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Local air pollution: Worried neighbors confront Precision Castparts, but the company has few answers

by Jacob Sherman

On Thursday, April 10, 2014, more than 60 residents from Woodstock, Brentwood-Darlington, Mt. Scott-Arleta, and Eastmoreland met with representatives from Precision Castparts Corporation (PCC) over… 568 more words

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What the pollution in China feels like..

The pollution index used by the US Embassy and consulates in China ranges from 0 – 500. The Key begins to label the air quality unhealthy for certain health groups, (such as the young and the elderly) at 101 and then unhealthy for everyone at 151. 446 more words

TODAY'S NEWS: One-third of Beijing pollution comes from outside the city, figures show

Around one-third of the air pollution in China’s smog-hit capital comes from outside the city, official media reported on Wednesday, citing a pollution watchdog.

Chen Tian, chief of the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau, said that 28-36% of hazardous airborne particles known as PM2.5 came from surrounding provinces like Hebei, home to seven of China’s 10 most polluted cities in 2013, according to official data. 374 more words

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Indianapolis Indoor Air Quality Can Be Improved By Proper Ventilation

Your complete comfort of home is more than temperature, it’s about maintaining the inside air quality. Indianapolis indoor air quality professionals can help in a great manner. 225 more words

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Electric Vehicles Charging Stations

Electric vehicles are having a positive impact on air quality in Metro Vancouver, as private companies and public institutions are adding EVs to their fleets. Discover the free app that lets you locate more than 200 charging stations in the region.

Joggers are at higher risk of air pollution than walkers are

Joggers who run near busy roads may be putting themselves at a higher risk of breathing in air pollution compared to if they walked at an average pace, say scientists. 494 more words

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Measuring Africa’s Air Pollution

When Jenny Linden, an air quality scientist, tried to measure the pollution in Burkina Faso’s capital city, one of her instruments clogged up. It was designed for road dust in Arizona, but the dust in Ouagadougou far exceeded the machine’s limit, and it had to be sent to the United States for repair. 730 more words

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