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Shutdown of coal-fired power plant results in significant fetal health improvement in downwind areas — ScienceDaily

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves to dismantle the Clean Power Plan touting a return to “cooperative federalism,” the results of a new study focused on the downwind impact on fetal health of emissions from a coal-fired power plant, which is located on the border between two states, highlight policy gaps engendered by […]

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Political Podcast, The Takeout – CBS News

“The Takeout” is a weekly podcast about politics, policy and pop culture hosted by CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News Political Director Steve Chaggaris. Listeners can expect context and analysis of the week’s political news in a casual format that allows for expanded conversation with a newsmaker. Each episode is recorded […]

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Tiny, toxic particles creep into developing brains, cause inflammation and may damage brain pathways responsible for emotion and decisions, researcher finds — ScienceDaily

A new study linking higher levels of air pollution to increased teenage delinquency is a reminder of the importance of clean air and the need for more foliage in urban spaces, a Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher said. Tiny pollution particles called particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) — 30 times smaller than a strand […]

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Exposure to larger air particles linked to increased risk of asthma in children — ScienceDaily

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter — a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions, such as tire rubber — are more likely to develop asthma and need emergency room or hospital treatment for it than unexposed children. A report of the findings, […]

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Clearing the air — ScienceDaily

Residents in some areas of the developing world are currently coping with dangerous levels of air pollution. Recent research, co-led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, is leading to a new understanding of a key chemical able to break down some major air pollutants. Argonne’s Stephen Klippenstein and his collaborators at […]

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