pollution

‘Air quality action’ day declared in Rockingham County

‘Air quality action’ day declared in Rockingham County

An ‘air quality action’ day was called in Rockingham County Sunday as the sun and heat added to higher-than-normal levels of smog.Jim Martin, of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, said pollutants in the air may make it more difficult for everyone to breathe, especially people who are more sensitive like children, older adults or …

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Replacing Fossil Fuels to Fight Climate Change: A Prescription for Health and Equity |  Healthiest Communities Health News

Replacing Fossil Fuels to Fight Climate Change: A Prescription for Health and Equity | Healthiest Communities Health News

As an emergency medicine doctor, I have a calling – and obligation – to serve my patients by improving health, preventing harm, and working to create a just society where every patient has an equal opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being. Yet I often feel as if I am placing a Band-Aid on a …

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Philly Residents Urged to Take Pledge for ‘Plastic-Free’ Lifestyle – NBC10 Philadelphia

Philly Residents Urged to Take Pledge for ‘Plastic-Free’ Lifestyle – NBC10 Philadelphia

Can you ditch those plastic water bottles? That’s what some local institutions in Philadelphia are hoping as they kick off an effort to get city residents to sign a Plastic-Free Philly pledge. The Philadelphia Water Department, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and the local Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) are teaming …

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Air pollution takes 2 years off average global life expectancy

Air pollution takes 2 years off average global life expectancy

Smoke hangs over the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge in San Francisco, California, US, on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Powerful, dry winds are sweeping across Northern California for a third day, driving up the risk of wildfires in a region thats been battered by heat waves, freak lightning storms and dangerously poor air quality from blazes. …

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BOOK REVIEW: Two brave men and their crusades |  Lifestyle

BOOK REVIEW: Two brave men and their crusades | Lifestyle

Pauline Marie Gambill’s “The Fox Feats and SHARK Tales of Pollution Fighter James F. Phillips & Animal Rights Warrior Steven O. Hindi” is a powerful and inspirational book about two brave men: James F. Phillips (1930-2001), aka “The Fox,” and Steven Hindi, founder of the animal rights organization SHARK. In November 1970, David Dominick, commissioner …

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Rise of Plastitar: Scientists Identifies the Mix of Tar and Microplastics a New Form of Pollution

Rise of Plastitar: Scientists Identifies the Mix of Tar and Microplastics a New Form of Pollution

Researchers in the Canary Islands coined a name to describe a new sort of marine pollution that they believe is spilling dangerous chemicals into the ocean. The finding was made as a team of experts searched the beaches of Tenerife, a Spanish island in the Canaries. They kept spotting clumps of solidified tar, dotted with …

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