Toxic air from fossil fuels responsible for air pollution crisis, study warns

Business Green

Researchers estimate that toxic air produced by burning fossil fuels causes an estimated 4.5 Burning fossil fuels is not just driving climate change, it is also generating an air pollution crisis that is wiping trillions of dollars from the world economy every year. ozone and NO2 with recent research quantifying the contribution of fossil fuels to global air pollution levels to perform a health impact assessment and subsequent cost calculation for the year 2018.

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Tom Steyer: A Pandemic Is No Time to Pander to the Fossil Fuel Industry

GreenTechMedia

There has been a long-raging dispute in private investing circles over whether investing in fossil fuel energy is either wise from a societal viewpoint or profitable from a private one. Think: opioids, or ozone-depleting chemicals, or leaded-gasoline, or asbestos, or DDT. And that’s what fossil fuel investing has become over the last 10 years. “Infrastructure” can be a very misleading word.

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Industry Groups Sued EPA Over Obama Ozone Standards. Under Trump, They Support Them

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 6 mins Large business and industry associations representing the fossil fuel industry welcomed a July 13 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) announcement that the agency would not be strengthening air quality standards for ozone pollution, the main ingredient in smog. Tags: Smog air quality standards Andrew Wheeler American Petroleum Institute American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers national association of manufacturers

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Air District Targets Southern California Logistics Industry

Latham's Clean Energy Law Report

While these measures have not yet been finalized, or even formally proposed, they will likely include the following options, among others: installation of zero-emission truck charging/fueling stations; installation of rooftop solar; and purchase and use of zero-emission yard trucks. The Basin does not meet the state or federal ambient air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter, and existing regulations have to date proved insufficient to bring the Basin into compliance.

Air District Targets Southern California Logistics Industry

Latham's Clean Energy Law Report

While these measures have not yet been finalized, or even formally proposed, they will likely include the following options, among others: installation of zero-emission truck charging/fueling stations; installation of rooftop solar; and purchase and use of zero-emission yard trucks. The Basin does not meet the state or federal ambient air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter, and existing regulations have to date proved insufficient to bring the Basin into compliance.

How stable isotopes help the fight against air pollution

Envirotec Magazine

particles derived from fossil fuel burning, ozone and volatile organic compounds, such as sulphate aerosols and nitrous oxides, which play a major role in causing worldwide issues with air quality. By Mike Seed, Sales and Product Manager at instrumentation firm Elementar UK.

Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet

GreenBiz

Soil is one of the most important natural resources we have, yet we’ve degraded over a third of the soil used to grow food, feed, fiber and fuel with intensive farming practices. Soil removes about 25 percent of the world’s fossil fuel emissions each year through carbon sequestering, a natural way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet. Poornima Param…. Thu, 08/27/2020 - 01:00.

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Let's pass a Green Recovery Act

Business Green

Wind and solar are now cheaper than all fossil fuels. The total cost of ownership for electric vehicles has been lower than fossil fuel vehicles since 2015. This means, when businesses buy fossil fuel motors, they are polluting and losing money. European and American auto-makers have been dangerously slow to eliminate fossil fuels, stuck in a culture that brought us " dieselgate ": the 'cheat devices' that caused thousands of excess deaths worldwide.

Risk, doubt, and the burden of proof in the climate debate

GreenBiz

It is gradual, and it derives largely from the familiar and widespread practice of burning fossil fuels. More often, it is implicitly built into the conversation, as it was in so many other public debates, like those over leaded gas, ozone and tobacco. Risk, doubt, and the burden of proof in the climate debate. Barbara Freese. Sat, 05/16/2020 - 14:20.

'Hidden emitter': Air pollution from domestic gas boilers expected to soar this winter as people work from home

Business Green

On the other hand, the analysts estimate that £1.6bn in damages and 17,000 lives could be saved annually in Bristol, London, Manchester, and Birmingham if the cities worked to meet guidelines on all major air pollutants, which also include particulate matter and ozone.

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Managing NOx gas emissions from combustion

Envirotec Magazine

The chemiluminescence detector (CLD) method of measuring NO is based on the use of a controlled amount of ozone (O3) coming into contact with the sample containing NO inside a light sealed chamber. Consequently, chemiluminescence is the preferred measurement method for development engineers at manufacturer laboratories working on new technologies to reduce NOx emissions in the combustion of fossil fuels.

