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Declining Air Quality Threatens the Health of Millions

BY Molly Rauch ON April 25, 2019
The American Lung Association released its 20th State of the Air Report this week, updating its rating of air quality across the country and grading cities for air quality for the years 2015-2017. The report covers the three warmest years in modern history, and shows...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, California, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Climate Change, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Heat and Extreme Weather, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Ozone, Pennsylvania, Pollution, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Fires and Chemicals: A Toxic and Deadly Mix

BY Marcia G. Yerman ON April 15, 2019
  I recently watched the MSNBC hour with Chris Hayes interviewing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. One of my top takeaways was the importance of recognizing the interrelationships between the different challenges that are facing the country. There is a definitive overlap between health issues, environmental justice, jobs, the...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Air Pollution, California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Heat and Extreme Weather, Latino Community, Social Justice, Texas, Toxics

Colorado Women Legislators Say No to Climate Change, Yes to Protecting Kids’ Health

BY Diane MacEachern ON April 5, 2019
You want to get something done? Ask a busy mother. Two of Colorado’s top women officeholders – Speaker of the House Kathleen Collins (KC) Becker and Senator Faith Winter—are tackling nothing less than the biggest problem humanity faces. They are making climate legislation a top...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Colorado, Fracking, Heat and Extreme Weather, Politics, Pollution

Pollen, Climate Change, and Allergies

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON April 2, 2019
Our friends at Climate Central recently published a research brief outlining their new findings about allergy season:  Nearly 20 million Americans suffer from pollen allergies. Analysis of local temperature data by Climate Central and recent scientific research show that climate change is prolonging their season of...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Allergies, Asthma, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Climate Change, Heat and Extreme Weather, Ozone, Science
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