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When The Air In Your Home Is More Polluted Than Outside

Published: 
Tue, 10/17/2017 (All day)

I never knew that indoor air quality could be an issue until I moved to New York City from Northern California in 2009.

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Health officials order Paramount metal plants to stop emissions or suspend operations

Published: 
Mon, 12/05/2016 (All day)

In a rare intervention, county health officials Thursday ordered two Paramount metal-processing plants to stop emissions of hexavalent chromium or shut down operations contributing to high levels of the cancer-causing air pollutant.

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Rising Ocean Temperatures Are Making Us Sick

Published: 
Fri, 08/19/2016 (All day)

Rising ocean temperatures may be making us ill and it’s only getting worse.

Warmth-loving marine bacteria are growing in abundance and posing an increased risk to human health as waters heat up, according to a study published this week.

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Thousands of lives could be saved in California by stricter air pollution limits, study finds

Published: 
Mon, 08/15/2016 (All day)

More than 2,000 Southern Californians die early each year from polluted air, and the region would benefit the most of anywhere in the country from reducing ozone and fine particle pollution below current federal limits, a new study has found.

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Justices Back Rule Limiting Coal Pollution

Published: 
Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:49pm
Category: 
Energy

In a major victory for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the smog from coal plants that drifts across state lines from 28 Midwestern and Appalachian states to the East Coast.