Anything related to air quality, air pollution, or the atmosphere

"Climate Bill Improves Air Quality Despite Fossil Fuel Benefits"

"Marginalized communities inundated with air pollution could be some of the biggest beneficiaries of the tax and climate bill. Environmentalists say the bill would bring potentially transformative local air quality gains, despite a tradeoff of benefits to the fossil fuel industry."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/12/2022

NOAA Data Portal Is a Great Home Port for Environmental Journalists

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration database is as vast as the oceans the agency monitors and filled with information collected by a wide array of instruments operating above, below and on the water’s surface. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox delves into the NOAA Data Discovery Portal and takes a look at a new search tool that promises easier exploration of this treasure trove.

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"Senate Passes Long-Sought Bill To Help Veterans Affected By Burn Pits"

"The Senate voted Tuesday night to pass a long-sought bipartisan legislation to expand health care benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits during their military service, sending the bill to President Joe Biden to sign into law. The final vote was 86-11."

Source: CNN, 08/03/2022

Grants Uncover Downside of Wood Stoves, Water Subsidy Impacts

When a young Ohio-based journalist found her interest piqued by the environmental impacts of wood-burning stoves, she turned — for a second time — to the Fund for Environmental Journalism. Her grant helped her dig deeper and, ultimately, produce a report for Undark. Reporter Diana Kruzman shares her experience with both FEJ-funded projects, along with advice for other grant seekers, in the new StoryLog.

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"Explainer: Smoke From Raging Wildfires Can Harm Health"

"Wildfires are increasing in frequency and intensity in many countries, spreading smoke that contains noxious gases, chemicals and particulate matter and carries serious health risks. More toxic than air pollution, wildfire smoke can linger in the air for weeks and travel hundreds of miles."

Source: Reuters, 07/22/2022

DOT Proposal Would Require States To Track Carbon Emissions From Driving

"The Department of Transportation on Thursday proposed a new requirement that states and metropolitan areas measure the amount of carbon dioxide being released through driving on interstate highways and other major roads."

Source: Washington Post, 07/08/2022

EPA Describes How It Will Regulate Power Plants After Supreme Court Loss

"Following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling last week limiting the government’s ability to restrict the pollution that is causing global warming, the Biden administration is planning to use other regulatory tools in hopes of achieving similar goals."

Source: NYTimes, 07/08/2022


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