Recent Study Shows Air Quality Impacts Early Brain Development

Posted by Rypos on Jun 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM
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Tags: Air Quality, Pollution

Researchers Learn How Air Pollution Threatens Brain Health

Posted by Rypos on Jun 4, 2020 6:30:00 PM
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Backup Generators Raise Concerns Over Air Pollution During Power Shutoffs

Posted by Rypos on Jun 1, 2020 3:30:00 PM

As California utilities halted service to more than 2 million people last year, lines formed at hardware stores selling portable generators and many hospitals and businesses fired up their own. The prospect of the increased emissions from untold numbers of the machines, was troubling in a state already burdened with some of the nation’s worst air quality.

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Air Pollution Linked to Far Higher Covid-19 Death Rates, Study Finds

Posted by Rypos on Apr 22, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Air polution increases the risk of respiratory problems that can be fatal for coronavirus patients

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Tags: World Health Organization, Pollution, Healthcare, COVID-19

New Study Finds Air Pollution Can Reach the Placenta Around a Developing Baby

Posted by Rypos on Sep 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM

According to a recent researcher's report in the online journal Nature Communications, soot breathed in by pregnant women can make is way far past their lungs, all the way into the womb surrounding their developing baby.

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Tags: Child Health, Pollution, Science

Cargo Ships are the World's Worst Polluters, so How Can They Be Made To Go Green?

Posted by Rypos on Sep 15, 2019 2:00:00 PM

 

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Dirty Diesel: Ships Are Some of the Worst Offenders

Posted by Rypos on Sep 11, 2019 12:30:00 PM
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Here's How Portland Can Reduce Diesel Pollution: Report

Posted by Rypos on Aug 21, 2019 10:31:47 PM

The Green Energy Institute released A new report titled Deconstructing Diesel: A Law & Policy Roadmap for Reducing Diesel Emissions in the Portland Metropolitan Area which offers a road map for reducing diesel pollution in the Portland metro area.

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Tags: Oregon, Pollution, Legislation

Pollution: the Race to Clean up the Shipping Industry

Posted by Rypos on Aug 1, 2019 3:30:00 PM

The Financial Times reporters  and  provide an informative article on pollution resulting from ocean shipping and the changes underway with industry leaders to address the growing issue.

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Tags: Marine, Pollution, Ports, Shipping

CARB Fines Anheuser-Busch $500,000 for Pollution Violations

Posted by Rypos on Jul 17, 2019 8:00:00 PM

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Wrapping up an investigation begun four years ago, the California Air Resources Board announced July 1 it fined brewing company Anheuser-Busch $500,000 for medium- and heavy-duty trucks that violated the state’s air pollution laws.

CARB launched its investigation in March 2015 and discovered that the St. Louis-based brewing company had failed to properly self-inspect 19 diesel trucks, as required by the state’s Periodic Smoke Inspection Program, to ensure they met state smoke emission standards.

In addition, CARB staff discovered that Anheuser-Busch was not in compliance with the state’s Truck and Bus Regulation because they failed to meet required compliance deadlines. A total of 86 trucks were noncompliant with the applicable in-use performance standards, according to the Sacramento, Calif.-based agency.

A CARB spokeswoman told Transport Topics the investigation of the Class 6 through 8 trucks was begun following an anonymous tip. The company’s fleet headquarters is in San Diego.

Anheuser-Busch did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“California has some of the country’s poorest air quality and because of this, our laws are tough to protect public health. All businesses must do their part to ensure their fleets are fully compliant with California’s anti-pollution regulations that are designed to clean our air and protect our children,” CARB Enforcement Division Chief Todd Sax said in a release.
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Tags: California, CARB, Air Quality, Pollution