How are Krakow residents coming together to fight air pollution?

With almost 1 million inhabitants, the Polish city of Krakow has a problem with air quality, and pollution is being fought on all fronts.

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What is carbon pricing? Could it clean Utah’s air and cut emissions?

Some Utah GOP lawmakers and their Democratic counterparts want to pursue instituting carbon pricing that would impose fees on businesses that pollute the air and then give the revenue back to the state’s taxpayers. Would it work? Is it politically possible in conservative Utah?
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Why healthcare organizations need ESG and climate action plans

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Carbon removal technology reaches early milestone

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Who are the children most at risk from climate change?

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The Covid-19 houseplant boom: Why monsteras are dominating social media

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Pollution damaging humans’ first line of defence against infections and toxins, review finds

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Ontario seeing more and larger wildfires this year, officials say

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How Fresno urban heat island rank impacts air, health

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CA wildfire unleashed toxic smoke 150 miles, study says

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Bengaluru witnessed 90% spike in NO2 pollution between April 2020 and 2021

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Climate

Rudy Salas: California energy future must include biomass plants

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Justice

Jakarta residents holding breath for court ruling on toxic air

Born and raised in the bustling megacity of Jakarta, Indonesia's densely populated, traffic-choked capital, environmentalist Khalisah Khalid has long anguished over the city's toxic air.

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“They’re trying to make it so we walk away”: It’s about to get harder to file lawsuits saying sugar harvesters poisoned the air

Some residents in a rural farming community say sugar harvesting is poisoning the air. The Florida Legislature just passed a bill that would make it harder to sue.
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