Tag Archives: air pollution

It’s Time to Give Air Quality the Attention It Deserves

March 22, 2017 – by Bob Henson in the Wunderblog of Weather Underground.com Each day of every year, a quiet disaster unfolds in households and hospitals across the world. More than 10,000 lives are lost worldwide every 24 hours as … Continue reading

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A Terrifying Superbug Just Showed Up on a US Farm for the First Time

The bacteria found in a hog operation is resistant even to some of our most powerful antibiotics. December 7, 2016 – by Tom Philpott in Mother Jones More than 70 percent of the antibiotics consumed in the United States go … Continue reading

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Climate talks should consider ‘immediate’ health burden of air pollution

November 18, 2016 Release from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Air pollution is not only causing long-term damage to the planet and human health, but it is already killing millions of people worldwide. In an editorial published November 14, 2016 … Continue reading

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UPDATE: SECOND DAY of “Unhealthy” air but no alerts. A situation far too common in Evansville and we deserve better.

March 12, 2015 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor For the second day in a row, air quality in Evansville deteriorated to “unhealthy” levels and still no alerts. What goes here? Actually the level got all the way to 45.3µg/m3 at … Continue reading

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That gallon of gas is actually costing you $6.25

March 6, 2015 – by Lindsay Abrams in Salon (Credit: nattanan/Shutterstock) Paying $2.45 for a gallon of gas is a lot more of a bargain than it sounds. If you took into account the health and environmental costs of burning fuel, finds a … Continue reading

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against TVA over coal plant closing

February 10. 2015 – by Dave Flessner in the Times Free Press A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the coal industry against the Tennessee Valley Authority that tried to block TVA’s plans to shut down two of … Continue reading

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Who You Gonna Believe About Smog’s Health Hazards, the Oil Lobby or Doctors & Scientists?

January 29, 2015-By John Walke, Clean Air Director, Natural Resources Defense Council An oil industry lobbying group just released a paper that inadvertently reveals the bankruptcy of Big Oil’s attacks on the health basis for more protective national standards for … Continue reading

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New Congress Prepares to Take Away Your Right to Clean, Safe Air

January 13, 2015-by John Walke, Air Policy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council The Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote soon on legislation that would take away Americans’ longstanding right to clean, safe air based … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Need to Know if You Burn Wood

December 1, 2014-by Josh Schlossberg in the Biomass Monitor Wood heating is on the rise. 2.7 million U.S. households, making up roughly 2% of the population, are projected to burn wood as a primary heating source over the winter of 2014-2015, a … Continue reading

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EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Comes to Agreement on Ozone Standard Recommendation

June 4, 2014 – by Gretchen Goldman, analyst. Center for Science and Democracy Today the EPA’s chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) agreed on a recommendation to Administrator McCarthy regarding an update to the ambient air pollution standard for … Continue reading

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CountryMark Refining and Logistics, LLC to Install $18 Million in Pollution Controls to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations at Indiana Refinery

February 28, 2013-US EPA Press Release WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Countrymark Refining and Logistics, LLC has agreed to pay a $167,000 civil penalty, perform environmental projects totaling more than … Continue reading

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Indiana’s Environmental Chief Easterly advises coal utilities on delaying greenhouse rules.

December 13, 2012 – by PR Watch Staff at prwatch.org You’re probably familiar with the old “fox in the hen house” story, but what about when a hen joins the fox den?This is the case with the recent American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) … Continue reading

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Tri-State air pollution event continues. Looks surrealistic!

November 19, 2012-by John Blair valleywatch.net editor Air Quality in the Evansville region continued to be poor today with fine particles increasing to 39.23µg/m3 during the 9 AM hour. Of course, there was no alert issued since that just does … Continue reading

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Correspondence reveals deceit of Evansville’s supposed environmental protection regime

November 17, 2012-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Yesterday we complained that Evansville’s air quality was unhealthy but that the monitor which is supposed to verify particulate air quality was conveniently out of service, supposedly for preventative maintenance. Shortly, after our … Continue reading

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Air quality in Evansville is atrocious but of course the official monitors are not working

November 16, 2012-by John Blair valleywatch.net editor Below is a picture I shot this morning of the atrocious air pollution in Evansville today, 11/16. It was basically the same yesterday as fine particles built up in the region. Unfortunately, IDEM … Continue reading

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