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Mega-Cities Acting on Climate Change Improve their Economic Competitiveness, and Introduce More Equality

February 11, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Cities and Climate Change

If large cities want to continue attracting cosmopolitan skilled professionals as well as the companies that employ them, they are going to have to offer an environment that doesn’t actually threaten the health of workers and their children.[read more]

Fight China's Smog with Ethanol: Interview with Chen Lin

February 8, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Chen Lin writes the popular stock newsletter What Is Chen Buying? What Is Chen Selling?, published and distributed by Taylor Hard Money Advisors Inc. He employs a value-oriented approach and often demonstrates excellent market timing due to his exceptional technical analysis.[read more]

A Vacation Tainted by China's Toxic Air

January 19, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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China and Air Pollution

Beijing is once again blanketed by record-setting air pollution -- the highest since last January’s “airpocalypse.” Levels of PM2.5 reached 671 micrograms Thursday morning, dramatically reducing visibility and prompting commuters to don industrial-strength face masks.[read more]

Air Pollution: Keeping Watch on the Sky Over Beijing

October 31, 2013 by Peter Lehner

Beijing Air Pollution

When I last visited China, my days in Beijing and Chengdu were spent under a blanket of haze. Some days I could taste metal on my lips when we ventured outdoors. Experiencing Chinese air pollution never fails to bring home to me how vital strong clean air laws are for any country.[read more]

International Cancer Research Body Declares Soot Pollution a Known Carcinogen

October 19, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard
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A new report from the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency has recently announced the classification of outdoor air pollution and particulate matter as known human carcinogens, after independently reviewing over 1,000 studies on air pollution across five continents.[read more]

One in Five Americans Living in High Traffic Pollution Areas

October 8, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

A new study came out showing that 19 percent of people in the U.S., 60 million people, live close to high traffic roadways and as a result likely face the elevated air pollution levels, and the public health problems such as increased risk of asthma, that come with it.[read more]

Air Pollution Concerns Halt Enormous Coal Plant In China

August 15, 2013 by Justin Guay
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News recently broke that Chinese authorities scrapped a huge proposed coal plant over environment and air pollution concerns. It's true. The world's largest coal consumer, home to a potential coal bubble, just shelved an enormous coal project over pollution concerns.[read more]

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Why Drivers Should Care About Sulfur Pollution

June 20, 2013 by Carol Lee Rawn
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Most Americans pulling into gas stations are focused on the pump price, not the fuel's content. However, sulfur content and its impact on vehicle emissions and public health is worth their consideration.[read more]

Media Coverage of Pollution in China and the U.S.

June 8, 2013 by Sieren Ernst
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Neither the deadly smog nor environmental protests are new in Beijing. The attention these issues are getting both from the international press and the Chinese middle class is new, however.[read more]

Grossly Incomplete: Redefining GDP for Climate Change

May 20, 2013 by Gernot Wagner

It isn’t about “Green GDP” or “green accounting.” It’s honest accounting. Every ton of coal, every barrel of oil causes more in external damages than it adds value to GDP. Properly measured GDP ought to reflect that fact.[read more]

A Mother’s Day Climate Change Message from the Moms Clean Air Force

May 12, 2013 by Joseph Romm

the gift of clean air

In honor of Mother’s Day, remember our daughters and sons will soon be running this country; we can show them, by working right alongside them, that being a responsible parent means being an engaged citizen.[read more]

Benefits of Clean Air and Water Dwarf Costs 10 to 1

May 9, 2013 by Gernot Wagner

OMB’s annual report to Congress on the benefits and costs of all major rules adopted by most federal agencies over the past 10 years shows the Environmental Protection Agency comes out on top.[read more]

Energy Efficiency Will Help India Save Money and Breathe Easier

April 27, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

energy efficiency in India

Increasingly Indian cities and businesses are turning to one of the fastest, cheapest, and cleanest ways to address blackouts and power demand: energy efficiency.[read more]

Air Pollution in China: The Kids Aren't Alright

April 6, 2013 by Barbara Finamore
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air pollution's victims?

Thanks to a new analysis by the Health Effects Institute, we understand that nearly 40 percent of the world’s premature deaths attributable to air pollution (1.2 million people) occurred in China.[read more]

Air Pollution Spurs Chinese Auto Industry Emissions Reform

April 3, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

Chinese authorities from five separate government bodies are set to mandate new fuel economy standards on all vehicles in the next few years. The policy establishes two benchmarks for emissions.[read more]