President-elect Joe Biden opposes proposals to allow uranium mining around the Grand Canyon, which the Trump administration supports.
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The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.
Smoke from the Black Summer fires likely caused more than 400 deaths. A national set of air quality categories is long overdue.
By the end of October, more than 228,000 Americans who got COVID-19 had died.
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Air pollution can weaken people's respiratory, immune and cardiovascular systems, leaving them more vulnerable when they get COVID-19.
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School streets close roads to motor traffic when children arrive at and leave school.
Some atmospheric pollutants actually help cool the planet, but the sudden shutdown of heavy industry threatened to purge them.
In the US, the average time spent waiting in fast food drive-throughs has risen by half a minute during the pandemic.
Staff and customers with underlying health conditions are likely to be most at risk at drive-through windows.
By opening data, monitoring and reporting on air quality can be complemented by data from various sources to create more localised and relevant decision-support solutions.
Wildfire smoke turned the San Francisco sky orange in the middle of the day in early September.
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To understand the risks of wildfire smoke, it helps to understand the chemicals people are breathing.
Irish trade with the EU contributes an additional 34 tonnes of toxic nitrogen oxides to air in the UK each year.
Wildfire smoke fills the San Francisco skyline on Sept. 9, 2020.
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Coping with intense and prolonged wildfire smoke is difficult, both physically and mentally. Smoke is an environment hazard to be respected, not a personal challenge to be overcome.
AirQo monitoring system on a ‘boda boda’.
Kampala, like many other cities in sub-Saharan Africa, has a critical data gap on the scale and magnitude of air pollution.
Government action is needed to cut car dependency.
The health impact of wildfire exposure depends in part on the fire itself and how much smoke a person breathes in, how often and for how long.
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Wildfires blanketing several Western cities are creating hazardous health conditions. Don't count on cloth masks to protect your lungs.
New research found a significantly higher risk of preterm births near gas flaring in Texas, particularly among Latinas.
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A study shows that low-income communities and communities of color are bearing the brunt of the energy industry's pollution in the region. The risks also extend to the unborn.
A swarm of giant Asian honey bees.
Honey bees in the most polluted parts of an Indian city were more likely to die sooner and showed clear signs of poor health.
Garbage trucks, buses and the van that delivers your Amazon purchases are all prime candidates for electrification.
Electric vehicles can have a positive impact on the climate and air pollution levels, but governments should rethink how they electrify the transportation network.
Fresno, California and the surrounding San Joaquin Valley have some of the nation’s highest levels of fine particle air pollution.
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A new study shows that while fine particle air pollution has declined nationwide over the past 40 years, the health and environmental benefits haven't been shared evenly.
Flaring gas at an oil production site outside Williston, North Dakota.
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Flaring, or burning, waste gas from energy production has sharply increased over the past decade. It wastes usable fuel, pollutes the air, and helps drive climate change.
Even accounting for factors like age and population density, the role of air pollution in explaining the spread of COVID-19 cases is compelling.
Children aged 0-14 years are likely to be physically active outdoors when it’s warm.
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Kids spend more time outdoors than adults, performing more activities that increase breathing rates, which result in increased exposure to air pollutants.