June 2012

Wild Weather: Hot Or Not?

BY ON June 29, 2012
The National Weather Service is forecasting dangerous heat this weekend for the entire Southeast, and most of the Northeast. The USA Today reports that 1,011 heat records have already been broken across the country this week alone! Our friends at Climate Reality Project created an...

TOPICS: Pollution

Pulling Heartstrings? You Bet!

BY ON June 28, 2012
Another day, another deadline—moms know what that’s like. But this time it means more great news for American families. After 15 years of such profound government torpor that to call it “foot-dragging” would be a compliment, the EPA has finally proposed new standards for soot...

TOPICS: Economics, Politics, Pollution

5 Reasons Moms Need a Stronger Soot Standard

BY ON June 28, 2012
Recently the EPA finally released proposed revisions of its National Ambient Air Quality Standard for particle pollution. Fine particles, also known as soot, come from vehicle emissions, power plants, and fires (think grills, fireplaces, and wood stoves, as well as forest fires). This microscopic airborne pollution...

TOPICS: Asthma, Politics, Pollution, Science

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