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Top 10 Economic Benefits of Converting to Solar Energy

Sunrun

Wide scale adoption of solar and other renewable energy must continue so we can address the negative societal and economic impacts of dirty fossil fuels.10 But ground-level ozone and other pollutants from cars, power plants, industrial boilers, refineries and chemical plants can kill. By eliminating harmful toxic emissions from fossil fuels, solar lets us breathe easier and provide healthy air for future generations.13 Solar Saves on Gas and Fuel 9.

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Why are governments failing to act on climate change?

Rinexii

What about the jobs of people in the oil and fuel industry? Money from fossil fuels. It doesn’t help that politicians get much of their campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry. spent by the fossil fuel industry on campaign contributions to make the signs you post in your yard. The fossil fuel industry spends millions every year helping the same politicians that are in charge of climate change policy get into congress.

EEA reports poor air quality caused premature deaths of 400,000 Europeans in 2016

AGreenLiving

Coal-fired power plants, vehicle-clogged highways and fossil-fuel spewing factories have contributed to the growing European air pollution dilemma. ” Related: Climate change is a public health issue amounting to billions in medical costs According to the World Health Organization (WHO) , “Pollutants with the strongest evidence for public health concerns include particulate matter (PM), ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulphur dioxide (SO2).”

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Biodiversity loss is driven by economic growth: Prof. Julia Steinberger

Low Impact

Everyone was saying the right things, and to some extent doing the right things – passing legislation on water, on air, fixing the hole in the ozone layer.

The Trump Administration is Racking Up a String of Environmental Losses in Court

Green Market Oracle

Delayed a compliance deadline for new national ozone pollution standards by one year, but later reversed course. Related The Courts Halt Trump's Fossil Fuel Expansion Courts Defend Climate Action and Environmental Protections Kids are Turning to the Courts to Demand Climate Action The Courts Will Expose Trump and the GOP Can the Courts Defend Water Protections Against Assaults from Trump and the GOP?

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The climate policy milestone that was buried in the 2020 budget

Grist

Critics of geoengineering often argue that it doesn’t address many of the problems that greenhouse gas emissions create, or that it might be used as a ploy by the fossil fuel industry to weaken efforts to cut emissions, or that we simply shouldn’t be messing with nature. Fahey is a co-chair of the Scientific Assessment Panel of the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement to protect the ozone layer. When President Trump signed a $1.4

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Hope in the Midst of Despair - An Environmental Success Story

Green Market Oracle

During this time we made significant progress on a number of environmental fronts including asbestos, acid rain, DDT, open-air nuclear tests, endangered species, toxic waste, waste recycling, leaded gasoline, ozone, pollution, mercury emissions and SLCPs. The courts have contained Trump's fossil fuel agenda including shutting down two major pipelines (the Dakota Access and the Keystone XL). We are seeing massive fossil fuel divestment as the entire industry declines.

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Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet

AGreenLiving

Soil at the center Soil is one of the most important natural resources we have, yet we’ve degraded over a third of the soil used to grow food, feed, fiber and fuel with intensive farming practices. Soil removes about 25 percent of the world’s fossil fuel emissions each year through carbon sequestering, a natural way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Where the Presidential Nominees Stand on Environmental Issues

Sustainability Consulting

The change also took away California’s ability to set its own fuel economy rules , an ability it has had since the Clean Air Act was enacted in 1970. The Trump Administration has also refused to strengthen National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter and ozone.

Risk, doubt, and the burden of proof in the climate debate

AGreenLiving

It is gradual, and it derives largely from the familiar and widespread practice of burning fossil fuels. ” More often, it is implicitly built into the conversation, as it was in so many other public debates, like those over leaded gas, ozone and tobacco.

Earth Day Special: The Road to Recovery - The Courage to Hope for a Better World

Green Market Oracle

We are burning less coal and this has reduced acid rain and by eliminating CFCs we are helping the ozone hole to recover. His fossil fuel powered politics is at war with nature. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day we are called to to rise above our concerns and strive for a better world. We are summoning the courage to dream and find the resolve we need to strive to make those dreams a reality.

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Climate Change: Where Are We Now?

Unsustainable

A Few Relevant Data Points With the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century, humans began their dependence on the burning of fossil fuels?coal Later, Henry Ford and others developed methods for the mass production of cars and trucks, making them affordable for the middle class while at the same time radically increasing our appetite for fossil fuels. This economic catch-up game using fossil fuels is, of course, highly controversial.

EPA Halts Efforts to Clean Up Unsafe Levels of Ozone Smog

CleanTechnica

Air Quality Climate Change Fossil Fuels Policy & Politics air pollution Andrew Wheeler Clean Air Act Donald Trump EPA NRDC ozone Ozone pollution Ozone Smog