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Wildfires in Canada worsen air quality across the U.S. Midwest

Wildfires in Canada worsen air quality across the U.S. Midwest

Wildfire smoke from Canadian blazes has dramatically worsened air quality across the Midwestern United States, permeating indoor environments despite efforts to keep it out.

Kiley Price reports for Inside Climate News.

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Illinois faces challenges in addressing coal ash contamination

Despite Illinois passing a law five years ago to manage coal ash contamination, progress has stalled, leaving environmental advocates concerned.

Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco reports for Grist.

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China faces urgent need to tackle air pollution mortality risk

China faces urgent need to tackle air pollution mortality risk

In a recent study, scientists reveal the urgent need for China to address its escalating air pollution deaths to protect its growing elderly population.

Gary Fuller reports for The Guardian.

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Wildfire smoke from Canada significantly worsened US air quality in 2023

Wildfire smoke crossing from Canada contributed to a spike in air pollution levels and negative public health outcomes.

Sachi Mulkey reports for Grist.

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A global breath of concern: most nations fail WHO air quality standards

A global breath of concern: most nations fail WHO air quality standards

Fewer than 10% of countries met the World Health Organization's air quality guidelines last year, spotlighting a pervasive health threat.

Delger Erdenesanaa reports for The New York Times.

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Clairton, Pennsylvania, air quality crisis reveals deeper issues

Clairton, Pennsylvania, air quality crisis reveals deeper issues

In Clairton, Pennsylvania, residents face a stark reality of air pollution, revealing deep-seated racial and economic disparities in environmental policy outcomes.

Kiley Bense and Victoria St. Martin report for Inside Climate News.

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States challenge EPA's new air quality standards

A recent push by the Biden administration to set stricter limits on soot pollution has sparked legal action from 25 Republican-led states, highlighting a clash over environmental policy and economic impacts.

Matthew Daly reports for the Associated Press.

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