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Unhealthy air pollution affects nearly 40% of Americans, report reveals

Unhealthy air pollution affects nearly 40% of Americans, report reveals

A recent American Lung Association report states that climate change and wildfires are reversing progress on air pollution, impacting 131 million Americans with unhealthy air.

Evan Bush reports for NBC News.

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American families have a massive food-waste problem

Household food waste is a problem for the planet—but a few simple changes can help.
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As climate change worsens, Americans struggle to escape its impacts

A couple moved from Nevada to New Hampshire to escape the effects of a changing climate. Issues with extreme weather followed them to their new home.
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Health of older Americans at risk from growing heat waves fueled by climate change

Heat waves fueled by climate change are arriving earlier, growing more intense and lasting longer, creating higher risks of illness and death for older people who are especially vulnerable to hot weather.

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Asian Americans left out of climate movement

Despite elevated degrees of exposure and many decades spent advancing justice, Asian Americans have long been excluded from the national climate movement, activists and scientists tell Axios.

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Is BART prepared for the catastrophic weather events climate change will bring?

In the San Francisco Bay Area, experts predict climate change will be felt far and wide with hotter temperatures, fiercer wildfires and more intense droughts than in previous years.

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Nearly half of Americans say climate change has become a bigger threat

The increase in sea levels, extreme weather, and wildfires, some of it the result of climate change, has made nearly nearly half of Americans feel more threatened by the changing climate, a poll finds.

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