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By Somini Sengupta TNYT I grew up in the age of smog in Southern California. I lived for a few years in one of the world’s most polluted cities, Delhi. I once took my daughter on vacation to the city where I was born, Calcutta, only to rush her to the emergency room because she couldn’t breathe; th...
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  By Tom Krisher The Associated Press DETROIT » General Motors is switching sides in the legal fight against California’s right to set its own clean-air standards, abandoning the Trump administration as the president’s term nears its close. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to envi...
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By Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » In recent decades, the United States and Europe have gone to considerable lengths to mandate cleaner, more efficient cars at home. But at the same time, they are shipping millions of their oldest and worst-polluting vehicles to poorer countries i...
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Shared from the 10/16/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Matthew Brown and Camille Fassett
The Associated Press SANTA CRUZ, CALIF.»Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergen...
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Shared from the 9/17/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Farhad Manjoo 
© The New York Times Co. Among the few remaining advantages that Americans can claim over other countries is the relative cleanliness of our air. Air pollution is a leading risk factor for early death; it is linked to an...
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Shared from the 8/25/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Officials recommend constructing “safe rooms” for protection against particulates By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post Beyond wildfire smoke, the air quality in Denver has deteriorated as residents also are barraged with infusions of multiple ...
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Shared from the 4/20/2020 The Denver Post eEditionBy Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated Press HOUSTON» Danielle Nelson’s best monitor for the emissions billowing out of the oil refineries and chemical plants surrounding her home: The heaving chest of her 9-year-old asthmatic son. On some nights, the ...
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Air pollution makes people more vulnerable to respiratory infections; climate change brings people in closer contact with animals that can spread disease. BY NEELA BANERJEE  MAR 12, 2020 Doctors and public health researchers are getting an increasingly accurate and nuanced picture o...
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Shared from the 4/5/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Scientists study the impact as coronavirus pandemic results in less driving and industrial activity By Bruce Finley  
The Denver Post So long, sulfur dioxide. Goodbye, carbon monoxide. At least temporarily, air pollution that hurts ...
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Shared from the 3/7/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Conrad Swanson
The Denver Post Suncor Energy will pay up to $9 million as part of a settlement for air pollution violations since 2017 at its oil refinery north of Denver, state health officials announced Friday. Only a bit more than $4 mil...
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by Somini Sengupta, The New  York Times, 3-4-2020 Air pollution is killing more people than war, malaria or cigarettes. That’s the conclusion of a scientific paper published this week that quantified the causes of premature deaths from various sources. It found that, in 2015, the one year inve...
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https://www.inverse.com/science/second-hand-smoke-us-maps Scientists estimate that each year in the U.S., outdoor air pollution shortens the lives of about 100,000 people by one to two decades. As it turns out, much of this pollution originates not in a person’s own neighborhood, but up to hundreds...
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Shared from the 2/9/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Take a deep breath – you can do this Small actions by residents can add up quickly to improve air quality By Sue McMillin Columnist for The Denver Post-extract  Here is what you can do.  • Refuel your vehicle during cooler even...
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Shared from the 1/30/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post Denver residents have been inhaling hazardous air pollution at elevated levels on more than 260 days a year for the past two years, federal records show, as two new studies released this week ranked metro Denver am...
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Shared from the 9/18/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Lauran Neergaard
The Associated Press WASHINGTON» A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus. Pollution composed of tiny particles from car exh...
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  Shared from the 6/27/2019 The Denver Post eEdition European airports plan for net zero carbon emissions By The Associated Press LIMASSOL, CYPRUS» An organization representing airports in 45 European countries said Wednesday that it plans to get airports to achieve net zero carbon emission...
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  Shared from the 6/20/2019 The Denver Post eEdition ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press Associated Press file WASHINGTON» Despite scientists’ increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts t...
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WHO Global Ambient Air Quality Database (update 2018) Air pollution affects all regions of the world. However, populations in low-income cities are the most impacted. According to the latest air quality database, 97% of cities in low- and middle- income countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants ...
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  Shared from the 3/12/2019 The Denver Post eEdition Blacks, Hispanics breathe more pollution than they make By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON» African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making, a new study said. ...
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More protection: U.N. says Earth’s ozone layer is healing “I don’t think we can do a victory lap until 2060,” one scientist warns. By SETH BORENSTEIN | The Associated Press November 5, 2018 at 11:13 pm WASHINGTON — Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by a...
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