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EPA's new air quality standards raise concerns over jobs and Biden's reelection

In a move to combat air pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to tighten regulations on particulate matter, sparking debate over potential job losses and political repercussions.

Maxine Joselow reports for The Washington Post.

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Youngstown City Council unanimously votes against an ‘untested and dangerous’ tire pyrolysis plant

The resolution signals potential trouble ahead for SOBE Thermal’s proposal to turn 88 tons a day of tires into gas and then steam, amid a global fight over “advanced recycling.”

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How air pollution heats and cools the planet

Some types of air pollution slow global warming — but at the cost of millions of deaths a year.
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A nasty wildfire pollutant could worsen climate change

Dark brown carbon particles in smoke can absorb light in the atmosphere, adding a heating factor not accounted for in most climate models.
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Donnie Creek wildfire: what happens when fires, fracking collide?

The Donnie Creek wildfire, the second-largest ever recorded in the province’s history, is burning in one of the world’s biggest gas deposits, suspending fracking operations and raising questions about potential dangers to human health.

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Report finds that heat, drought and fires worsen air in the West

That burden is also shared unequally, and communities of color continue to be disproportionately affected by high pollution levels, according to the report.
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What’s in the air? Climate activists in Beloit decide to look for themselves

Organizers are measuring particulate matter in the Beloit air to raise awareness about pollution health hazards as well as climate change.