air pollution

Hopkins Support for Biomass called out: “Not so Clean Energy”

Sonoma Clean Power Board needs new members who understand facts and science….   Not so clean energy EDITOR: In his Aug. 13 Close to Home column, Sonoma Clean Power CEO Geof Syphers admitted that Sonoma Clean Power relies on gas-powered electricity plants that negatively impact the health of people in low-income communities (“North Coast’s dirty …

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Sierra Club: Moving Beyond Incineration Putting residues from California forest management and restoration to good use

 SHAME ON SONOMA “CLEAN” POWER:  “Biomass incinerators represent some of the dirtiest stationary sources of criteria pollutants in a state plagued by poor air quality. These incinerators emit more CO2 than fracked gas and, in some cases, more than coal. Biomass incineration is an unacceptable, unimaginative solution to an important issue. This report explores how …

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Thank you Trump Administration: U.S. Ranks 24th in New Environmental Performance Index, Near Bottom of Developed Countries

‘….the U.S., during the Trump administration, has worked at breakneck speed to rollback environmental regulations, expand fossil fuel development, and ditch international treaties protecting the environment. He has even questioned climate science and ridiculed its findings.” U.S. Ranks 24th in New Environmental Performance Index, Near Bottom of Developed Countries Jordan Davidson Jun. 04, 2020 12:54PM …

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Trump’s EPA May Cause as Many U.S. Deaths as the Coronavirus

“Putting the potential mortality from these two actions  together gets us up to 90,000 deaths.  That’s for only two EPA actions.  The total for all of the Trump EPA’s rollbacks would be higher.   No doubt there could be disagreement about these numbers, but they do have credible support.  Even if we discount these numbers significantly, …

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New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

“The results of this paper suggest that long-term exposure to air pollution increases vulnerability to experiencing the most severe COVID-19 outcomes,” the authors wrote.” “The paper found that if Manhattan had lowered its average particulate matter level by just a single unit, or 1 microgram per cubic meter, over the past 20 years, the borough …

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The Silver Lining: Coronavirus: Nasa images show China pollution clear amid slowdown

Coronavirus: Nasa images show China pollution clear amid slowdown Satellite images have shown a dramatic decline in pollution levels over China, which is “at least partly” due to an economic slowdown prompted by the coronavirus, US space agency Nasa says. Nasa maps show falling levels of nitrogen dioxide this year. It comes amid record declines …

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