Harvard study: Current US air pollution standards are deadly

A giant new study out of Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health definitively correlates air pollution with early death.
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COVID-19 complicates an already dire wildfire season

"None of us have ever had to do this before”: Firefighting teams innovate to avoid disease as they protect people.
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Roberts Bank Terminal 2 would make Fraser River estuary a ‘giant parking lot,’ observers warn

A review panel has concluded the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project threatens salmon, southern resident killer whales and Indigenous ways of life.

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As oil prices crashed, tankers idled off California—spewing pollution for weeks

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Unequal impact: The deep links between inequality and climate change

Activist Elizabeth Yeampierre has long focused on the connections between racial injustice and the environment and climate change. She believes people may finally be listening.

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Most Trump environmental rollbacks will take years to be reversed

A new administration could renew the U.S. commitment to the Paris climate agreement, strengthen air pollution standards, and more. But that will take time.
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Justice

Seth Mullendore: It’s time to shut down polluting urban power plants

The link between pollution and coronavirus mortality rates makes it even more clear why we must shut down peaker power plants.
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More people are cycling during COVID-19. That matters.

Cleaner air, quieter streets, more people riding—there's an opportunity here for cities and cycling advocates willing to grasp it.

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Pittsburgh

Air quality in Western Pa. showed slight improvement in pandemic shutdown

As coronavirus restrictions closed businesses and reduced road traffic during much of March and April, some of the country's most polluted cities experienced better air quality.

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Justice

For communities of color, air pollution may heighten coronavirus threat

COVID-19 marks another disparity for communities of color, highlighting the urgency to address longstanding economic and health barriers there.

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As coronavirus ravages Louisiana, ‘cancer alley’ residents haven’t given up the fight against polluters

The state’s African Americans face some of the country’s worst pollution — and some of its most severe COVID-19 outcomes. The two may well be linked.
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No, B.C. air pollution isn’t much better

British Columbia's most harmful air pollution—fine particles of soot and dust—has likely been more prevalent than average.

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