‘Modern Air Is a Little Too Clean’: The Rise of Air Pollution Denial

Many of the same personalities that have operated within groups that have long denied climate change science, now are doing the same with air pollution.

Greenpeace activists spread a banner urging Poland's Environment Minister Maciej Grabowski to react to excessive smog, in Warsaw, Poland, April 8, 2015. The banner reads: 'Smog poisons us. Why doesn't the minister react?'. (AP/Alik Keplicz)

Despite report after report linking air pollution to deterioration of the lungs, heart and brain, Professor Robert Phalen believes the air is “too clean” for children. After all, everybody needs a bit of immune-system-boosting dirt in their lungs. “Modern air is a little too clean for optimum health,” he told the American Association for the

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Former EPA Officials Sue EPA Over Failure To Enforce Air Pollution Rules

Environmental groups are taking the EPA to court, alleging the federal agency isn’t properly policing Texas air pollution permits they argue are too lax and complicated.

Total Petrochemicals Port Arhtur refinery is shown Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 in Port Arthur, Texas. Over the past several years, Total Petrochemical's sprawling oil refinery in southeast Texas has sprayed tons of sulfuric acid and carbon monoxide into the sky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A Washington, D.C.-based environmental advocacy group sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, arguing the federal government isn't properly policing air pollution permits the state of Texas issued to some of the largest industrial facilities in the U.S. The Environmental Integrity Project — founded by former EPA officials

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Corea del Sur eliminará gradualmente todo el carbón y la energía nuclear

El paso marca el primer gran compromiso internacional nuevo lejos del carbón desde que Trump anunció su decisión de retirarse del acuerdo climático de París para limitar las emisiones globales.

A man watches the Seoul skyline covered with a thick haze at Seoul Tower's observation deck in Seoul, South Korea. ( AP/Ahn Young-joon)

The new President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in has committed his country to phasing out all coal and nuclear power stations suggesting a major change in energy policy for the Asian state. The step marks the first major new international commitment away from coal since Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement to

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Leak: Despite Brexit, UK Actively Lobbying To Weaken EU Climate Goals

Documents obtained by Energydesk reveal UK government attempts to significantly weaken draft EU climate and energy rules, even as Brexit is underway.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with Donald Tusk, President of the EU Council on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street in London. (AP/Frank Augstein)

On the very day Theresa May triggered Article 50, her government quietly issued another bold statement to Brussels. Documents obtained by Energydesk reveal UK government attempts to significantly weaken draft EU climate and energy rules, even as Brexit is underway. Key renewable energy and energy efficiency targets proposed by the European

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Más de 1000 centros de cuidado infantil del Reino Unido cierran sus puertas debido a los altos niveles de contaminación del aire

Si bien el problema fue más grave en Londres, la investigación encontró que la exposición de los niños pequeños a la contaminación del aire es verdaderamente un problema nacional.

Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf, are just visible through the haze and smog in London, Friday, April 10, 2015. (AP/Alastair Grant)

More than 1,000 nurseries across England are within 150m of a road breaching legal air pollution limits, a major investigation by Energydesk and the Guardian has revealed. The news comes just weeks before the government’s legally mandated deadline to produce new plans for tackling the UK’s dangerously poor air quality, after its existing

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Fact-check: Does Air Pollution Kill 40,000 Brits Every Year?

Reports state that air pollution “causes” or is “linked to” 40,000 premature deaths in the UK every year — or 29,000, or 50,000, depending on what you are reading. But can these figures be trusted — and what do they actually mean?

Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf, are just visible through the haze and smog in London, Friday, April 10, 2015. (AP/Alastair Grant)

(ANALYSIS) --- Does air pollution kill people? Media reports state that it “causes” or is “linked to” 40,000  premature deaths in the UK every year — or 29,000, or 50,000, depending on what you are reading. But can these figures be trusted — and what do they actually mean?   40,000 deaths It’s actually easier to say what they don’t

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