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Paris showcases a car-free future during the Olympics

Paris is showcasing a dramatic reduction in car reliance, resulting in significantly improved air quality, as it prepares for the 2024 Olympics.

Mike Gagliardi reports for NBC News.

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Politicians in Belgium urged to strengthen low emission zones

The Mutualités Libres insurance group and other experts advocate for enhanced clean air measures to counteract the dangers of air pollution.

Gary Fuller reports for The Guardian.

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Lockdowns lead to a significant drop in asthma emergencies due to cleaner air

A study from Oxford reveals a notable decrease in asthma-related hospital admissions in 2020, linking it to the reduction of air pollution amid COVID-19 lockdowns.

Gary Fuller reports for The Guardian.

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A scientist in Louisville is compiling data on trees and human health

An ongoing science experiment involves nearly 8,000 trees and shrubs in southern Louisville and health data from nearly 500 residents.
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Could Chicago be first major Midwestern city to give gas the boot?

A proposed ordinance to lower indoor emissions in new construction in Chicago could move fossil fuels out of new construction.
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School buses get a green boost with $1 billion EPA investment

A clean school bus initiative, funded by the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law, aims to protect students from harmful air pollution and support the transition to green energy.

Maxine Joselow and Anna Phillips report for The Washington Post

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EPA unveils $1 billion for electric and low-emission school buses

The EPA funding will allow school districts to purchase electric and low-emission buses, but it could be a bumpy transition for some districts