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New York City

Big, Expensive Idea: Bury Six Miles of Expressway Under Brooklyn

The Gowanus Expressway is a big polluter and a traffic nightmare. Some see putting the road underground as a solution.

May 17, 2017 - Crain's New York Business

Freeway houses

Research: Women Living Near Freeways Increase Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

New research from the American Heart Association measures sudden cardiac death and proximity to major roadways, showing that cardiac risks posed by environmental exposure have been under-appreciated. The next step is to find the specific cause.

October 24, 2014 - Science Daily

EPA Move to Monitor Roadway Air Pollution May Have Broad Planning Impacts

With evidence on the harmful health impacts of vehicle emissions increasing, the EPA will begin monitoring pollution levels adjacent to freeways in Los Angeles and more than 100 of America's biggest cities. Experts say the action is long overdue.

August 26, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

New Study is First to Show that Traffic Pollution Causes Childhood Asthma

While pollution from vehicle exhausts has been known for some time to exacerbate the symptoms of asthma, a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal establishes for the first time the direct causal link between the two.

March 26, 2013 - Discovery News

Air Pollution Strongly Linked to Heart Ailments

A new report from the Health Effect Institute concludes that there is a strong correlation between exposure to traffic and heart ailments.

January 15, 2010 - The New York Times

Drive-Thru Pollution

Leaders in Arlington, Texas, near Dallas, are studying how to reduce pollution generated by idling cars at drive-thru windows.

February 20, 2009 - NBC DFW

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