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By Stephen McGrath The Associated Press VIDRA, ROMANIA » In the trash-strewn slums of Sintesti, less than 10 miles from Romania’s capital, Mihai Bratu scrapes a dangerous living for his Roma family amid the foul reek of burning plastic that cloys the air day and night. Like many in this community...
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  “Electronic noses” helping Denver to purge foul odors By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Odor-detecting “electronic noses” deployed this past month mark Denver’s latest push to purge its olfactory environment as foul fumes again waft into neighborhoods, intensifying with spring as the weather ...
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  By The Associated Press CORTEZ » Mesa Verde National Park, known for preserving ancient cultural sites, has been designated the 100th International Dark Sky Park, park officials said. In a statement Monday, the park said the certification would help foster astronomy- based recreation and to...
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  Complaint: Pollution measures relaxed by CDPHE leadership By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado officials responsible for controlling air pollution this month ordered employees to stop measuring surges of harmful sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulates, according to a whistle...
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By Aman Azhar March 15, 2021 For Vicki Cruz, a social worker who lives in the Magnolia Park section of Houston, her health situation couldn’t have gotten a whole lot worse since she came down with Covid-19 over Christmas.  And then it did, when a hard freeze and snowstorm hit Texas last ...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado leaders on Thursday unveiled a plan two years in the making to cut heat-trapping air pollution in the state by 90% — a reduction of more than 100 tons a year — before 2050 to improve public health and help contain climate warming. “This is an issue for all...
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By Aniruddha Ghosal The Associated Press NEW DELHI » India is facing two public health emergencies simultaneously: badly polluted air and the pandemic. And Surinder Singh, a bus driver in the capital New Delhi, is trapped between them both. In previous years, the government encouraged more pe...
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By Somini Sengupta TNYT I grew up in the age of smog in Southern California. I lived for a few years in one of the world’s most polluted cities, Delhi. I once took my daughter on vacation to the city where I was born, Calcutta, only to rush her to the emergency room because she couldn’t breathe; th...
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  By Tom Krisher The Associated Press DETROIT » General Motors is switching sides in the legal fight against California’s right to set its own clean-air standards, abandoning the Trump administration as the president’s term nears its close. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to envi...
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By Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » In recent decades, the United States and Europe have gone to considerable lengths to mandate cleaner, more efficient cars at home. But at the same time, they are shipping millions of their oldest and worst-polluting vehicles to poorer countries i...
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Shared from the 10/16/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Matthew Brown and Camille Fassett
The Associated Press SANTA CRUZ, CALIF.»Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergen...
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Shared from the 9/17/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Farhad Manjoo 
© The New York Times Co. Among the few remaining advantages that Americans can claim over other countries is the relative cleanliness of our air. Air pollution is a leading risk factor for early death; it is linked to an...
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Shared from the 8/25/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Officials recommend constructing “safe rooms” for protection against particulates By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post Beyond wildfire smoke, the air quality in Denver has deteriorated as residents also are barraged with infusions of multiple ...
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Shared from the 4/20/2020 The Denver Post eEditionBy Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated Press HOUSTON» Danielle Nelson’s best monitor for the emissions billowing out of the oil refineries and chemical plants surrounding her home: The heaving chest of her 9-year-old asthmatic son. On some nights, the ...
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Air pollution makes people more vulnerable to respiratory infections; climate change brings people in closer contact with animals that can spread disease. BY NEELA BANERJEE  MAR 12, 2020 Doctors and public health researchers are getting an increasingly accurate and nuanced picture o...
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Shared from the 4/5/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Scientists study the impact as coronavirus pandemic results in less driving and industrial activity By Bruce Finley  
The Denver Post So long, sulfur dioxide. Goodbye, carbon monoxide. At least temporarily, air pollution that hurts ...
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Shared from the 3/7/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Conrad Swanson
The Denver Post Suncor Energy will pay up to $9 million as part of a settlement for air pollution violations since 2017 at its oil refinery north of Denver, state health officials announced Friday. Only a bit more than $4 mil...
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by Somini Sengupta, The New  York Times, 3-4-2020 Air pollution is killing more people than war, malaria or cigarettes. That’s the conclusion of a scientific paper published this week that quantified the causes of premature deaths from various sources. It found that, in 2015, the one year inve...
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https://www.inverse.com/science/second-hand-smoke-us-maps Scientists estimate that each year in the U.S., outdoor air pollution shortens the lives of about 100,000 people by one to two decades. As it turns out, much of this pollution originates not in a person’s own neighborhood, but up to hundreds...
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Shared from the 2/9/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Take a deep breath – you can do this Small actions by residents can add up quickly to improve air quality By Sue McMillin Columnist for The Denver Post-extract  Here is what you can do.  • Refuel your vehicle during cooler even...
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