Fecal Dust From Cattle Feedlots Are Choking Texas Communities

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 16:29:38 +0000

The Texas Observer reports that fecal dust is choking the communities living in the Texas Panhandle, and the state’s regulatory agency isn’t helping the issue. The Texas Panhandle produces a fifth of the U.S. beef supply

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Union of Concerned Scientists: Inequitable Exposure to Air Pollution From Vehicles in the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:58:14 +0000

Asian American, African American, and Latino residents in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region are exposed to substantially more air pollution from cars, trucks, and buses than other demographic groups

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Natural Gas Provided False Promise, Deception — Severe Health Problems From “Natural” Gas

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 01:41:22 +0000

Pleasantly called natural gas and sold to many as a better solution, a good transition fuel, natural gas has been dominating new US electricity capacity alongside renewable energy. Yet, hydraulic fracking absolutely takes the “natural” out of it. Originally, natural gas was successfully sold as a cleaner transition fuel. Who knew there were not even laws on the books to address the hidden pollutants, and that there would be much information lacking about the truth of the acid stimulation, hydraulic fracturing, and other new extraction technologies

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It’s Not About Meatloaf Or Greta. It’s More Than That.

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 02:11:00 +0000

The musician Meatloaf tweeted recently that he didn’t believe in climate change and that Greta Thunberg was brainwashed. The truth is that it’s not about Meatloaf, it’s not about Greta, it’s not about you or me

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Around 10,000 More U.S. Deaths Last Year From This Silent Killer

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 01:21:38 +0000

Air pollution killed nearly 10,000 Americans in 2018, and 2019 must have seen a similar total

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Uber Adds to Pollution & Traffic in European Cities

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 05:06:38 +0000

https://www.transportenvironment.org/press/uber-adds-pollution-and-traffic-european-cities-tooIn terms of health, I believe pedestrian life, and more abundant, affordable electric mass transit is best. Yet, due to lack of good transit, inconvenience, work, and a litany of other issues, too many of us depend on car travel

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Another Study Shows: Air Pollution Hurts Us — A Lot

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 04:01:58 +0000

Another scientific article is out on the health effects of air pollution, and this one exposes both the long and the short of it. The comprehensive study proves what numerous other studies and common sense told us: air pollution hurts us. “Hospitalizations for several common diseases—including septicemia (serious bloodstream infection), fluid and electrolyte disorders, renal failure, urinary tract infections, and skin and tissue infections—have been linked for the first time with short-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5).”

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