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Childhood obesity linked to air pollution from vehicles

Research suggests first year ‘critical window’ in which toxic air can increase weight gain Early exposure to air pollution from vehicles increases the risk of children becoming obese, new research has found. High levels of nitrogen dioxide, which is emitted … Continue reading

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California vessel emissions rules could get even tougher

Air pollution regulators are looking to tighten California’s air emissions rules for commercial vessels, already the strictest in the nation. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced it is beginning a new rulemaking process to modify the state’s existing Commercial … Continue reading

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Tweets prove to be reliable indicator of air quality conditions during wildfires

Tweets originating in California during the state’s 2015 wildfire season suggest that social media can improve predictions of air quality impacts from smoke resulting from wildfires and have the potential to improve rescue and relief efforts, according to research by … Continue reading

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Fire-choked Yosemite has dirtier air than Beijing

A major wildfire burning on the western edge of Yosemite National Park has generated so much smoke that air pollution levels in Yosemite Valley are worse than in Beijing, one of the world’s most polluted cities. At the height of … Continue reading

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Farms in the U.S. Contain Chemical-Filled Soil Responsible for a Shocking Amount of Air Pollution

Air pollution was responsible for one in eight deaths across the world in 2012. But most likely associate this smoggy mess with smokestacks, cars spitting out black smoke, or massive cities. There is, however, an unlikely source of pollution coming … Continue reading

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Interactive map shows which San Diego areas have the worst air quality

  Areas of Alpine, Borrego Springs and Warner Springs have the highest levels of ozone pollution in San Diego County, according to state data that indicate the level of air pollution in a given neighborhood. Ozone is the main ingredient … Continue reading

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How Air Pollution Affects Young Brains

A new study from the University of Southern California suggests a link between air pollution and adolescent delinquency. We already know that invisible elements of our environment can harm us: Lead exposure can lower a child’s IQ, and air pollution kills more … Continue reading

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Thomas Fire | Smoke impacts SLO County air quality

For the second day in a row, San Luis Obispo County residents have woken up to haze and an orange sun, as smoke from the Thomas Fire drifts this way. The air quality ranged from good to moderate throughout the … Continue reading

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