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Why air pollution hasn't fallen more with everyone driving less

Car traffic took a big dip beginning in late March, and headlines celebrated clean air around the U.S. But an NPR analysis of EPA data tells a more troubling story.
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Saving Chaco: As coronavirus consumes New Mexico, drilling threatens sacred land

A BLM plan could mean 3,000 new oil and gas wells in an area facing severe COVID-19 outbreaks and particulate matter pollution.
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Can you get cancer from air near Sauget Illinois incinerator?

Nearly half of the population around the incinerator is black.
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How bad is the air in California? As wildfires rage on, it's hard to tell

The 2019 wildfires have laid bare the drawbacks to an air quality monitoring system designed more for measuring large swaths of land over time than for providing real-time, localized data that is more valuable in disasters like wildfires.
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West Oakland slated to benefit from plan to reduce air pollution

Ten communities from around the state are being selected for the deployment of air monitoring systems and community emissions reduction programs.
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Allegheny County is being sued for spending Clean Air funds on an office renovation project

PITTSBURGH—Two environmental advocacy groups are suing Allegheny County to stop the health department from using Clean Air funds for an office renovation project.

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EPA ordered to issue good neighbor FIPs

A federal district court judge gave the EPA 6 months to promulgate—and post on the Web—final federal implementation plans (FIPs) for five upwind states.


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Can mandatory school screenings solve Pittsburgh’s asthma epidemic?

Editor's note: This story is part of "Breathless," EHN's in-depth look at asthma in Pittsburgh and what can be done to help children breathe easier.

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Breathless: Pittsburgh's asthma epidemic and the fight to stop it

Asthma plagues children in Allegheny County—and air pollution is making it worse.

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A new network of high-res cameras is monitoring Pittsburgh's air pollution in real time

PITTSBURGH—A new network of cameras installed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will provide live, 24-hour monitoring of visible air pollution from some of the region's largest polluters.

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Dallas' need for concrete collides with worries about environment and justice in poor neighborhoods

Neighbors in the largely poor, minority community of Joppa had long suspected pollution from nearby industry was contributing to local health problems.

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