Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act Symposium in Journal of Economic Perspectives

Environmental Economics

The most recent issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives features a three-article symposium on the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Third, most recent studies estimate benefits of cleaning up pollution in rivers and lakes that are less than the costs.

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Clean Air Coming Soon!

Sierra Club Compass

Power plants are responsible for much of our country's air pollution. These dangerous emissions make their way into our air, food, and bodies, threatening the health of our children and communities. These protections will help us clean up and modernize the way we power our country -- a move that will make for healthier kids, families, and workers, while creating badly needed jobs, fighting climate disruption, and keeping America competitive in the global economy.

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An Experiment with Clean Air

Nature Conservancy - Science

reinforce the understanding that clean air makes a difference to each of us. One estimate suggests that a switch to solar could save up to $167 billion in health care costs associated with air pollution each year. Studies in China and the U.S. Energy Ecosystem Services Human Well-Being

Big Clean Air Victory in Indianapolis

Sierra Club Compass

Resolution 241, which also urged IPL to invest in greater amounts of clean, renewable energy, had 11 co-sponsors, and a majority of council members had pledged to vote yes. On bad air days, the children must stay indoors, limit physical activities, and have round-the-clock breathing treatments. " Below, clean-air activists at the hearing. Above and below, clean-energy activists celebrate IPL's August 15 announcement. "For

New EPA safeguard would close major Clean Air Act loophole

Sierra Club Compass

In case you missed it, late Friday the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a fix to a Clean Air Act loophole which currently allows facilities in 36 states to dump massive amounts of pollution onto nearby communities. What's more, these facilities doing these massive pollution dumps are often located in low income and communities of color -- communities that have already shouldered the burden of excessive hazardous air and water pollution.

North Omaha Residents Win Major Clean Air and Climate Victory

Sierra Club Compass

This is a big victory in the struggle for clean air, a safe climate, and healthy communities. "OPPD "OPPD has finally answered our calls to clean up our air," said Vernon Muhammad, a father and resident of North Omaha. "My "My children and I will breathe easier knowing that cleaner air is coming." But the 645MW North Omaha coal plant was still pumping out dangerous air pollution. 33 percent clean energy portfolio.

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SmartPaint Senses Structural Damage, KNOxOUT Cleans Air

Green Prophet

Paint for cleaning the air. According to Blaine Brownell, of Architect magazine, “Boysen’s KNOxOUT paint incorporates a titanium-dioxide additive, which neutralized physical particulates in the presence of sunlight, causing them to drop out of the air. Made from fly ash, SmartPaint is a new environmentally-friendly paint that alert owners of building faults. This is one of three space-age eco paints that Laurie explores.

Tree Study Proves the Clean Air Act is Saving Forests

Eccorazzi

Today, scientists are still discovering ways the Clean Air Act has helped protect nature. Read More The post Tree Study Proves the Clean Air Act is Saving Forests appeared first on Ecorazzi. In 1970 congress enacted legislation that cleared America''s skies. Causes Environment News People Science Top News

Delaware Activists Speak Out for Clean Air

Sierra Club Compass

On Tuesday night, hundreds of Delaware residents near the Delaware City Refinery spoke out at a public hearing about the air permit for the facility as it plans to refine tar sands oil. PBF Energy Delaware City Refinery Title 5 Air Permit Hearing draft video from Kristen E on Vimeo. Sierra Club Media Intern Kristen Elmore put together a great short video about the hearing. Dirty Fuels Energy Solutions Green Transportation Health Oil Safe and Healthy Communities Tar Sands Video

A Big Win for Clean Air in Pennsylvania - and Nationwide!

Sierra Club Compass

According to the Clean Air Task force, pollution from Homer City causes 43 premature deaths every year. This victory sets an important standard for other clean air fights across the country. As we continue the fight to replace old dirty energy sources with clean renewable ones like wind and solar, we must make sure to limit the dangerous pollution from our remaining coal-fired power plants.

Kentucky's Coal Challenges -- Public Health, Clean Water, and Clean Air

Sierra Club Compass

  First, some good news: In a victory for clean water and public health, late yesterday a Kentucky circuit court overruled a lax permit that allowed Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E) to dump large amounts of mercury, arsenic,  and other pollutants into the Ohio River from its Trimble County Generating Station coal-fired plant. Kentuckians -- and all Americans -- deserve clean-water and pollution safeguards that will protect their health.

