Air

Anything related to air quality, air pollution, or the atmosphere

"EPA Mulls Tougher Limits On New Gas Plants As 2024 Election Nears"

"The Environmental Protection Agency is considering significantly strengthening proposed limits on planet-warming pollution from power plants — a crucial part of President Biden’s climate agenda — according to three people briefed on the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because no final decisions have been made."

Source: Washington Post, 04/10/2024
April 9, 2024

SciLine Media Briefing: Climate Change & Agriculture

SciLine’s next media briefing will cover the myriad ways agricultural production is—and may soon be affected further—by climate-driven shifts in air quality, including changing carbon dioxide and ozone levels; water quality and quantity; and soil health. 2:00 p.m. ET.

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Courage and Caring — Documentary Celebrates Environmental Icon Stewart Udall

While the name of Stewart Udall, U.S. interior secretary through the tumultuous 1960s, may have faded from public memory, his influence on environmental policies is still felt today. Contributor Francesca Lyman shines the spotlight on a new documentary about Udall and his legacy, and talks with director John de Graaf about Udall’s insights and inspiration.

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"Biden Administration Announces Rules Aimed at Expanding Electric Vehicles"

"The Biden administration on Wednesday issued one of the most significant climate regulations in the nation’s history, a rule designed to ensure that the majority of new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the United States are all-electric or hybrids by 2032."

Source: NYTimes, 03/21/2024

"Only 10 Countries Had Healthy Air Quality In 2023: Report"

"The average person can go up to two months without food, three days without water, but only a few minutes without air. Breathable air is essential to life. Yet a new analysis found that in 2023, only 10 countries and 9 per cent of global cities had air quality that met World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for harmful fine-particle, or PM2.5, pollution."

Source: Bloomberg, 03/20/2024

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