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Air Pollution

Yesterday
The known quantity of the EZ Pass system could prevent innovations in congestion pricing that would prevent the challenges since London enacted a similar policy.
Wired
5 days ago
The New York Times created a visualization of air pollution that allows comparisons between local conditions and the worst air pollution in the world.
The New York Times
November 14, 2019, 9am PST
The particulate pollution released by automobile travel can carry carcinogens to the brain, according to new research.
The Guardian
October 29, 2019, 9am PDT
A new report shows that London's new emission fee, an additional driver charge that became operational 24/7 in April for all motor vehicles not meeting Euro standards that enter the congestion charge zone, has cut nitrogen oxide emissions by 31%.
Smart Cities Dive
October 22, 2019, 11am PDT
Particulate matter air pollution has been on the rise since 2017, according to new research. Wildfires, economic activity, and lax regulation are potentially to blame.
Bloomberg
October 1, 2019, 12pm PDT
Trucks, which disproportionately contribute toward air pollution, will soon be subject to similar types of smog checks that apply to light-duty vehicles. A second bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom will spur movement toward cleaner alternatives.
The Mercury News
July 16, 2019, 1pm PDT
Wildfires have caused the city’s air quality to plummet in recent years. The new shelters will give residents a break when the air is not fit to breathe.
CityLab
July 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The Interstate 70 expansion project is affecting air quality in surrounding neighborhoods, where chronic illness is prevalent and residents feel their health and safety have not been priorities.
The Denver Post
July 3, 2019, 12pm PDT
Southern California has long been leader in air quality management, but lately the news has not been good.
Los Angeles Times
June 18, 2019, 2pm PDT
Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG have released the fifth edition of its Highway Boondoggles report.
U.S. PIRG Education Fund
June 5, 2019, 8am PDT
A motion in Vancouver, British Columbia, calls for reconsidering policies that site multifamily buildings on busy trucking corridors where diesel emissions are high.
The Star
May 21, 2019, 8am PDT
Re-evaluating the role of planning in creating, and reversing, disturbing public health outcomes, like asthma rates among African-Americans in Philadelphia.
Next City
April 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
The American Ling Association released its "State of the Air" report last week, finding that ozone and short-term particle pollution worsened in many cities in 2015-2017, compared to 2014-2016.
Quartz
April 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Barcelona is planning to expand on its initial superblock experiment in an attempt to ease the stranglehold of car congestion and air pollution gripping the dense city.
Vox
March 28, 2019, 10am PDT
London's 'Ultra Low Emission Zone' is taking effect in April. Here are the details on the ambitious clean air plans.
BBC
March 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Globe and Mail editorial board points out the obvious hypocrisies of the global response to an aviation tragedy relative to the ongoing tragedies that occur every day as a result of the world's reliance on automobiles.
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Research shows racial disparities in exposure to air pollution as well as consumption of the goods and services that cause it.
NPR
February 17, 2019, 1pm PST
The environmental assessment for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project, released on February 15, 2019, promises to be controversial.
The Oregonian
February 15, 2019, 1pm PST
A new study confirms the facts of environment justice that has long been common knowledge in affected communities. Now the evidence can be mapped, as well.
Union Of Concerned Scientists
February 10, 2019, 11am PST
Moving to a school with higher levels of traffic pollution could impact students' academic performance, according to new research.
CityLab