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Turn Your Key — Be Idle Free

By Larraine Roulston: In spite of scientific warnings about increasing climate disruptions, we still see people idling their cars. Many cabbies keep their motors running at airports, parents idle cars as they wait for their children, and others sit in parking lots while spewing exhaust as they text. One statistic …

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Fight to Keep Mercury and Toxic Air Standards

By Fredrica Syren: It’s a new year and new fights for a healthy planet, beginning with a major one, are on the horizon. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, has announced that the EPA will start to relax the rules for mercury and air toxins standards. …

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Climate Change Is Affecting Health Issues

By Kim Robson: As global climate change takes hold of our planet, warmer temperatures are bringing about an unexpected consequence: increased risk of certain illnesses. From asthma and Lyme disease to mold and parasites, warmer temperatures are great for these pathogens, but not so great for us. Let’s discuss a …

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Seven Months and Lots of Changes—What’s Happening at the EPA?

By Fredrica Syren: It’s been a little over seven months since Scott Pruitt became the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and under his leadership the EPA  has seen lots of changes. Scott Pruitt spent six years as the Oklahoma’s attorney general, suing the very same agency he now …

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How Air Pollution Effects Our Bodies

By Fredrica Syren: Air pollution is one of the worst environmental health-related crises we face today. Breathing is something most of us take for granted but unfortunately, with every breath we take, we also inhale lots of pollution. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report released at the end of …

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Majority of World’s People Breathe Polluted Air

By Fredrica Syren: Almost everyone on earth right now breathes polluted air. Yup, people, that’s what we’ve gotten ourselves into. According to an air quality map released last week by the World Health Organization (WHO), 92% of the world’s humans live with air quality so bad that it fails to …

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Six Most Polluted Countries in the World

 By Amanda Wilkes: Most of us know about pollution. In fact, many of us live in it every single day. What may be more shocking than the pollution itself is discovering which countries have been named as the biggest polluters in the world. Is your country included on the top six pack …

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Mexico City Pollution and New Driving Restrictions

By Kim Robson: Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, is located in the Valley of Mexico, also called the Basin of Mexico. This basin is surrounded by the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt in the high mountain plateaus of South-Central Mexico. It has a minimum altitude of 7,200 feet above sea level, …

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Turn the Key, Be Idle Free–Greener Car Practice

By Larraine Roulston: While preparations for the climate change talks and events get underway in Paris this December, there are a number of things citizens can do to help decrease the use of fossil fuels. By resolving to use our cars less frequently and not idle our engines, we will …

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