Arizona: Fight for Clean Air and Clean Energy Inspires a Family of Activists

Sierra Club Compass

Kathy Mohr-Almeida and her daughter Anna (pictured at the right) - along with millions of others in Arizona and surrounding states - could breathe a little easier if the Environmental Protection Agency steps up to enforce the Clean Air Act protections for Navajo Generating Station, one of the biggest polluters in Arizona. The EPA is expected to decide within the next few weeks whether to enforce the Clean Air Act at NGS and require reduced pollution through the retrofit technology.

Clean Air Measures Will Protect Families, Help Move Arizona.

Sierra Club Compass

South Florida Citizens Demand Rubio Support Climate Action » Clean Air Measures Will Protect Families, Help Move Arizona Beyond Coal. Toxic air pollution from the Apache, Coronado, and Cholla coal plants kills dozens and hospitalizes hundreds each year. "These standards are 35 years in the making, resulting from 1977 revisions of the Clean Air Act, which aimed at reducing pollution over America's most pristine public lands." Compass.

What's At Stake: Clean Air and Public Health in our Highest Courts on December 10

Sierra Club Compass

This Tuesday, December 10, our nation's highest courts will hear two landmark Clean Air Act cases that have big implications for public health. First and foremost, the Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. They call this the Cross State Air Pollution Rule because it curbs the millions of tons of air pollution that travel downwind and across state lines each year.

Can India’s Farmers Deliver Clean Air Along with Good Food?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Planting Healthy Air: Can Urban Trees Help Clean Up Pollution? A Benefit of the Conservation Reserve Program: Paying Farmers to Grow Clean Water. Delhi’s air pollution is a result of a combination of factors including vehicles and factories spewing smoke, dust from construction and burning of un-collected trash and fuelwood. With nearly a million land holdings burning, a great deal of smoke goes up into the air.

Exposed: Why the GOP Wants to Eliminate Clean Air Act Provisions [cartoon]

Wend Magazine

Otherwise, why on earth would leading Republicans try to make it easier for big polluters to further pollute the air we (their consitituents, and the rest) breathe? …but who needs clean air? From The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Dirty Air Extremism. From The US EPA: Clean Air Act. Related posts: Koch Brothers–Tilting at Clean Energy (cartoon and article= “cartoonicle&# ).

Dallas Wins Big in Battle for Clean Air

Eco Friendly Daily

million for clean air projects such as an improved downtown trolley service and a green building program – and it’s all the result of a Texan rancher taking on a multi-national corporation. The result is The Sue Pope Fund, a new local grant making organization dedicated solely to reducing air pollution in the Dallas- Ft. The city of Dallas, Texas is to receive $2.5

Amazing Chicago Coal, Clean Air Activist Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Sierra Club Compass

LVEJO and dozens of other organizations, including Sierra Club, joined together in the Chicago Clean Power Coalition to push for the coal plants to be cleaned up or retired. As a mom, I'll never forget reading this piece, and imagining how frightening it would be to see my own baby struggling for air. After that it falls on our city, state and federal government to provide Peter and Anthony and all the other little kids with a clean environment.

How to Grow Clean Air

Celsias

The Sweet Smell Of Clean Air

Eco Friendly Daily

For those reasons, it is easy to see why air fresheners are a multi-billion dollar industry around the world. Every single day, thousands, if not millions of people buy air fresheners so that they can make their homes smell like the mountains, beach, or lake. These are little particle substances that are found in most air fresheners on the market. Therefor, we have gone natural with air fresheners, and it is quite easy to do. . Humans love things that smell nice.

Carbon Footprint – Summer Travel

Green Home Blog

kg of carbon per passenger mile for air travel. You should be willing to forego such things as daily fresh towels as well as using energy saving air conditioners. Tagged: clean air , eco travel , going green , green business , Green Holiday ideas , green travel. Going Green Green Energy WATER ENERGY EFFICIENT clean air eco travel going green green business Green Holiday ideas green travelCarbon Footprint – Summer Travel.

