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We’ll have to learn to live with smoke. Here's why

There’s a huge fire debt in the West that must be paid off, experts say, either through controlled burns or out-of-control blazes. Either way, that means smoke.
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In a bold move, California’s governor issues ban on gasoline-powered vehicles as of 2035

"For too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe," Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "Californians shouldn't have to worry if our cars are giving our kids asthma."

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Some cities see air pollution surge after Covid lockdowns

As countries have emerged from strict Covid-19 lockdowns over the past months, air pollution has seen a significant surge, according to a new report released today.

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How to protect yourself from low air quality, pollution amid raging wildfires

Wildfire smoke can be harmful to both animals and humans, and people with preexisting lung conditions, children and pregnant women are especially at risk for becoming seriously ill from poor air quality.

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1 in 7 Americans have experienced dangerous air quality due to wildfires this year

Parts of the West Coast experienced very unhealthy or hazardous air from wildfires for the first time ever recorded. Millions endured that smoke for twice as long as the recent average.
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Haunted by wildfires, a community heals together

Despite back-to-back wildfires, Washington’s Methow Valley got no federal disaster mental-health support. So locals did the work themselves.
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Trump casts self as Great Lakes champion, but his policies may do lasting damage

The president has moved to systematically weaken environmental laws while recently voicing support for restoration and infrastructure funding.
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As wildfire smoke permeates even indoors, is government doing enough to respond?

There is a global effort to understand what's in tiny bits of wildfire ash, and what they can do to human bodies and the environment.

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Can U.S. health authorities learn from BC’s experience with wildfire smoke?

British Columbia health specialists are ahead of their counterparts in the U.S. when it comes to anticipating sicknesses resulting from wildfire smoke.

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Enviro groups challenge EPA's new air rule for ethane crackers

Groups say the new rules don't protect the public from harmful emissions from these plants and allow too many loopholes for industry.
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Groups contend county could face criminal charges for attempts to regulate large swine farms

Ag and business groups issued a letter warning board members they may face criminal charges. Environmental groups are calling it intimidation.

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The West Coast's extreme heat and wildfires have another hidden danger

Affordable housing is at risk, and policymakers need to act now to protect it.
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Communities of color are dumping grounds for toxic waste in Michigan

Seven of eight hazardous-waste facilities that accept offsite waste in Michigan are in disproportionately Black, lower-income communities in metro Detroit.

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American’s food supply chain was already deadly. Then came the wildfires.

As blazes devour California and Oregon, farmworkers are risking their lives by showing up for the harvest. What other choice do they have?
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How to get better air quality

Breathing particulates is never good for your health, and in a disaster like the California wildfires, the risks are severe.
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