Air quality

Understanding Climate Change Means Reading Beyond Headlines

By David SuzukiThe David Suzuki Foundation Seeing terms like “post-truth” and “alternative facts” gain traction in the news convinces me that politicians, media workers and readers could benefit from a refresher course in how science helps us understand the world. Reporting on science is difficult at the best of times. Trying to communicate complex ideas and distil entire studies into ...

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Climate Change Driving Population Shifts to Urban Areas

By Kristie Auman-BauerPenn State News New York City from Central Park – Photo: Annetta Hoagland Climate change is causing glaciers to shrink, temperatures to rise, and shifts in human migration in parts of the world, according to a Penn State researcher. Brian Thiede, assistant professor of rural sociology, along with researchers from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the ...

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Can Houseplants Improve Indoor Air Quality?

By University of Illinois Extension In an era of increasing energy prices, many Americans insulate and seal up their homes during the winter months. Although this can result in savings on the monthly power bill, sealing the home can concentrate indoor air pollutants and cause various health problems. Photo: Luis Fernande Garcia, Wikimedia Commons “Making a building airtight limits the ...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Premiers “Before the Flood” Climate Change Documentary

Environmental activist and Academy Award®-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens premier their documentary film, Before the Flood, a compelling account of the powerful changes occurring on our planet due to climate change. Before the Flood will appear in theaters in NYC and LA starting October 21, and air globally on the National Geographic Channel starting October ...

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New EPA Web Portal Helps Communities Prepare for Climate Change

By The EPA The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a new online portal that will provide local leaders in the nation’s 40,000 communities with information and tools to increase resilience to climate change. Using a self-guided format, the Adaptation Resource Center (ARC-X) provides users with information tailored specifically to their needs, based on where they live and the ...

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