While focus has been on trying to solve health and violence crisis in inner city communities by dealing with behavioral factors, not as much attention has been paid to the environmental factors leading to destruction of communities.
If things don't change, the death toll will double.
Rain helped ameliorate the problem of particulates this past winter, but the storms, though intense, have been relatively
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We don't have to wait any longer. The Supreme Court says yes to regulating cross-state air pollution.
The average American may not be aware of how these sequester cuts will impact the air that they breathe. Perhaps, most surprising to them, would be how the affected programs that reduce air pollution will shape the state of national health for everyone.
Later this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to adopt stricter limits on exposure to one of the leading sources of poor air quality: soot.
The Obama Administration is on the verge of finalizing its long-awaited update to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter. Knowing how many lives could be saved, it is simply unconscionable to ignore the facts.
People everywhere have a sacred right to clean air. Let's make sure we protect that right here at home and our children will breathe easier.
You may hear it called black carbon or even elemental carbon. Scientists getting technical will call it the "light-absorbing part of particles suspended in the atmosphere." Let's just keep it simple and call it soot.