination isn't over until the regulatory, environmental, and social impacts have been determined.

  • California Moving to Prohibit Use of Chlorpyrifos

    "California's action to cancel the registration of chlorpyrifos is needed to prevent the significant harm this pesticide causes children, farmworkers, and vulnerable communities," said CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld. "This action also represents a historic opportunity for California to develop a new framework for alternative pest management practices."

  • AAR Presents 2019 Environmental Excellence Award

    Gary Van Tassel II of CSX Transportation and his team made the traditional intermodal facility more efficient by implementing new technology and modernizing site layouts, which allow CSX to operate with a smaller footprint, fewer diesel utility trucks, a transition to electrified cranes, and significantly reduced truck dwell times.

  • New California Program Supports Clean Mobility Projects

    The $17 million program focuses on the needs of smaller groups and communities to provide clean mobility solutions that include car- bike- or scooter-sharing projects and subsidies for transit or car-hailing companies.

  • Understanding LEED, WELL, and the Differences

    The WELL program was started by many of the same people involved in the original LEED program established by the U.S. Green Building Council back in 1998. The WELL program was created far more recently, in October 2014, which is likely one reason few of us are familiar with it.


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