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Smog threatens food production

When it's high in the atmosphere, ozone can protect us from the sun. But ground-level ozone, commonly referred to as smog, is harmful. This pollutant also affects agriculture - how big of a problem is it?

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Draft rules would cut methane venting, flaring in New Mexico 98% in six years

Environmentalists say the rules are much more aggressive than those in other major oil- and gas-producing states.
www.sun-sentinel.com
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David Jenkins: Reagan recognized the threat to the ozone layer; conservatives today should respond the same way to climate change

Climate change is a much more visible and advanced threat than it was in 1988, and we could use Reagan's brand of conservative leadership in tackling that problem.

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EPA, Colorado sue Kerr-McGee over leak detection and repair in Weld County

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
www.nytimes.com
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Pandemic’s cleaner air could reshape what we know about the atmosphere

Coronavirus shutdowns have cut pollution, and that’s opened the door to a “giant, global environmental experiment” with potentially far-reaching consequences.
www.post-gazette.com
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Hearings set on shale gas drilling air pollution regulations

Draft controls on methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations are a big part of Gov. Wolf's climate change initiative.

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Wolf administration advances proposed emission limits on most oil and gas sites

A proposed regulation would require better monitoring and control of emissions at existing oil and gas wells and related sites.
www.desmogblog.com
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Report: Nearly half of Americans breathing unhealthy air

As the death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise in the U.S., a new report finds that nearly five in 10 Americans are breathing polluted air.

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Mexico City smog defies coronavirus lockdown

While other cities have seen a marked improvement in air, the Mexican capital remains clouded in a thick haze.

www.nytimes.com
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50 years of Earth Day: What's better today, and what's worse

Here are 10 big environmental victories — and 10 big failures.
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Pittsburgh's air quality gets failing grade—again

Air quality is improving but American Lung Association report still ranks Allegheny County and tri-state region air among nation's worst.

undark.org
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Air pollution could make people more vulnerable to COVID-19

Air pollution hits harder in communities of color. Such exposures could lead to increased risks for those infected by the novel coronavirus.
publicintegrity.org
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A likely but hidden coronavirus risk factor: pollution

Air pollution, research shows, lowers our ability to fight off infections. It worsens reactions to viruses in people with health challenges like asthma. And it could have a pernicious effect in a pandemic.

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