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2014-05-29 16:22:11

Many Key States Will Benefit From Climate Action: AR, CO, FL, IA, IL, MI, MO, MN, NC, NV, OH, PA, and VA. WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants can save American households and business customers $37.4 billion on their electric bills in 2020 while creating more than 274,000 jobs, a Natural Resources Defense Council analysis shows. Those are among the tangible potential benefits of the anticipated limits on carbon...

2014-05-27 08:23:09

New study by Syracuse and Harvard universities shows potential for reductions of more than 750 thousand tons of other harmful air pollutants across continental U.S. SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Setting strong standards for climate-changing carbon emissions from power plants would provide an added bonus - reductions in other air pollutants that can make people sick; damage forests, crops, and lakes; and harm fish and wildlife. This, according to a first-of-its-kind...

Toxic Power: Power Plants Are Contaminating Our Air And States
2012-08-10 05:04:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report released Thursday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Texas is the 10th worst state in the nation when it comes to exposing residents to toxic air pollution from coal-fired plants. Unfortunately, that's not all the report had to say about the Lone Star State. Texas also ranked 10th in toxic air pollution from the electric sector, emitting nearly 10.5 million pounds of harmful chemicals. This...

2012-08-01 23:08:42

Most of the world's population will be subject to degraded air quality in 2050 if man-made emissions continue as usual. In this 'business-as-usual' scenario, the average world citizen 40 years from now will experience similar air pollution to that of today's average East Asian citizen. These conclusions are those of a study published today in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, an Open Access journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Air pollution is a major health risk that may...

2012-03-16 11:26:05

Cap and trade programs to reduce emissions do not inherently provide incentives to induce the private sector to develop innovative technologies to address climate change, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In fact, said author Margaret Taylor, a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) who conducted the study while an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley's Goldman School of Public...

2011-08-11 10:42:00

Aims to Emphasize Health Benefits of Clean Air, Engage Wide Group of Advocates for Public Health WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Care Without Harm has announced a new initiative to help support the Clean Air Act. Called the "Clean Air Promise," the campaign will target the health care community, legislators and policy makers, community and business leaders, and individuals, asking them to make a Promise to protect America's children and families from air...

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2011-07-21 14:10:00

Two leading American environmental groups said on Wednesday that Ohio tops the list for the top 20 U.S. states with toxic emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. According to the report by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Physicians for Social Responsibility, electricity generation and chemical processing were the top culprits for dangerous emissions.  Ohio topped the list of 20 states most affected by toxic air pollution, followed by Pennsylvania and Florida. ...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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