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LyondellBasell Companies Agree to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution

LyondellBasell Companies Agree to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution

The company will cut flaring at six U.S. chemical plants in Texas and Iowa to reduce harmful air pollution.

EPA Acts on Petitions to Cut Climate-Damaging HFCs, Will Begin AIM Act Rulemaking Process

Recently, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is granting or partially granting 11 petitions that were submitted under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act to restrict the use of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the refrigeration and air conditioning, aerosols, and foam sectors

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Volvo's Climate Action Plan Sets An Example For The Automotive Industry

The industry must reduce emissions and focus on sustainable solutions for the future instead of relying on fossil fuels to power vehicles.

The country’s latest effort to become more environmentally conscious is to become completely carbon neutral by 2050.

Japan’s Prime Minister Declares 2050 Goal for Carbon Neutrality in Japan

The country’s latest effort to become more environmentally conscious is to become completely carbon neutral by 2050.

Latest California Wildfire May Have Been Caused By Lashing Wire

Latest California Wildfire May Have Been Caused By Lashing Wire

Lashing wire may have caused the devastating October Silverado Fire in southern California.

The Coronavirus is Making it Easier to Talk About Climate Change. Here’s Why.

The Coronavirus is Making it Easier to Talk About Climate Change. Here’s Why.

While news headlines regarding pandemic have all but flooded the media for months, many are noticing the increasingly obvious connections between the virus and the climate crisis. Climate policymaker Rhiana Gunn-Wright helps point out the connections between two of the biggest crises of our day.

New NRDC Report Argues that Climate Change is Negatively Affecting Workers’ Health

New NRDC Report Argues that Climate Change is Negatively Affecting Workers’ Health

The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) just released a report that argues how climate disruption is a growing danger to the health of indoor and outdoor workers. Read what the NRDC and researchers have to say.

An Arctic on Fire Raises Dire Concerns for Climate Change and Pollution Levels

An Arctic on Fire Raises Dire Concerns for Climate Change and Pollution Levels

Arctic fires are not necessarily uncommon, but recent fires up north last month are unlike previous blazes; intense arctic wildfires in June not only released record amounts of pollutants into the air, but it also pushed global temperatures dangerously higher.



Coronavirus Has Decreased Air Pollution, but Cars Are not the Whole Pollution Picture

Coronavirus Has Decreased Air Pollution, but Cars Are not the Whole Pollution Picture

The pandemic has meant less car pollution, but not much of a decrease in overall pollution. Why? Because car pollution is just one player.

Air Pollution Linked to High Coronavirus Death Rates

Air Pollution Linked to High Coronavirus Death Rates

Coronavirus patients in areas with high air pollution are more likely to die from the infection. Here’s what you need to know—and some tips on reducing exposure to pollution.

The Environmental Protection Agency Loosens Pollution Rules During Pandemic

The Environmental Protection Agency Loosens Pollution Rules During Pandemic

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the EPA drastically reduced pollution rules for power plants, factories and other facilities.

Australia Burns On: How it Happened and What to Do

Australia Burns On: How it Happened and What to Do

As brushfires in Australia rage into massive, destructive flames, the world watches people get displaced from homes and trees and animals burn. Here’s why there’s a crisis to begin with and what you can do, even thousands of miles away.

Environmental Pollution Linked to Serious Neurological Illness

Environmental Pollution Linked to Serious Neurological Illness

The relationship between pollution and health is well-established. We know that exposure to higher levels results in worse health outcomes by almost any measure. New research, however, is showing that we may not know all the ways pollution is making us sick.

Health Researchers Receive $1.2 Million to Improve Air Quality Measurements

Health Researchers Receive $1.2 Million to Improve Air Quality Measurements

Earlier this week, researchers received $1.2 million to develop a model to better measure the effects of particulate air pollution on human health, according to the Milken Institute School of Public Health.

The Best and Worst Cities to Drive in, According to the 2019 Driving Cities Index

The Best and Worst Cities to Drive in, According to the 2019 Driving Cities Index

One recent study compared 100 global cities on their air pollution, infrastructure, congestion, associated driving costs, and incidents of road rage. Some of the findings might surprise you.

EPA Loosens Regulations on Toxic Ash from Coal Plants

EPA Loosens Regulations on Toxic Ash from Coal Plants

The Trump Administration is expected to roll back regulations on toxins released from coal plants. The change will specifically address the leaching of heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and mercury into water supplies.

General Iron Called to Install More Pollution Controls

General Iron Called to Install More Pollution Controls

The EPA is requiring Chicago shredding and recycling company to comply with the Clean Air Act. The company needs to reduce air emissions by 98 percent.

Dyno Nobel Settles EPA Case Over Oregon Facility's Releases

The $939,852 being paid by the company as part of the settlement will purchase emergency response equipment for authorities in Columbia County, Ore. Dyno Nobel also will file revised estimates of its total ammonia releases and will update its Risk Management Plan.

NC DEQ Sets Hearings on Log Fumigation Rule

The division has proposed regulating methyl bromide by establishing an Acceptable Ambient Level because the lack of specific federal or state regulatory measures for the use of methyl bromide, a hazardous air pollutant, creates a potential public health risk.

Two methods to help contain treatment costs are to field-manage the water quality and to supervise the concentrations of the downhole chem used.

Four Steps to Quickly Evaluate Produced Water Reuse Option Viability

After it has been determined what waste water reuse options are physically possible and affordable, the viability determination isn't over until the regulatory, environmental, and social impacts have been determined.

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