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California Air Pollution Drops In Every County During Pandemic

April 15th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Californians have now been sheltering in place since March 20. While social distancing is slowing the spread of COVID-19, it’s also significantly reducing air pollutant and greenhouse gas levels across the state. Residents from San Diego to Sacramento are seeing clearer skies and breathing cleaner air, even in the center of cities that rarely experience a noticeable reduction in air pollution


New Harvard Study Links COVID Deaths & Air Pollution — Interview With Dr. Francesca Dominici

April 11th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

A new study was made public this week that sheds light on the connection between COVID-19 health impacts and air pollution. I sat down (virtually of course) with Dr. Francesca Dominici, author and Director of the Data Science Initiative at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, to learn more about the study’s findings, which focused on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and what researchers plan to do next to further our understanding of air pollution’s impact on coronavirus health outcomes


Science Win: Court Questions EPA Limits On Science Advisory Committees

March 24th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Now, for some good news: the First Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that UCS’s lawsuit challenging the politicization of EPA science advisory committees may move forward. UCS sued the agency over a new directive that prohibits EPA grant-funded scientists from serving on these committees


Uncovering The Mechanisms Linking Air Pollution To Psychosis

April 7th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Let's start with just a few adjectives about our daily lives -- overexposed, overwhelmed, stimulated, toxic, deficient. It's not enough that many young people lack good nutrition, but they are also challenged by circumstance by a lack of clean air to breathe and pure water to drink


Investigating The Air Pollution Crisis (State of Pollution Series)

August 11th, 2017 | by The Beam

The term "air pollution" has become so ubiquitous that when anyone hears those words, they have an understanding of what they mean. To a degree, it is an accepted fact of the modern world that the air we breathe is contaminated in some way, but most people don’t realise the severity of the problem, the effects it can have on health, or the potential there is to combat the ongoing epidemic. In a series of articles, CleanTechnica will be examining the issues surrounding air pollution in more depth, and this first article will act as an introduction to some of the main issues



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