Air Pollution A Major Driver of Ill Health Worldwide — New Report

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2020 13:00:43 +0000

Air pollution is now the world’s fourth-leading risk factor for early death according to the new State of Global Air Report released this week. The report, published annually by experts at the Health Effects Institute and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, summarizes our most current scientific understanding of the heavy burden that air pollution places on countries around the world

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Air Pollution: Here For All Seasons?

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 20:31:38 +0000

An email in my inbox today proclaimed, “it’s September and we’re heading into pollution season in many regions.” I was taken aback. Does pollution have a season? Of course, there is seasonal variability to certain pollutants but, unfortunately, pollution lives with us in and outside our homes in every season

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Air Pollution And The “I Can’t Breathe” Movement

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 03:14:41 +0000

“I can’t breathe” is foremost the cry of suffering and dying Black people who have been killed by police, and the rallying call of a movement to bring systematic change in criminal justice. Rightfully so — securing African American communities from police violence is vital, and the movement has extraordinary momentum and is scoring major successes. But, for environmentalists, “I can’t breathe” has a deep resonance, too

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American Lung Association: Switch To EVs By 2045 Could Save 6,300 American Lives

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 18:24:06 +0000

The American Lung Association has America could save $72 billion in health costs and 6,300 lives with even a modest shift to electric vehicles

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Just How Much Trash Is In The Mississippi River?

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 22:55:48 +0000

The other day, I saw a tweet from retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore in which he asked our state’s office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to force the U.S. Coast Guard to clean up the plastic trash along the Mississippi River. “Don’t Trash Louisiana,” he said in the tweet and shared pictures of the river filled with trash

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Coca-Cola Launches Paperboard Packaging Solution

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 20:02:16 +0000

Coca-Cola CanCollar by WestRockCoca-Cola has announced the introduction of CanCollar, a paperboard packaging solution, for multipack cans that is sustainable, recyclable, and set to keep more than 18 “tonnes” (about 20 tons) of plastic from ending up in the world’s oceans each year

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New Study Shows Air Pollution Has Decreased In The US — Mostly In Rich, White Communities

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2020 03:57:17 +0000

A new study shows that fine particulate concentrations in the U.S. have declined around 70% since 1982. That’s awesome news. However, the areas that were the most polluted in 1982 are still the most polluted in 2020. These areas are disproportionately low-income and minority communities

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