US EPA Proposes New Clean Air Standards for Particulate Pollution (Soot)

Celsias

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new national air quality standards for fine particulate pollution, or soot. On June 14, the U.S. Extensive review including thousands of new scientific studies has shown that exposure to particulate pollution has been linked to a wide range of serious health problems, including premature death.

10 Recipes for Homemade Air Fresheners

Green Home Blog

10 Recipes for Natural, Homemade Air Fresheners. Natural air fresheners. Unfortunately, though, a lot of the air freshening products available today are leaving behind more than just the smell of flowers or spices – many of these sprays, gels, and candles contain toxic chemicals like VOCs and phthalates that can add to indoor air pollution and contribute to everything from headaches to asthma. Gel air fresheners.

A Guide to Enzyme Cleaners

Green Home Blog

Most of us have cabinets full of cleaning products. Many, for example, can release VOCs into the air or damage natural waterways once they go down the drain. Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives that can clean just as well (or better!) Enzymes are biological compounds that help speed up chemical reactions, which makes them perfect for cleaning up household messes. Enzyme-based cleaners can replace most common household cleaning products.

Keep Our Environment Clean

Green Home Blog

Keep Our Environment Clean. The World Health Organization estimates that air pollution contributes to over 2 million premature deaths every year. Clean green – keep nasty chemicals out of wastewater by switching to natural soaps and detergents made from citrus, enzymes, or oxygen.

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Small Business Owners Support Government Investments in Renewable Energy and EPA Clean Air Standards

Celsias

They report that "As part of these efforts, scientific opinion polling in six states— Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia—shows that America’s entrepreneurs want pragmatic, innovative policies that help guide them into a competitive, modern clean energy economy. Encouraging results indeed from the research completed last month by the Small Business Majority on the attitudes of small business owners.economy.

“Exxon Hates Your Children.” And This Ad. {Video} ~ Marcia G. Yerman

Elephant Journal

There are a plethora of ads put forth by oil companies to promote the “social good” they’re doing. As a writer on environmental issues, I happen to be aware of the flip side of the story. So while British Petroleum pushes their “Voices from the Gulf” tourism travelogues about how great it is to visit [.].

7 Things to Ban from your Home Right Now if you Want Cleaner Air.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Family Green Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Green Featured Today air filters Air Pollution air quality clean air Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) eco-friendly products Environmental Protection agency family For Children green living safe home World Health OrganizationAs the mother of two young children, this research compelled me to scour my house for potential pollutants and root out as many as I could.

Clean Air, Green Earth: This Energy Infographic Will Blow Your Mind

Eco Chic

Traditional, internal combustion car engines produce a hefty 30 percent of total air pollution in the U.S. The post Clean Air, Green Earth: This Energy Infographic Will Blow Your Mind appeared first on Eco-Chick. Ecology Sponsored Post cars clean energy coal electric electric vehicles Energy environment fuel efficiency geothermal hydropower natural gas solar energy transportation wind wind power

Why I Hate Earth Day: thoughts from an Environmental Hypocrite.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Food Green Inspiring (Wow) Clean Air Act Clean Water Act climate change Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) earth-day Environmental Protection agency factory farming green natural disasters plastic politicsDon’t get me wrong: I’m all for saving the planet. If we don’t do something, we’re screwed. The effects of climate change are becoming catastrophic, from more droughts and heat waves to increased hurricane and.

What Does It Mean to Go Green?

Green Home Blog

Volunteer with parks or natural centers to ensure your community has clean, well-maintained green spaces and get involved in local efforts to start or expand recycling programs and other sustainability efforts. Our bodies put up with a lot every day, from fast food burgers to air pollution to a poor night’s sleep , and going green means doing what you can to ensure you don’t let toxins in your environment affect you. What Does it Mean to “Go Green”?

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Burning Season: A Crisis in (not only) Northern Thailand.

