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Climate crisis poses greatest risk to people with respiratory illnesses, experts warn

Call for EU to match WHO’s air pollution regulatory limits as impact of climate emergency and human health is interlinked.

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New study finds Central Appalachian miners at highest risk of dying from lung diseases

Central Appalachian coal miners including those in Virginia are over eight times more likely than the general population to die from respiratory diseases.
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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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Tiny soot particles from fossil fuel combustion kill thousands annually. Activists now want Biden to impose tougher standards

The soot, known as PM 2.5, has been linked to cardiac arrest, asthma attacks and “premature deaths” from a range of cardiovascular and breathing disorders.

Kathmandu braces for winter's deadly air pollution

Another winter of discontent as Kathmandu braces for deadly air pollution

As winter sets in, residents of Kathmandu are bracing for worsening air pollution levels that can exceed by a hundredfold the safe limit prescribed by the WHO.

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Pueblo activists want clarity on Comanche power plant emissions

People in Pueblo are at the forefront of an emerging partnership to quantify environmental justice hotspots in Colorado.

For low-income Pittsburgh, clean air remains an elusive goal

For low-income Pittsburgh, clean air remains an elusive goal

Once known as the “City of Smoke,” Pittsburgh has come a long way since the days when filthy air turned downtown streets dark at mid-day. But in struggling communities near the remaining steel plants, high levels of air pollution persist.