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Move to electric vehicles could save nearly 90,000 lives in US by 2050, study says

A new report from the American Lung Association that reveals that if gas-guzzling vehicles were replaced by zero-emissions vehicles like electric cars, trucks, and SUVs in the US by 2035, the nation could witness a significant reduction in premature deaths, reports Jen Christensen for CNN.

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Air quality can affect health. Climate change is worsening both

While heat is well-understood as a consequence of climate change, air quality is both cause and effect when it comes to the nexus with climate change.

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Gas-powered lawn equipment to be banned in California

California will soon ban the sale of new gas-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers, a move aimed at curbing emissions from a category of small engines on pace to produce more pollution each year than passenger vehicles.

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How 'clean coal' affected a Pennsylvania town

Barbara Szalai wasn’t worried about moving upriver from a coal plant. Then sticky black dust started coating her home, and the headaches and allergies began.
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Study: Full transition to electric cars would improve U.S. air, health

America's air would become remarkably cleaner if the country accelerated its transition to electric cars that don't rely on fossil fuels, the American Lung Association said in a new report.

Pittsburgh's air quality gets failing grade -- again
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Pittsburgh's air quality gets failing grade -- again

Air quality is improving but American Lung Association report still ranks Allegheny County and tri-state region air among nation's worst.

EPA's transparency rule won't help science, say scientists
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EPA's transparency rule won't help science, say scientists

Dozens of scientific and medical groups oppose the proposal, which began under former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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