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EPA Updates Standards to Reduce Levels of Deadly Soot Pollution in Our Air | Environmental Defense Fund

By Mandy Warner America has taken a big step toward cleaner, healthier air. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited updated standards for fine particulate matter. EDF was among the many health and environmental groups applauding the life-saving new standards. Fine particulate matter is often referred to as soot, although it actually comprises a broader array of fine ...

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U.S. Joins Coalition to Cut Methane and Soot | Scientific American

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today will announce a $15 million, six-country coalition dedicated to curbing non-carbon dioxide pollutants that cause global warming. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition, made up of the United States, Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico and Sweden and led by the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP), will target so-called short-lived “climate forcers.” Those substances — methane, ...

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How to tackle the climate, health and food crises, all at the same time | Damian Carrington, guardian.co.uk

From coal mines to rice paddies and cooking fires to diesel exhausts, 14 highly cost-effective measures could quickly curb global warming and save millions of lives, while also boosting global food production. That is the striking conclusion of a new study published in Science and the most authoritative look yet at the opportunities offered in tackling methane and black carbon ...

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