Air Quality

April 2, 2019, 8am PDT
Environmental reporting has been one of the major casualties as newspapers downsize, particularly in places where the in-depth coverage is most needed.
The New Yorker
March 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
The bill is directed at the medium and heavy-duty trucking industry, which, along with buses, account for 90 percent of the state's toxic diesel exhaust. Diesel emissions would need to be reduced by 80 percent by 2050. Will electric trucks be ready?
San Francisco Chronicle
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
January 23, 2019, 5am PST
A network of monitoring devices will bring together technology and data analytics to help inform residents about air pollution.
Quartz
December 28, 2018, 1pm PST
Paris has made some incredibly ambitious and highly controversial policy changes to improve the city's air quality. In the meantime, there's a new app from Valeo to determine the state of the air quality in the city.
CleanTechnica
December 25, 2018, 1pm PST
New measures will greatly reduce vehicle traffic in the city center as Oslo moves to put pedestrians, cyclists, and air quality before cars.
The New York Times
October 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
It's well known that an electric vehicle is only as clean, from a greenhouse gas perspective, as the electricity it consumes to power it. A new study finds that the electricity used in the manufacturing of car batteries also must be considered.
Bloomberg News
September 17, 2018, 10am PDT
Emory College printed an editorial supporting a MARTA light rail line on the Clifton Corridor.
Emory News
August 27, 2018, 2pm PDT
A third straight summer spent in a haze of smoke from nearby wildfires is taking a psychological toll on Seattle residents. A political response is also taking shape.
CityLab
June 24, 2018, 7am PDT
Mayor Anne Hidalgo's efforts to improve air quality by reducing car trips in the city of Paris are paying off.
road.cc
May 5, 2018, 7am PDT
Politics and economics win over public health in Racine County as the EPA exempted the area around the Foxconn's massive facility from meeting stricter ozone pollution standards, saving the company from investing in smog-reducing equipment.
Chicago Tribune
April 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Despite ever-stricter air-quality regulations and dropping emissions, the American Lung Association once again finds the state to have some of the worst air in the nation.
USA Today
March 7, 2018, 8am PST
The Department of Public Health recommends taking action to better protect residents from oil operations that are sometimes only a few feet from where people live, work, eat, play and study.
KPCC
February 26, 2018, 1pm PST
Brussels is the latest city to provide incentives for commuters willing to take transit in the name of air quality.
The Guardian
January 31, 2018, 12pm PST
Poor air quality has decimated the health of residents in this predominantly black community ringed by highways.
Huffington Post
January 8, 2018, 10am PST
In just his first year, the high-profile and controversial cabinet member “has begun to dismantle former president Barack Obama’s environmental legacy.”
The Washington Post
January 4, 2018, 8am PST
The Los Angeles Times follows-up an earlier article on the dangers of building too close to freeways. It's a trade-off that the California Air Resources Board acknowledged last April with new guidelines that recognize the dire need for housing.
Los Angeles Times
October 12, 2017, 12pm PDT
The fires in Northern California have caused at least 21 deaths, with over 500 people missing in Sonoma County. Wired science editor, Adam Rogers, looks at the problems posed when urban development encroaches wildlands.
Wired
July 8, 2017, 7am PDT
It's not just the ears of dogs that suffer the consequences of the nation's loudest celebration—it's also our lungs. Louisville provides the proof.
Courier-Journal
April 25, 2017, 10am PDT
Using the movie titled "When Worlds Collide" as a metaphor, environmental attorney Richard Opper describes how environmental regulations can get in their own way to defeat density and infill development—and NIMBYs are not just residents.
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