Air Pollution

Montana’s Wildfire Smoke Affects Climate and Health

BY ON March 11, 2019
When the smoke from the Rice Ridge Fire cleared two years ago, a team of researchers from University of Montana began tracking the lung health of local residents. Until recently, there had been no research on the effects of wildfire smoke on the general population. The results of the...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Asthma, Children's Health, Climate Change, Heart Health, Heat and Extreme Weather, Montana, Pollution

Andrew Wheeler Takes the Helm at EPA. What’s Next for Crucial Safeguards?

BY ON March 8, 2019
This was written by Martha Roberts. It originally posted on Climate 411:  Just last week, the Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator. His installation signals a broader pivot point in defending EPA safeguards. Over the last two years, the Trump administration’s efforts to categorically...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Cars and Trucks, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Renewable Energy