Elephant Journal

Academy Alumni Green Health & Wellness Travel WAYLON: Today Only Air Pollution burning season circular mindset clean air ecotourism garbage green plastic recycle reduce waste resuse Thailand

5 Tips for Non-toxic Cleaning of Household Mold

Green Home Blog

5 Tips for Non-toxic Cleaning of Household Mold. The first step in cleaning any moldy item is to take it outside. Mold spreads through microscopic particles called spores, and if you attempt to clean mold indoors you’re likely to spread these spores onto other surfaces in your home. If you have mold on indoor household surfaces like walls or tile, be sure to cover the surrounding areas before you clean to help prevent the spread of spores through the rest of your house.

Top 5 Benefits of Riding Your Bike

Green Home Blog

Tagged: clean air , ecofriendly , going green , outdoors , recycled bike tube wallet. Going Green Green Health clean air ecofriendly going green outdoors recycled bike tube walletTop 5 Benefits of Biking. Get on your bike for better health! Invented in 1817 by Baron Van Drais, the bicycle has morphed in and out of many designs right up to today’s high tech, lightweight, almost space age advancement.

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5 Rules For Sleeping Well – Naturally

Green Home Blog

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Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air

Green Home Blog

Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air. When most people think of air pollution they picture highways full of car exhaust and factories belching smoke, but did you know that the air inside your home can actually be more dangerous? Follow the tips below to help keep the air in your home clean. Test for Air Quality. The first step towards controlling indoor air pollution is to test the air quality in your home. Clean Green. Clean the Carpets.

Fact Or Fiction: Five Common Home Energy Myths

Green Home Blog

But, as with fluorescent lighting, that initial burst of energy is very small compared with the energy it take to run a furnace (or air conditioner) overnight. Air pollution is a serious health concern, and indoor air pollution can be especially hard to control – the EPA estimates that concentrations of pollutants like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be up to 10 times higher indoors than out. Fact Or Fiction: Five Common Home Energy Myths. Home energy myths.

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NOAA Calls July Hottest Month Ever

Green Home Blog

These gases, ranging from carbon dioxide or CO2 – currently the gas most implicated in climate change – through methane (CH4), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and fluorinated hydrocarbon gases (used in refrigeration, air-conditioning and commercial chillers), must be reduced or at the very least held at current levels if we are to avert catastrophic change. Tagged: clean air , ecofriendly , environmental products , health. NOAA Calls July Hottest Month Ever.

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The Dangers of Household Mold

Green Home Blog

Common places to find mold included behind appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners, around leaky windows, doors, or pipes, and in poorly ventilated bathrooms where steam builds up. Molds reproduce using spores – reproductive cells that are small and light enough to float through the air. Less is known about the effects of mycotoxins as an indoor air pollutant, although they have been linked to sick building syndrome. Mold spores are a common indoor air pollutant.

12 Ways to Conserve Energy and Winterize Your Home

Green Home Blog

To keep things running smoothly, replace the filter once a month during peak usage and have a professional clean and patch heating ducts. Seal around the windows and doors – Look for cracks around the windows where cold air can get in and seal with caulking. Double paned windows keep the cold air out – Install doubled paned windows to insulate your home against the cold. 12 Ways to Conserve Energy and Winterize Your Home.

Five Steps to Finding the Right Air Purifier

Green Home Blog

5 Steps to Finding the Right Air Purifier. Air purifiers are one of the best ways to keep your home clean and safe. Finding the right air purifier can be difficult, though, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of options available. Below we’ve outlined the five steps you should take to ensure you find the right air filter for your needs. Step 1: Know what you want to get rid of: The air in your home contains all sorts of dirt and chemicals.

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5 Ways To Green Your Bedroom

Green Home Blog

To get you started, here’s a list of five ways you can keep your bedroom safe, clean, and green. Improve the air quality. You spend eight hours a night breathing the air in your bedroom, which means you want to keep the air in there as clean as possible. An air purifier will remove toxic chemicals like VOCs and smoke as well as allergens that stuff up your nose and disrupt your sleep. Clean green. 5 Ways To Green Your Bedroom. Green your bed!

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How Does It Work: Wind Energy

Green Home Blog

The rotation of the earth, along with the cycle of heating and cooling provided by the sun, moves air around to create everything from the cool breeze across your face to hurricane force gales. And while modern wind energy technology is obviously very different, the basic idea remains the same: to harness the power of the wind to make clean, easy energy. Tagged: clean air , electricity , green energy , green home , green living , wind power.